Jose Mourinho's Tottenham to battle Chelsea in EFL Cup 4th round fixture

Jose Mourinho's Tottenham to battle Chelsea in EFL Cup 4th round fixture

- Jose Mourinho will battle Chelsea in the EFL Cup fourth round

- Spurs have been paired against the Blues after been handed a bye by the organisers

- The North Londoners reach the next round of the competition after Leyton Orient pulled out of their third-round fixture earlier this week

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Tottenham Hotspur have been paired against Chelsea in the next round of the EFL Cup scheduled for September 29.

Spurs were handed a bye by the organisers after their third-round clash against Leyton Orient cancelled owing to the outbreak of coronavirus in the camp of the League Two side.

Jose Mourinho will now face his former club next week for a chance to progress to the quarterfinals as reported by Goal.com.

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The lower league side was scheduled to face-off with the North Londoners at The Breyer Group Stadium, but it was called off after a ruling by Waltham Forest Council that a number of Orient players had contracted the virus.

Jose Mourinho's Tottenham to battle Chelsea in EFL Cup 4th round fixture
Jose Mourinho after Tottenham defeated Southampton 5-2 over the weekend. Credit - Getty Images
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They were also accused of failing to meet the requirement for the fixture according to the council's order and therefore, crashing out of the competition at an early stage. The EFL board statement reads:

"A club which is unable to fulfil its obligation to complete a competition match in round one to (and including) round four due to either that club’s player(s) having returned a positive CAT result and self-isolating in accordance with the action plan set out in the Return to Play/Return to Training Protocols resulting in the club not having a sufficient number of players to fulfil the fixture; or any requirements or directions of the UK Government and/or by any public authority, shall forfeit the fixture, pay the opposing Club’s expenses in accordance with rule 5.8 and the opposing team shall receive a bye into the next round of the competition."

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The North Londoners were said to have paid for Leyton Orient's coronavirus testing after the O's drew 2-2 against Mansfield in League Two action on Saturday.

Ross Embleton's side announced that most of their stars tested positive for COVID-19, and the game was later cancelled.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho has shunned Real Madrid legends, Ronaldo de Lima and Cristiano Ronaldo while naming his three-man shortlist for the Greatest of all Time.

The Portuguese manager and the 35-year-old worked together for a few years during their reign at Real Madrid - winning three major titles.

Though the two-time World Cup winner had made his mark way before the 57-year-old arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu, yet, he did not make the coach's top three of all time.

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