West Ham XI vs Tottenham: Starting lineup, confirmed team news and injury latest today

West Ham XI vs Tottenham: Starting lineup, confirmed team news and injury latest today

Alphonse Areola is absent for West Ham's team to face Tottenham tonight.

Lukasz Fabianski gets the gloves due to a minor wrist injury for the Frenchman while Kurt Zouma is back in the defence.


Zouma missed Sunday's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace after his house was burgled late on Saturday night while he and his young family were home, with West Ham subsequently putting up a £25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators.

"Kurt Zouma’s back available for selection," manager David Moyes confirmed on Wednesday. "He’s been in training and we’re happy to have him back.

"It’s been a terrible situation for him, the club are supporting him really well. He’s our captain and we’re fully behind him, supportive. I don’t think anybody would like it to happen to them. The club have put a reward up and hopefully that can help get the people arrested for it.”

Zouma's return means that Moyes has almost his entire squad available to face Tottenham, with Michail Antonio the one exception. The forward has not featured since suffering a medial knee ligament injury while on international duty with Jamaica last month.

"He’s coming on, he’s running," Moyes said on Antonio. "He’s still feeling it a bit twisting and turning and kicking the ball. I don’t know exactly. It could be quick, could be a bit longer, we’re not quite sure yet how he’s going to progress the last little bit.”

West Ham XI: Fabianski; Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Emerson; Ward-Prowse, Alvarez; Kudus, Soucek, Paqueta; Bowen

Subs: Anang, Cresswell, Fornals, Mavropanos, Ings, Ogbonna, Benrahma, Kehrer, Mubama

Injuries: Antonio (knee), Areola

Time and date: 8:15pm GMT on Thursday December 7, 2023

Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

TV channel: Amazon Prime Video