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Tottenham’s Carabao Cup game against Leyton Orient was called off due to positive coronavirus tests at the League Two club.
Orient were set to host Tottenham on Tuesday night, but were forced to call off the game and close their Breyer Group Stadium and training ground until further notice.
Spurs have now been awarded a bye in their third-round tie.
The EFL statement on their third-round decision reads:
“In accordance with Carabao Cup Rules, Tottenham Hotspur have been awarded with a bye to progress to Round Four of the Carabao Cup and will now play Chelsea on Tuesday 29 September.
“The Round Three tie scheduled for Tuesday 22 September between Leyton Orient and Tottenham Hotspur could not take place following the issue by Waltham Forest Borough Council of an order preventing the match being played as planned. This followed a number of Leyton Orient players testing positive for COVID-19.
“The EFL Board has determined that in line with Carabao Cup Rule 5.1, the Club was unable to fulfil its obligations to complete the fixture by virtue of the Council’s order and shall therefore forfeit the tie.”