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Tottenham Hotspur and Brentford face off tonight in the Carabao Cup, with a final at Wembley on the line.
For Tottenham, this is a great opportunity to end their notorious trophy drought, as they have not lifted a single trophy since this competition in 2008. Coach José Mourinho has a knack for winning trophies wherever he goes. has been, and hopes to continue that in North London.
The Spurs will enter this game as favorites. However, they cannot afford to underestimate their opponents.
Brentford have already beaten Southampton, West Bromwich Albion, Fulham and Newcastle United to reach this stage. They will have to add another two Premier League clubs to their scalp list to lift the trophy.
For the Bees, they have an outside chance to win their first major trophy in history. This is also the first time they have reached the semi-finals of either of England’s two major knockout tournaments.
Whoever wins will face Manchester United or Manchester City in the final, which will be played on April 25, 2021.
Tottenham Hotspur predicted the starting eleven
The Spurs are likely to be without Gareth Bale and Steven Bergwijn, who have suffered minor injuries in recent games.
Erik Lamela, Giovani Lo Celso and Sergio Reguilon were caught breaking the COVID-19 blocking restrictions and will therefore miss the match. Matt Doherty is also absent after his late red card against Leeds United.
Aurier – Alderweireld – Sánchez – Davies
Hojbjerg – Winks
Moura – Alli – Son
Brentford’s Planned Starting XI
Coach Thomas Frank has a nearly complete roster to choose from. He confirmed that the Bees have no positive COVID-19 tests prior to the match. Midfielder Shandon Baptiste is the only outcast, having suffered a serious knee injury in October.
Given his impressive recent form, it’s unlikely we’ll see Frank make much of a change.
Dalsgaard – Jansson – Pinnock – Henry
Dasilva – Janelt – Jensen
Mbeumo – Toney – Canos