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West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Line ups confirmed, Jose Mourinho reveals first team selection


West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League news and updates as Jose Mourinho takes charge

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League news and updates as Jose Mourinho takes charge (Image: GETTY)

WEST HAM 0-0 TOTTENHAM

West Ham XI: Roberto, Cresswell, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Rice, Noble, Snodgrass, Yarmolenko, Anderson, Haller

Tottenham XI: Gazzaniga, Davies, Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Dier, Winks, Alli, Moura, Son, Kane

Ten minutes to go…

12:20: All the pundits in the BT Sport studio are very excited indeed. Why? Well, they think Jose Mourinho is a changed man because of his new warm up routine…

Gone are the cones and they’ve been replaced by some tape or string… Not quite sure why that’s exciting. Always liked the humble orange cone myself.

Jose looking relaxed, signing programmes and taking selfies with the West Ham fans.

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League news and updates as Jose Mourinho takes charge

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League news and updates as Jose Mourinho takes charge (Image: GETTY)

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League news and updates as Jose Mourinho takes charge

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League news and updates as Jose Mourinho takes charge (Image: GETTY)

Twitter reaction

Jeje: Will the ‘humble special one’ be able to cure everyone and everything related to Spurs of their ‘bottling idiosyncrasy’?

William: Jose Mourinho at the London Stadium signing autographs like ‘the awaited one’. Could this be the Messiah Tottenham fans have been crying for?

Frank: I’m supporting Jose Mourinho and Spurs today, don’t know why! I’m a Barca fan!

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League news and updates as Jose Mourinho takes charge

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League news and updates as Jose Mourinho takes charge (Image: GETTY)

Will the real Dele please stand up

12:10: Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is determined to bring back the “real Dele Alli” and help the England international rediscover his best form.

Injuries and poor performances have seen midfielder Alli fall out of the reckoning with the Three Lions, but Spurs’ new head coach has plans to reinvigorate the 23-year-old.

“I have already spoken with him and I asked him if he was Dele or Dele’s brother,” Mourinho explained. “He told me he was Dele. ‘OK,’ I said. ‘Play like Dele’.”

Should do the trick…

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League news and updates as Jose Mourinho takes charge

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League news and updates as Jose Mourinho takes charge (Image: GETTY)

No problems with Jose

12:05: West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini speaking to BT Sport: “I don’t have any problems with Jose – he is a special man – he named it himself. He is a good manager, he does well in the Premier League. I feel sad for Mauricio Pochettino he has done so much for the club. I wish Jose a lot of success but after this game.”

I think this is in reference to the time Jose Mourinho mocked Manuel Pellegrini for his failure at Real Madrid, saying: “Second place is just the first loser.”

Pellegrini responded saying: “I don’t like coaches who are only interested in results. The concepts of spectacle and creativity are fundamental to me.”

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League news and updates as Jose Mourinho takes charge

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League news and updates as Jose Mourinho takes charge (Image: GETTY)

So…

12:00: Arthur Masuaku was handed a new five-year contract in the summer and hasn’t been in the squad for five of the last six games…

Don’t understand that myself. Is that to add value before selling him?

Twitter reaction

Sean: Wouldn’t you be in a good mood if you’d just signed a £15 million a year contract?

Theo: Unsurprised to see Eric Dier right back in the side. He is the definition of a Jose Mourinho player and if he can stay they will get a lot out of each other.

Dave: Still not happy with the manager but I’ll support Spurs through everything.

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League news and updates as Jose Mourinho takes charge

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League news and updates as Jose Mourinho takes charge (Image: GETTY)

Finding happiness

11:50: Jose Mourinho sounds like he’s starring in the sequel to the pursuit of happiness during his pre-match interview. Here’s what he’s had to say.

“I think today is about a bit of everything,” Mourinho told BT Sport. “Motivation – I think they always had it.

“People think when results are bad it’s about motivation but they are professionals and they always try their best. Tactics – we have just a few little changes but I have not changed a lot just little things I think will help.”

“Today is important but our future is also very important. We are going to try and find some positions and dynamic which we have had chance to work with Kane, Son and Moura. Today is about finding happiness.”

Happy Jose

11:45: Jose Mourinho appears to have completely transformed. Does he have a twin or something?! Gone are the miserable Manchester United where he looked like a bulldog chewing a wasp.

The Portuguese has arrived with a big smile on his face, handing out high fives to the West Ham mascots who were lined up along the dressing room tunnel. Perhaps he likes the new purple training kit?

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League news and updates as Jose Mourinho takes charge

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League news and updates as Jose Mourinho takes charge (Image: GETTY)

Team news – Tottenham

11:40: The moment everyone’s been waiting for… Jose Mourinho’s first starting XI. What a time to be alive…

The Portuguese tactician makes three changes from the side who drew 1-1 at home to Sheffield United.

Lucas Moura comes in to replace Tanguy Ndombele, who failed to recover from a groin injury. There’s also a start for Harry Winks and Toby Alderweireld. Moussa Sissoko and Giovani Lo Celso drops to the bench. Christian Eriksen is also among the substitutes.

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League news and updates as Jose Mourinho takes charge

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League news and updates as Jose Mourinho takes charge (Image: GETTY)

Team news – West Ham

11:35: Under-pressure manager Manuel Pellegrini makes two changes from the side who were beaten by Burnley before the international break.

Angelo Ogbonna and Andriy Yarmolenko return to the side as Fabian Balbuena and Pablo Fornals drop to the bench.

Mark Noble (ankle) is passed fit and starts, while Michail Antonio returns to the squad for the first time since August. No Jack Wilshere, but that’s not really a surprise.

The starting XI

11:30: Jose Mourinho’s first team selection as Tottenham manager sees Christian Eriksen benched again with Lucas Moura returning. Full analysis coming up.

West Ham XI: Roberto, Cresswell, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Rice, Noble, Snodgrass, Yarmolenko, Anderson, Haller.

Subs: Martin, Balbuena, Zabaleta, Sanchez, Fornals, Ajeti, Antonio.

Tottenham XI: Gazzaniga, Davies, Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Dier, Winks, Alli, Moura, Son, Kane.

Subs: Austin, Rose, Walker-Peters, Sissoko, Lo Celso, Foyth, Eriksen.

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League news and updates as Jose Mourinho takes charge

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League news and updates as Jose Mourinho takes charge (Image: GETTY)

What’s on?

11:25: So before we wade into the never-ending Jose Mourinho chat – I thought I’d run you through the veritable buffet of Premier League action on today.

We have eight fixtures to enjoy with Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal all playing.

The fixtures are: West Ham vs Tottenham, Arsenal vs Southampton, Bournemouth Wolves, Brighton vs Leicester, Crystal Palace vs Liverpool, Everton vs Norwich, Watford vs Burnley, Manchester City vs Chelsea.

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League news and updates as Jose Mourinho takes charge

West Ham vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League news and updates as Jose Mourinho takes charge (Image: GETTY)

Morning…

11:20: Hello everyone and welcome to our LIVE coverage of West Ham vs Tottenham from the London Stadium.

There’s a massive amount of interest in today’s match – can you guess why?

All eyes are on Jose Mourinho during Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off following a whirlwind few days in north London.

The former Chelsea and Manchester United boss was swiftly appointed by Spurs just hours after the shock departure of Pochettino.

Mourinho believes a title challenge is possible next season and will be eager to make a winning start to appease disgruntled supporters feeling disheartened by the abrupt departure of his popular predecessor and unhappy at his Stamford Bridge connections.

The fixture could also be a defining moment for under-fire Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini.

The Chilean – a long-term rival of Mourinho, who he described as ‘not my friend, but not my enemy’ – has mustered only two points from the last 18 available.

WEST HAM vs TOTTENHAM

West Ham will have Mark Noble and Michail Antonio available following injury but Lukasz Fabianski remains absent with a long-term hip injury.

Tottenham will be without Jan Vertonghen and Erik Lamela (both hamstring) for Jose Mourinho’s first game in charge.

Tanguy Ndombele (groin) is a doubt and will be assessed, while Hugo Lloris (elbow) and Michel Vorm (calf) are sidelined.

Last season: Tottenham 0 West Ham 1, West Ham 0 Tottenham 1

Last five league matches: West Ham L L D L L; Tottenham L D L D D

Top scorers (all competitions): Sebastien Haller (West Ham) 4; Harry Kane (Tottenham) 10

Referee: Michael Oliver (England)





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