After easing through their third round Capital One Cup tie with Aston Villa this week, Spurs have been drawn at home to Hull City in the next stage. The games are scheduled to be played the week commencing 28th of October.
As often happens with the cup draws, Tottenham will now play the Tigers twice at the Lane in the space of no more than four days as the two clubs are scheduled to battle in the league on Sunday the 27th.
The tie is likely to put us up against former Spurs man Tom Huddlestone although loanee Jake Livermore is ineligible to play against his parent club.
Steve Bruce’s side have made a decent start to the season even if they remain third favourites to drop straight back into the Championship at around the 6/4 mark. Saturday’s impressive 3-2 win away to Newcastle took them to mid table and Hull didn’t look completely outclassed as they travelled to Manchester City earlier in the campaign.
So the draw appears to have been kind – especially with the benefit of home advantage – but the Tigers may have far more bite than Aston Villa did on Tuesday night.