Gillingham comin’! Tottenham Hotspur are hosting The Gills in the newly-rebranded EFL Cup (what used to be the Carling Cup before it was the Capital One Cup) tomorrow at White Hart Lane, and everyone’s expecting there to be massive rotation in the side.
The match will begin at 7:45 p.m. BST, 2:45 p.m. ET. While the match is unlikely to be televised, it was announced yesterday that it will be streamed by beIN Sports Connect.
Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed the squad rotation, even going as far as to say that ballyhoo’d youngster Marcus Edwards is likely to make the match day 18, which is significant considering he just played 90 minutes for Spurs’ U23s in a 6-2 loss to Liverpool yesterday. Bad news for Shayon Harrison though, who was probably going to feature.
"Shayon Harrison is injured. It's unlucky for him because he would have been in the squad," Pochettino said. "But maybe tomorrow Marcus is in the squad."
Awwww. That stinks for Shayon. It also means that, literally, Spurs are back to having one natural striker in the side. It also means that we’re likely to see Son Heung-Min make the bench for Gillingham as Janssen’s primary backup.
As for other players who might be involved, I’d be shocked if we don’t see Josh Onomah, Harry Winks, and Cameron Carter-Vickers feature in some way, or even start against the Gills. Kieran Trippier would have to be a lock as well, since I can’t imagine we’d risk Kyle Walker’s legs falling off against a mid-table League One opponent.
But enough about them. WE MIGHT SEE MARCUS EDWARDS IN AN ACTUAL MEANINGFUL FOOTBALL MATCH. HYPE HYPE HYPE HYPE HYPE.