Tottenham Hotspur to play West Ham in Capital One Cup fifth round

Mike Hewitt

Come on down, West Ham. The League Cup quarterfinal draw has given us a London derby.

It's a London derby in the League Cup quarterfinals, where Tottenham Hotspur will host West Ham United. The draw pits the two capitol clubs against each other just weeks after the Hammers took Spurs out behind the woodshed, 3-0, at White Hart Lane. The match will be played the week of December 16.

For Spurs, the draw is pretty good almost solely because they get to play it at home, although an away trip to West Ham is hardly exhausting. Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City were all drawn away so being at home is a bit of a boost to Tottenham, at least in theory. Their home struggles, which includes a sloppy penalty win over Hull in the fourth round of the League Cup, may not make the draw look quite as good.

Tottenham were dreadful against Hull, scoring only on a wonder strike by Gylfi Sigurdsson and a blast by substitute Harry Kane. In between, they struggled to create chances and very well could have surrendered four or five goals. The final half-hour and first half of extra time were all Hull, but Spurs found their way through and now, the quarterfinals and West Ham await them.

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