3 matches to look forward in the League Cup this week

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Though its existence divides opinion, the League cup is something teams have to deal with. Except for Liverpool, all top teams made it to the round of 16. The fourth round of the League Cup (called Carabao cup for Sponsorship reasons) will see some interesting battles.  Three all Premier League ties catch the eye.

League Cup Fixtures

Tottenham vs West Ham 

The most attractive tie of this week’s League cup action comes in form of a London Derby. The Wembley stadium will see Spurs take on West Ham. While the fixture has seen much more heated occasions than the 4th round of the cup, it still is a very important match. Firstly for West Ham who had a terrible start to the season, this could be a great occasion to regain confidence and turn their season around. Also, it could be a vital game for under-pressure manager Slaven Bilic to convince his board, that he is still the right man for the job. While, Tottenham clearly has bigger priorities this season. It is still a game Pochettino should take seriously. This could just the competition that could break the club’s trophy drought and be a catalyst for bringing further glory.

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Result of Premier League Encounter this season

West Ham 2-3 Tottenham.

Chelsea vs Everton 

Two highly talented teams who have enjoyed less than ideal starts to the season will face off at Stamford Bridge. While Chelsea has a massive injury crisis to deal with, Everton will be manager-less for the game as Ronald Koeman was sacked after the weekend’s defeat to Arsenal. Chelsea being forced to play a second string side and the usual syndrome of a team performing better after the exit of their manager could make this a very evenly contested and entertaining game. It promises to be an occasion to savour as two very talented teams go head to head in a cup tie. This could well the match that produces the League cup’s upset of the week.

Result of Premier League Encounter this season

Chelsea 2-0 Everton

League Cup
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Swansea vs Manchester United

The Liberty Stadium is set for a great evening as Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United are set for a visit. It is an encounter which promises to be turn into a special night. Swansea are a team who have had a tough start to the season would look to capitalize on the Defending Champion’s lack of interest in the competition. While Mourinho is a 4 time winner of the League Cup, the pressure to bring back the big trophies to Old Trafford could result in him not putting his best team on the field. A surprise victory on Tuesday could see Swansea on path to repeat their remarkable achievement in 2013.

League Cup
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Result of Premier League Encounter this season

Swansea 0-4 Manchester United.

Other matches involving Premier League teams. 

Manchester City vs Wolves- Despite being in different divisions, both sides are table toppers. The Etihad Stadium could see a very lively encounter as two teams who have been scoring goals for fun this season face each other

Arsenal vs Norwich City- The Emirates Stadium hosts the League Cup tie which Gunners hope will be a straightforward occasion.

Bournemouth vs Middlesbrough

Leicester vs Leeds United

Bristol City vs Crystal Palace

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