TOTTENHAM'S Carabao Cup tie at Leyton Orient has been called off, SunSport understands.
18 players or staff at Leyton Orient have recorded positive coronavirus tests.
What time does Leyton Orient vs Tottenham kick off?
- Leyton Orient were set to host Spurs on Tuesday, September 22.
- The match was set to kick off at 6pm.
- It will be played at Brisbane Road, otherwise known as The Breyer Group Stadium.
Will Tottenham get a bye after the Leyton Orient game was called off?
If the third-round tie is cancelled, Spurs will receive a bye to the next round and Orient will miss out on a £100,000 windfall with the game due to be televised on Sky Sports.
With the O’s first team in self-isolation, they even suggested fielding their youth outfit against Jose Mourinho’s side because the kids have not been in contact with the first team.
It is believed Spurs are not happy with that prospect amid fears of the risk of infection just days ahead of a Europa League tie.
The final decision is with Public Health England.
Leyton Orient chairman Nigel Travis today said he still expects to see the game go ahead.
He told talkSPORT: "The game is a postponement, not a cancellation."
He added: "We have talked to the EFL and we are assuming this is a postponement
“We’re going to lose £2.5million this year, also anything that can help us reduce that loss is clearly important. We are struggling so games like this have to take place.
“We have a great relationship with Spurs, we’ve looked at their fixtures and this game can be played. There has to be a will, because this game is worth £150,000 profit to us, so we have to play this game.
“I recognise the guidelines and we have spoken to the league about extenuating circumstances. I can assure you, we will not be the first club facing this this year. Even Man City had a player test positive recently."
What TV channel is Leyton Orient vs Spurs on and can I live stream it?
- Should it be played, Leyton Orient vs Tottenham will be live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football.
- Coverage on both channels starts at 5.30pm.
- To stream the game live, head to your Sky Go account.
- Non-Sky Sports subscribers can still watch all the action with a Now TV Day Pass.
Jose Mourinho has confirmed Dele Alli – who was left out from the 5-2 win at Southampton and is rumoured to have had a bust-up with his manager – will appear.
Gareth Bale has not yet recovered from his knee problems but Spurs fans can expect to see Joe Hart make his debut.
Ruel Sotiriou returned from a knock to score the equaliser for the O's as they rallied to draw 2-2 against Mansfield on the weekend.
Leyton Orient 13/2
*Latest odds from Ladbrokes correct as of Monday, September 21
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