The international breaks are over for a while, which means the Premier League returns for the very busy holiday season. West Ham and Tottenham match up at London Stadium to kick off the weekend. It’s time for the contenders to separate themselves from the pretenders.
West Ham vs. Tottenham Hotspur
When: Saturday, November 23
Time: 7:30 a.m. ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
Tottenham Hotspur may have found the one opponent that has been more disappointing than them this season. West Ham finds itself just five points above the relegation zone with just 13 points through 12 matches. Manager Manuel Pellegrini’s job is under fire after the extremely poor start. The Hammers added several promising signings in the summer to an already talented squad. Many expected them to compete for a Europa League and even possibly challenge for the Top Four. Unfortunately, those prognostications haven’t come true. Tottenham hasn’t won any competition since its 2-0 win over Manchester United on September 22.
The Spurs are just one point better in the table, sitting in 14th. The downfall of Tottenham is possibly the most surprising story of the European season so far considering it was playing in the Champions League final less than six months ago. Mauricio Pochettino’s side has a ton of work to do to get back on track. It won’t be easy away from home where they haven’t won a match since January. It’s clear that the Spurs have the talent to succeed and turn around their season, the question is, have things become too out of hand behind the scenes to salvage their campaign?