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Summary

  1. Man City hammer Sheff Wed 7-0
  2. West Brom beat Hull in 3-2 thriller
  3. Chelsea, Spurs & Brighton through
  4. Click 'Live Coverage' for 5 live reaction

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. LEAGUE CUP DRAW

    Clarification and confirmation of the League Cup draw now that Newcastle are through.

    Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton and Hove Albion

    Stoke City v Southampton

    Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion

    Shrewsbury Town v Chelsea

    Liverpool v Swansea City

    Milton Keynes Dons v Sheffield United

    Manchester City v Newcastle United

    Fulham v Derby County

  2. FULL-TIME

    Crystal Palace 2-3 Newcastle

    Newcastle have done it, Paul Dummett's header sees the Magpies through for a trip to Manchester City. Ouch.

  3. Manager reaction

    Man City 7-0 Sheff Wed

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: "I really enjoyed that because tonight we saw the team that we were used to seeing last year.

    "We have not been scoring so many goals at home so it is the first game we have returned to the team that everyone saw here last year.

    "It is important to try to retain the trophy but the most important thing tonight was to play like we did."

  4. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Nico Lennon: PAULO DUMMETT. World class diving header. What a goal! Superb run from Haidara in the build up #MagicOfTheCup

  5. GREAT SAVE!

    Crystal Palace 2-3 Newcastle

    Rob Elliot with a cracking save to deny Adrian Mariappa and keep Newcastle in the lead!

  6. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Rich Barker: We need more cup competitions, not less - bring back the Anglo-Scottish Cup so we can have Queens Park v Queens Park Rangers.

  7. Post update

    Crystal Palace 2-3 Newcastle

    Just five minutes left at Selhurst Park. Can the 10-man of Newcastle hang on?

  8. Text us on 81111

    Alan, Manchester: City win 7 nil and are criticised? Cup holders and fielded the likes of Toure, Lampard, Dzeko, Navas and Milner. Get real people.

  9. GOAL

    Crystal Palace 2-3 Newcastle - Paul Dummett (112 mins)

    Two thousand fanatics behind the goal go nuts! Newcastle down to 10 men are back in front as defender Paul Dummett heads in at the back stick. Is that the winner?

    Newcastle United's Paul Dummett scores
  10. DISALLOWED GOAL

    Crystal Palace 2-2 Newcastle

    Chance! Oooh, Dwight Gayle has the ball in the net but the flag was up and it remains 2-2.

  11. Text us on 81111

    Chris, Southampton: Steve Bruce is right, you do get out of your seat for Ben Arfa. You don't wanna get hit by a mis-hit shot.

  12. Post update

    Crystal Palace 2-2 Newcastle

    An entry from 2003-04. Andy Johnson's name rings around Selhurst Park as the Eagles striker fires a shot at goal. He returned as a free agent this summer. Where's Neil Shipperley?

  13. Post update

    Crystal Palace 2-2 Newcastle

    It's back under way at Selhurst Park. We are 15 minutes away from penalties...

    Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew watches from the touchline
  14. Post update

    I wonder how many Manchester City would have got tonight if they had taken it seriously?

  15. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Geoffrey Day: I'm a Southampton fan and we are one of few Premier League clubs who see take this cup seriously now, unlike City and Spurs

    Arne: It's silverware. Being the best in a competition of multiple rounds. Permanent place in history.

  16. Manager reaction

    West Brom 3-2 Hull

    West Brom boss Alan Irvine: "I'm delighted. It's a really good result. We felt a defeat would have been harsh on us but fortunately the changes that we made paid off and I feel we deserve to go through.

    "Bournemouth away is a tough game but it's a draw I would have taken."

  17. Manager reaction

    West Brom 3-2 Hull

    Hull boss Steve Bruce: "There's a deep frustration among us all. That's two or three times we've conceded late goals and it's a real concern.

    "Hatem Ben Arfa is a wonderful talent and he is one of these, when he gets the ball you get off your seat. You don't see that very often."

    Hull manager Steve Bruce gives directions to his team at the West Brom match
  18. RED CARD

    Crystal Palace 2-2 Newcastle - Mehdi Abeid

    Newcastle midfielder Mehdi Abeid had already been booked and went in late on Wilfried Zaha. Palace have the extra man.

  19. Text us on 81111

    Rich, Bristol: Saints winning the League Cup would prove the doubters wrong!

  20. Post update

    Crystal Palace 2-2 Newcastle

    Jacqui Oatley

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Action from Crystal Palace v Newcastle

    "The PA announcer told the fans that the winners of this one are at Manchester City away and that has killed the atmosphere!"

  21. Text us on 81111

    John in Gerrards Cross: Alan Pardew has seen the draw and had just enough time to concede the equaliser and avoid a trip to the Etihad

  22. CLOSE!

    Crystal Palace 2-2 Newcastle

    Extra-time is under way at Selhurst Park and Dwight Gayle shrugs off Jack Colback and cracks in a low shot wide. Palace out for goals.

  23. Manager reaction

    Tottenham 3-1 Nottingham Forest

    Stuart Pearce

    Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce: "We had a game plan. We went in to defend deep and counter attack and I was very proud of the way we imparted that on the game.

    "We showed this club is going in the right direction and it is a very healthy place to be at the moment.

    "Some of these players needed first-team football and I'm not sure if I'd have fielded another side whether I'd have seen a better performance. A few players here showed me they are ready to start again on Saturday."

  24. DOES IT MATTER?

    BBC Radio 5 live

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    BBC Radio 5 live want to know why should your club take the League Cup seriously.

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    Text: 85058

    Tweet #bbcfootball

  25. LEAGUE CUP DRAW

    What are the highlights there then? Shrewsbury v Chelsea leaps out while one of MK Dons or Sheffield United will be in the last eight.

  26. FULL-TIME

    Crystal Palace 2-2 Newcastle

    We go to extra-time! There had to be one.

  27. FULL-TIME

    West Brom 3-2 Hull

    What a turnaround! West Brom face Bournemouth away.

  28. GOAL

    Crystal Palace 2-2 Newcastle - Sullay Kaikai (90 mins)

    We are having some extra-time tonight. Sullay Kaikai - great name - scores on his Crystal Palace debut.

    Newcastle boss Alan Pardew did not need this.

    Sullay Kaikai equalises for Crystal Palace
  29. LEAGUE CUP DRAW

    Man City v Crystal Palace or Newcastle

    Fulham v Derby

  30. LEAGUE CUP DRAW

    Liverpool v Swansea

    MK Dons v Sheffield United

  31. LEAGUE CUP DRAW

    Bournemouth v West Brom

    Shrewsbury v Chelsea

  32. LEAGUE CUP DRAW

    Tottenham v Brighton

    Stoke v Southampton

  33. HERE COMES THE DRAW

  34. Post update

    Crystal Palace 1-2 Newcastle

    Into four minutes of added time at Selhurst Park...

  35. Post update

    Drama at the Hawthorns...

  36. GOAL

    West Brom 3-2 Hull - Saido Berahino (88 mins)

    Incredible. Silvestre Varela plays in Saido Berahino, who scores the winner from close range.

    Saido Berahino scores West Brom's winner
  37. GOAL

    West Brom 2-2 Hull - Gareth McAuley (87 mins)

    Wow! Centre-half Gareth McAuley volleys home from 10 yards to level the scores late on.

    Gareth McAuley celebrates for West Brom
  38. CLOSE!

    West Brom 1-2 Hull

    Almost a leveller as Seb Blanco's deflected 20-yard strike goes marginally wide of the left post!

  39. League Cup Show

    You'll be able to catch up on all of the action from tonight, plus last night's penalty drama at Anfield, in the League Cup Show.

    Manish Bhasin is your host, join him online and on BBC One.

    The timing of the show is varied depending on where you are watching from:

    The League Cup Show, 23:10 - 00:25, BBC One, 23:10 - 00:25 BBC One Scotland, 23:45 - 01:00 BBC One Wales & 00:10 - 01:20 BBC One NI

  40. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Emma Gregory: Seven goals in one half. Holy moly... I'd be happy if Newcastle scored 7 goals in 7 games.

    Daniel Woodley: Ryan Mason changed the game. A breath of fresh air and a link between midfield and attack. Needs to play more often

  41. Draw details

    Coming up soon is the draw for the last 16 of the Capital One Cup.

    There is no seeding or regionalisation so it will just take place as a straight draw, pulling numbers out of the bowl. The draw numbers are below

    1. Bournemouth

    2. Derby County

    3. Fulham

    4. Liverpool

    5. MK Dons

    6. Sheffield United

    7. Shrewsbury Town

    8. Southampton

    9. Stoke City

    10. Swansea City

    11. Brighton and Hove Albion

    12. Chelsea

    13. Crystal Palace or Newcastle United

    14. Manchester City

    15. Tottenham Hotspur

    16. West Bromwich Albion or Hull City

    Matches take place week commencing 27 October.

  42. Post update

    So no extra-time in our four 19:45 kick-offs - we play on at West Brom and Palace.

  43. FULL-TIME

    Manchester City 7-0 Sheffield Weds

  44. FULL-TIME

    Chelsea 2-1 Bolton

  45. FULL-TIME

    Burton 0-3 Brighton

  46. GOAL

    Manchester City 7-0 Sheffield Weds - Frank Lampard (90 mins)

    Frank Lampard makes it 7-0 (SEVEN) right at the death. Typical arrive to steer in a cross.

  47. FULL-TIME

    Tottenham 3-1 Nottingham Forest

    Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce thanks the crowd
  48. THE DRAW

    The draw for round four is coming up after the Tottenham game don't forget. I'll bring you it all here.

  49. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Liam Holdaway: Diego Costa would have scored 12 tonight.

    Ross Legg: Soldado worth every penny of that £26mil. Scores in the big games

  50. GOAL

    Tottenham 3-1 Nottingham Forest - Harry Kane (90 mins)

    That wins it for Spurs! Erik Lamela plays a slick throughball, fellow sub Harry Kane is onside and it's a very cool finish across the keeper.

  51. GOAL

    Manchester City 6-0 Sheffield Weds - Jose Pozo (88 mins)

    More great play from Jesus Navas as he sprints away and puts it on a plate for youngster Jose Pozo, and he does not miss.

    Jose Pozo celebrates his goal for Manchester City
  52. RED CARD

    Burton 0-3 Brighton - Inigo Calderon

    Crazy! Three nil up away from home with two minutes to go and Inigo Calderon kicks someone in the head! Red.

  53. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Nottingham Forest

    Forest look short of ideas now. There are two minutes to go...

  54. Post update

    Chelsea 2-1 Bolton

    It would be one of the biggest robberies seen in London if Bolton get something out of this but they have a chance, winger Lee Chung-Yong fires through a crowded box and Petr Cech makes the save!

    Chelsea keeper Petr Cech shouts at his team-mates
  55. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Chelsea 2-1 Bolton

    Andre Schurrle hits the post again! This is getting silly now. Chelsea have had so many chances, and they also have Didier Drogba and Eden Hazard on now.

  56. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Matt Ascroft: Dougie Freedman has got to go. His tactics are awful.

  57. Post update

    Tottenham 2-1 Nottingham Forest

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "A huge slice of fortune on that goal but Soldado was in the right place at the right time to divert it over the keeper and into the net. Soldado had done very little all night but that should be that."

  58. GOAL

    Tottenham 2-1 Nottingham Forest - Roberto Soldado (83 mins)

    I'm not sure that Roberto Soldado has had a meaningful touch all night - but he may have the most important one of all! Andros Townsend shoots again, 25 yards out, low and hard, and Soldado reacts well to stick out a boot and divert the ball into the roof of the net.

  59. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Nottingham Forest

    Into the final 10 minutes at Spurs. Are we on for more extra-time?

  60. GOAL

    Manchester City 5-0 Sheffield Weds - Edin Dzeko (77 mins)

    Edin Dzeko scores header

    A classic centre-forward goal. Absolutely textbook. Aleksandar Kolarov stands up a tempting cross from the left and Edin Dzeko gets up to crash in the header. Boom!

  61. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Tottenham 1-1 Nottingham Forest

    Great effort again! Andros Townsend this time, left foot, over the wall and against the bar. Cracker of a strike, Spurs looking slick now...

  62. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Nottingham Forest

    Just extra-time at White Hart Lane on the cards as we stand then - but plenty of time to go, particularly in our two later kick-offs at Palace and West Brom.

  63. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Nottingham Forest

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "The keeper seems to dive very late for it. The ball doesn't do an awful lot so the goalkeeper will be very disappointed."

  64. Post update

    Tottenham 1-1 Nottingham Forest

    That's Ryan Mason's first goal for Spurs, he's had productive loan spells at Yeovil, Swindon and Doncaster in the past.

  65. GOAL

    Tottenham 1-1 Nottingham Forest - Ryan Mason (72 mins)

    Tottenham players celebrate

    Spurs' first shot on target is the leveller! What a hit from Ryan Mason, 22 yards out and he lashes into the top bin. Swerve and power, belter!

  66. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Ejomedia Owebor: Yesterday it rained penalties, today it's raining goals!

    George Drakesmith: Chelsea need to take one of these chances! Don't want a repeat of the Schalke game!

  67. Post update

    Tottenham 0-1 Nottingham Forest

    Ben Davies has got a cracking left foot, he whips the ball in and substitute Harry Kane heads powerfully at Dorus de Vries but the Forest man hangs on.

  68. Post update

    So we have 20 minuets left in the 19:45 kick-offs. Are Nottingham Forest going to hold on? Can Bolton fight back? The other two are goners...

  69. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Manchester City 4-0 Sheffield Weds

    City piling on the pain for the Owls as James Milner rattles the post. He's in fine form.

  70. GOAL

    Burton 0-3 Brighton - Craig Mackail-Smith (66 mins)

    Burton are surely out now as Craig Mackail-Smith hooks home from close range.

  71. GOAL

    West Brom 1-2 Hull - Robbie Brady (50 mins)

    Hatem Ben Arfa, that's what he can do! Lovely feet from the on-loan winger as he cuts inside and beats a man before threading a gem of a ball through the centre, Robbie Brady gets on the end of it and fires across the keeper and in.

    Hull's Robbie Brady scores
  72. GOAL

    Crystal Palace 1-2 Newcastle - Emmanuele Riviere (Pen 48 mins)

    Two in the game for Emmanuele Riviere, and it's a fine penalty, high into the net.

    Emannuele Riviere scores his second from the penalty spot for Newcastle
  73. PENALTY TO NEWCASTLE

    Crystal Palace 1-1 Newcastle

    Sammy Ameobi is tripped in the same spot as Wilfried Zaha in the first half and it's another pen.

  74. CLOSE!

    Tottenham 0-1 Nottingham Forest

    The Forest fans serenades us with some Righteous Brothers but it's Tottenham who are on the attack, Paulinho floating a header wide.

  75. GOAL

    Manchester City 4-0 Sheffield Weds - Yaya Toure (Pen 60 mins)

    He may not be in the best form but he doesn't miss from 12 yards. Two steps and in, slammed into the corner by Yaya Toure.

    Yaya Toure scores his penalty for Manchester City
  76. RED CARD

    Manchester City 3-0 Sheffield Weds - Kamil Zayatte

    Kamil Zayatte has to walk for bringing down Frank Lampard.

  77. GOAL

    Tottenham 0-1 Nottingham Forest - Jorge Grant (61 mins)

    Nottingham Forest fans

    Nottingham Forest lead! Is this going to be the shock of the night? Lars Veldwijk's cross from the left is deflected into the path of 19-year-old Jorge Grant, who makes no mistake on his first start in professional football.

  78. PENALTY TO MAN CITY

    Manchester City 3-0 Sheffield Weds

    Frank Lampard is fouled and that's a penalty...

  79. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Nottingham Forest

    Forest having a good spell now, as Ian Dennis on 5 live alerts me to the fact that Des Walker's son is on the bench for them tonight. That does make you feel old...

  80. GOAL

    Chelsea 2-1 Bolton - Oscar (55 mins)

    It's raining goals now! Oscar hammers Chelsea back into the lead with a low, skimming shot into the corner.

    Oscar puts Chelsea 2-1 up against Bolton
  81. CLOSE!

    Tottenham 0-0 Nottingham Forest

    Lovely effort! A touch of Brazilian magic as Paulinho flicks on Ben Davies' cross with his heel but it flies just past the far post! Closest Spurs have come.

  82. GOAL

    Manchester City 3-0 Sheffield Weds - Jesus Navas (54 mins)

    Jesus Navas makes a fool of Joe Mattock on the edge of the box with some skill and lashes it high into the net. Game over.

  83. GOAL

    Man City 2-0 Sheffield Weds - Edin Dzeko (53 mins)

    One brings two as Manchester City double their lead in comfortable fashion, Jesus Navas on the shoulder of the last man to get behind and cut back for Edin Dzeko, and the Bosnian buries it from eight yards.

  84. Post update

    Man City 1-0 Sheffield Weds

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Burnley defender, and BBC summariser, Steven Reid: "Wednesday will be really disappointed with that because they defended crosses so well in the first half. Owls boss Stuart Gray will be so disappointed. The message at half-time will have been to keep out City for as long as possible to frustrate them. Conceding so early is the nightmare scenario."

  85. Post update

    Chelsea 1-1 Bolton

    No changes for Chelsea at the break, with Jose Mourinho's men somehow only level. They had 20 (TWENTY) attempts on goal in the first half.

  86. GOAL

    Man City 1-0 Sheffield Weds - Frank Lampard (47 mins)

    Frank Lampard does celebrate this one! He pokes home at the near post after good work from James Milner, another deflected goal for the annals.

    Manchester City's Frank Lampard celebrates his goal with James Milner
  87. Post update

    Just five out of the six games going to extra-time as it stands then...

  88. HALF-TIME

    Crystal Palace 1-1 Newcastle

  89. HALF-TIME

    West Brom 1-1 Hull

  90. KICK-OFF

    Tottenham 0-0 Nottingham Forest

    Back under way at White Hart Lane - and at our other 19:45 BST kick-offs too momentarily...

  91. SUBSTITUTION

    Tottenham 0-0 Nottingham Forest

    Change for Forest as Robert Tesche replaces David Vaughan.

  92. GOAL

    West Brom 1-1 Hull - Tom Ince (41 mins)

    Round of virtual applause to Hull, who score an excellent team move. Robbie Brady beats two men on the left, looks up and plays in a teasing cross right across the back four and Tom Ince arrives on it to smash in from close range. Crashed home.

  93. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Nottingham Forest

    Don't bring your logic and common sense here Joel...

  94. Text us on 81111

    Tottenham 0-0 Nottingham Forest

    Joel: Re Denzel Shines [20:20] - As a Spurs fan I think talk of sacking managers is really unhelpful. Daniel Levy has tried that and put simply, it hasn't worked. I've got faith in Pochettino and although it may be the unpopular opinion, I'd rather lose games to begin with and have something to build on rather than the constant roundabout of managers who keep changing the ethos.

  95. GOAL

    Crystal Palace 1-1 Newcastle - Emmanuele Riviere (36 mins)

    Pick that one out! Newcastle striker Emmanuele Riviere makes no mistake with a nonchalant finish from 20 yards, left-footed, curled into the corner. His first goal for the club.

    Newcastle's Emmanuele Riviere is mobbed by team-mates after his goal
  96. HALF-TIME

    Man City 0-0 Sheffield Weds

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Burnley defender, and BBC summariser, Steven Reid: "Sheffield Wednesday will be delighted with that half. They have defended well and had one or two half chances on the break. However, Manchester City have looked dangerous when they have upped the tempo, particularly posing threat down the flanks. But they haven't been able to pick out Edin Dzeko with any of their crosses."

  97. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Nottingham Forest

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Tottenham have been massively on top. They have created lots of half chances, but you just feel that it is just a matter of time before someone loses concentration and Tottenham start to create some serious chances."

  98. HALF-TIME

    Man City 0-0 Sheffield Weds

  99. HALF-TIME

    Burton 0-2 Brighton

  100. HALF-TIME

    Chelsea 1-1 Bolton

  101. Text us on 81111

    Nigel in Leicestershire: Please tell me WHY did Spurs sack Harry? Great football, Great results and a Great man manager.

    Jonathon Wheatley from Durham: "We take cup matches seriously," doesn't work Pardew when nobody takes us seriously.

    Sam Bunn: Re: 20:22 Why is Samaras coming on a bad thing, he has played very well for Celtic the last few years

    I apologise to Mr. Samaras

  102. HALF-TIME

    Tottenham 0-0 Nottingham Forest

    Nottingham Forest's Jamie Paterson dribbles past Spurs' Paulinho
  103. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Jordan Paterson: Scrap the Football League Trophy & make the League Cup only for Football League clubs (Championship, L1 & L2 clubs)

    Rob Sayer: I quite like the League Cup as it is, new faces to watch, lots of cupsets, big scorelines and penalty shoot-outs galore!

    Samuel Cole: Why not have the League Cup winners face the FA Cup winners for a place in the Champions League?

  104. CLOSE!

    Tottenham 0-0 Nottingham Forest

    Andros Townsend has another shot, but again it's wide from 20 yards. Forest facing a continuous wall of attacks...

  105. GREAT SAVE!

    Chelsea 1-1 Bolton

    Chelsea continue to fire in efforts and this time it's youngster Nathan Ake who is unlucky! The 19-year old drives in a shot from 30 yards which Andy Lonergan again does well to save. Top, top goalkeeping from the former Preston man.

  106. CLOSE!

    Tottenham 0-0 Nottingham Forest

    Spurs defender Federico Fazio steps out of defence and lashes in a rising effort from 30 yards, a really well-hit strike, but it just clears the goal. Lovely stuff.

  107. Post update

    Man City 0-0 Sheffield Weds

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Burnley defender, and BBC summariser, Steven Reid: "Manchester City seem content to be held at arm's length by Wednesday at the moment. Yaya Toure is playing deep and can push further forward if he wants to, but he seems reluctant to do that. There's only James Milner who is playing with pace and tempo. City need to step it up."

  108. GOAL

    Crystal Palace 1-0 Newcastle - Dwight Gayle (Pen 25 mins)

    The penalty looked a bit soft but Dwight Gayle doesn't care, slotting in low and hard.

    Dwight Gayle celebrates his goal for Crystal Palace
  109. PENALTY TO PALACE

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Newcastle

    Alan Pardew

    Daryl Janmaat is clumsy and takes down Wilfried Zaha...

  110. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Nottingham Forest

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Forest just need to show a bit more composure. The moment they get the ball they are trying to get forward too quickly and running down blind alleys."

  111. GOAL

    Burton 0-2 Brighton - Kazenga LuaLua (37 mins)

    Vintage LuaLua action. His big brother will be proud of this one as Kazenga LuaLua weaves in from the left, beats two men and then fires in low from 20 yards.

  112. SUBSTITUTION

    West Brom 1-0 Hull

    The bad news for West Brom fans is that record signing Brown Ideye injured himself scoring the goal and is coming off.

    The worse news is that he makes way for Georgios Samaras.

  113. Post update

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Newcastle

    Palace forward Kevin Doyle has a momentary glimpse of goal after a slip from Daryl Janmaat, but the right-back recovers smartly to make the tackle and get it away.

  114. Text us on 81111

    Mauricio Pochettino

    Denzel Shines: There will be definite questions raised about Mauricio Pochettino's continued tenure at Spurs if he loses tonight....

  115. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Nottingham Forest

    Spurs midfielder Benjamin Stambouli leaves Forest forward Lars Veldwijk on the turf with a swinging elbow - but it was entirely accidental and everyone is soon back up on their feet. Andros Townsend then flashes a shot over again, he's not afraid of having a dig.

  116. Text us on 81111

    David in Bournemouth: It doesn't matter what you call it. Make everyone play with mallets on unicycles. That would make it more popular surely?

    James, Slough: Best idea for the league cup: scrap it. Less games no one cares about, chance for a winter break. Simple.

    Big Nige: Call it the Rumbelows Cup. Old romantics like me will come flocking.

    Allan Morris, Manchester: My idea of royalty is someone who was the best manager England never had. Should be called the Brian Clough Cup.

  117. GOAL

    Chelsea 1-1 Bolton - Matt Mills (31 mins)

    Matt Mills scores

    Well then! Bolton have been hammered so far, Chelsea have had a glut of chances, but they can't defend a good set-piece into the box and Matt Mills heads home.

  118. GOAL

    West Brom 1-0 Hull - Brown Ideye (15 mins)

    Brown Ideye scores

    West Brom's big summer signing is off the mark! Brown Ideye - a club record £10m signing in the summer - pokes home after a set-piece melee.

  119. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    David Sinclair: How about promoting a non-league cup instead of the League Cup, something a bit different.

    Maybe call it the FA Trophy?

  120. CLOSE!

    Tottenham 0-0 Nottingham Forest

    Andros Townsend lets fly with a humdinger, a real daisy-cutter from 25 yards! Hard and low, and just wide. It's opening up at the Lane.

  121. GREAT SAVE!

    Man City 0-0 Sheffield Weds

    Manchester City peppering the Owls box with crosses now, and Edin Dzeko forces Chris Kirkland into a sprawling save with a powerful header.

  122. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Nottingham Forest

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Ben Osborn won the ball into his own half and just ran at the heart of the Tottenham defence. He was very unlucky to see it bounce back off the crossbar."

  123. GOAL

    Chelsea 1-0 Bolton - Kurt Zouma (25 mins)

    Away! Get it out! Get rid...! Goal!

    Bolton have two or three chances to clear their lines from a corner but don't, and debutant centre-half Kurt Zouma reacts to slam the loose ball into the roof of the net.

    Kurt Zouma puts Chelsea 1-0 up against Bolton
  124. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Tottenham 0-0 Nottingham Forest

    What an effort! Brilliant run from Forest youngster Ben Osborn! He runs from his own half, nutmegs one man and then curls an effort against the underside of the crossbar and away! Superb.

  125. Post update

    Chelsea 0-0 Bolton

    Andre Schurrle's one-man show continues as Chelsea's German forward whistles a shot wide. He's had eight attempts on goal already!

  126. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    St. Tomid: Make the League Cup special: Only allow British players. Which professional club has the best of British? Could Man City enter?

    Some, um, interesting views on how to improve the Capital One/Royal/Sir Bobby Robson Cup.

  127. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Man City 0-0 Sheffield Weds

    Close! Manchester City are inches away from the opener as new £32m man Eliaquim Mangala thumps a shot after a corner against the post.

    Manchester City's Eliaquim Mangala shoots towards the Sheffield Wednesday goal
  128. Post update

    Man City 0-0 Sheffield Weds

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Burnley defender, and BBC summariser, Steven Reid: "Sagna found room down the right - not for the first time - as City target Sheffield Wednesday's left-hand side. It's a good contact from Milner, keeping it low, but it is a good save by Kirkland.

    "Man City are quickening the tempo and their injection of pace in the last few minutes has caused problems for Sheffield Wednesday."

    Listen to audio commentary from the Etihad Stadium by clicking the 'Live Coverage' tab at the top of the page.

    Sheffield Wednesday keeper Chris Kirkland gather the ball
  129. GOAL

    Burton 0-1 Brighton - Rohan Ince (18 mins)

    What a header! Brighton midfielder Rohan Ince gets on the end of a well-worked free-kick to thump home from inside the six-yard box. First goal of the night.

  130. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Chelsea 0-0 Bolton

    So close again for Andre Schurrle! The German forward is denied by a superb fingertip save by Andy Lonergan, pushing his free-kick onto the woodwork. Chelsea all over them...

  131. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Mark Sowton: Simon needs to get out more. Name it after Sir Bobby Robson more like.

  132. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Nottingham Forest

    Nottingham Forest fans

    Spurs having a good spell of play but Forest are extremely well drilled, there's no space for the white shirts to run into. Pretty quiet around the Lane.

  133. KICK-OFF

    Crystal Palace 0-0 Newcastle

    We are under way at Selhurst Park and West Brom v Hull too. Welcome to the party lads. Mingle among yourselves.

  134. Post update

    Man City 0-0 Sheffield Weds

    Bacary Sagna has been busy down the right wing for Manchester City, but the holders are yet to test Chris Kirkland in nets for the Owls.

    Manchester City's Bacary Sagna goes for the ball during their cup tie against Sheffield Wednesday
  135. Post update

    I challenge you not to spend a few minutes on that link by the way.

  136. Post update

    I'm absolutely baffled by that Simon. I don't know what to say. Possibly the most bizarre suggestion I've heard since Alan Partridge floated Cooking In Prison.

  137. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Simonbatting: With the League Cup popularity in decline, why don't they rename it the Royal Cup after the president who is Prince William?

  138. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Nottingham Forest

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Tottenham are really putting Forest under pressure, closing them down. That's why the visitors are playing lots of long, hopeful balls out from the back."

  139. Post update

    Chelsea 0-0 Bolton

    Tricky feet from Chelsea playmaker Oscar, but he can't get his shot on target. Steady dominance from Chelsea so far.

  140. Post update

    Man City 0-0 Sheffield Weds

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Burnley defender and BBC summariser Steven Reid: "That was a fantastic ball from Maghoma and a great chance for Gary Madine. He will be disappointed that he didn't test Willy Caballero there. I'm very surprised because he is useful in the air.

    "It has been a decent start from Wednesday, they look comfortable in their surroundings and are knocking the ball around."

  141. Post update

    Man City 0-0 Sheffield Weds

    Excellent work from former Burton man Jacques Maghoma down the left for Sheffield Wednesday, he beats one man and puts in a dangerous cross but a team-mate can't steer it in.

  142. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Man City 0-0 Sheffield Weds

    Sinan Bytyqi

    John New: Any guesses on how to pronounce the sixth name on the list of Man City substitutes?

    You mean you don't know how to pronounce Sinan Bytyqi?!

  143. Post update

    Man City 0-0 Sheffield Weds

    Quiet start at Eastlands, with the 5,400 Owls fans raising the tempo off the field.

  144. Merry go-round latest

    Slade for Cardiff

    Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade has resigned so he can take over at Championship club Cardiff.

    Nine days ago, he told BBC London 94.9 that he was one game from the sack - and now he's set to move up a division. Crazy stuff.

    Russell Slade looks on from the Leyton Orient dugout
  145. GREAT SAVE!

    Chelsea 0-0 Bolton

    Good start for Chelsea as Andre Schurrle sees his stinging free-kick turned around the post by Bolton keeper Andy Lonergan. Lonergan could be busy tonight.

    Bolton keeper Andy Lonergan saves Andre Schurrle's free-kick
  146. Post update

    Tottenham 0-0 Nottingham Forest

    Great noise from the 3,000 travelling Forest fans as Tottenham dominate the early possession. Will we see and hear those travelling fans in the Premier League again next season?

  147. KICK-OFF

    We are under way at White Hart Lane, the Etihad and the Pirelli Stadium. And Stamford Bridge.

  148. Post update

    Tottenham v Nottingham Forest (19:45 BST)

    Full grey suit and a waistcoat - Stuart Pearce looks smarter than most grooms these days. Psycho looks pumped up...

  149. Post update

    Man City v Sheffield Weds (19:45 BST)

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Burnley defender Steven Reid: "Whoever Manuel Pellegrini picked meant it was going to be a strong Man City side because of the quality in their squad. But Sheffield Wednesday can go into the game and have a go because they have got nothing to lose. Man City have shown that they can concede goals and have also lost to lower league opposition."

    Listen to live audio commentary from the Etihad by clicking the 'Live Coverage' tab.

  150. Post update

    Tottenham v Nottingham Forest (19:45 BST)

    Danny Mills

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "I played at Middlesbrough when we won the Carling Cup. It got us into Europe, we signed great players off the back of it. You can't dismiss the competition until you've won it. It's a trophy."

  151. Post update

    Tottenham v Nottingham Forest (19:45 BST)

    You can say what you like about Nottingham Forest, but they've got the best refrigeration and air conditioning sponsor in the league. The players are in the tunnel, Star Wars music being played at White Hart Lane - here we go!

  152. Text us on 81111

    Chris Tall-Palace, London: Good to see Nathan Ake getting a game, but hasn't he been 'one for the future for quite a while now..?'

  153. LINE-UPS

    Man City v Sheffield Weds (19:45 BST)

    Man City: Caballero, Sagna, Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov, Lampard, Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Toure, Milner, Dzeko. Subs: Hart, Kompany, Sinclair, Clichy, Boyata, Bytyqi, Pozo.

    Sheff Wed: Kirkland, Buxton, Zayatte, Lees, Mattock, Maguire, Palmer, Coke, Maghoma, May, Madine. Subs: Westwood, Semedo, Nuhiu, Drenthe, Helan, Hope, Dielna.

    Referee: Paul Tierney (Lancashire)

  154. Text us on 81111

    Matt on a train home and hoping for an Owls upset!: Nice choice for goal of the day, with Steve Hodge dragging the Spurs player down on the end of the wall so Pearce's shot was not blocked!

    Lee, Sheffield: Had a sneaking feeling Wednesday might cause an upset tonight, then I saw the City starting line up. Gulp.

  155. Post update

    Tottenham v Nottingham Forest (19:45 BST)

    Just 10 minutes or so until kick-off at a slowly filling White Hart Lane. Is this an unwanted distraction for Stuart Pearce's visitors as they aim for promotion back into the top flight? Or would a win tonight breed confidence at the City Ground?

  156. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Matthew Davison: Chelsea's cup team could finish in the top four in most leagues

    Dave Plummer: Don't think that Spurs side is disrespectful. Most of them should be the 1st eleven!

    Mo Owais: Nastasic not even making bench for city even though he is of the best young defenders in the game. Sad he is being forced out.

  157. Your Ceefax match reports

    We asked for your League Cup match reports to help us celebrate 40 years since the introduction of Ceefax - and almost 500 of you had sent them through to us by Wednesday morning.

    The reports were of a very high standard - suggesting that many of you have an excellent grasp of the tricky business of telling the story of a football match in 80 words.

    You can see some of the chosen few here.

    Arsenal v Southampton report
    Image caption: Graphic supplied by Nik Horne
  158. Post update

    Man City v Sheffield Weds (19:45 BST)

    I don't imagine Yaya Toure expected to be starting tonight. Does he need a decent display to silence his critics?

  159. LINE-UPS

    West Brom v Hull (20:00 BST)

    West Brom: Myhill, Gamboa, Olsson, McAuley, Davidson, O'Neil, Yacob, Mulumbu, Blanco, Ideye, Anichebe. Subs: Foster, Wisdom, Berahino, Dawson, Varela, Samaras, Nabi.

    Hull: Harper, Rosenior, Chester, McShane, Figueroa, Bruce, Ben Arfa, Meyler, Brady, Ince, Sagbo. Subs: Huddlestone, Hernandez, Maguire, Livermore, Jakupovic, Jelavic, Aluko.

    Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)

  160. Remembering Cloughie

    Tottenham v Nottingham Forest (19:45 BST)

    Brian Clough

    "When I was a kid, I used to hang around the car park on match day at Forest getting autographs, I ran up to him one day and he duly obliged. But he then took me to one side and gave me stern warning. He said: "I'm watching you son and you better not nick anything."

    Paul White, Nottingham

    Read more of your memories of Brian Clough here.

  161. Post update

    Chrissy Waddle, David Hirst, Carlton Palmer, Chris Bart-Williams? Those were the days eh Fin...

  162. Text us on 81111

    Fin, Sheffield: 'Big day out'! Get a grip, Wednesday were smashing the smaller teams like City and Chelsea 20 years ago...

  163. North of the border

    We have League Cup action in Scotland tonight too.

    Celtic play Hearts - which you can watch as well - while at New Douglas Park, Hamilton Academical face Motherwell in the first Lanarkshire derby of the season.

    And then to top it all off on Tayside, Dundee and Dundee United meet for the second time in four days. United won 4-1 at Dens Park on Sunday.

    Like that match, this evening's game at Tannadice is a sell-out.

    Follow the action in a Scottish Live page right here.

  164. Post update

    Chelsea v Bolton (19:45 BST)

    Chelsea and Bolton have had contrasting seasons so far, with Jose Mourinho's side a Frank Lampard goal away from domestic perfection and Dougie Freedman's Championship side only above the relegation zone on goal difference.

    It has been two-and-a-half years since the sides met, and Bolton haven't won at Stamford Bridge since December 2003, when John Terry scored a last-minute own goal.

  165. LINE-UPS

    Crystal Palace v Newcastle (20:00 BST)

    Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Mariappa, Hangeland, McCarthy, Fryers, Bannan, Williams, Guedioura, Zaha, Doyle, Gayle. Subs: Ramage, Ward, Johnson, Kelly, Price, KaiKai, Gray.

    Newcastle: Elliot, Janmaat, Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Dummett, Colback, Abeid, Obertan, Armstrong, Ameobi, Riviere. Subs: Sissoko, Anita, Ferreyra, Perez, Haidara, Cabella, Alnwick.

    Referee: Robert Madley (West Yorkshire)

  166. Quick on the draw

    Before the end of play tonight we'll have the draw for the last 16 of the Capital One Cup.

    The draw will take place immediately after the conclusion of the Tottenham v Nottingham Forest match - which could go to extra-time and penalties if required.

    There is no seeding or regionalisation so it will just take place as a straight draw, pulling numbers out of the bowl. The draw numbers are below

    1. Bournemouth

    2. Derby County

    3. Fulham

    4. Liverpool

    5. MK Dons

    6. Sheffield United

    7. Shrewsbury Town

    8. Southampton

    9. Stoke City

    10. Swansea City

    11. Burton Albion or Brighton and Hove Albion

    12. Chelsea or Bolton Wanderers

    13. Crystal Palace or Newcastle United

    14. Manchester City or Sheffield Wednesday

    15. Tottenham Hotspur or Nottingham Forest

    16. West Bromwich Albion or Hull City

    Matches take place week commencing 27 October.

  167. Post update

    Man City v Sheffield Weds (19:45 BST)

    Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini

    Sheffield Wednesday will also be roared on by 5,400 fans who have made the short 37-mile trip across the Pennines and City boss Manuel Pellegrini is wary of the threat posed by lower-league sides in their 'big day out'.

    Remember (as a wary Pellegrini does) the Blues were dumped out of the last season's FA Cup by Wednesday's Championship cohorts Wigan.

    "Every time that we play in this competition when you play against a Championship team it is very difficult. The motivation is not the same and they will come here and try to win," says the Chilean.

  168. LINE-UPS

    Burton v Brighton (19:45 BST)

    Burton Albion: McLaughlin, Edwards, Sharps, Taft, McFadzean, Harness, Weir, Palmer, McGurk, Knowles, Blyth. Subs: Cansdell-Sherriff, Mousinho, Bell, Beavon, Lyness, Slade, Austin.

    Brighton: Stockdale, Calderon, Dunk, Hughes, Chicksen, Ince, McCourt, Gardner, LuaLua, O'Grady, Mackail-Smith. Subs: Saltor, Greer, Adrian Colunga, Ankergren, Forster-Caskey, Holla, Toko.

    Referee: Darren Bond (Lancashire)

  169. Remembering Cloughie

    Tottenham v Nottingham Forest (19:45 BST)

    Brian Clough

    "He did a radio advert for me when I was at Match Weekly. We recorded it at Radio Trent and he said he must be back at the City Ground by 8pm to attend a board meeting. He only had one line listing all the stars contributing to the first issue. I knew his voice would be instantly recognisable on radio but he couldn't get it right. To my horror, I looked at my watch and it was 8.30! "Brian," I said, "it's 8.30 and you're late for the board. "Bugger the board, we'll get this right first" - which he did eventually."

    Mike Wells, Purley, England

    Read more of your memories of Brian Clough here.

  170. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Michael Blighe: Spurs making that many changes just shows total disrespect to their opponents. Forest are unbeaten this season, remember!

    Dan Cawdell: Chelsea's backup cup squad is phenomenal. Good to see Nathan Ake getting a game. One for the future!

  171. Post update

    Man City v Sheffield Weds (19:45 BST)

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    Meanwhile, if a War of the Roses (of sorts) is more your thing then head over to BBC Radio 5 live sports extra for Manchester City and Sheffield Wednesday. Burnley defender Steven Reid provides expert analysis from the Etihad Stadium at 19:30 BST.

  172. Post update

    Tottenham v Nottingham Forest (19:45 BST)

    BBC Radio 5 live

    We're going to be spreading ourselves across all six of tonight's fixtures with our words, but if you want to concentrate solely on Tottenham and Nottingham Forest then you're also in the right place.

    You can listen to every kick from White Hart Lane on BBC Radio 5 live - without going anywhere. Click the live coverage tab at the top of the screen for all the build up and action from 19:00 BST.

  173. Team news

    Tottenham v Nottingham Forest (19:45 BST)

    You're going to love this Ryan - Andros Townsend is in! Michel Vorm makes his debut in goal for Tottenham as manager Mauricio Pochettino makes just the 11 changes. Roberto Soldado starts up front in a side captained by Aaron Lennon.

    Nottingham Forest make nine alterations, with skipper Kelvin Wilson and David Vaughan the only survivors from Saturday's 0-0 draw at Millwall.

    Spurs XI: Vorm, Naughton, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies; Bentaleb, Stambouli; Lennon, Paulinho, Townsend; Soldado

    Forest XI: De Vries, Fox, Wilson, Lascelles, Harding, McLaughlin, Vaughan, Grant, Osborn, Paterson, Veldwijk

    Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Andros Townsend looks at the scoreline
  174. Text us on 81111

    Benched beauties

    Ata from London: I can't understand why Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain isn't a regular starter for Arsenal. Bright young talent and definite future for English football

    Ryan in Exeter: I may be a Chelsea fan but for England's sake I would love to see Andros Townsend getting a bigger chance to regain his form of early last season. He is an incredible talent and England need him! Maybe he could just leave Tottenham

  175. Team news

    Man City v Sheffield Weds (19:45 BST)

    Not only the Premier League big guns use the League Cup to throw in a few fresh legs. Championship side Wednesday also switch things around by making four changes from Saturday's 1-0 home win against Reading. Former England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland is restored between the sticks, while Lewis Buxton, Kamil Zayatte and Gary Madine also start.

    Sheffield Wednesday XI: Kirkland, Buxton, Zayatte, Lees, Mattock, Palmer, Coke, Maguire, Maghoma, Madine, May.

  176. Post update

    Man City v Sheffield Weds (19:45 BST)

    Premier League champions Man City are winless in four matches. Championship side Sheffield Wednesday have lost just one of their 10 games. Will that equal a Cupset? Boss Stuart Gray says he will let the Owls loose into the Manchester night in a bid to hunt down their star-studded hosts.

    "Very rarely do you get these opportunities so we'll play with a freedom, we'll play relaxed, we'll be composed but one thing we will do is play with 100% commitment as well," he says.

  177. Post update

    Tottenham v Nottingham Forest (19:45 BST)

    Stuart Pearce

    Think of Brian Clough and Forest v Spurs and you'll eventually conjure up images of Stuart Pearce, Gazza and Wembley.

    You are in luck, as we have selected Pearce's cracker in the 1991 FA Cup final as our goal of the day.

    Enjoy.

    NB - Gazza wasn't even booked for that tackle...

  178. Text us on 81111

    Benched beauties

    Joe in Northumberland: Hatem Ben Arfa not getting a game at Newcastle was an absolute scandal.

    Your loss is Hull's gain Joe

  179. League Cup Show

    You'll be able to catch up on all of the action from tonight, plus last night's penalty drama at Anfield, in the League Cup Show.

    Manish Bhasin is your host, join him online and on BBC One.

    The timing of the show is varied depending on where you are watching from:

    The League Cup Show, 23:10 - 00:25, BBC One, 23:10 - 00:25 BBC One Scotland, 23:45 - 01:00 BBC One Wales & 00:10 - 01:20 BBC One NI

  180. Post update

    Crystal Palace v Newcastle (20:00 BST)

    Alan Pardew's cup heroics have made him a legend at Crystal Palace, but he will be aiming to dump his former club out of the Capital One Cup when Newcastle visit Selhurst Park on Wednesday.

    Papiss Cisse's super-sub cameo on Saturday has given Pardew some respite but defeat here will turn the pressure up another notch on the beleaguered Magpies manager, whose side are bottom of the table.

    Palace fans will know what their Newcastle counterparts are going through, having been a fixture in the relegation zone themselves for much of the first half of last season.

  181. Team news

    Man City v Sheffield Weds (19:45 BST)

    Frank Lampard

    Five changes for Manchester City from Sunday's 1-1 draw against Chelsea - but it is far from a weak team. Yaya Toure captains the side in the absence of Vincent Kompany, while Edin Dzeko starts up front. Midfielders Frank Lampard and Jesus Navas, defensive pair Bacary Sagna and Martin Demichelis, plus goalkeeper Willy Caballero, all start.

    Man City XI: Caballero, Sagna, Demichelis, Mangala, Kolarov, Navas, Fernandinho, Lampard, Milner, Toure, Dzeko

  182. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Benched beauties

    Petr Cech

    As the team news starts to come in for tonight's League Cup games, we could see some of the more forgotten men of the Premier League in action tonight.

    As Petr Cech gets a start in goal for Chelsea, who are the best players not playing for their sides?

    Should Juan Mata be a first-choice for Manchester United? Are you baffled why Charles N'Zogbia doesn't start for Villa? Do you want Kevin Mirallas in at Everton? Let me know.

    Get in touch at #bbcfootball, pop on to the BBC Sport Facebook page or BBC Sport's Google+ area.

    You can also text us on 81111 in the UK only - don't forget to say who you are and where you are texting from.

  183. Post update

    West Brom v Hull (20:00 BST)

    Fresh from a first league win this season, and what was a first victory at Tottenham since 1984, West Brom head coach Alan Irvine must have been a very happy man on Sunday night.

    Those three points have lifted the pressure that was starting to form after the Baggies failed to even score a goal in their previous three league matches.

    However, Irvine said afterwards "relief is not the overriding emotion - the overriding emotion is definitely delight for the players".

    They take on a Hull side not quite as buoyant following a week in which they twice let leads slip to West Ham and then Newcastle.

  184. In the top one

    Tottenham v Nottingham Forest (19:45 BST)

    Brian Clough fans

    This weekend marked 10 years since Brian Clough's death - as commemorated by you fine readers of BBC Sport here.

    There is more Cloughie chat tonight as well. His first game as Nottingham Forest manager was at White Hart Lane in 1975, and as a tribute to their greatest ever manager, Forest fans are travelling to Spurs tonight in replicas of his famous green jumpers.

    The jumpers have been donated by Nottingham-based competition sponsors Capital One.

  185. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Man City v Sheffield Weds

    Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan: Come on you blue and white Wizarrrrrdddddddssssssss.

  186. Two in a row?

    Man City v Sheffield Weds

    Manchester City win the League Cup

    It seems an awful long time ago now but Manchester City are the holders of the Capital One Cup, eventually beating Sunderland 3-1 in the final in March.

    The game was illuminated by two brilliant goals in a minute from City midfielders Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri. Will either of them even play tonight as City start their defence against Championship high-fliers Sheffield Wednesday?

  187. Team News

    Chelsea v Bolton (19:45 BST)

    Petr Cech returns to the Chelsea side, while Kurt Zouma makes his debut in defence. Eden Hazard, who had presumably already booked the night off, is on the bench.

    Chelsea XI: Cech, Filipe, Zouma, Ake, Oscar, Mikel, Schurrle, Salah, Remy, Cahill, Azpilicueta

    Bolton XI: Lonergan, Herd, Mills, Dervite, Moxey, Pratley, Medo, Danns, Feeney, C Davies, Beckford