The 2023/24 Carabao Cup resumes Tuesday evening for the third round as teams in Europe join those who won their second-round matches back in August.
Current Champions Manchester United bounced back to winning ways over the weekend against Burnley and will be hoping to get another win when they face a tough Crystal Palace side.
United remain favourites despite being subject to criticism since the beginning of the 2023/24 campaign, recording only two wins in seven games across all competitions.
Wolves’ travel to Ipswich town with little or nothing to offer after a difficult start to their season losing four games, drawing once and only a single win to their name.
Ipswich who have made a lightning start to their Championship season where they sit second on the log, will be looking to continue with the same momentum and qualify for the next round.
Wednesday’s fixture list has four time champions Manchester City travel to a tough Newcastle side who destroyed Sheffield United 8-0 in preparation for the Carabao test.
The Magpies reached the final of the competition last season and may fancy their chances more if Guardiola rotates his squad, but that won’t stop City from being favourites to reach the next round.
A struggling Chelsea side host Brighton at Stamford Bridge in what will be another tricky test for Coach Pochettino and Chelsea who lost 1-0 at home to Villa over the weekend.
High-flying Brighton are favourites to progress having not lost to the Blues in their last five meetings.
Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool have had a series of good performances since the beginning of the season and are hoping to maintain the same momentum when they play Leicester at Anfield.
Arsenal couldn’t manage victory in the north London derby on Sunday, twice going ahead before the full-time whistle blew at 2-2, and a rotated XI could find the going tough at Brentford, who have struggled to hit top form during the early stages of the 2023/24 season.
Tuesday 26 September Fixtures
Exeter vs Luton- 19:45
Ipswich vs Wolves – 19:45
Port Vale vs Sutton United – 19:45
Bradford vs Middlesbrough -19:45
Salford vs Burnley – 19:45
Mansfield vs Peterborough – 19:45
Manchester Utd vs Crystal Palace – 20:00
Wednesday 27 September
Aston Villa vs Everton – 19:45
Lincoln City vs West Ham – 19:45
Fulham vs Norwich – 19:45
Blackburn vs Cardiff – 19:45
Liverpool vs Leicester – 19:45
Bournemouth vs Stoke – 19:45
Brentford vs Arsenal – 19:45
Chelsea vs Brighton – 19:45
Newcastle vs Manchester City – 20:00