• By Paul Lagan

Blues face Spurs after Os forfeit Carabao Cup tie due to Covid-19 outbreak


By Paul Lagan

Chelsea will face Spurs away, next Tuesday in the Carabao Cup fourth round.

The Blues eased past Barnsley 6-0 to set up the tantalising tie with the north Londoners.

Spurs were awarded the tie after their match against Leyton Orient was postponed due to an outbreak of Covid-19 at the east London outfit.

An EFL statement said: in accordance with Carabao Cup Rules, Tottenham Hotspur have been awarded with a bye to progress to Round Four of the Carabao Cup and will now play Chelsea on Tuesday, September 29.

"The round three tie scheduled for Tuesday, September 22 between Leyton Orient and Tottenham Hotspur could not take place following the issue by Waltham Forest Borough council of an order preventing the match being played as planned. This followed a number of Leyton Orient players testing positive for COVID-19. "The EFL Board has determined that in line with Carabao Cup Rule 5.1, the club was unable to fulfil its obligations to complete the fixture by virtue of the council’s order and shall therefore forfeit the tie."

Kick-off is 7..45pm.

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