West Ham vs. Tottenham: 5 Things to Look for in Spurs' Derby with the Hammers

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West Ham vs. Tottenham: 5 Things to Look for in Spurs' Derby with the Hammers
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Monday's Premier League encounter between Tottenham and West Ham marks a key stop on Spurs' road to the top four.

The match pits Tottenham against a bitter London rival in the Hammers, who have been in fine home form this season.

With next week's huge derby with Arsenal looming and all the implications that match has on Spurs' pursuit of the top four, this could very well be a trap game the club can ill afford.

After all, only one point separates Spurs from the Gunners for fourth place, making next week's clash crucial to the futures of both clubs.

Meanwhile, while West Ham are comfortably out of the relegation zone in 11th place, there is no doubt the Hammers would revel in dealing a setback to their rivals.

As so much rides on every match from here on out, what should one expect from Tottenham in their match at Upton Park?

Here are five things to watch for when Spurs do battle with West Ham on Monday.

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