‘Captain’ Son Heung-min’s Tottenham to face Fulham in League Cup second round on Tuesday
Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min will take the first step toward lifting a League Cup trophy as captain of the English Premier League (EPL) club.
Tottenham will host Fulham in the second round of the 2023-2024 Carabao Cup at Craven Cottage in London, England, on Sept. 30 (3:45 p.m. ET).
Organized by the English Football League (EFL), the Carabao Cup is a competition between teams from England’s top flight, the Premier League (EPL), and the fourth tier.
Liverpool have won the trophy nine times, with Manchester United (Man United) coming out on top last season.
The first round features teams from the second through fourth divisions, with the second round featuring the 12 EPL teams not competing in European competition.
Tottenham was handed a tough schedule in the first round of the Carabao Cup, as they were drawn away from home against fellow EPL team Fulham.
Tottenham will look to advance to the third round of the competition and make it three straight wins in official matches this season.
After drawing 2-2 with Brentford in the opening round of the EPL, Spurs picked up momentum with back-to-back 2-0 wins over Manchester United and Bournemouth in the second and third rounds.
Son Heung-min, who leads Spurs as captain, has been widely praised by local media for his work in the last few games and for his role in setting up the extra goal.
Still without a goal or an assist in the regular season, Son will be looking for his first goal of the season against Fulham.
Hwang Hee-chan’s club, Wolverhampton, hosts third-tier side Blackpool at the same time.
However, Hwang will not be playing in this match.
Hwang started on the left wing against Everton in the second round of the EPL before being substituted at the start of the second half due to a recurrence of a nagging hamstring (back thigh muscle) injury.
Nottingham Forest will face EPL-promoted Burnley at home. It will be interesting to see if Hwang Eui-jo, who has been on the substitutes’ bench in EPL matches, can get a run on the pitch this time around.
Defender Kim Ji-soo’s club, Brentford, 카지노사이트킴 will host fourth-tier side Newport County in the third round.