Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United: Starting teams

Tim Sherwood takes charge of Tottenham Hotspur for the first time this evening and we have his starting team against Stoke.


  • West Ham ended a run of 12 league games without a win at White Hart Lane that stretched back to 1999 when they won there in October
  • Tottenham are unbeaten against West Ham in their last three League Cup clashes.
  • Their last meeting in the competition came back in 2003 with Tottenham winning a third round tie 1-0 courtesy of a Bobby Zamora goal.


  • This is Tottenham’s 22nd appearance in a League Cup quarter-final – only Arsenal (25) have reached this stage more often.
  • Tottenham have won only one of their last six League Cup games against fellow top-flight sides (D2 L3).
  • Their only defeat in their last 19 home League Cup games came against Arsenal in the 2010-11 season.
  • They have only won one of their last six league matches at home.
  • They have won the competition four times – in 1971, 1973, 1999 and 2008.

West Ham

  • Their victory over Tottenham, and the win over Burnley in the last round of this competition, are their only victories away from home this season.
  • The Hammers have scored in 20 of their last 21 League Cup games, including the last 14 in a row.
  • They have not drawn any of their last 30 games in this competition, winning 19 and losing 11.

Starting Teams

Tottenham Hotspur Lloris, Walker (c), Rose, Capoue, Chiriches, Dembele, Sigurdsson, Townsend, Lennon, Adebayor, Defoe

West Ham United Adrian, O’Brien, Rat, Collins (c), McCartney, Diarra, Taylor, Collison, J.Cole, Jarvis, C.Cole


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