Spurs v West Ham – how to watch, team news, key information
Sat 17 October 2020, 19:52|Tottenham Hotspur
The Premier League is back after a two-week international break and what a game to get back underway with – a London derby against West Ham at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium!
Kick-off is at 4.30pm UK on Sunday and although Jose Mourinho is keeping his cards close to his chest over the potential return of Gareth Bale for what would be his first match in our colours since his 2013 departure for Real Madrid, we do know that Harry Kane is pencilled in to start up front.
Here’s a run-down of all the key information you need to know as we prepare for our first outing since that unforgettable 6-1 win at Old Trafford a fortnight ago...
How can I watch the game?
Sunday’s match is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event in the UK, kick-off 4.30pm. You can find full worldwide broadcast listings here.
You can also follow the action via our live Match Centre here on tottenhamhotspur.com and the Spurs Official app, with live text and audio commentary, goal alerts and stats at your fingertips.
That’s not all though – don’t forget to tune in to N17 Live, our exclusive pre- and post-match show from inside the stadium for all the live build-up and reaction as it happens. Available to watch for free online, across social media and on the Spurs Official app from 45 minutes before the game starts (3.45pm UK), Sunday’s edition of N17 Live is not to be missed, with musician and huge Spurs fan AJ Tracey joining host Ben Haines live in the studio.
And as you support the team from home, don’t forget to download our matchday family party toolkit, featuring printable posters, recipes, games and more, helping you to make the most of our matchdays during this period of action taking place behind closed doors.
How will the teams line up?
Eric Dier is doubtful after picking up a muscle injury on England duty this week, while Giovani Lo Celso and Japhet Tanganga are sidelined.
Jose Mourinho confirmed on Friday that Harry Kane is set to start, with new striker Carlos Vinicius, recently signed on loan from Benfica, lined up to be on the bench.
New signing Joe Rodon won’t be available this weekend after completing his move from Swansea City on Friday evening.
As for Gareth Bale, who many hope could make his long-awaited comeback following his return to the Club on loan from Real Madrid last month, Jose said on Friday: “Gareth being ready to be in the squad is a decision we are going to make tomorrow (Saturday). There is still one day to think, to reflect on what is best for the team, what is best for him, and we will arrive at a good conclusion.”
For West Ham, defender Issa Diop is available again after recovering from COVID-19, while Ryan Fredericks and Arthur Masuaku are expected to be fit and involved.
Who is the referee and what colours will the teams be playing in?
In charge of Sunday’s match will be referee Paul Tierney. Dan Cook and Ian Hussin will serve as his assistants, while Robert Jones is lined up to be the fourth official.
Both sides will be in their usual home kits – white shirts, blue shorts and white socks for us, with West Ham in claret and blue shirts, white shorts and claret socks.
The respective goalkeepers will be in orange (Spurs) and green (West Ham).
What will the weather be like?
It’s forecast to be cloudy with light winds in north London, with temperatures settled at around 12 degrees for much of Sunday afternoon and into the early evening.
What about the matchday programme?
Once again, while we unfortunately cannot welcome our supporters into the stadium for the game, printed copies of our official matchday programme are still available to order and have delivered direct to your door.
Although the deadline to order your copy and have it in your hands in time for kick-off has now passed, you can still order yours online for delivery as soon as possible. Heung-Min Son gives an exclusive interview in Sunday’s edition, which is dedicated to the Club’s support for Black History Month. Still only £3.50, order yours in the post now or subscribe so you never miss an issue.