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Spurs v Hammers – what the stats say

By Simon Leyland

It’s that massive game again on Sunday and one we probably want to win more than any other – particularly this year.

The stats down the years tell a story but without seeing them as being predictive here are some interesting insights as to how the two teams have performed against each other over the years!

  • Only once in the last eight seasons have West Ham avoided defeat in both Premier League meetings with Tottenham, doing so in 2020-21. In that campaign, they came from 3-0 down in the last 10 minutes to draw 3-3 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
  • Tottenham lost 2-0 against Arsenal in their last Premier League home London derby, having won five in a row before this. They’ve not lost consecutive home league London derbies since November 2004.
  • West Ham have lost their last five away London derbies in the Premier League, since winning 3-2 at Crystal Palace on New Year’s Day 2022. It’s their longest such losing run since a streak of six between April 2009 and October 2010.
  • Tottenham have scored a league-low share 36% of their Premier League goals in the first half of games this season (15/42), while only Bournemouth (24) and Southampton (20) have conceded more often before half-time than Spurs (18).
  • Tottenham have lost four of their seven Premier League games so far in 2023 (W3), as many as they had lost in their previous 22 before this (W13 D5).
  • West Ham have taken five points from their last three Premier League games (W1 D2), as many as they had won in their previous 10 (W1 D2 L7). The Hammers have come from behind to draw their last two league games (1-1 vs Newcastle and Chelsea).
  • Tottenham have scored more goals from corners than any other side in the Premier League this season (11). However, West Ham are the only side so far yet to concede a goal from a corner this term.
  • Four of West Ham’s last five Premier League victories against Tottenham have seen Michail Antonio score, with the Jamaican netting in three different 1-0 victories in that run. No player has ever scored in four different 1-0 victories against a specific opponent in Premier League history.
  • No player has scored either the opening goal (7) or the winning goal (8) in more different Premier League games this season than Tottenham striker Harry Kane.

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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