Opinion: Will Spurs take the League Cup seriously – Who will start vs Colchester

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It is time for the League (Carabao) Cup campaign to start and while it is a low priority competition for Spurs, it is the last trophy that we won. Spurs have been fortunate to get a match against Colchester, ranked 10th in League 2.

Despite it only taking as little as five games to win the competition, it is unlikely that Pochettino will focus on it unless we get to the quarter-final stage.

This is the perfect match to rotate and give returning players some much needed minutes. The next week is an important week for Spurs with a match against Southampton and Bayern Munich coming up so it would make sense to give the whole first team a game off.

Furthermore, due to the lacklustre start to the season both domestically and in Europe, any fringe players should feel that a great performance in the league cup could give them the chance to get some minutes in the Premier League.

Who should start?

Gazzaniga should start in goal as Lloris will want to spend some time at home with his new baby.

Defence: KWP, Tanganga, Sanchez and Davies.

This is a back 4, where most players are coming back from injury but surely will not be massively tested through the game. Tanganga should be given a chance to show what we can do as well.

Holding Midfield: Wanyama and Dier.

A game where Wanyama can try and find some form and Dier should be able to find good passes against a League 2 side.

Attacking midfield: Alli, Ndombele and Skipp.

Both Alli and Ndombele were less than impressive against Olympiacos so this is the perfect confidence-boosting game where either could grab a goal or an assist. Skipp should also be able to provide a link to the striker.

Striker: Parrott. This is the perfect game for Parrott to showcase his talent! There is little pressure on him so would be great to see if he can work his way onto the bench for the first team.

Despite there being no natural wide players in this team, it should be provided by Davies and KWP getting forward in attacks.

Subs: Should be anyone that has been impressing for the Under 23 team but would hopefully have Sessegnon and Foyth if they are able to return from injury.

However, Spurs should not even entertain the idea of taking Kane, Son etc. and let them focus solely on the difficult two matches ahead!

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