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Summary

  1. Ex-Premier League trio named in Fancy Bears report
  2. Everton target Kalinc joins AC Milan
  3. Guardiola refuses to comment on Walker dismissal
  4. LIVE: Sheffield Utd v Leicester, 5 live at 20:00 BST
  5. 20 EFL Cup second-round ties on Tuesday

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By Jamie Lillywhite

All times stated are UK

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Farewell

BBC Radio 5 live

And that's where we leave you for today. Don't forget the 5 live commentary tonight in 5 live Sport with Mark Pougatch from 19:00 BST. Ian Dennis and former Everton midfielder Leon Osman will be at Bramall Lane for Sheffield United against Leicester. Enjoy yourselves, we will be back in the morning. Cheerio now.

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Excellent work from Andrew Berkeley and we have come full circle with legendary Brazilian attacking full-back Cafu likened to an 80's singer in Roland Gift from the Fine Young Cannibals. We started with Jimmy Somerville and his old bandmate Richard Coles will soon be appearing in Strictly, so it's all connected somewhere.

Cafu (left) and Roland Gift
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Bilic faces difficult cup trip

Emma Saunders

BBC Radio London Sport reporter

So is Slaven Bilic feeling the pressure?

He says "it's part of the job so pressure is always there". His red blood shot eyes would say the same. Like David Gold, it would appear the Croat might be having trouble sleeping...

Still, he maintains confidence in the camp is high, despite Saturday being a loss on paper, their second of the season.

Moving forward, Bilic says his side can expect a "very difficult" night tomorrow and they must play "like it's the last match of their lives" against League Two Cheltenham Town. Can only think the Robins must be relishing the opportunity to cause one of the biggest upsets of this round...

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Many thanks for all your football look-a-likes, so many good ones and I think we should revisit this topic again soon. My favourite to finish.

James Lamerton: Pictured both brooding here, Jimmy Nail and Tony Adams.

Tony Adams (left) and Jimmy Nail
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Emma Saunders

BBC Radio London Sport reporter

West Ham have been linked with Sporting Lisbon's 25-year-old midfielder William Carvalho and The Sun are reporting today that a £34m move will be completed before the game at Newcastle on Saturday. Slaven Bilic said the club was "still waiting..." over Carvalho and chuckled with "maybe" when pushed for a yes or no over the deal.

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Kevin Macdonagh: Harry Styles/young Allardyce must get a mention!

Younger audiences ticked there Kevin, well played. Do you think in later life Harry will look like big Sam does now?

Sam Allardyce (left) and Harry Styles
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'Play the game like it's the last of our lives'

Emma Saunders

BBC Radio London Sport reporter

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic says "it's part of the job to feel the pressure and it's always there." The Hammers lost their first game of the season 4-0 at Manchester United and also went down 3-2 at Southampton. Bilic says their next opponents Cheltenham will treat tomorrow's second-round EFL tie like a cup final.

He adds that "there's only thing" his team have got to do tomorrow against the Robins "and that's play the game like it's the last of our lives."

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Ed Jervis: How about that time Yossi Benayoun appeared in Happy Gilmore alongside Adam Sandler?

Yossi Benayoun (left) and actor Kevin Nealon
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Hammers need a boost - Bilic

Cheltenham v West Ham (Wed, 19:45 BST)

Emma Saunders

BBC Radio London Sport reporter

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic says tomorrow's EFL Cup match at league two Cheltenham will be "very difficult", but says the team need to win for a boost in the league, having lost their first two games. The Croatian plans to bring strong squad.

'The motivation is not the same'

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez clearly far from happy with matters at St James' Park. "We've players who know they will leave and still they are around. We are waiting to manage these movements to bring players in," the Spaniard told a news conference this afternoon

"When you have 10 days in the window and too many players it cannot be ideal. Even if they are good professionals, the motivation is not the same when you know you are leaving."

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We've been enjoying your footballing look-a-likes all day. Time for a few more to #bbcfootball please.

James Curran: SAS.. Shearer and Stewart!

30 years between those two lads, James!

Alan Shearer (left) and Patrick Stewart
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'I don't understand the depth of it'

Blackburn v Burnley (Wed, 20:00 BST)

Fair to say Blackburn and Burnley fans do not generally rub along in convivial fashion and gravel-voiced Clarets boss Sean Dyche admits even he is unaware of the true level of feeling in Lancashire.

The teams meet in the EFL at Ewood Park on Wednesday and Dyche, whose side lost to West Brom last weekend, said: "I have made it clear many times. I don’t understand the depth of it, having not lived it and breathed it all my life but, of course, I’m well aware of the feeling in this area and become even more aware of that in my time of being here."

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Not so happy Hammers

The BBC's Emma Saunders is in place to probe under-fire West Ham boss Slaven Bilic, whose team have lost both their opening league matches, conceding seven goals in the process.

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Martin Graves: Dean Fagan (Luke in Coronation Street) and Spurs midfielder Mousa Dembele.

That Corrie storyline with Pat Phelan and the guy kept prisoner in the middle of town for months on end is a bit unlikely isn't it? as it the "Wembley Woes" cliche with Spurs...surely both have to end soon?

Dean Fagan (left) Mousa Dembele
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'We have to use the squad'

Newcastle v Nottingham Forest (Wed, 19:45 BST)

Rafael Benitez has been like an irascible mother hen recently with all the talk over transfers - or lack of them - at Newcastle. The Magpies, who have lost their opening two league matches and have yet to find the net, host Nottingham Forest in the EFL Cup tomorrow night.

"The players know we have to keep working hard and improve, and they are quite confident that we can do that soon," Benitez says. "In this case, we have a cup competition we will try to do well in. We have to use the squad, and try to progress."

Rafael Benitez
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Swans target Arias

Here's one from our friends at BBC Wales Sport, who say Swansea are interested in signing 25-year-old Colombia international defender Santiago Arias from PSV Eindhoven.

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Swansea City are interested in signing Colombia defender Santiago Arias from PSV Eindhoven bbc.in/2v2I5kN

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Very much enjoying your football look-a-likes and this is one of my favourites. Please keep them coming in to #bbcfootball

Rob Hunt: There's the old classic C3PO & Pierluigi Collina comparison.....

C3PO and Pierluigi Collina
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Ex-Premier League trio named by Fancy Bears

Carlos Tevez, Juan Veron and Dirk Kuyt have been named by hackers Fancy Bears as three of the players permitted to use otherwise-banned medicines during the 2010 World Cup.

Tevez and Veron are two of five Argentinian players listed in a document which details therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) and declarations of use of medicines for 25 players during the tournament in South Africa.

The Fancy Bears have previously published details of TUEs - essentially a doctor's note permitting the use of an otherwise-banned substance to treat a medical condition - in Olympic sports and today's publication of hacked data was their first disclosure in football.

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Joe Patch: Have you ever seen Stephan Lichtsteiner and Lee Evans in the same room?

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Stephan Lichtsteiner (left) and Lee Evans
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Shakespeare prepared for passionate crowd

Sheffield United v Leicester (19:45 BST)

BBC Radio 5 live

Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare always seems a nice level headed fellow and the 5 live team will be with him tonight as the Foxes travel to Sheffield United for our commentary match.

The Blades are currently 10th in the Championship and Shakespeare said of tonight's contest: "I think it’ll be a full-blooded cup tie – that’s what my experience of Bramall Lane is. They’ve done really well and Chris (Wilder) has done a tremendous job there in promotion last season.

"It will be near enough a full house, I’m sure. It can be a partisan crowd and our players will be aware of that."

Prickly Pep

Here's one we could look at tomorrow, the most difficult people to interview in football. I wouldn't fancy putting the key questions to Pep Guardiola as it is never certain how he will react. Here is the BBC's George Cummins making a valiant effort after last night's draw with Everton. Pep is not going to be drawn on the two dismissals.

Man City put absolutely everything on pitch - Guardiola

Kalinic moves to Milan

Former Blackburn striker Nikola Kalinic, thought to be another of Everton;s transfer targets, has joined AC Milan from Fiorentina in a loan deal with a view to a permanent move.

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Leeds v Newport (Tue, 19:45 BST)

Plenty of BBC local radio commentaries tonight on the BBC, in addition to 5 live's main commentary on Sheffield United against Leicester.

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Tim Bowring: Took this good photo of Messi working as a pirate in Legoland, Windsor.

That actually IS him isn't it Tim?! Please keep your footballing look-a-likes coming in to #bbcfootball

Legoland
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Black Cats face Cumbrians

Carlisle v Sunderland (Tue, 19:45 BST)

It's a test at League Two high-fliers Carlisle - managed by former Manchester City defender Keith Curle - for Simon Grayson's Championship side Sunderland tonight.

NEWS: Sunderland boss Simon Grayson says he'll make changes to his side for the Carabao Cup tie at Carlisle tonight

NEWS: Sunderland boss Simon Grayson says he'll make changes to his side for the Carabao Cup tie at Carlisle tonight

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Sheffield United v Leicester (19:45 BST)

BBC Radio 5 live

Tonight's 5 live commentary match comes from Bramall Lane as Sheffield United, 10th in the Championship, take on former Premier League champions Leicester.

Foxes boss Craig Shakespeare said: "I will make changes, but I expect us not only to be competitive, but to progress to the next round."

Rojo returns

Marcos Rojo trained with Manchester United today as he continues his recovery from long-term knee ligament damage.

The Premier League leaders shared a Twitter gallery of pictures with the caption "back at it on the training pitch" and then followed it up with "who do we have here?" along with images of Rojo.

Who do we have here...? 👀 #MUFC
Who do we have here...? 👀 #MUFC
Who do we have here...? 👀 #MUFC

Who do we have here...? 👀 #MUFC

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Sir Fabian Pavez: Lionel Messi and Ed Sheeran.

Sir Fabian is not taking this seriously, everyone knows Lionel's doppelganger is former Finders Keepers host Richard Stilgoe...ah, yes, there goes the contemporary theme... please keep your footballing look-a-likes coming in to #bbcfootball

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Stoke determined to make amends

Stoke v Rochdale (Wed, 20:00 BST)

More from Stoke assistant boss Mark Bowen on the eve of his side's EFL Cup tie with Rochdale. The Potters suffered an early exit from the competition last season as they were beaten at home by Hull while their FA Cup hopes were also short-lived as Championship club Wolves knocked them out at home at the first hurdle.

"We didn't cover ourselves in glory in the cup competitions last year, which was a huge disappointment to us all," Bowen said. "There's only so many competitions you've got a chance of winning, so it's massively important to get through this tie."

Rooney's repeat

Wayne Rooney notched his 200th Premier League goal in last night's 1-1 draw for Everton at Manchester City. It's always nice to see his first, aged just 16, as his 25-yard effort flies past a pony-tailed David Seaman to end Arsenal's 30-match unbeaten run. There are a couple of others from the early collection so take a look.

Hendrie makes Bantams loan switch

More movement at the Turf, this time outwards as full-back Luke Hendrie moves across the Pennines on loan.

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Adam has come up with a good one here, please keep your football look-a-likes coming in to #bbcfootball

Ideally with a contemporary celebrity from the showbiz world but we're not overly fussy.

Adam White: Nish Kumar/Mo Salah anyone?

Nish Kumar
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Stoke seek happy anniversary

Stoke v Rochdale (Wed, 20:00 BST)

I've just been trying to find some celebrity fans for Rochdale, I've got Tommy Cannon and Lisa Stansfield, which won't mean much to the younger audiences, but The Dale provided the opposition for the first competitive match at the Stoke's current stadium, which was also in the League Cup, very nearly 20 years ago to the day.

"It's ironic that we face Rochdale, 20 years on from the match against them to open the stadium," assistant boss Mark Bowen says. "It was a draw on that occasion, this time we are hoping to win the game.

"We possibly under-performed last year but we know our strengths, and more importantly we understand our weaknesses too."

Animal analogies

Harry has treated us to some great footballing sides over the years and plenty of memorable quotes as well. See if you can pick one of his out in our quiz in which we ask you to match the animal analogy with the manager. Take a look here.

Defoe to start against Redknapp's Blues

Birmingham v Bournemouth (Tue, 19:45 BST)

Let's get some Bournemouth team news and coverage details from our friends at BBC Solent, who will have live commentary of tonight's EFL Cup trip to Birmingham, managed of course by former Cherries boss Harry Redknapp.

BBC App users may need to click the link to view the full tweets, but Simon Francis is ruled out with a hamstring injury and Jermain Defoe is set for a first start since returning to the club.

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Shaqiri doubtful for Stoke

Stoke v Rochdale (Wed, 20:00 BST)

Injury news from Stoke assistant boss Mark Bowen for that match with Rochdale. "Xherdan Shaqiri will probably miss the game tomorrow with a slight strain but we are hopeful he will be available on Sunday (away at West Brom)," the Welshman reveals.

Switzerland international Shaqiri had to be replaced midway through the first half of Saturday's 1-0 win over Arsenal after pulling up with a slight hamstring strain.

Xerdan Shaqiri
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Potters focused on long cup run

Stoke v Rochdale (Wed, 20:00 BST)

It's the EFL Cup this week - the League Cup to the layman - and Stoke assistant manager Mark Bowen has been in the hot-seat this morning answering questions ahead of tomorrow night's match with Rochdale.

"It is a massively important game tomorrow because this competition is one we really feel we can win, so we want to progress," Bowen insists.

"Rochdale are a good side and they will come here fully prepared and fired up. Keith Hill is an experienced manager. We have to get the game won tomorrow, and Mark (Hughes) will decide which team he goes with over the next 24 hours. We will be very strong."

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Oliverkush: Adel Taarabt and Drake?

I think former Spurs midfielder Sandro looks more like him in all honesty Oliver, but it's an excellent suggestion as it ticks a younger audience box, more than Jimmy Somerville did anyway.

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Wilshere hits back at critics

Wilshere will now serve a three-match suspension, but only for non-first team fixtures but he was busy on social media, writing: "My passion and my hunger is back, buzzing for more games."

The 25-year-old also wrote to one reporter on Twitter who opined the midfielder's career had "hit a new low". Wilshere replied: "Evening Sam...Intrigued to hear more about how you think this is a career low for me? Would love a sit down with you? Look forward to it."

Wilshere off after mass brawl

Two sent off at the Etihad last night and Arsenal's Jack Wilshere also saw red after grabbing an opponent around the neck in a mass brawl reminiscent of his nightclub days during an under-23s match against Manchester City.

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