EFL Cup

Tottenham vs West Ham: How to watch League Cup, start time, odds, prediction

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Tottenham Hotspur hopes it can take its 2021-22 League Cup one step further than last season’s runner-up finish, and the next obstacle is London rivals West Ham United on Wednesday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Spurs last won the cup in 2008, while West Ham has never won the tournament. The Irons were finalists in 1966 and 1981, falling to West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool respectively.

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Winning Wednesday’s quarterfinal would be a big boost for West Ham, who has been struggling of late after a red-hot start to the season. And capturing the trophy would be a very big deal as David Moyes continues to build the Irons toward serial contention.

Spurs boss Antonio Conte knows a thing or two about winning trophies, too, and would relish etching Tottenham’s name on the trophy as the first winner not named Manchester City since 2017.

Here’s all you need to know about Tottenham vs West Ham.


Latest Tottenham vs West Ham odds (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)

Tottenham (+130) vs West Ham (+210) | Draw (+235)

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What they’re saying

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte on giving depth players chances to shine in big spots

“My players know very well that I’m here to try to improve the situation, to improve the level of every single player. To improve the level of every player means the level of the team will improve. I want to see desire, I want to see the will to improve and to work. If I see this, I give to my players everything.”


Tottenham vs West Ham prediction

West Ham’s collected just one result from their past three, but the loss to Arsenal is understandable and the loss against Dinamo Zagreb was nothing close to West Ham’s top outfit. The draw at Burnley, however, is a headscratcher and Tottenham has looked pretty darn good under Antonio Conte.  Spurs have Palace at the weekend and West Ham will meet Saints, so don’t expect anything but both teams’ top lineups here. Tottenham 2-1 West Ham.


Tottenham vs West Ham how to watch, stream link, dates

Kickoffs: 2:45pm ET Wednesday
How to watch, stream: ESPN+
Live updates, stats, scores via NBCSports.com

League Cup: West Ham uses penalties to end Man City’s 4-year reign

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There will be a new League Cup winner for the first time in five years when the trophy is won early next year.

That’s because West Ham held firm through Man City’s charge and converted all five of their penalties while Phil Foden skipped one wide for the defending champions on Wednesday.

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Brighton and Hove Albion also went to penalties with Leicester City, with the host Foxes outlasting the Seagulls.

Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, and Brentford also won, joining Tuesday winners Arsenal, Chelsea, and Sunderland.

West Ham United 0-0 (5-4 pens) Man City

West Ham held on for 90 minutes and bet on itself in penalties.

Man City had 64% possession and a 25-7 shot advantage but the conversation will again center on finishing after the PL champions and winners of six of the last eight League Cups did not find a winner in regulation.

Mark Noble made the Irons opener and Phil Foden smashed Man City’s first penalty wide of the right post to give West Ham the advantage.

No one else missed as Zack Steffen could only get a piece of Said Benrahma’s decisive kick ended City’s reign.

Burnley 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs would’ve expected this to go a bit easier given a strong lineup, but it took better than an hour for Lucas Moura to put them ahead at Turf Moor.

All of the ball and a lopsided edge in shot attempts showed the disparity between the two, and Sean Dyche’s Clarets will focus on the Premier League until their FA Cup starts in January.

Leicester City 2-2 (4-2 pens) Brighton and Hove Albion

A game that saw unusual starters on both sides of the pitch slowly saw familiar faces added to the fray as the Foxes and Seagulls engaged in an entertaining affair at the King Power Stadium.

Danny Ward was there for the Foxes, saving Enock Mwepu’s spot kick as Leicester made all four of their attempts and Neal Maupay also missed an effort for the FA Cup champions

Harvey Barnes’ sixth-minute goal was the lone goal until first-half stoppage time, when both Adam Webster of Brighton and Ademola Lookman changed the scoreboard.

Second-half subs Mwepu and Marc Cucurella teamed up for Brighton’s 71st-minute equalizer and the Seagulls were back in business.

Stoke City 1-2 Brentford

Ivan Toney had a goal and set up Sergi Canos for another as the Premier League’s Bees led 2-0 at the break, but Stoke made it a game in the second half.

Romaine Sawyers’ 57th-minute goal was well-earned by the Potters, but the equalizer did not arrive at the Potteries.

Preston North End 0-2 Liverpool

Preston’s plan to counterattack Liverpool was working just fine for 60 minutes, and that’s when Neco Williams and Takumi Minamino stepped into the fray.

Williams took the ball deep into the Preston area and crosses for Minamino to turn home in the 62nd minute, putting Liverpool ahead 1-0 at the Deepdale. Divock Origi scored late to salt away the result.

Liverpool had better than 75 percent possession but Preston had more shots and put four on target against Adrian and a very second (or even third) choice Reds unit.

League Cup draw: Wolves vs. Tottenham, Manchester United vs. West Ham

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There are three all-Premier League ties in the League Cup’s third round.

Ties were drawn Wednesday following the conclusion of Arsenal’s romp over West Brom, and Nuno Espirito Santo is heading back to the Molineux (Yes, again).

It’ll be a David Moyes derby — we kid — when the ex-Manchester United boss brings his high-flying West Ham into Old Trafford.

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Norwich City will welcome Liverpool into Carrow Road, while there will certainly be a lower league side in the Round of 16 as Preston North End plays Cheltenham Town and Wigan Athletic faces Sunderland.

It’ll be the first round for the Premier League’s six European competitors.

Matches will be played the week of Jan. 20-23.

Full draw after the jump.

League Cup third round draw

Queens Park Rangers vs Everton
Preston North End vs Cheltenham Town
Manchester United vs West Ham United
Fulham vs Leeds United
Brentford vs Oldham Athletic
Watford vs Stoke City
Wolves v Tottenham Hotspur
Millwall vs Leicester City
Chelsea vs Aston Villa
Brighton and Hove Albion vs Swansea City
Wigan Athletic vs Sunderland
Norwich City vs Liverpool
Burnley vs Rochdale
Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon
Sheffield United vs Southampton
Man City vs Wycombe Wanderers

Manchester City – Tottenham: How to watch EFL Cup final, team news, odds

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In less than a week’s time, the League Cup final (Sunday, 11:30 am ET) went from carrying substantial weight for both Manchester City and Tottenham, to being a virtual afterthought given the events at each club, and around Europe, this week.

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Heading into Saturday, Manchester City were on a quadruple quest until Chelsea dumped them out of the FA Cup semifinal. On its own, the League Cup will have meant the least of the quartet to Pep Guardiola and Manchester City, as they have already won that particular trophy five times in seven seasons.

Make no mistake: completing the treble would be an incredible achievement as well, but the blue half of Manchester knows that Premier League-Champions League-FA Cup — as Manchester United achieved in 1999 — will always top any combination featuring the EFL Cup.

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And then there’s Tottenham, who a week ago might have considered keeping manager Jose Mourinho in the job to start next season if he made good on his no. 1 objective: claim the club’s first trophy since 2008. Alas, Mourinho didn’t survive until Sunday’s showpiece at Wembley Stadium after another disappointing draw in the Premier League, opening the door for 29-year-old interim manager Ryan Mason to begin his coaching career in a thoroughly memorable manner.

All of that intrigue without a mention of Manchester City and Tottenham’s involvement in the failed European Super League plot — all of which transpired, again, in the last handful of days. To say this week has felt like a year in the footballing world would be an understatement, but what does that make Tottenham’s trophy drought for the north London faithful?

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The potential absence of Harry Kane (ankle) will be a major storyline until the moment starting lineups are unveiled on Sunday. Tottenham’s star man added two more goals in Mourinho’s final game, bringing his Premier League tally to 21 (plus 13 assists), but Kane missed the side’s 2-1 victory over Southampton on Wednesday.


Team news: Manchester City – Tottenham (INJURY REPORT)

Manchester City

OUT: John Stones (suspension)

Tottenham:

OUT: Ben Davies (calf), Matt Doherty (knock)


Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)

Manchester City (-195) | Tottenham (+500) | Draw (+340)

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How to watch Manchester City – Tottenham, EFL Cup final

Kickoff: 11:30 am ET Sunday
TV: ESPN
Stream: Online via ESPN.com

LIVE, League Cup quarterfinals: How to watch, start times, odds

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Before the Premier League’s incredibly busy period of festive fixtures kicks off on Boxing Day (Saturday), there’s a small matter of the League Cup quarterfinals to tend to on Tuesday and Wednesday, as six PL sides and two EFL Championship clubs battle for a place in next month’s semifinals.

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On one hand, the likes of Manchester United, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City — all of whom fancy a finish in the Premier League’s top-four this season — will find themselves fighting for fitness ahead of the weekend’s league fixtures; however, on the other hand, they also find themselves 270 minutes (perhaps a few more) from winning the 2020-21 season’s first major trophy.

[ LIVE: Follow League Cup scores ]

For a club like Tottenham, who haven’t lifted a piece of silverware since the 2007-08 League Cup, a trip to the quarterfinals of any competition shouldn’t be taken lightly. Jose Mourinho’s men will travel to the northwest of England to battle Championship side Stoke City on a wet and windy Wednesday night at the bet365 Stadium.

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Elsewhere, there are two contenders up for consideration in the category of most intriguing matchup of the quarterfinals: a current top-four battle with Everton hosting Manchester United, and a once-upon-a-time top-four battle with Arsenal hosting Manchester City. Unlike the other three of those clubs, Arsenal are already long out of consideration for the Premier League title and could perhaps turn their attention toward the cup competitions — they’ve done mighty well in them over the last decade, despite their continued fall from grace in the PL — as Mikel Arteta looks to save his job.

The final quarterfinal matchup is perhaps the upset special of the round, as 4th-place Championship side Brentford welcomes struggling (for health and results) Newcastle to west London. The Bees have already knocked off a trio of PL sides en route to the quarterfinals, going through Southampton, West Bromwich Albion and Fulham in consecutive rounds.


League Cup quarterfinals schedule

Tuesday

Brentford 1-0 Newcastle United — FULL RECAP
Arsenal 1-4 Manchester City — FULL RECAP

Wednesday

Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur — 12:30 pm ET

Everton v Manchester United — 3 pm ET


How to watch League Cup quarterfinals

Stream: ESPN+
Live updates, stats: via NBCSports.com


Odds (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)

Stoke City (+500) Tottenham Hotspur (-195) Draw (+340
Everton (+235) Manchester United (+110) Draw (+260)

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