Portsmouth v Posh (Carabao Cup)

Posh travel to Fratton Park in the second round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night (7.45pm).

Peterborough United make the first of two trips to Fratton Park this week on Tuesday night as Darren Ferguson’s men meet fellow Sky Bet League One side Portsmouth in the second round of the Carabao Cup (7.45pm).

The two sides clash again in league action on Saturday afternoon – the second year in a row Posh face a double header away from home in league and cup following trips to Plymouth Argyle under Grant McCann last term.


Midfielder Jeando Fuchs and goalkeeper Will Blackmore are both out through injury, but Ferguson has confirmed in an interview with Posh+ that he will change his entire XI from the weekend defeat to Derby County, with the substitutes bench set to be made up of young players, some of which could be 16 years old.

That will provide opportunities for the likes of defender Josh Knight and midfielder Ryan De Havilland, while Fynn Talley is set to be between the sticks. Portsmouth have hinted they might make plenty of changes to their line-up too with Kusini Yengi, who has been amongst the goals in the opening month of the campaign in line for a start.


If Pompey do go strong, front man Colby Bishop (picture below) is a physical threat and certainly knows where the goal is. The former Accrington Stanley front man is strong with his back to goal, excellent in the air and comes alive in the six-yard box.

Colby Bishop


“I want to make it clear that I will change the entire XI from the game at the weekend. I think it is a really good opportunity for those players to show what they can do an I am really looking forward to the game. We want to be competitive in every fixture that we play and Tuesday night is absolutely no different. We know that it will be a tough game, we don’t know whether they will change much of their line-up, but whatever team they select will be full of talent,” Darren Ferguson said.


Around 140 tickets have been sold in advance for the fixture. A full list of ticket prices can be found here.


Goalkeeper Will Norris (pictured below) has made an excellent start to life on the south coast after making a permanent move to the club in the summer from Burnley.

There have been a host of players that have featured for both clubs including Nathan Thompson, Ben Thompson and Dan Butler, who all departed for Stevenage in the summer. Some of the others to have played for both include; Guy Whittingham, Toumani Diagouraga, Omar Bogle, Ian Hendon, Luke McGee, Paul Jones, Ryan Tunnicliffe and Peter Price.

Will Norris


Ivan Toney and Mo Eisa (pictured below) were on target in a 2-2 draw back in December 2019 at Fratton Park. You can watch highlights of that fixture here.

Mo Eisa



Because this fixture is in the Carabao Cup, fans are not able to watch the action on Posh+ domestically or overseas. Audio passes are available worldwide though with passes available for £5, or alternatively purchase a monthly pass for £6.50 and get all the behind the scenes content as well as commentary of all of the games in the month.


The match referee is Charles Breakspear.