Spurs under 18’s versus AFC Bournemouth: (match preview)
Scott Parker’s under 18 side will be making the trip down to the south coast on Wednesday for their FA youth cup fourth round tie with AFC Bournemouth at the Vitality stadium. Parker will be hoping that his side can pull off a similar performance to the one that saw them beat Preston 5-0 in round three, with a game against either Chelsea or West Brom the reward in the fifth round. Like the Preston tie, there’s a massive gulf in class between the two side in regards to the training and facilities, and the obvious gulf in quality. And whilst Parker’s side tore apart Steven Gerrard’s Liverpool 4-0 in their last competitive game, there can’t be any underestimating their opposition for this one. This will be the biggest game of the young Bournemouth players careers so far, and there’ll give it their all. Due to the way the leagues work, I’ve never actually seen Bournemouth play so I don’t quite know what to expect from them. I’m really looking forward to this tie and I’m sure the players will also, I’ll be making the trip down to Bournemouth tomorrow (blocking out the fact that we could get Chelsea in round 5) to report on the game. I’m hoping for another great performance from our lads. COYS
My predicted lineup: De Bie(c), Hinds, Eyoma, Lyons-Foster, Reynolds, Skipp, P.Maghoma, Richards, A.Shashoua, Bennett, Griffiths.
Subs from: J.Oluwayemi, Bowden, Tainio, P.Patterson, Markanday.
Doubtful: Moroyin Omolabi (injury), Charlie Freeman (injury), Elliot Thorpe (unknown).
My score prediction: Spurs 5-1.
One to watch: Forward Jaidon Anthony, the one time Arsenal youth player scored in the cherries 3-0 win over Hull in the third round.