Tottenham will be hoping to reach their first Carabao Cup final since 2015 when they host Brentford in the semi-finals on Tuesday evening.

Jose Mourinho’s side collected their first Premier League victory since beating Arsenal earlier this month following Saturday’s 3-0 win over Leeds United.

Next on the horizon for Spurs is a last-four tie against the Championship outfit, although it’ll be far from straightforward – with Thomas Frank’s men unbeaten in 17 matches in all competitions, and have already knocked out four Premier League sides in the competition.

Despite a hectic December schedule, Mourinho is expected to name a strong side for the London derby, although the Portuguese won’t be able to call upon right-back Matt Doherty after the Republic of Ireland defender was sent off late on against Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds.

Football.London’s Tottenham correspondent, Alasdair Gold, confirmed that whilst yellow cards only count towards the Premier League, red cards apply for all domestic competitions, meaning Doherty won’t be available to feature against Brentford, although he will therefore be able to face Marine in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Serge Aurier missed the Leeds game, which could open the door for Japhet Tanganga, who hasn’t played since the Europa League tie with Royal Antwerp at the beginning of December.



  1. Be kind. Two yellow cards should not be treated the same as a straight red. if the second card was considered to be not red card worthy. then the FA should rule on it within 48 hrs without appeal. Players are book at an Alarming rate some for inadvertent contact or professional fouls like a simple shirt tug and maybe stepping on a player while making a routine tackle.

  2. A straight red gets a three match ban, two yellows one.So they are not treated the same. The unfortunate aspect is that straight reds can be appealed where as yellows can’t

  3. Spurs would be not safe if Aurier plays bec it is well known “give away” so Tanganga should be given a chance I am glad that Erik Lamela is not available .he is useless and too expensive to keep him as unreliable player for 5 years it is time for him to go


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