What happens if Leyton Orient vs Tottenham is called off? Will Spurs receive a bye? Carabao Cup rules explained


TOTTENHAM and Leyton Orient face an anxious wait over whether their Carabao Cup third round tie will go ahead.

18 players or staff at Leyton Orient have recorded positive coronavirus tests. An announcement will be made on Tuesday morning.

Dele Alli is set to feature for Tottenham if the tie goes ahead

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Dele Alli is set to feature for Tottenham if the tie goes ahead

What time does Leyton Orient vs Tottenham kick off?

  • Leyton Orient host Spurs on Tuesday, September 22.
  • The match is set to kick off at 6pm.
  • It will be played at Brisbane Road, otherwise known as The Breyer Group Stadium.

What happens if Leyton Orient vs Tottenham is called off?

If the third-round tie is cancelled, Spurs will receive a bye to the next round and Orient will miss out on a £100,000 windfall with the game due to be televised on Sky Sports.

With the O’s first team in self-isolation, they even suggested fielding their youth outfit against Jose Mourinho’s side because the kids have not been in contact with the first team.

It is believed Spurs are not happy with that prospect amid fears of the risk of infection just days ahead of a Europa League tie.

The final decision is with Public Health England.

The EFL have been working with the clubs to find a resolution, with Spurs showing their support for their neighbours.

But with zero space left in a congested fixture programme there are no possible dates for the game to be rescheduled.

What TV channel is Leyton Orient vs Spurs on and can I live stream it?

  • Should it be played, Leyton Orient vs Tottenham will be live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.
  • Coverage on both channels starts at 5.30pm.
  • To stream the game live, head to your Sky Go account.
  • Non-Sky Sports subscribers can still watch all the action with a Now TV Day Pass.
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Team news

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Dele Alli – who was left out from the 5-2 win at Southampton and is rumoured to have had a bust-up with his manager – will appear.

Gareth Bale has not yet recovered from his knee problems but Spurs fans can expect to see Joe Hart make his debut.

Ruel Sotiriou returned from a knock to score the equaliser for the O’s as they rallied to draw 2-2 against Mansfield on the weekend.

Latest Odds

Leyton Orient 13/2

Draw 18/5

Tottenham 2/5

*Latest odds from Ladbrokes correct as of Monday, September 21





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