Vital Preview - League Cup - 19th-20th September 2017
The 2017-18 League Cup season continues with the third round games this midweek, which will see us among those having one in this schedule with a place in the fourth the aim.
Tuesday 22nd August - Second Round
Crystal Palace 2-1 Ipswich Town 19:30
Accrington Stanley 1-3 West Bromwich Albion 19:45
Aston Villa 4-1 Wigan Athletic 19:45
Birmingham City 1-2 Bournemouth 19:45
Brighton and Hove Albion 1-0 Barnet 19:45
Cardiff City 1-2 Burton Albion 19:45
Carlisle United 1-2 Sunderland 19:45
Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Hull City 19:45
Fulham 0-1 Bristol Rovers 19:45
Leeds United 5-1 Newport County AFC 19:45
Middlesbrough 3-0 Scunthorpe United 19:45
Milton Keynes Dons 1-4 Swansea City 19:45
Norwich City 4-1 Charlton Athletic 19:45
Queens Park Rangers 1-4 Brentford 19:45
Sheffield United 1-4 Leicester City 19:45
Watford 2-3 Bristol City 19:45
Bolton Wanderers 3-2 Sheffield Wednesday 20:00
Reading 3-1 Millwall AET 20:00
Wednesday 23rd August
Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Burnley 19:45
Cheltenham Town 0-2 West Ham United 19:45
Huddersfield Town 2-1 Rotherham United 19:45
Newcastle United 2-3 Nottingham Forest AET 19:45
Southampton 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 19:45
Stoke City 4-0 Rochdale 20:00
Tuesday 12th September - Second Round
Barnsley 3-2 Derby County 19:45
What will happen in this one though? Cast your vote so we know if you think it'll be all smiles or disappointment when this tie is done.
The remaining Premier League sides, those involved in European football, enter into the competition at this stage, including Tottenham, who are the only one of the aforementioned ones to play on Tuesday - Spurs host Barnsley at Wembley.
All-Premier League ties will see Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and Leicester play host to Brighton - which had been the Premier League game just last Friday - Huddersfield and Liverpool, respectively.
Other Premier League sides bidding to avoid upsets against Championship clubs are Stoke, Burnley, West Ham and Swansea, when they face the challenges of Bristol City, Leeds, Bolton and Reading - second tier teams going head-to-head are Aston Villa and Middlesbrough along with Brentford against Norwich.
Wednesday, will see all but Manchester City, from Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton and Manchester United having home advantage in the remaining ties - facing West Brom, League One side Doncaster, Nottingham Forest, Sunderland and Burton, respectively.
This could potentially be the night for upsets? Well, if we can call it that considering the starting XI's that could be selected.
Tuesday 19th September - Third round
Aston Villa v Middlesbrough 19:45
Bournemouth v Brighton and Hove Albion 19:45
Brentford v Norwich City 19:45
Bristol City v Stoke City 19:45
Burnley v Leeds United 19:45
Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town 19:45
Leicester City v Liverpool 19:45
Tottenham Hotspur v Barnsley 19:45
West Ham United v Bolton Wanderers 19:45
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bristol Rovers 19:45
Reading v Swansea City 20:00
Wednesday 20th September - Third round
Arsenal v Doncaster Rovers 19:45
Chelsea v Nottingham Forest 19:45
Everton v Sunderland 19:45
Manchester United v Burton Albion 20:00
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City 20:00
It goes without saying the expectation; most definitely the hope at least, will be for a positive result to bring at least one more tie. But will this happen? We'll find out soon enough.
Ahead of the game we're looking for your views on what way you think it will go, which requires you to vote in the latest poll in one of the options you have been given.
However, don't just look also have a say. We don't just want your vote, which you can do to the right; we also want some thoughts and views ahead of the game as well so share these below.