Bale & Dele benched again
Despite performing well in midweek for Spurs, Gareth Bale and Deli Alli were both benched again as Spurs lined up to face West Ham United on Sunday afternoon.
The pair had played against Wolfsberger in the 4-1 victory and were taken off for the end of the match, leading to suspicions they could have some involvement in the fixture against their London rivals.
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Mourinho explained why he decided to substitute them after the match against the Austrian side.
“We had a result and we had a team performance,” he said. “I believe they were positive like the team was.”
“I took Gareth off, I know in this process it was not so easy to play the 90 minutes. Dele worked hard. He got a yellow card and with the referee giving yellow cards so easily to us I didn’t want to risk it.”
Tanganga keeps his place despite Matt Doherty being on the bench also.
Antonio passed fit
West Ham have been given a huge boost ahead of the game with Michail Antonio passed fit to face Tottenham Hotspur as David Moyes looks to cement the Hammers as a European qualification contender.
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Speaking ahead of the match.com avoid suggested that Antonio could have some involvement in the game after training throughout the week.
“Michail has a good chance of being available for Sunday because he’s had three days training,” the manager revealed.
“We’ve always been careful with Mich in trying to get him right, but he was close for the last game. We didn’t quite think it was worth the risk.
“He’s not been training with the group every day, but he’s been doing some individual work and hopefully we’ll know a bit more tomorrow.”
West Ham could move into 4th and above Chelsea should they win. Meanwhile, 9th place Spurs will want to put a gap between themselves and Arsenal who sit just 2 points behind them.
Many will be hoping for a 3-3 thriller like the one in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.
Bale & Dele benched againDespite performing well in midweek for Spurs, Gareth Bale and Deli Alli were both benched again as Spurs lined up to face West Ham United on Sunday afternoon.The pair had played against Wolfsberger in the 4-1 victory and were taken off for the end of the match, leading to suspicions theyFootball (soccer) greatest goals and highlights | 101 Great Goals – Feed