Tottenham v West Ham
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Match Odds: Tottenham 1.68/13, West Ham 6.611/2, The Draw 4.3100/30.
Sunday's only Premier League game is a tasty London derby between two sides who have made excellent starts to the 2015/16 campaign. Both sides are currently on 21 points and appear to be genuinely challenging for the Champions League places, so this feels like a particularly important game for both.
Tottenham haven't lost since the opening day of the season, and last time out they turned in a particularly impressive performance in a 1-1 draw away at Arsenal. Their midfield pressing was absolutely superb for the first hour, negating Arsenal's passing strengths and offering opportunities to attack directly at the opposition defence too.
If they perform in a similar manner here, Mauricio Pochettino's side will surely take three points.
Pochettino's main problem is the lack of Erik Lamela, who collected his fifth booking of the season at the Emirates, and is therefore suspended this weekend. That's an unusually high booking count for an attacking midfielder, but demonstrates the Argentine's work rate and defensive effort. Son Heung-min is the obvious replacement, although the Korean prefers playing on the left.
Son could be crucial to Spurs, who are excellent without the ball but need more efficiency from their wide players in the final third, with Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen not quite as efficient in front of goal as last season. The Korean has settled well in England, and is very good at beating an opponent before applying a calm finish.
Otherwise it's difficult to see many changes to Spurs' XI. Danny Rose is currently ahead of Ben Davies in Pochettino's left-back pecking order, while Mousa Dembele has been in fine form and will play at the top of the midfield trio, carrying the ball into attack past opposition challenges.
Slaven Bilic will be forced to cope without long-term injury victim Dimitri Payet - one of the Premier League's outstanding individuals this season.
He's been involved in 35% of the Hammers' Premier League goals and will be hugely difficult to replace, with an attacking midfield trio of Victor Moses, Manuel Lanzini and Mauro Zarate likely to start behind Andy Carroll.
West Ham have recorded impressive victories over big clubs this season by playing on the counter-attack, although whether Carroll suits this approach remains to be seen - he's not a player who can supply simply by hitting balls into the channels, and West Ham might have to be more methodical in their build-up play, working the ball wide before putting crosses into the box.
Carroll could be a decent bet to score here, however. While Spurs were organised very impressively against Arsenal in open play, it was notable that they struggled with Olivier Giroud's aerial prowess at set-pieces.
While a tall side overall, Spurs lack a truly authoritative player in the air, and Carroll will fancy his chances of getting on the end of corners. Interestingly, he's scored two goals in his three West Ham starts against Spurs.
Ding dong derby
The midfield battle should be a fast-paced scrap in the opening stages. Both these sides have scored plenty of goals in the first half before easing off after the break, and the likes of Mark Noble and Cheikhou Kouyate are more than capable of mixing it with Spurs' young, mobile midfielders.
West Ham have received the most red cards in the Premier League this season, while Spurs have collected the most yellows - so don't be surprised to see Anthony Taylor reaching for his cards regularly here. In that sense, this could be something of an old-fashioned London derby.