The Hammers comfortably beat Bolton 3-0 in the Carabao Cup in midweek and Bilic has hinted that some of those players that impressed could keep their places in the side.
Diafra Sakho, who scored his second of the season, and Declan Rice, who performed admirably at the heart of the defence, are among those
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Bilic’s side effectively ended their rivals’ hopes last season with a 1-0 win at the London Stadium in May.
With that derby victory still fresh in the mind, the Hammers boss wants a repeat performance against the team he concedes is the best footballing side in the Premier League.
“For me they are
Bilic faces a dilemma after many players shone in the 3-0 victory over lowly Bolton in the EFL Cup.
The Hammers boss made 10 changes to his side from the goalless draw with West Brom in the Premier League last time out and now claims he is unsure of who to select against Spurs.
The 19-year-old joined the Hammers from Everton in January, having impressed for the Under-23s, and has been involved with the first team at times this season.
Holland was given his debut in Tuesday’s 3-0 win over the Trotters, replacing fellow youngster Sead Haksabanovic just after the hour mark.
Skipper Mark Noble made a
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Sakho flew to Rennes for a medical at the end of August only to discover that the Hammers had not agreed to sell him to the French club, forcing him to stay at the London Stadium despite his desire to leave.
Bilic insists he has put the saga behind him, however, after watching the
The Austria international marked his home debut after joining for £25million from Stoke during the summer by setting up goals for Angelo Ogbonna and Diafra Sakho before Arthur Masuaku struck an outstanding third deep into injury-time on Tuesday, ensuring the Hammers progressed into the fourth round.
Arnautovic was sent off for use of the
Slaven Bilic watched Marko Arnautovic inspire West Ham to a 3-0 Carabao Cup victory over Bolton and then demanded more from the Austrian playmaker. Arnautovic marked his home debut after joining for £25m from Stoke during the summer by setting up goals for Angelo Ogbonna and Diafra Sakho before Arthur Masuaku struck an outstanding third
The Hammers made a bright start to the contest with Diafra Sakho almost embarrassing Bolton stopper Mark Howard, who just got enough on the ball as it appeared to squirm through his legs.
However, the home side did not have to wait long to take the lead, as on four minutes Angelo Ogbonna powerfully