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West Ham’s lack of pace is unfortunate as Tottenham come to town

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West Ham’s lack of pace is unfortunate as Tottenham come to town

West Ham United prepare to host Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup.

The Irons will be hopeful of progression, with Spurs having been in action only a couple of days ago against Premier League champions Manchester City.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side played on a battered Wembley pitch on Monday, which was used over the weekend to stage NFL matches.

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West Ham have a couple of days on Spurs in terms of recovery time, and will surely fancy their chances against a jaded side.

That said, Manuel Pellegrini would surely wish he had more pace at his disposal to hurt the visitors.

West Ham don’t boast much pace

Unfortunately for the Chilean, there isn’t much pace and mobility in the team that would be able to stretch a tired Tottenham team.

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The full-backs, especially Pablo Zabaleta, are unlikely to cause too many problems, and the same goes for Declan Rice and Robert Snodgrass.

 

No Andriy Yarmolenko is a blow, and Marko Arnautovic isn’t the fastest of strikers.

Javier Hernandez has lost a few yards since returning to English football.

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Perhaps the biggest threat West Ham will be able to unleash on Spurs is Grady Diangana, the young winger who shone in the last round of this competition.

Diangana scored two goals against Macclesfield Town during the 8-0 win, and may be the Hammers’ best chance to stretch the full-backs.

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