Next week’s fourth round Carabao Cup match will be away against Spurs following an announcement today that the north London side have been awarded a bye in their third-round tie against Leyton Orient.

The London derby will take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tuesday 29 September, kick-off 7.45pm. It will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

The EFL statement on their third-round decision reads:

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.

The EFL Board has determined that in line with Carabao Cup Rule 5.1, the Club was unable to fulfil its obligations to complete the fixture by virtue of the Council’s order and shall therefore forfeit the tie.