Spurs faced Steven Bruce’s side on Sunday where they emerged victorious by 1-o, thanks to a controversial late penalty from former Valencia striker Roberto Soldado. In the League Cup, Andre Villas-Boas will likely to give some of his star players a breather that took part in the match against Sunday. That means, Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli could get a chance for this tie.
Danny Rose and Younes Kaboul have still not recovered and will not take part in the match. So, Kyle Naughton is expected to fill the left-back role, while Michael Dawson could be rested for this tie. In the midfield, Paulinho and Dembele could start while Eriksen who came on as a sub in place of Lewis Holtby on Sunday, could get a chance in the starting line-up to impress his boss, once again.
Gylfi Sigurdsson was an unused substitute in the match against Hull City and he might get a chance too on the left flank. However, Villas-Boas also could hand Belgian star Nacer Chadli a chance on the left wing role as well. Here is my possible formation for this game:
Prediction: It was a close game on Sunday, but at home expect Spurs to win again. The depth in quality will see them through. 2-0
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