Hammers have big edge over Spurs

BilicberryWest Ham hold one big advantage over Spurs at the weekend following the disappearnce of  64 per cent of their squad to international duty.

And that gives the Irons a big edge as the two managers attempt to get their game plan in place for a massive White Hart Lane clash.

Only 20 per cent of our squad has been called away to join their national squads.

“Those that are fit will arrive perhaps tired from games and air travel so I have to fancy the Irons despite the absence of out star man Dimitri Payet.

ClaretandHugh’s top analyst Leroy Rosenior declared: “Any edge you can get before a game like this is important and things look very much in our favour.

“The Spurs boss will have been unable to prepare properly with so many away. He has no idea who will be fit and whether players will come back injured.

Slaven Bilic,on the other hand, knows exactly where he is and although the Payet and Valencia injuries are very bad news he will have been able to sort out his game plan and work on it for several days.



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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon