No imagination is needed to realise exactly what a win over Spurs would mean to the Irons – 11th position.
No winding up or motivational chat is required from the manager as the Hammers look to leapfrog over Bournemouth, Palace, Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield.
A win would give the Irons 24 points and improve our goal difference after the horrendous numbers they were showing earlier in the season.
Harry Kane is expected to return to the starting line-up in place of Fernando Llorente and manager Mauricio Pochettino awaits news on the fitness of Mousa Dembele and Danny Rose, while Toby Alderweireld remains out until February.
David Moyes has a decision to make on Aaron Cresswell’s injury, Andre Ayew has been troubled by a hamstring injury and Michail Antonio is again expected to miss out.