Spurs restarted their season with a 1-1 draw against Manchester United on Friday night – a result that showed promise,
but also leaves Jose Mourinho’s side with a true battle to qualify for Champions League qualification.
Things are far more perilous for West Ham, as a 2-0 home defeat to Wolves on Saturday leaves David Moyes’ Hammers above the relegation zone on goal difference alone.
Meanwhile, the Hammers have suffered four defeats in five outings,
leaving David Moyes’s team desperately wanting to get more points on the board if they’re to avoid a relegation scrap.
From West Ham’s perspective, Moyes would are desperately disappointed with how his side performed against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday evening.
For large parts of the competition , the Hammers barely got out of first , allowing the visitors to dictate the pace of play and ultimately earn a deserved 2-0 triumph.
The below-par display came on the rear of several encouraging showings before lockdown,
something which can only increase Moyes’s frustration at a time when his side are coming under increasing pressure at rock bottom of the table.
That said, despite the difficultly of facing Spurs and Chelsea in their next two matches,
featuring in all-London showdowns may convince be a blessing in disguise as Moyes searches for a more passionate performance from what remains a talented group of players.
Sheffield United vs Stoke City Team News
After watching his side perform well against Man United, Mourinho could also be prepared to pick an equivalent starting lineup.
However, the recovery of his side, also because the return from suspension of Dele Alli, is probably going to steer to a minimum of one alteration.
Alli may get the nod over Erik Lamela, providing that Bergwijn and Son have shown no ill effects from
their first competitive game after injury, while Toby Alderweireld could return to require the spot of Eric Dier.
Lucas Moura remains a doubt after sustaining a head injury during training last week.
West Ham manager Moyes is probably going to form several changes to his team,
including in defence when Declan Rice could also be restored to the centre of midfield.
Ryan Fredericks could take the spot of youngster Jeremy Ngakia at right-back, while Manuel Lanzini and Andriy Yarmolenko will feel that they deserve a recall in attack.
After coming through 90 minutes as a lone forward against Wolves and his past injury record,
Michail Antonio is unlikely to be risked from the beginning twice within the space of three days.
Sheffield United vs Stoke City Line Up
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Davies; Sissoko, Winks; Bergwijn, Alli, Son; Kane
West Ham United possible starting lineup:
Fabainski; Fredericks, Diop, Balbuena, Cresswell; Rice, Noble, Soucek; Lanzini, Yarmolenko, Anderson
Sheffield United vs Stoke City H2H
Tottenham could complete the league double West Ham for the primary time since 2012-13.
West Ham are looking to secure back-to-back away league wins at Spurs for the primary time since November 1966.
The away side has won six of the past seven meetings altogether competitions, including each of the last four.
Date, time and venue
Sheffield United vs Stoke City is scheduled for a 8:15pm BST kick-off on Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
The match will be behind closed doors at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium,
with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.
Sheffield United vs Stoke City How to watch
TV channel: The match will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels with coverage from 8pm, and is available via Now TV with a day pass for £9.99.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app, with a mobile month pass available for £5.99.
Sky Bet Championship.
3:00pm, Saturday 16th October 2021.