Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is wary facing West Ham United striker Andy Carroll today.

The Hammers' ascent has come despite the fact that their star signing Carroll has not scored since arriving on loan from Liverpool in the summer.

Villas-Boas thinks the £35million striker has nevertheless had a positive impact at Upton Park and expects him to be handful in tomorrow afternoon's game.

"He fits their style of play which is so effective, very direct but with great results," Villas-Boas said.

"Obviously he's not scoring as much as he wants to but he's creating chances for others."