EFL confirm rule change ahead of Tottenham’s semi-final clash against Brentford

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The EFL have confirmed that teams will be allowed to name nine substitutes on the bench for the Carabao Cup semi-finals and final, while five substitutes can be brought on during each game.

Tottenham face an all-important semi-final clash at home against Brentford tomorrow, which presents a great opportunity for the Lilywhites to book a place in the final at Wembley against Manchester City or Manchester United.

The competition arguably represents Tottenham’s best chance of getting their hands on silverware this season and breaking their 13-year trophy drought.

Jose Mourinho has even admitted that the game is his biggest match since taking over at Spurs.

The Portuguese coach will now be able to name nine players on the bench for tomorrow’s clash and make a maximum of five substitutions. However, all five changes will have to be made within three windows.

The semifinal will be a one-legged affair, with extra time and penalties coming into the equation if scores are level after 90 minutes.

Teams will be permitted to make an additional substitution if the game goes into extra time.

Spurs Web Opinion

Being allowed nine substitutes on the bench and five changes certainly works to our advantage as Jose could potentially rest a few players knowing full well that he can bring them on if Spurs are in a difficult situation in the game. However, I fully expect the Tottenham boss to start with a full-strength team for tomorrow’s clash.

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