Gareth Bale's second Spurs debut is on hold due to a knee issue, but Jose Mourinho thinks he will return earlier than expected.
Tottenham could play Chelsea in the last 16 of the EFL Cup, with Liverpool likely to host Leicester City or Arsenal.
The second and third round draws for the EFL Cup were made on Sunday with Arsenal handed a tough away fixture.
When he reflects on his Aston Villa tenure, one match against Manchester United still infuriates Martin O'Neill.
Player workloads do need to be looked at but the EFL Cup should be revamped rather than scrapped, according to David Moyes.
Football would benefit if league cups - such as the EFL Cup - disappeared from the schedule, according to UEFA's Aleksander Ceferin.
Pep Guardiola waxed lyrical over Phil Foden and provided a Leroy Sane update ahead of Manchester City's FA Cup trip to Sheffield Wednesday.
England are not short of creative midfielders, but Phil Foden hopes he can force his way into Gareth Southgate's thinking for Euro 2020.
Clamour for Phil Foden to enjoy a more prominent role at Manchester City will understandably increase after his man-of-the-match display.
Manchester City had Claudio Bravo to thank as they hung on to claim a third consecutive EFL Cup with a final win against Aston Villa.