Spurs’ Under 18 side will make the fairly short trip to east London on Saturday to face West Ham United at Little Heath, in their latest Premier League South match (the game starts at 11:00am). West Ham have been in remarkable form in the Premier League South, since losing 3-0 to Spurs in the reverse league fixture last September. That was actually West Ham’s last league defeat, and the club from east London currently sit at the top of the Premier League South, with 49 points from 22 league matches. At home in the league this season, West Ham have conceded just eight goals, meaning that it could be difficult for Spurs to score goals against West Ham on Saturday. A Spurs Under 17 side which included many players who are first and second year scholars with the club, lost 6-0 to Manchester City in the final of the 2021/22 Under 17 Premier League Cup, on Wednesday evening in Loughborough. So it will be interesting to see whether a similar side starts against West Ham on Saturday. I would like to wish Spurs all the very best of luck for the match.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Hayton, Andiyapan, Dorrington, Sayers, Linton, Hall, Kyerematen, McKnight, Donley (c), Owen, Williams.
Subs from: Maguire, Hackett, Chaplin, Abbott, Torraj.
Doubtful: Han Willhoft-King.
Previous meeting: Spurs 3-0.
My score prediction: 2-2.
My one to watch: Divin Mubama. The first year scholar and England Under 18 international has scored 11 Premier League South goals from 16 appearances for the West Ham Under 18 side this season.