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West Ham vs Tottenham — start time, team news, stream info
Kick-off time: 8:15pm BST/3:15pm ET/12:15pm PT.TV/stream info: TNT Sports/Discovery+ (UK), Peacock (US).Team news: Announced an hour before kick-off at 7:15pm GMT/2:15pm ET/11.15am PT.

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How it looks at the top ahead of kick-off

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Tottenham will still have an eye on overtaking Aston Villa given a top-four finish will secure a shot at Champions League football for next season.

That said, they still need to be aware of Manchester United below them in sixth. One ill-timed slip and Erik ten Hag's men could end up breathing down Spurs' necks.

The gap sits at eight points and a considerably better goal-difference.

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Welcome to the show

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A good day to you all. It's Michael Bailey here, saying hello and welcome. I’ll be guiding us through the rest of our build-up to kick-off a the London Stadium game today, as well as being joined by the excellent Michael Dominski.

It certainly promises to be a compelling derby clash in London tonight.

We’ll bring you all the team news as it filters through. We’ve got reporters live at the game and I’d love to hear from you through the evening too. More on that in a tick.

It's little more than an hour until the teams drop. Game time is approaching…

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How to watch: West Ham vs Tottenham

Those wanting to watch the match while following our live blog text updates can do so via the below channels:

UK: TNT SportsUS: Peacock
West Ham's season graded early

Grade: B

If you ignore the conjecture surrounding David Moyes’ future, West Ham are seventh and in the quarter-finals of a European competition for the third season in a row.

Plus, there are numerous contenders for player of the year. It is hard to recall a season when this has been the case. The disappointment of losing to Bristol City and Liverpool in cup competitions still lingers. But all things considered, it has been a good season.

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What’s left to play for?

They could win the Europa League. Leverkusen only narrowly beat Qarabag to advance to the quarter-finals, which will give Moyes’ side plenty of confidence. If this ends up being Moyes’ last season, the players will intend to end it on a high.

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Tottenham's season graded early

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Grade: A-

The fact Spurs can go fourth if they win their game in hand means they have exceeded expectations.

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Throw in the fact they sold the best player in their modern history in Harry Kane the day before the season started and what they’ve done has been even more impressive. Especially as they’ve done it playing such exciting football under Ange Postecoglou.

What’s left to play for?

Champions League qualification is very much within reach, especially as fifth place could end up being enough. The early cup exits have been the biggest disappointment, though one of those was against Manchester City.

Are Moyes' late subs holding West Ham back?

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It was approaching the 70th minute with West Ham drawing 1-1 against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on January 21.

The travelling fans were not pleased defender Ben Johnson was the first player to be summoned, with Moyes’ bench including attacking options in the form of youngsters Callum Marshall and Divin Mubama, both 19.

Boos and chants of “You don’t know what you’re doing” were heard. It is not the first time, nor will it be the last, that Moyes will be scrutinised for his in-game management.

Dive deeper below.

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David Moyes makes subs later than any other PL manager – is this holding West Ham back?

Reverse fixture: Tottenham 1-2 West Ham

The reserve fixture was played on December 7 last year and West Ham came from behind to stun Tottenham.

The hosts took the lead with 10 minutes on the clock when Cristian Romero headed in superbly from Pedro Porro's corner. From there, they dominated the first half but were unable to double their advantage.

And Ange Postecoglou's side were made to pay for their lack of a cutting edge as, within seven minutes of the restart, a fortuitous ricochet gave Jarrod Bowen the perfect chance to equalise from seven yards.

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A poor miss from Richarlison was then capitalised upon by James Ward-Prowse who followed in from his own rebound to make it 2-1 in the 74th minute.

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Tottenham leading Premier League head-to-head

We are into the 33rd season of the Premier League era and West Ham vs Tottenham has been in a fixture in 28 of them.

Both dogs have had their day in this battle, but it is Tottenham who lead the all-time results at the moment with 26 wins to West Ham's 18.

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West Ham vs Tottenham PL head-to-head recordMatches: 55West Ham wins:18Draws: 11Tottenham wins: 26
Inside Tottenham's collapse against Fulham

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On March 10, Tottenham Hotspur produced their best performance of the season in winning 4-0 away at Aston Villa.

Six days later, in a wretched 3-0 defeat at Fulham, they put in their worst. It was the first time they haven’t scored in a league game under Ange Postecoglou and their joint-biggest margin of defeat since he took over last summer.

How, then, did Spurs go from one extreme to the other in less than a week with pretty much the same team?

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The Athletic's Charlie Eccleshare reveals all below.

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How Tottenham went from their best performance of the season to their worst

Last time out: Tottenham

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Easter Saturday saw Tottenham have to come from behind again, this time to beat Luton Town at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Tahith Chong shocked the home crowd by giving Luton a third-minute lead but after Issa Kabore's own goal brought parity, Spurs' captain supreme Son Heung-min scored the winner four minutes from time - underlining another big impact from the bench by Brennan Johnson.

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Those three points helped consolidate Tottenham's fifth-place in the Premier League table.

It was also the required result in response to that horrible 3-0 defeat at Fulham before the international break.

Last time out: West Ham

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Saturday saw West Ham come out on the wrong side of a seven-goal thriller at Newcastle - that was despite coming back from conceding an early penalty to lead 3-1 with 15 minutes remaining.

Harvey Barnes' late double took away all the points and left a pretty unsavory feeling for David Moyes et al.

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Before that fun, West Ham had secured a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa on the even of the international break: Michail Antonio's first-half goal cancelled out by Nicolo Zaniolo's late equaliser.

Three days earlier, Moyes' side had thrashed German outfit Freiburg 5-0 at the London Stadium to move into the Europa League quarter-finals, 5-1 on aggregate.

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Building Tottenham's Stadium: The toll on Levy, staff and the club

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the most important date in Tottenham Hotspur’s modern history, when Spurs finally played their first game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

It took three years to build, but was almost two decades in the making. It was a remarkable achievement and the thing that would transform Tottenham’s finances and wider standing in the game.

In part one of a two-part series on the stadium, The Athletic looks at how the build affected those within the club and changed the way it operated. You can read it below.

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Today's Premier League fixture list

A busy evening of Premier League action awaits.

As well as the game we are covering live, there are four other games to indulge in which all have implications on the battle to avoid relegation.

Newcastle vs Everton – 7:30pm BST/2:30pm ET/11:30am PTNottingham Forest vs Fulham – 7:30pm BST/2:30pm ET/11:30am PTBournemouth vs Crystal Palace – 7:45pm BST/2:45pm ET/11:45am PTBurnley vs Wolves – 7:45pm BST/2:45pm ET/11:45am PTWest Ham vs Tottenham – 8:15pm BST/3:15pm ET/12:15pm PT
Today's arena

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London Stadium, London

Capacity: 68,013.

It isn't quite Upton Park/the Boleyn Ground, but West Ham have started to make the London Stadium feel like home.

The atmosphere hasn't always been its best feature, but there will be plenty of noise in there tonight — the Cockneys love a London derby!

What time does West Ham vs Tottenham kick off?

A slightly unusual kick-off time this evening — it is 8:15pm BST, which works out as 3:15pm ET and 12:15pm PT.

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