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West Ham or Spurs could now be just two games from a Wembley final amid EFL talks to scrap semi-final match
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West Ham or Spurs could now be just two games from a Wembley final amid EFL talks to scrap semi-final match

West Ham or Spurs could now be just two games from a Wembley final amid EFL talks to scrap one semi-final match.

West Ham are due to play bitter rivals Tottenham in the EFL Carabao Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday night.

Last week David Moyes said his West Ham squad had – as yet – been unaffected by covid cases.

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And given Spurs played out a 2-2 draw with Liverpool on Sunday, the West Ham cup clash seems set to go ahead.

Hammers News has been told today that West Ham are preparing for the Spurs clash as normal.

Earlier on Monday a report revealed the EFL anticipate the Carabao Cup quarter-finals – including the Spurs v West Ham match – will go ahead as planned.

Positive Covid tests have seen the football schedule in the Premier League and beyond obliterated this week.

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Premier League clubs held discussions on Monday afternoon about a blanket fixture postponement for one game week after Christmas.

And it has been decided games will continue as scheduled as long as clubs have 13 players available.

The EFL have also been holding discussions ahead of the Carabao Cup quarters with a mouthwatering London derby between Tottenham and West Ham on the horizon.

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Now it seems West Ham or Spurs could be just two games from a Wembley final.

That’s as the EFL are reportedly discussing scrapping the two-legged format of the semi-finals.

Making the semi-finals a one-off match means whoever is victorious between Tottenham and West Ham could be just one 90-minute game from the final.

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West Ham or Spurs could now be just two games from a Wembley final amid EFL talks to scrap semi-final match

“No vote took place and so two rounds of fixtures are in place across five days from 26 December,” BBC Sport reports.

“It had been expected that gameweek 20, starting on 28 December, would be postponed in order to ease the pressure on Premier League squads.

“Instead, clubs have been advised if they have 13 fit players, plus a goalkeeper, they should fulfil their games.

“There are however talks between clubs and authorities to scrap FA Cup replays in rounds three and four, and to reduce EFL Cup semi-final ties to one-leg matches.”

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