Tottenham are leading Brentford in the Carabao Cup semi-final as both look to book a place at Wembley.

Spurs edged past Stoke in the last round while Championship side Brentford beat Newcastle to reach the final four.

Thomas Frank’s Brentford take on Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semi-finals tonight

Thomas Frank’s Brentford take on Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semi-finals tonight

The winner in north London plays either Manchester United or Manchester City in the final.

Jose Mourinho is eager to end Tottenham’s trophy drought but they face a tough test against the Bees to keep their cup hopes alive.

Thomas Frank’s side are going well in the Championship and have beat four top-flight sides in the cup already.

Tottenham v Brentford: How to listen

This match will get under way at 7:45pm on Tuesday, January 5.

Full coverage from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will be live on talkSPORT, with our coverage starting at 7pm.

Mark Saggers will be your host and commentary will from from Jim Proudfoot and Andy Townsend.

To tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

Here are the other ways to listen…

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Tottenham v Brentford: Team news

Tottenham: Lloris, Aurier, Sanchez, Dier, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Sissoko, Ndombele, Lucas, Son, Kane

Subs: Hart, Alderweireled, Davies, Tanganga, Winks, White, Alli, Bergwijn, Vinicius

Brentford: Raya, Dalsgaard, Pinnock, Sorensen, Henry, Janelt, DaSilva, Jensen, Canos, Mbuemo, Toney

Subs: Daniels, Emiliano, Forss, Ghoddos, Fosu, Roerslev, Stevens, Gilbert, Haygarth

Tottenham v Brentford: What has been said?

Jose Mourinho believes tonight’s semi-final tie is the biggest game since he arrived at Tottenham.

He said: “Yes, I think so. In the perspective of the club chasing silverware for many years, I would say so.

“Of course we always have important matches, last season we had a match at Palace that would give us participation in this season’s Europa League or not.

“The match against Leeds was very important as we went a few games without a victory in the Premier League but I would say a semi-final is always a very important match. The only one more important is a final.”

Mourinho added: “For me every competition is important. I won the Carling Cup in my first season after a few months in England in 2004-05, so for me every competition is different and it doesn’t matter the club where you are or the ambitions you have.

“Every competition is important. That is my way of looking at things, especially at a club without silverware for more than one decade.

“After more than one decade, every competition becomes more important and if we win two matches we win a trophy.

“Two difficult matches, of course, but if we win we get a trophy which I think would be a very good thing for the club and for the players.”

Jose Mourinho is eager to win the Carabao Cup with Tottenham


Jose Mourinho is eager to win the Carabao Cup with Tottenham

Tottenham v Brentford: Match stats and facts

  • This is the fourth time Spurs and Brentford will meet in the League Cup, with all previous three meetings coming across two legs in the second round in 1992-93, 1998-99 and 2000-01, with Spurs going through each time.
  • In all competitions, Brentford have never won an away match against Spurs in seven attempts (D2 L5). Their last win over Spurs was in March 1948 in a league match at Griffin Park.
  • Spurs are participating in their 16th League Cup semi-final, progressing from eight of their previous 15 attempts, most recently in 2014/15. They have always progressed when facing a non-top-flight side (1970-71 vs Bristol City, 2008-09 vs Burnley, 2014-15 vs Sheffield United).
  • Brentford are featuring in their first ever League Cup semi-final, becoming the 59th team to reach this stage. The last time a team reached this stage for the first time and progressed to the final was in 2012-13 (Bradford City and Swansea City).
  • Brentford are looking to register three consecutive wins in the League Cup for the first time in their history.
  • Brentford have already eliminated four Premier League teams in this season’s League Cup, only the second non-Premier League side to do so in a season, after Bristol City in 2017-18 who were eventually beaten in the semi-final by Man City.
  • Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has won 15 of his 17 home League/FA Cup matches as manager against non-Premier League sides (D1 L1) – his only failures have been against Bradford City in January 2015 with Chelsea in the FA Cup (2-4 loss) and Derby County in September 2018 in the League Cup (2-2, lost on pens).
  • Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is looking to become the third manager to reach the League Cup final with three different clubs, after Ron Atkinson (Man Utd, Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa) and Ron Saunders (Norwich, Man City, Aston Villa).


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