Date: 31st October 2018 at 10:00am
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Tottenham Hotspur take to the pitch for the second time in three days as we swap Premier League opposition for, erm, Premier League opposition in the EFL Cup as it’s a second trip to the London Stadium on Wednesday evening to face West Ham United.

With a top-flight victory under our belts against them already this season, we should go into the game in good spirits despite Monday evening’s narrow defeat to Manchester City on a poor Wembley Stadium pitch and I’ve already wibbled about how I’d like to see Kyle Walker-Peters and Juan Foyth come in for this one.

With KWP and Foyth highly rated, but not featuring so far this season, manager Mauricio Pochettino will inevitably shake things up given the quick turnaround in the calendar and a good few in the fanbase are open to the former coming in for Kieran Trippier for all the reasons you can imagine.

He was at fault for City’s only goal in the game and given the narrow encounter that stood out heavily for the more vociferous in the fanbase, but equally two games in three days means some will naturally need a rest and Trippier was one who had a long and busy summer and varying fans have their own opinions on how much the World Cup campaign may be to blame for us not quite hitting the performance levels we know we are capable of.

I just hope those fans who have given up on Trippier show more patience if KWP or Foyth do get in the side, as they will make mistakes as well – all players do.

 

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