Tottenham team news: Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen likely to start against West Ham in Carabao Cup tie

Mauricio Pochettino will hope to bring Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen back into the side for tonight’s Carabao Cup last-16 game against West Ham at the London Stadium.

Alli and Eriksen were both on the bench for Monday night’s Premier League defeat at Wembley to Manchester City, each man currently on his way back from a spell out injured.

But Pochettino plans to make a raft of changes for tonight’s game given he has only 48 hours between the two fixtures, owing to the on-going issues surrounding Spurs’ continued playing at Wembley.

Speaking after that game, Pochettino confirmed that he would “use players that normally are not involved in the last few games”.


Tottenham’s top 10 wins under Mauricio Pochettino





1/10 10. Tottenham 3-2 West Ham United, 19 November 2016

2/10 9. Tottenham 4-1 Manchester City, 26 September 2015

3/10 8. Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal, 30 April 2017

4/10 7. Tottenham 3-1 Real Madrid, 1 November 2017

5/10 6. Tottenham 3-0 Manchester United, 10 April 2016

6/10 5. Tottenham 5-3 Chelsea, 1 January 2015

7/10 4. Tottenham 2-1 Manchester United, 14 May 2017

8/10 3. Manchester City 1-2 Tottenham, 14 February 2016

9/10 2. Tottenham 2-0 Chelsea, 4 January 2017

10/10 1. Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal, 7 February 2015

1/10 10. Tottenham 3-2 West Ham United, 19 November 2016

2/10 9. Tottenham 4-1 Manchester City, 26 September 2015

3/10 8. Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal, 30 April 2017

4/10 7. Tottenham 3-1 Real Madrid, 1 November 2017

5/10 6. Tottenham 3-0 Manchester United, 10 April 2016

6/10 5. Tottenham 5-3 Chelsea, 1 January 2015

7/10 4. Tottenham 2-1 Manchester United, 14 May 2017

8/10 3. Manchester City 1-2 Tottenham, 14 February 2016

9/10 2. Tottenham 2-0 Chelsea, 4 January 2017

10/10 1. Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal, 7 February 2015

Fernando Llorente, Victor Wanyama, Juan Foyth and Serge Aurier are all set to play.

But Pochettino will also play senior players who are coming back from injury. Pochettino confirmed that Eriksen would “maybe” start, having been on the bench on Monday after starting in the Champions League in Eindhoven last Wednesday.

Pochettino would also like to bring back Alli but warned that he did not want to risk him after a month out injured. “We don’t want to suffer again a set back,” he said.

“We will see if he feels well enough to maybe be available on Wednesday from the beginning. We will see if he can play one hour or 80 minutes. We need to assess every day.”

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