Tottenham fans excited over the return of Sergio Reguilon for West Ham clash, Nzuchi Times

Tottenham fans excited over the return of Sergio Reguilon for West Ham clash

Spurs fans have expressed their delight and disappointment in equal measure at their starting line-up to face West Ham in the midday kick-off.

Jose Mourinho has made seven changes to the side that beat Wolfsberger 4-1 in Thursday’s Europa League clash.

Davinson Sanchez, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Harry Kane, Erik Lamela, Japhet Tanganga, and Tanguy Ndombele all return to the starting XI.

But the most notable inclusion is the return of left-back Sergio Reguilon who has been out with a muscle injury since mid-January.

While many are celebrating the Spaniard’s return, a vocal section of supporters are dismayed that Gareth Bale and Dele Alli are not playing following their encouraging showings in Europe.

Tottenham fans excited over the return of Sergio Reguilon for West Ham clash, Nzuchi Times

Tottenham fans excited over the return of Sergio Reguilon for West Ham clash, Nzuchi Times

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Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko, Toby Alderweireld, Ben Davies, and Matt Doherty are all on the bench.

Meanwhile, West Ham make two changes from the side that beat Sheffield United 3-0 last time out.

Pablo Fornals and Michail Antonio return to the side, replacing Ben Johnson and Manuel Lanzini.

Fabian Balbuena is on the bench after recovering from a calf injury.

But most of the Spurs fans are talking about the return of Reguilon and who they would have liked to have seen in the starting lineup.

@ThfcChristian said: “Reguilón oh my daysssss.”

Spurs are six points and four places behind David Moyes’ West Ham, with today’s hosts sitting fifth in the table.

Mourinho’s side could go eighth with a win, if results go their way, but a victory for West Ham would see them rise to fourth.

Tottenham have lost four of their past five league matches, as many as in their previous 28.

They have won just once in their past seven top-flight away games, the others being three draws and three losses.

The last time Spurs failed to beat West Ham in a league season was back in 2013-14.

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Spurs starting XI:

Lloris, Tanganga, Sanchez, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Lamela, Lucas, Son, Kane.

Substitutes:

Hart, Alderweireld, Davies, Doherty, Winks, Sissoko, Alli, Bale, Vinicius.