Tottenham is coming to this EFL Cup semi-finals after they routinely defeated Leeds last time out at home, outplaying them with a 3:0 result.
The hosts had the ball possession disadvantage but performed quite well via counters successfully taking the double lead from the penalty executed by Kane in the 29th and over Son Heung-Min later on during the first part.
A similar play was seen in the continuation, as the home side added one more to the scoreline in the 50th over Alderweireld while being able to keep their sheet clean for the rest of the clash.
Tottenham needed this victory to boost their morale, as they were on a four matches winless streak in the Premier League, currently occupying 4th place in the overall standings.
Central-back Tanganga (4/0) is out injured, as well as offensive midfielder Lo Celso (17/3), and offensive Bale (11/3). Offensive Lamela (10/1) won’t be part of the team this time either, with defender Doherty (8/0) being suspended now.
Brentford can be satisfied with their appearances in the Championship, as they are visibly in a good shape, suffering their last defeat back late in October.
Currently, they are having three consecutive victories behind them, last time against Bournemouth at home with a 2:1 result. They conceded first in the 25th minute but responded in the best possible manner, as they leveled up over Dalsgaard only twelve minutes later.
The hosts looked sharper with the ball when the match moved to the second part and managed to completely turn the result to their favor in the 79th over Fosu, proving that they are capable to compete for the play-off spots in the Championship.
Currently, Brentford is at 4th spot on the table, being only two points in deficit compared to second-placed Swansea and direct promotion to the Premier League.
Defensive midfielder Norgaard (8/2) is injured, as well as midfielder Baptiste (4/1) and right-back Rasmussen (no performance so far).
The quality gap remains a fact here
Even though the visitors are looking quite good in the Championship, in my opinion, they don’t have the quality to match Tottenham completely. The quality of the leagues simply isn’t comparable, a fact that puts the hosts in a dominant position here. With the right approach, I see no problems for the Spurs to record a victory here easier than what the odds suggest, since it still represents a chase for a trophy for a club during the season – something that Mourinho should be able to motivate just fine.