Pellegrini has invited Tottenham to be as physical as they like in Saturday's Premier League showdown, promising his West Ham side will give as good as they get.
Keep track of all the Premier League team news ahead of this weekend's matches. Chelsea vs Manchester United is top of the bill as they face off at Stamford Bridge.
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Andy Carroll is set to join full first-team training at West Ham within the next two weeks. The 29-year-old striker has not appeared this season after suffering a recurrence of an ankle problem.
The Argentine duo spent a lot of time together and would go out for meals when Zabaleta, who currently plays for West Ham, turned out for Espanyol in the Catalan city from 2005 to 2008.
Vice-chairman Karren Brady appeared before the London Assembly to discuss the issues surrounding their 60,000-seater stadium, which they rent for £2.5million per year.
Mark Phillips, who coaches the club's Under 18 side, tweeted about his attendance at the march through central London last Saturday and now faces an investigation.
Takeover talk has been sweeping across Old Trafford with reports Saudi Arabia's second in command, Crown Prince Mohammad, is considering an offer to buy the club.
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