Spurs are heading into this contest on the back of a 2-1 defeat at Liverpool. That loss made it their third defeat in four league games.
Tottenham Hotspur will be eager to bounce back from the weekend disappointment when they take on Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup. On paper, the Wednesday night match will be heavily in the favour of the visitors. However, Spurs’ priorities will be different at the moment. With an important game coming at the weekend, Antonio Conte will surely be keeping one eye on that match while naming the teamsheet for the Wednesday night match.
It is understandable that Tottenham Hotspur will prioritise the Premier League over the EFL Cup. They are heading into this contest on the back of a 2-1 defeat at Liverpool. That loss made it their third defeat in four league games. They have 26 points from 14 games to sit fourth in the standings. On the other hand, Nottingham Forest will be heading into this match on the back of salvaging a late draw against Brentford. However, they are still in the bottom spot and only have 10 points from 14 games in the league.
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There are a good number of players who will miss the upcoming match for both teams. Forest will continue to be without Jack Colback and Moussa Niakhate. Besides, Giulian Biancone, Omar Richards and Harry Toffolo will join them on the sidelines. On the other hand, Son Heung-min will be absent for Tottenham, while there could be some positive developments on Cristian Romero and Richarlison’s return news. However, both teams will keep an eye on their respective weekend league matches while picking the team for the Wednesday night clash.
Nottingham Forest possible line-up: Hennessey, Aurier, Worrall, Boly, Lodi; O’Brien, Yates, Mangala, Lingard, Awoniyi, Johnson
Tottenham Hotspur possible line-up: Forster, Doherty, Sanchez, Tanganga, Lenglet, Sessegnon, Skipp, Bissouma, Bentancur, Lucas, Richarlison
|Newcastle United||1-2 (L)|
|Last 5 Matches (all competitions)||Results|
|Nottingham Forest lose to Tottenham Hotspur||0-2|
|Tottenham Hotspur beat Nottingham Forest||3-1|
|Nottingham Forest lose to Tottenham Hotspur||0-3|
|Tottenham Hotspur draw Nottingham Forest||1-1|
|Nottingham Forest lose to Tottenham Hotspur||0-1|
The EFL Cup match between Nottingham Forest and Tottenham Hotspur will take place at City Ground on Thursday at 1:15 am IST.
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