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Tottenham Hotspur play host to West Ham United in the quarter final of the Capital One Cup in a week to forget for the north Londoners.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm GMT. Highlights of the game will be available on The League Cup show at 11:05pm GMT on BBC One.


Caretaker manager Tim Sherwood will be looking to bring back the belief in the players after their 5-0 humiliation at White Hart Lane against Liverpool last weekend. The loss initiated the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas who took Tottenham to their best ever points tally in the Premier league last season. This is the second time this season that Tottenham have drawn blanks while putting five or more past themselves.

The first one was a humiliating 6-0 loss to Manchester City at the Etihad, a results which set the wheels of AVB's downfall in motion. A loss here will put the north London club in a state of crisis and the players will be looking to put in their best performance so as to get their season back on track. However, in spite of the battering, Spurs are in a pretty good position, currently placed seventh in the league, two points ahead of Manchester United and eight behind league leaders Arsenal.

Sam Allardyce's side are on the verge of a crisis, currently one point above the relegation zone. A win here will boost their confidence, especially since they have already had the better of their London rivals in the Premier league where they beat Tottenham 3-0 at White Hart Lane.

What the Managers Say

Tim Sherwood: "When you lose your manager it's a change and you've got to listen to a different voice. But I'm hoping to get a few messages across in a short space of time so we can get a positive result against West Ham. It's a huge game, especially on the back of what they did to us at the Lane [West Ham won 3-0 in the league]. It was disappointing."

Sam Allardyce: "Now, we're in a position where we have to see what we've got available for Wednesday night but there won't be any young players in there that's for sure. But there will be players who haven't played as much in the first team."

Form Guide


  • Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): L W W W D
  • Last Result: Tottenham 0-5 Liverpool

West Ham

  • Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): D L L W L
  • Last Result: West Ham 0-0 Sunderland