Report: EFL make decision that could add extra fixture to Spurs calendar

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Carabao League Cup
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The EFL have decided that the semi-final of the Carabao Cup will return to its usual two-legged format for the 2021/22 season, Football.London have revealed.

The semi-finals of the League Cup had always been played over two legs since the competition’s origin in 1960 but it was played as a one-off tie last season due the congested schedule as a result of the pandemic.

Replays in the FA Cup were also shelved last season due to the fixture congestion but that has since been reversed, with the competition returning to its usual format next season.

The EFL have now confirmed that the League Cup will also return to its regular arrangement, with the semi-final set to take place in the weeks beginning January 3 and 10 in 2022, with the first and second legs only a week apart.

Spurs ended up as the runners up in the competition last year, losing 1-0 to Manchester City in the final.

The Lilywhites will be hoping to go one better this time out and get their hands on the trophy which was the last major honour the club won back in 2008.

Spurs Web Opinion

I believe we will continue seeing a record number of injuries this season just like we did last term unless managers rotate their squads sufficiently. The players who were involved in international tournaments over the summer have not had sufficient time to recuperate after what was an extremely challenging campaign.

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