It’s April, so West Ham beating Tottenham 1-0 is something of a formality. This time in the season in recent years always sees the Hammers overcome the Lilywhites, and given that the Irons got to see a near perfect starting lineup, even if there were some initial complaints that Marko Arnautovic started, the fans were confident from the off.
Our team to take on Spurs pic.twitter.com/SpDrpYFSzD
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) 27 April 2019
The Hammers have long been waiting for a centre-back partnership of Fabian Balbuena and Issa Diop to return, and when they saw the news that Angelo Ogbonna had been dropped and their favoured pair was returning they were in raptures. The Hammers will now be hoping that they can keep that side together with no injuries, especially seeing how well they played against Spurs yesterday.
If West Ham can put in performances like that from the off next season then there is absolutely no reason why they can’t put together a push for a spot in the Premier League’s top six. By the time the 2018/19 season kicks off they’ll likely have made some more purchases too, and that will give them a really good chance of gaining ground on those top six places.
You can read the Hammers’ thoughts on their perfect lineup here:
— | James Weatherby| (@LehmannEsque) 27 April 2019
Good team come on you irons
— ethan (@WhuEthan) April 27, 2019
This might be the best lineup on paper all season
— Arasor (@ArasorHD) April 27, 2019
Diop – Balbuena !
— Banter FC (@ffsWestHamUtd) 27 April 2019
Diop Balbuena partnership
— Jurac (@54fc875286444f7) 27 April 2019
First time I agree with the starting XI in a while
— Jake Marvell (@Jmarvell) 27 April 2019
— Anish Kulkarni (@anishkulkarni_) April 27, 2019
— ¿Officialcrackhead? (@CaMzGaMiNg14) 27 April 2019
The Hammers loved their starting eleven against Spurs and will be hoping Manuel Pellegrini keeps it exactly the same for their final clashes with Southampton and Watford.
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