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Younes Kaboul will miss Tottenham’s clash with West Ham on Sunday after sustaining a knock in the Europa League win at Anzhi.

Plagued by knee injuries over the best part of 18 months, the Frenchman suffered the injury in the second half of Thursday’s 2-0 win in Russia.

Danny Rose, Aaron Lennon, Etienne Capoue and Emmanuel Adebayorare not expected to return until after the international break.

Meanwhile, midfielder Joe Cole could make his comeback from a five-week hamstring injury lay-off at White Hart Lane.

The 31-year-old is likely to be on the bench for the London derby, but striker Andy Carroll remains out.

Defender George McCartney could make his first Barclays Premier League appearance of the season following a knee injury.

This match came to be overshadowed last year by the behaviour of some West Ham United fans and, following the Football Association’s warning this season over the use of the ‘Yid’ word, events on and off the pitch will be carefully scrutinised on Sunday.

Tottenham come into the game in excellent form, although West Ham United will be keen to exploit possible fatigue following Thursday night’s Europa League match in Russia and Spurs’ long journey home in the early hours of Friday.

Stat of the game: West Ham have gone six hours (360 minutes) since they last scored away in the Premier League.

Tottenham (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Lloris; Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Naughton; Dembélé, Paulinho; Townsend, Eriksen, Sigurdsson; Soldado.
Out: Adebayor (illness), Capoue (ankle), Kaboul (abductor), Lennon (foot), Rose (toe).

West Ham (Possible, 4-1-4-1): Jaaskelainen; O’Brien, Tomkins, Reid, McCartney; Noble; Jarvis, Morrison, Nolan, Downing; Petric.
Out: Carroll (heel), Diarra (knee).
Tests: Cole (hamstring).

Referee: Lee Probert. Matches: 3. R1 Y2.

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