Tottenham Hotspur: Vorm, Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Davies; Townsend, Mason, Stambouli, Eriksen; Adebayor (c), Kane
Subs: Friedel, Kaboul, Rose, Dembele, Lennon, Paulinho, Soldado
Sheffield United: Howard, Flynn, Basham, McEveley, Harris, Campbell-Ryce, Doyle, Reed, Murphy, Scougall, McNulty
Subs: Alcock, Baxter, Higdon, Turner, Kennedy, Adams, K. Wallace
The sides have not met since Sheffield United’s last stint in the Premier League in 2006-07. The Blades won 2-1 at Bramall Lane on 10 February 2007, avenging a 2-0 defeat at White Hart Lane on 22 August.
Spurs have won both previous League Cup encounters, winning 2-0 at Bramall Lane in the fourth round in 1990 and 2-1 at White Hart Lane in the third round in 1970.
Tottenham have won 11 of their last 12 League Cup games against lower division sides – with their only defeat coming in the second leg of a semi-final against Burnley in 2009 which Spurs won on aggregate despite losing on the night.