Tottenham awarded a bye to face Chelsea in Carabao Cup after Orient clash was axed due to coronavirus outbreak

TOTTENHAM have been awarded their tie with Leyton Orient, the EFL have confirmed.

The League Cup third round clashed had initially been scheduled to take place on Tuesday.

But the decision was made late on to postpone the match after a "number of" Leyton Orient players and staff tested positive for Covid-19.

The O's hoped that the tie would be postponed rather than cancelled, in order to still gain the £100,000 windfall from a televised match at this stage of the competition.

In accordance with competition rules, however, and amid a packed schedule – Spurs will now progress without having to take to the field.

The Lilywhites will now host Chelsea next week in round four, with Jose Mourinho looking to get his first win over former star player Frank Lampard as a manager.

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