There is a big London derby in the east of the capital this afternoon as Tottenham travels to West Ham in the Premier League

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the London Derby between West Ham and Tottenham this afternoon at the London Stadium

It’s fifth against ninth place in the table and David Moyes’ men want to finish in the top four with a win, while Spurs could move up to four points ahead of the Champions League places with a game in hand, if they would collect all three points

Jose Mourinho’s Spurs side are in poor shape, five losses in seven games and only one league win in their last five games West Ham, on the other hand, has only lost one loss in their last ten Premier League games

Spurs will continue to do without full-backs Sergio Reguilon and Serge Aurier, while Giovanni Lo Celso has a doubt about a long-term injury

West Ham is likely to have Mikhail Antonio back after an injury, but whether Moyes will risk him from the start remains to be seen with center-back Angelo Ogbonna out, as does long-time absentee Arthur Masuaku Both of them will likely be competing again in the next few weeks
We’ll get full coverage of the game this afternoon from our West Ham and Tottenham writers – Tom Clark and Alasdair Gold –

Stay with us all day to see the pre-game set-up, the action from the game, and the post-game reactions of both managers, all of which you can find by scrolling down

David Moyes hasn’t beaten Jose Mourinho in 15 tries, but reminded reporters that there is always a first time when he’s told this before the game

“He’s not ready to start two games in three days. Same as Dele for various reasons. For Dele because he was injured and was away from the team for more than a month, not even trained

“Gareth because of his development this is part of his development no doubt the performance was good and no doubt that I think sooner rather than later he will be ready to play more than now”

This is the start of a tough run for West Ham with trips to Etihad Stadium, Old Trafford and visits to Leeds and Arsenal These next five games will really tell whether The Hammers are serious European contenders or not click here for one Get an overview of what to expect for David Moyes and his team

The big news is that Mikhail Antonio is coming back for West Ham and changing formation for the Hammers

West Ham made two changes against Sheffield United from there and seems to be coming back to the four:

West Ham XI – Fabianski; Coufal, Diop, Dawson, Cresswell; Rice, soucek; Bowen, Fornals, Lingard; AntonioSubs – Randolph, Martin, Johnson, Balbuena, Alves, Noble, Lanzini, Benrahma, Odubeko

On Friday, the West Ham man said he wanted Tottenham to “fear” West Ham, adding that a win over their rivals would be a “big statement”

Before this team news in about 40 minutes, we have our predicted Spurs team after a positive return to midweek winning opportunities for Spurs. Our predicted Tottenham page can be found here

All eyes are on the team news at 11 a.m. So see if David Moyes has called back Mikhail Antonio in two games following the striker’s recent injury-related absence, will Said Benrahma start? Will Ben Johnson keep his place?

Click here to see who Tom Clark picked in his West Ham XI to face Tottenham

Here’s what Alasdair and Tom had to say about the big derby match

Hello and welcome to all of the setup, live updates and coverage from the London Stadium as West Ham host Tottenham Hotspur in a huge game between London rivals this afternoon, kicking off at 12pm and we can’t wait

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