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Carabao Cup

EFL Statement: Carabao Cup and Tottenham Hotspur

20 August 2018

In the event that Tottenham Hotspur are drawn at home in Round Three of the Carabao Cup, the club can apply for special dispensation from the EFL Board to play their fixture away from home as a result of the delays in moving to their new stadium.

If the circumstances dictate a reversal is required, then the EFL Board can also determine a level of compensation to be paid by Tottenham Hotspur to the opposing club.

The compensation precedent was set in August 2016 when, prior to the draw, Liverpool were given permission to play their EFL Cup Round Two tie under the same terms due to redevelopment work taking place on the club’s Main Stand. On that occasion the draw determined it was not necessary.

An EFL spokesman said: “If required, the rules of the Carabao Cup provide for the Board of the EFL to consider requests to reverse fixtures or for matches to be played at a neutral venue. Any decision to grant dispensation takes into account all relevant circumstances facing a club at the time the fixture is scheduled to take place.”

The Carabao Cup Round Three draw will take place live on Sky Sports’ EFL Matters on Thursday 30 August, between 7pm and 7.30pm.
The seven Premier League clubs competing in UEFA competitions will enter the competition at Round Three, including holders Manchester City.

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