It’s quite a fullsome break from Premier League action for Tottenham Hotspur. Fresh from the mauling of Tranmere Rovers in the FA Cup, it’s all eyes to Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final clash with Chelsea.
With manager Mauricio Pochettino making plenty of changes for Friday night’s clash under the Prenton Park floodlights, presumably, it will be a stronger looking starting XI for this one as although Poch has made no bones about prioritising the league and Champions League competitions, being so close to a final now he certainly won’t want disappointment to get in the way of what has already been a very good season by our standards.
Whether or not some of our walking wounded return in time for this clash remains to be seen, but Erik Lamela is probably the closest with him going under the weather with an illness, but if we look likely to have one or two back by next weekend, that should at least help the gaffer with his selections for this one.
If we reach the final, maybe we can hold that at White Hart Lane instead as Wembley is losing some of its charm.