Tottenham v Watford preview: Michel Vorm and Hugo Lloris missing for Spurs
Last Updated: 26/09/18 10:31pm
Tottenham are still without Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm for Wednesday's Carabao Cup game against Watford in Milton Keynes (kick-off 8pm).
Lloris has a thigh injury, though has returned to training, while Vorm has a knee complaint. Paulo Gazzaniga looks set to keep his place in goal after playing in Saturday's 2-1 win against Brighton.
Boss Mauricio Pochettino is likely to make a number of changes at Stadium MK, with Kyle Walker-Peters, Davinson Sanchez and Victor Wanyama possibly getting game time.
Dele Alli and Erik Lamela both started on the bench in the win at Brighton and could also be handed starts.
Watford boss Javier Gracia is again expected to rotate his side. Isaac Success and Domingos Quina should be in contention, having both scored in the last round at Reading, while midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah is another expected to feature.
Sebastian Prodl and Stefano Okaka are both recovering from minor problems, and Miguel Britos (thigh) is also unavailable. Captain Troy Deeney, who played against Fulham with broken toes, will be rested. Winger Gerard Deulofeu (abdominal) and Tom Cleverley (Achilles) continue their recovery.
Spurs have won nine of their last 10 home matches against Watford - their only defeat came in the League Cup in October 1994, a 3-2 defeat.
Watford have lost all three of their League Cup ties against Spurs, losing 1-0 in the second round in 1975-76, 8-6 on aggregate in the second round in 1994-95 and 2-1 in the quarter-final in 2008-09.
Tottenham have progressed from five of their last six League Cup third round ties, with their only defeat in this run coming against rivals Arsenal in 2015-16.
Watford have not reached the fourth round of the League Cup since the 2008-09 season - a campaign in which they were eliminated by Spurs.
Watford have lost 12 of their last 13 away matches in the League Cup against top-flight opponents, conceding 38 goals; their one win in this run was at White Hart Lane against Spurs in October 1994.
Watford have lost their last nine away matches at 'big six' opposition, conceding 28 goals; all matches have been in the Premier League.