Tottenham will be aiming to continue their strong start to the season under Ange Postecoglou as they take on Fulham in the Carabao Cup.
Spurs are yet to lose under their new boss, beating Bournemouth 2-0 in the Premier League at the weekend to move up to third in the table.
Now, Postecoglou prepares to take charge of his first game in a cup competition in England.
The Australian’s side take on Fulham who drew 2-2 away at Arsenal on Saturday afternoon despite having ten men for the final stages.
The Cottagers will have another tough task against Spurs who begin the Carabao Cup in the second round for the first time since 2009 after failing to qualify for Europe last campaign.
Fulham vs Tottenham: talkSPORT coverage
This Carabao Cup second-round clash will take place on Tuesday, August 29.
Kick-off at Craven Cottage is scheduled for 7:45pm.
talkSPORT 2 will have live coverage of all the action.
Commentary will come from Sam Matterface and former Republic of Ireland midfielder Matt Holland.
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Fulham vs Tottenham: Team news
Fulham will be without Calvin Bassey who was sent off against Arsenal at the weekend as he served his one-game suspension.
However, captain Tim Ream will return to the defence in his place.
Willian was missing last time out after picking up a knock and may also be absent for this one while Andreas Pereira could be a doubt.
As for Tottenham, Destiny Udogie hobbled off against Bournemouth and may be rested for this one as he recovers.
Ben Davies is likely to take his place while Giovani Lo Celso and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg are expected to be handed starts in a rotated side.
Rodrigo Bentancur, Tanguy Ndombele, Ryan Sessegnon and Bryan Gil will all remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Fulham vs Tottenham: What has been said?
Spurs boss Postecoglou has admitted that he will be making changes to his team for the Carabao Cup second round.
He said: “Yeah we’ll make some changes. We’ve got some guys who are really keen to play and are working hard in training.
“And the way we play takes a lot out of us. It’s a short turnaround and also another game the following week.
“We’ll make some changes, but because we want to win the game. That’s why we’re making changes. Not because I want to give guys a game.
“Hopefully by making the changes we maintain the intensity and tempo and quality of our game.”
Fulham vs Tottenham: Match facts
- This is Tottenham’s first appearance in the second round of the League Cup since 2009-10, when they beat Doncaster Rovers 5-1. They’ve progressed from 25 of their last 26 ties at this stage, failing only against Grimsby Town in 2005-06.
- Fulham have progressed from just two of their last 12 League Cup ties against Premier League opponents, beating Everton 2-1 in September 2013 and Middlesbrough by the same score in August 2016.
- Tottenham have won their last seven away games against Fulham in all competitions – only at Aston Villa have they had a longer away winning run in their history (8 between 2012 and 2022).
- This is the fourth League Cup meeting between Fulham (W1) and Tottenham (W2), with each of the previous three taking place in the fourth round. The last such meeting was in 2001-02, with Spurs winning 2-1 at Craven Cottage en route to the final.
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