The Premier League is back! José Mourinho is back! A few days ago, Tottenham sacked Mauricio Pochettino, given the poor results in the 2019/20 campaign. They suffered from a terrible away form, which their last away victory was in January. With a new manager, they had a chance to win at the London Stadium, then preparing for the midweek fixtures.
Despite starting the season well, West Ham had a terrible form recently, they only won once in their last six Premier League matches. Manuel Pellegrini has been under pressure, looking for the way back to win.
West Ham started in a 4-4-1-1 shape, with Roberto in goal. Angelo Ogbonna, Issa Diop formed the centre-back duo. Aaron Cresswell and Ryan Fredericks were the full-backs, with Declan Rice and Mark Noble in front of them. Their top scorer, Sébastien Haller played as a lone striker.
For Mourinho’s first Tottenham game in charge, he favoured his standard 4-2-3-1 formation. Danny Rose, Moussa Sissoko, Christian Eriksen and Giovani Lo Celso were all left on the bench. Harry Winks and Eric Dier were the defensive midfielders. Lucas Moura earned his chance to impress the new manager, while Dele Alli played as an attacking midfielder.
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