Tottenham handed home tie in the EFL Cup, League One opposition

By Tony Hughes

The elite clubs of the Premier League have joined the EFL Cup in the third round and Tottenham have been handed a home tie against League One club Gillingham.

The teams have only met once before, ironically in the third round of the 1982/83 League Cup, when Spurs won 4-2 away from home.

Tottenham have won the League Cup four times, most recently in the 2007/08 season when they beat London rivals Chelsea 2-1 after extra time.

Dimitar Berbatov’s penalty cancelled out Didier Drogba’s opener for Chelsea and Jonathan Woodgate scored the winner in the first period of extra time. It was the first League Cup final to be played at Wembley since 2000.

Spurs will be looking to improve on last year’s League Cup performance, when they got beaten 2-1 at home in the third round by Arsenal. An own goal from Calum Chambers sandwiched two goals from Mathieu Flamini at White Hart Lane.

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Arsenal are away at Nottingham Forest, West Ham are at home to Accrington Stanley and Chelsea are in perhaps the pick of the round, away at Leicester.

In other Tottenham news, this senior player has moved to Championship side Newcastle in a £5million move.