The FA have made a decision about replays which could have an impact on Spurs.
All the dates for FA & League Cup matches below
Yes, the FA decision that could affect Spurs and Chelsea and even for this season.
Because of COVID the FA replays were cancelled (even though temporarily) throughout the football season, but now will be reinstated.
The Football Association has decided to restore replays up to and including the fourth round of the competition.
The Carabao Cup semifinals is also to be contested over its traditional two-legged format, which will hopefully bring back normality to football.
The decision to reinstate replays could affect us and Chelsea the most this season as we also try to navigate our European commitments in both the Europa Conference League and Champions League, respectively.
The Emirates FA Cup
Extra Preliminary Round Saturday 7 August 2021
Preliminary Round Saturday 21 August 2021
First Round Qualifying Saturday 4 September 2021
Second Round Qualifying Saturday 18 September 2021
Third Round Qualifying Saturday 2 October 2021
Fourth Round Qualifying Saturday 16 October 2021
First Round Proper Saturday 6 November 2021
Second Round Proper Saturday 4 December 2021
Third Round Proper Saturday 8 January 2022
Fourth Round Proper Saturday 5 February 2022
Fifth Round Proper Wednesday 2 March 2022
Quarterfinal Saturday 19 March 2022
Semifinal Saturday 16 April 2022
Final Saturday 14 May 2022
2021-22 League Cup Schedule
First Round: August 10-11, 2021
All 48 clubs from EFL League, Two and League One, are joined by 22 clubs from EFL Championship for 35 games. The two clubs who finished 18th and 19th in the Premier League last season, West Bromwich Albion and Fulham, sit this one out.
Second Round: August 24-25, 2021
The 35 winners from the First Round are joined by the last two clubs from the Championship and the 13 Premier League clubs not involved in European competition. That’s 50 clubs and 25 games.
Third Round: September 21-22, 2021
All 25 winners advance from Second Round plus the seven Premier League clubs who are also playing in Europe: Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Leicester City, West Ham, and Tottenham.
Fourth Round (of 16): October 26-27, 2021
16 winners advance from the Third Round.
Quarterfinals: December 21-22, 2021.
8 winners advance from the Fourth Round.
Semifinals: January 4-5 and 11-12, 2022.
Winners from the quarterfinals play two legs, one at each ground.
2022 League Cup Final
The Final of the 2021-22 EFL Cup will be played February 27, 2022 at Wembley Stadium.
All the best, Glenn
My name is Glenn Renshaw.
I am currently a Premium Season Ticket holder (West Stand) in the new stadium. Before that – at White Hart Lane – a season ticket holder in various parts of the ground (mainly in the North stand).
Before becoming a season ticket holder, I stood on the shelf and various other parts of the ground since the 1960s (the season of the double). In 1987 I became one of the first to hold a Spurs Membership card. I was also a life long member of the Spurs supporters club (now defunct).
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