The draw for the League Cup fourth round is now taking place, and Tottenham Hotspur now know their opponents. Spurs were the first ball out of the hat and will have a home match against Premier League rivals West Ham in the next round.
Another home game in a cup: good! A London derby: not so good! It’s nice to play a team that most people have heard of, but the intense rivalry between Spurs and West Ham will make this match annoying, even if we play the kids again (which I expect we will). Spurs haven’t lost a home match to West Ham since 2013, but (yes, yes) Wembley isn’t “home,” is it?
The fourth round matches will take place the week of October 23.
Here are the fourth round draw results in their entirety: