Tottenham have been given a bye into the carabao cup fourth round after their tie against Leyton Orient was called off. Some orients players tested positive to coronavirus. The English Football league made the decision that the league two clubs must forfeit the tie. After the team was unable to play the fixture in accordance with the competition rule.
Leyton Orient league game has been postponed due to the same situation. Tottenham will now face their premier league rivals in the last sixteen on Tuesday. Jose Mourinho’s side will play against Newcastle on Sunday. And will also face Maccabi Haifa in their Europa League qualifier on Thursday.
Orients had hopes of rearranging their tie against Tottenham after it was called off on Tuesday before the kickoff. League cup organizers decided that it was not able to fulfill its obligations to complete the fixture and shall therefore forfeit the tie.
In accordance with the carabao cup rules. Tottenham has been awarded a bye and will now play against Chelsea on the next round. A message from the EFL state.
A statement released by the EFL after Leyton Orient disqualification
The round three tie that was scheduled for Tuesday, 22 September between Leyton Orient and Tottenham Hotspur could no take place following the issue by Waltham forest Borough Council of an order preventing the being played as planned.
“The EFL Board has determined that in line with Carabao Cup Rule 5.1, the club was unable to fulfill its obligations to complete the fixture by virtue of the council’s order and shall therefore forfeit the tie.”
The head coach of orient said, We are devastated that this happened. But this club is used to setbacks. Its really important that players, staff, and supporters stay together during tough times.
Tottenham had in mind to donate their match to the foundation set up in memory of their former player Justin Edinburgh. A manager att orient when he died at the age of 49 after suffering cardiac arrest in June. Tottenham released a statement. It said, “Everyone at Tottenham Hotspur sends their best wishes to Leyton Orient. For the health and wellbeing of their players and staff, their families and all those affected at this time,”