Carabao Cup London Derby: Fulham vs. Tottenham – An Intriguing Clash of Capital Clubs

In an intriguing clash, the second round of the Carabao Cup presents a London derby between Fulham and Tottenham.

Spurs are riding a wave of early positivity under their new manager, Ange Postecoglou.

With back-to-back impressive wins over Manchester United and Bournemouth, they’ve accumulated seven points from their first three Premier League matches.

Their attacking prowess has been on display, showing no signs of Harry Kane’s departure.

Tottenham is also in the midst of transfer discussions, particularly focusing on Brennan Johnson before the upcoming deadline.

However, their immediate attention must be on cup duty, and Postecoglou might rotate the squad.

Facing them is a resilient Fulham side that bounced back from a tough loss to Brentford with a dramatic 2-2 draw against Arsenal, despite being reduced to 10 men.

Both teams are contemplating changes for this match.

Unfortunately for Fulham, head coach Marco Silva won’t be on the touchline due to a touchline ban incurred from receiving three yellow cards this season.

Join us for live updates and expert analysis from Dan Kilpatrick at Craven Cottage.

Fulham’s Lineup Adjustments

Fulham faces challenges in their lineup as well.

Summer signing Calvin Bassey is unavailable due to his dismissal during the Arsenal match.

Another absence is Willian, with hopes of his return set for the Premier League clash against Manchester City or after the international break when they face Luton.

Marco Silva plans to rotate the starting XI to give deserving players their chance on the field.

Where to Watch the Action

For fans eager to watch the match, it’s important to note that the game won’t be broadcast live in the UK.

Instead, Salford vs. Leeds has been chosen for Sky Sports coverage.

However, highlights of the Fulham vs. Tottenham match, along with all the second-round action, can be caught on ITV4 at 12:15am on Thursday.

Lively London Derby: Fulham vs. Tottenham

Welcome to the Evening Standard’s live coverage of the 2023/24 Carabao Cup.

The focus of the night is Craven Cottage, where a dynamic second-round London derby awaits between Fulham and Tottenham.

Despite the departure of Harry Kane to Bayern Munich, Spurs have enjoyed a strong start under new manager Ange Postecoglou.

They managed a Premier League draw against Brentford followed by impressive victories over Manchester United and Bournemouth.

Their goal is to continue this positive momentum in SW6, but they can’t underestimate Fulham.

After a challenging loss to Brentford, Fulham stunned by securing a 2-2 draw against Arsenal despite being reduced to 10 men.

Unfortunately, Marco Silva won’t be present as he serves a touchline ban due to his yellow card accumulation.

Both teams are likely to rotate their lineups, making the outcome unpredictable.

Stay tuned for live updates and insights from Dan Kilpatrick as the action unfolds at Craven Cottage.

Kick-off is at 7:45pm BST, so brace yourself for team news and thrilling moments from the match.