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.
If I was Kyle Walker-Peters I would be straight in with a transfer request played very well when starting at RB now being made to sit behind a player who is inept at defending with no hint of a start Aurier will play Wednesday he may get played out of position at LD
— geoff bowtell (@gjb121) October 29, 2018
It’s easy to blame Kieran trippier for the goal but Walker was terrible, Kyle Walker Peters deserves a chance on wednesday, man of the match against Newcastle a lifetime ago, if he’s not going on loan then give him an opportunity
— AidyJ7 (@Aidy_J7) October 29, 2018
I’m thinking against West Ham Aurier will play at RB and because Rose is injured Walker-Peters will play at LB
— CELTICS 18/19 SZN (4-2) (@Zooba39) October 30, 2018
What does Kyle Walker-Peters have to do to get a run in this team?
— Jamie (@tobin_jamie) October 29, 2018
Free Kyle Walker Peters ????????????
— KHABIB HIVE (@shiann______) October 29, 2018
Has Kyle Walker-Peters been locked away somewhere? Everytime I’ve seen him play in the first team he’s looked bloody decent!
— Turbo ????Trucker ????Timmy ???????????? (@Yiddo1975) October 29, 2018
Tripper has been found out this season. The guy can't defend and he's been exposed in every game, yet we won't give Kyle Walker-Peters an opportunity to build on two man of the match performances in the @premierleague last season. Not even in the cup. #thfc
— Dan D (@DanJDear) October 29, 2018
I don’t know what KWP has to do to get a game but it feels like when we needed Kane four years ago about this time Poch had no excuse not to play him. Feels like that about KWP now.
— Andy Perry (@andyperry79) October 30, 2018
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.