White Hart Lane, Tottenham, London, UK
2:45 PM EST, 7:45 PM in the UK
Where Can I Watch It:
beIN Sports in the US and Sky Sports 1 in the UK
If Jekyll and Hyde were real and were soccer fans, they would root for Tottenham. This is a team who can go out and lay a beat down on Chelsea and then look lost and lose to Crystal Palace. All in all, this is a great squad who is fighting for a European spot. Tottenham have a couple of injury changes as Ryan Mason is expected to come back while Erik Lamela will be out. This game will be tough for Kyle Walker, who will be expecting to play against his boyhood team and the team which his family will be rooting for.
Sheffield United is the Cinderella of the Capital One Cup and is looking to put in the ultimate upset. The team is led by Nigel Clough, son of the legendary manager Brian Clough, and is currently placed in 7th in League One. The 51st ranked team in England has already upset Southampton and outlasted West Ham on PK’s in the Capital One Cup as well as beat QPR in the FA Cup so they have the confidence to pull it off. I don’t know what Clough is doing to this team for Cup competitions but he’s getting them motivated. As far as injuries go, midfielders James Wallace and Ben Davies are out and Ryan Flynn is likely out.
The last time these two teams faced each other in the same league was on February 10, 2007. A young Phil Jagielka scored the game winning PK in the 62nd minute for Sheffield United. Sheffield United relegated out of the Premier League and never got back.
Last League Cup Meeting:
1970-71 League Cup 3rd Round. I had to go back a long way for this. The last time these two teams played in the League Cup was on October 7, 1970. Tottenham wound up winning at home 2-1. That was the only time these two teams faced each other in the League Cup.
Kyle Walker—-Eric Dier—-Jan Vertonghen—-Danny Rose
Benjamin Stambouli—-Mousa Dembele
Christian Eriksen—-Harry Kane—-Nacer Chadli
Sheffield United (4-5-1):
Craig Alcock—-Terry Kennedy—-Jay McEveley—-Robert Harris
Jamal Campbell-Ryce—-Michael Doyle—-Stefan Scougall—-Jose Baxter—-Jamie Murphy