Easy home win vs. Leeds at weekend. Desire to reach League Cup final huge and expected to use strong squad. Lo Celso and Bale sidelined. Doherty suspended.
Tottenham scored 2 early goals when hosting Leeds on Saturday and this enough to see them cruise to 3:0 victory in the end. Once again the lethal attacking duo Kane-Son worked its magic with both of them registering goal and assist.
League Cup run so far – walked through first game without playing with automatic win, then lucky to save draw and then edge penalty shootout vs. Chelsea and in quarterfinals easy 3:1 away success vs. Stoke.
Coach Mourinho expected to rotate, but only to make squad stronger as he wants to reach Cup final. Sissoko should start after being rested at weekend, with main full-backs Aurier and Reguilon also fresh and raring to go.
Lo Celso and Bale are sidelined, while Doherty sent off at weekend and set to serve ban.
Manager sees this as his biggest game as Tottenham manager thus far: "I think it is my biggest game since coming to Spurs. In the perspective of the club chasing silverware for many years I would say so. The only thing more important than semi-finals is finals."