Who is looking good for the Carabao Cup?
The third round of the Carabao Cup provided plenty of upsets and following an intriguing fourth-round draw, the competition looks wide open.
Manchester City are once again the team to beat and boss Pep Guardiola has made it clear they are going all out to win it once again. They showed no mercy against Preston on Tuesday night as they made what could have been a potential banana skin look easy wwith a 3-0 win at Deepdale.
Another quadruple attempt looks to be on the cards and besides injury problems in the heart of the defence, they have the squad to go all the way in the competition again. Southampton are the visitors in the next round and City should be too strong even if Guardiola make changes.
The fourth round draw has produced a number of all Premier League ties which offers hope to some of the less fancied sides of getting on a run.
Liverpool and Arsenal will go head-to-head in the fourth round at Anfield, and it will be interesting to see how Reds boss Jurgen Klopp approaches this tournament.
They fell just short in the race to win the Premier League title last season, and without doubt the number one objective is to win it this year. Klopp is sure to field a side of youngsters and fringe players and will see how far it takes them.
It could present an opportunity for Arsenal, who like Manchester United and Chelsea, do not have a realistic chance of winning the title this season and may see the Carabao Cup as a good chance to win some silverware.
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Another huge all-Premier League clash will take place at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea come up against United. Chelsea were convincing 7-1 winners over Grimsby in the third round and United needed penalties to overcome Rochdale.
Everton will face Watford and Aston Villa will entertain Wolves. These sides could sense an opportunity to go far and maybe win the Carabao Cup if they can get through this next round.
With the so called bigger sides killing each other off in round four, with a bit of luck thrown in, the door could be ajar.
The romance of the Cup is certainly alive and well after Burton, Crawley, Colchester and Oxford all caused big upsets in round three.
One of Crawley or Colchester are going further after being paired together in round four, while Oxford entertain Sunderland and will fancy their chances.
Burton entertain Leicester, and after knocking out Bournemouth on Wednesday night, will also be confident of sending the Foxes packing.