Football: Weekeng guide to the premiership - Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United Last season: 1-0

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THE TOTTENHAM manager, George Graham, has virtually a full squad to chose from as his side prepare for an assault on the Premiership's top six. Les Ferdinand and Andy Sinton, however, will be rested today. Ferdinand's Achilles injury, which has kept him out of the last two matches, and Sinton's ankle injury, sustained in the FA Cup semi-final, are healing ahead of schedule. Both players are expected to be fit before the season comes to an end. Goalkeeper Ian Walker, omitted from Kevin Keegan's England squad to play Hungary next week, said yesterday: "I'm happy with the way this season has turned out, considering I wasn't in the first team in August. Amazingly, I think this is the best season I ever had, and that is thanks to George Graham."

West Ham's Steve Potts is out for the season after suffering a knee injury in the Hammers' victory over Derby last week. His absence will give the manager, Harry Redknapp, a selection problem in defence. Marc-Vivien Foe and Neil Ruddock are suspended and Redknapp is hoping Rio Ferdinand passes a fitness on an ankle injury.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (from): Walker, Carr, King, Nilsen, Campbell, Taricco, Young, Freund, Sherwood, Nielsen, Fox, Dominguez, Clemence, Anderton, Iversen, Ginola, Armstrong, Baardsen (gk).

WEST HAM UNITED (from): Hislop, Ferdinand, Pearce, Minto, Sinclair, Lomas, Lampard, Keller, Berkovic, Di Canio, Wright, Cole, Moncur, Lazaridis, Forrest, Abou, Holligan.

Suspensions: None.

Referee: U Rennie.