A demoralising defeat at Liverpool was followed up by a lacklustre loss at home to Leicester to see them drop from top spot to sixth in the Premier League table.
But this is Mourinho and the League Cup, a competition he has won four times and is his first crack at it with Spurs. He will be gunning to win this and could not have asked for a kinder draw.
Date, kick0off time and venue
Stoke City vs Tottenham is scheduled for an 5.30pm GMT kick-off on Wednesday, December 23, 2020.
The match will be held behind closed doors at bet365 Stadium.
How to watch Stoke vs Tottenham
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.
Stoke vs Tottenham team news
Gareth Bale struggled to make an impact coming off the bench against Leicester but will be given another chance in the EFL Cup.
Dele Alli didn’t feature at all against Leicester City despite the increased matchday squad size, another shutout this close to January would be very telling.
Erik Lamela is fit again, over two and a half months since his last outing, and should have a place in the squad.
Stoke vs Tottenham prediction: Spurs to win 2-0
Jose Mourinho will know a win, and subsequent semi-final spot, will start to consign a tough week to the history books. Spurs have enough about them to beat the Potters.
Stoke vs Tottenham head to head (h2h) history and results
- Tottenham wins: 48
- Draws: 20
- Stoke wins: 26
- Last meeting: Stoke 1-2 Tottenham (Premier League, April 2018)
Stoke vs Tottenham odds and betting tips (subject to change)
- Stoke: 11/2
- Tottenham: 1/2
- Under 2.5 goals: 31/20
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