With three goalkeepers out injured, O’Neill has chosen to present a begin between the sticks to 37-year-old Andy Lonergan , who hasn’t performed a aggressive match for almost two years. The unrested Harry Kane might be deadset on testing his reflexes … and look, there’s Dele Alli, given an opportunity to play his means again into José’s coronary heart … or entice January bidders.
Stoke: Lonergan; Collins, Souttar, Batth; Smith, Thompson, Cousins, Fox; Oakley-Boothe, Brown, McClean
Subs: Fletcher, Ince, Shawcross, Powell, Noukeu, Vokes
Spurs: Lloris; Doherty, Sanchez, Dier, Davies; Hojbjerg, Winks, Alli, Lucas; Bale, Kane
Subs: Hart, Alderweireld, Reguilon, Sissoko, Lamela, Son, Vinicius
Referee: D England
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Howdy. Stoke Metropolis win trophies at a price of 1 each 153 years in order that they wouldn’t precisely have been seen as prime contenders to win this season’s Carabao Cup even earlier than being pitted in opposition to probably the greatest groups in England. Sure, which means Spurs though they arrive into this sport on the again of defeats to Liverpool and Leicester, two of the 5 groups above them within the Premier League desk. With leaping again up that desk being their chief precedence for this season – and this being one in every of three matches Spurs should play in every week – José Mourinho is prone to make a number of modifications to his standard beginning lineup. However make no mistake, he want to win this event to show he has turned Spurs into winners and he has a mighty squad so the Premier League facet ought to definitely be anticipated to beat a crew sitting seventh within the Championship. However Michael O’Neill, who took over Stoke final season once they have been backside of Tier 2, has a proud document of upsetting groups with far better assets, particularly from his time with Northern Eire and Shamrock Rovers. Stoke have already ousted Wolves and Aston Villa this season and are able to bloodying Tottenham’s noses. Let’s be having you!