Confirmed West Ham line up v Tottenham: Three changes as 23-year-old starts
By Russell Edge
Slaven Bilic has made three changes to his starting XI v Tottenham following their 0-0 draw with Stoke City.
Sam Byram ,23, Aaron Cresswell and Mark Noble all return to the side, with Edimilson Fernandes and Havard Nordtveit dropping to the bench and Arthur Masuaku being left out the squad completely.
Bilic’s side are looking to regain some form having drawn their last three fixtures and picked up just one win in 11 matches.
Victory for the Hammers, who sit 15th on 39 points, would mathematically secure their Premier League safety, as well as rocket them up the table into ninth ahead of the weekend’s fixtures.
As for their opponents, victory would put Spurs within a point of title rivals Chelsea, with the Blues having to wait until Monday to try and reopen the four point gap.
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The club announced their team news via their official Twitter account ahead of the 20:00 kick off.
3️⃣ changes from Slaven…
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) May 5, 2017
According to Sky Sports on their official Twitter, striker Andy Carroll is missing due to injury, with the 28-year-old having been absent for the Hammers’ last two games with a groin strain.
Sky sources: Andy Carroll to miss West Ham's match with Tottenham tonight due to injury. #ssnhq
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 5, 2017
Instead, Jonathan Calleri makes his third start for the Hammers, with his first coming in a 0-0 with Everton earlier this month.
He is joined by Andre Ayew up top, while Adrian continues ahead of Darren Randolph in net.
In other West Ham news, Mark Noble has given his verdict on Friday night’s clash.