Tottenham v West Ham Team News, Live Stream info from White Hart Lane

Fifth takes on sixth on Sunday as Spurs entertain West Ham United in a London derby.

Both sides have made impressive starts to the season with Mauricio Pochettino’s side going quietly about their business.

The club are unbeaten in 11 games since losing to Manchester United on the opening day of the season, winning 5 and drawing 6.

The results have moved them to within three points of fourth place Manchester United and just five points off leaders, Manchester City.

A strong defence has been key to their success with Hugo Lloris carrying on the form on recent campaign, ably assisted by summer recruit Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vorthongen.

In front of them Ryan Mason and Eric Dier have proved a strong midfield pairing. Dele Alli propelled himself into the national limelight midweek with a stunning goal against France and it remains to be seen if Pochettino play the starlet after his recent excursions.

While the defence and midfield have looked impressive through the season to date, the same cannot be said for the forward line. That has changed in recent weeks however with Harry Kane finally finding his scoring boots.

The forward failed to show the form of last season in the opening weeks of the season but has scored 6 goals in his last four Tottenham appearances.

West Ham meanwhile have proved they can be a match for the big boys this season.

The hammers have already beaten Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and the massively improved Crystal Palace on their own turf, while at home they have also proved too good for Chelsea.

In all they have lost just one of their last 9 league games although with Diafra Sakho, Enner Valencia and now Dimitri Payet missing from their line-up, they could struggle to break down a strong Spurs backline.

Spurs for their part will be without the suspended Erik Lamela while Nabil Bentaleb should be fit.

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.