West Ham travel to White Hart Lane tonight hoping to issue another heavy blow to the North London side after beating them 3-0 in the Premier League back in October.
Sam Allardyce has only taken The Hammers to one win in the last seven games in all competitions but victories over Cardiff City and Burnley means West Ham can go through to the semi-finals if they can overcome Spurs tonight. The last time they achieved a semi-final in the competition was back in 2011 when they were knocked out by Birmingham City.
One benefit for The Hammers is the instability of recent at Spurs, with Andre Villas-Boas being sent his marching orders on Monday. Tim Sherwood has taken over for the meantime but there’s a prime opportunity for West Ham to take a vital win at White Hart Lane tonight.
However with only one goal in the last three league games, Allardyce will be hoping to provide an entertaining performance for the fans travelling from the East End.
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Stand in Spurs boss Tim Sherwood will have to do without Jan Vertonghen, Sandro, Younes Kaboul and Harry Kane, who are all injured.
Michael Dawson and Paulinho are also missing through suspension.
Vlad Chiriches is doubtful, but Emmanuel Adebayor could feature.
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The Hammers are without Mladen Petric, Winston Reid, Ricardo Vaz Te, Stewart Downing and Andy Carroll through long-term injury.
Kevin Nolan misses a second game of three through suspension.
Last 10 meetings:
|6 Oct 2013||Premier League||White Hart Lane||W 3-0|
|25 Feb 2013||Premier League||Boleyn Ground||L 3-2|
|25 Nov 2012||Premier League||White Hart Lane||L 3-1|
|19 Mar 2011||Premier League||White Hart Lane||D 0-0|
|25 Sep 2010||Premier League||Boleyn Ground||W 1-0|
|28 Dec 2009||Premier League||White Hart Lane||L 2-0|
|23 Aug 2009||Premier League||Boleyn Ground||L 2-1|
|11 Apr 2009||Premier League||White Hart Lane||L 1-0|
|8 Dec 2008||Premier League||Boleyn Ground||L 2-0|
|9 Mar 2008||Premier League||White Hart Lane||L 4-0|
Match in Numbers:
3 – Spurs have won their last three League Cup meetings with West Ham.
20 – The Hammers have scored in 20 of their last 21 League Cup fixtures.
1 – Spurs have won just one of their last six matches in all competitions at White Hart Lane.
22 – This is Tottenham’s 22nd appearance in a League Cup quarter-final.
50 – If he plays, Matt Jarvis will make his 50th first-team appearance for the Hammers.
14 – West Ham’s victory at White Hart Lane in October was their first away at Tottenham for 14 years.
Head-to-Head (all competitions):
|Played||Won||Drawn||Lost||For||Against||GD +/-||Win %|