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Tottenham have been awarded a Carabao Cup bye after their game with Leyton Orient was called off after an outbreak of Covid-19 at the League Two club.
EFL statement here:
In accordance with Carabao Cup Rules, Tottenham Hotspur have been awarded with a bye to progress to Round Four of the Carabao Cup and will now play Chelsea on Tuesday 29 September.
The Round Three tie scheduled for Tuesday 22 September between Leyton Orient and Tottenham Hotspur could not take place following the issue by Waltham Forest Borough Council of an order preventing the match being played as planned. This followed a number of Leyton Orient players testing positive for COVID-19.
Roy Hodgson says left-back Tyrick Mitchell can follow in the footsteps of fellow Crystal Palace academy graduate Aaron Wan-Bissaka, speaking ahead of the match with Everton.
Tyrick got his chance last season when Patrick [van Aanholt] dislocated his shoulder and he has taken that chance well and really continued it since the start of the new season. I hope he will continue to improve and I hope people won’t start to put exceptional pressure on him because he’s still a very young man and he’s still in the absolute nursery in terms of his career. Aaron looked very much like Tyrick when he came in and took the game by storm, and he made the position his own very quickly. I wouldn’t disagree that in terms of being thrown in with no-one knowing much about him, I think there’s a direct parallel between the two players.