The Carabao Cup steals some midweek attention away from what is turning into a thrilling Premier League campaign.
The knockout Cup is often overlooked by the “bigger teams” as they look to rest players for league and continental action while struggling Premier League teams look to manage their starting lineups, to give players a breather but also to avoid embarrassing exits at the hands of so-called minnows.
What that in mind, we’ve selected four matches for a quartet that could land you a big goal.
Fulham vs Leeds United – Tuesday
A tale of two teams. The home side are second on the log albeit in the Championship but Leeds are winless in the league after five games. There’s no ways you will see a full strength Leeds take to the park. Here comes a nice upset.
Manchester United vs West Ham – Wednesday
United boast a strong squad with plenty of attacking depth. They earned a dramatic win over the Hammers but now is a chance for their bench to start and give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer some selection headaches. The visitors are three games without a win.
Watford will be wary of an upset when Stoke arrive. The Potters though have not won in two outings and have slipped to fifth in the Championship. Watford, sitting in 11th, will be using the Cup to build momentum for the weekend’s home tie against Newcastle.
The Blues are flying at the moment and following the thrashing of Tottenham Hotspur on the weekend, they will no doubt field a shuffled lineup. The problem for Villa? Thomas Tuchel has a number of stars needing gametime and to impress, so don’t expect much slowing down.