Insider predicts 'busy night for the police' as Tottenham stadium gets first 'major' test
The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will be given its first big test when Spurs host West Ham in the League Cup next month.
That is according to Spurs insider John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels.
On Saturday (30 October) Tottenham drew West Ham in the quarter-finals of the second major domestic cup competition in England.
The game will be placed just five days before Christmas as Spurs look to go one step further after making last year’s final.
Wenham expects West Ham to fill out their 9,000 away allocation and present a new logistical problem for the police.
“It’s a 50/50 game, that’s all I can say,” Wenham told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
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“At least it’s at home. Albeit West Ham will have an allocation of 9000 due to cup rules.
“That will be a busy night for the police and those fans will make some noise as well.
“That will be the first time the stadium has been majorly tested. It’s an interesting fixture.
“If we play our full team we have a good chance to progress in the competition.
“I was hoping some of the stronger teams would draw each other but that hasn’t been the case.
“Listen, we have to take it seriously and go for it.“
Tottenham played West Ham in the Premier League on 24 October and lost 1-0.
This will be new manager Antonio Conte’s first EFL Cup game since his Chelsea side lost 2-1 to Arsenal in January 2018’s semi-final.