sport news Tottenham players expect Carabao Cup clash with Leyton Orient to be called off

Tottenham players expecting their Carabao Cup clash with Leyton Orient to be called off after a Covid-19 outbreak at the League Two side... with Jose Mourinho's men awarded victory Leyton Orient have suffered a Covid-19 outbreak ahead of the visit of Tottenham The League Two outfit are due to host Premier League Spurs on Tuesday evening Orient may be unable to field a team for the Carabao Cup third-round showdown The likely scenario will result in Tottenham being awarded the victory and a bye

By Sami Mokbel for MailOnline

Published: 18:34 BST, 21 September 2020 | Updated: 19:08 BST, 21 September 2020

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Tottenham and Leyton Orient players believe Tuesday’s Carabao Cup clash will be called off with Jose Mourinho’s men handed the victory.

The game is under huge uncertainty following a Covid outbreak at Orient.

But Sportsmail understands players from both teams are now convinced Spurs will be handed the win and a place in the next round.

Leyton Orient's Breyer Group Stadium has been put in lockdown after a squad Covid outbreak

Leyton Orient's Breyer Group Stadium has been put in lockdown after a squad Covid outbreak

The League Two club are due to take on Tottenham in an EFL Cup third-round game on Tuesday

The League Two club are due to take on Tottenham in an third-round game on Tuesday

Orient said in an official statement on Monday afternoon that they had informed the EFL and Tottenham and were preparing to make an announcement on the status of the game.

Public Health England were deciding on Orient's ability to fulfil the fixture. The club would forfeit the game under EFL rules if they could not do so. 

'Following our game on Saturday 19th September, Covid-19 testing was conducted on all of our first-team playing squad,' the statement read. 

Jose Mourinho's Spurs stars are due to auction their match shirts in honour of Justin Edinburgh

Jose Mourinho's Spurs stars are due to auction their match shirts in honour of Justin Edinburgh

'Today (Monday 21st) we received formal confirmation which shows that a number of our first-team squad have tested positive for Covid-19. 

'Leyton Orient’s priority is the health and well-being of its players and staff. Those who have tested positive will now strictly

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