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Can Ange Postecoglou be the manager who finally ends Tottenham’s agonising trophy draught?
The Australian manager wins pretty much everywhere he goes, picking up two A-League titles, the Asia Cup in charge of the national team, a J.League title and then five major honours during two seasons at Celtic.
Given that Spurs haven’t lifted silverware since beating Chelsea in the 2008 League Cup Final, expect Postecoglou to take this competition ultra-seriously.
Since arriving in the summer, even in the face of Harry Kane’s departure for Bayern Munich, Postecoglou has certainly brought the positivity back to N17.
On Saturday, Spurs beat Bournemouth 2-0 at Dean Court, with James Maddison and Dejan Kuluševski the scorers.
This leaves the Lilywhites joint-top of the table, alongside West Ham, having held Brentford to a draw before a statement victory over Manchester United in their only home game of the campaign so far.
Given that this is the first time Tottenham haven’t been in Europe since 2009/10, they’re not used to entering the League Cup at this early stage, with the club’s most-recent second round exit coming in 2005.
However, with this being an all-Premier League affair, Spurs will have to battle to book their place in the last 32.
Fulham meantime battled to a 2-2 draw at Arsenal at the weekend, taking the lead through Andreas Pereira after just 58 seconds.
However, the Cottagers then found themselves 2-1 down and a man down, Calvin Bassey sent off, only for João Palhinha to pop up with a dramatic late equaliser, nodding home a corner.
This has helped lift some of the growing doom and gloom in West London, following Aleksandar Mitrović's departure to Saudi Arabia and then a 3-0 home drubbing at the hands of rivals Brentford.
In less good news, Fulham are winless in nine meetings with Spurs, losing eight of them, a streak that dates back a decade, with Dimitar Berbatov the match-winner against his former side at White Hart Lane in 2013.
This streak is likely to continue, with Tottenham heavy favourites to leave Craven Cottage into the hat for Wednesday’s draw.
Fulham team news
Tim Ream is back from suspension which is timely, given that his left-sided centre-back deputy Calvin Bassey was then sent off himself at the weekend.
Marek Rodák could be rotated in between the sticks, while there could also be starts for Kevin Mbabu, Harrison Reed, Adama Traoré and Tom Cairney.
In attack, Carlos Vinícius could face the side for whom he scored ten times for, including a memorable hat-trick against Marine.
Predicted XI (4-5-1): Rodák; Mbabu, Diop, Ream, Robinson; Reed, Lukić, Traoré, Decordova-Reid, Cairney; Jiménez.
Tottenham Hotspur team news
As mentioned, Ange Postecoglou will be going all-out to deliver silverware for Spurs, but do expect a few changes to his XI, even if not very many.
Ben Davies and Emerson Royal could be rotated in at full-back, with Oliver Skipp, Ivan Perišić and Manor Solomon, the latter against the side he’s just left, all hoping for starts too.
Richarlison has, famously, only netted once in the Premier League for Spurs, and has never scored in six career appearance against against Fulham.
Predicted XI (4-3-3): Vicario; Emerson, Sánchez, van de Ven, Davies; Skipp, Bissouma, Kuluševski, Maddison, Solomon; Richarlison.