It's a North London Derby! Tottenham Hotspur will face off against arch-rivals Arsenal in the third round of the Capital One Cup today at White Hart Lane.
But it's just a cup, and the Mickey Mouse cup at that, you say? Doesn't matter. It's Arsenal. It is, with the possible exceptions of Liverpool-Everton and Newcastle-Sunderland, the biggest derby in England. We don't like Arsenal, and they don't like us. And even though this is a mid-week early round cup match that comes annoyingly before another major league match, don't think that either team is going to take this less than completely, deadly seriously.
Arsenal is buoyed by the return of Gabriel to its lineup after his three match ban for engaging with Diego Costa was rescinded, but they're still missing a number of key players due to injury and suspension. Meanwhile, Spurs are also dinged up, particularly in the center of midfield, and may be forced to play a very strong lineup ahead of their match this weekend against league-leading Manchester City.
The NLD is always an entertaining match. Let's hope that it's a positive result, too. COYS!
How to Watch
Date/time: Wednesday, September 23, 7:45 p.m. (UK), 2:45 p.m. ET (USA)
Venue: White Hart Lane, London, UK
Official: Andre Marriner
TV: beIN Sports (USA), Sky Sports 1 (UK), not televised (Canada), beIN Sports Australia (Australia), other listings at livesoccertv.com
Streaming: beIN Sports Connect (USA), Sky Go, NOW TV (UK)
Radio: Audio streamed at tottenhamhotspur.com, also BBC Radio London and TalkSport
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