Midweek action in the Carabao Cup.
The Carabao Cup is back on TV tonight with two third round matches being screened live on Sky Sports.
The seven Premier clubs that are competing in Europe join the Carabao Cup at this stage, with 32 teams left in the competition in total.
— Carabao Cup (@Carabao_Cup) September 20, 2021
A domestic trophy on offer.
As always, it will be a chance for managers to rest players away from the pressures of league football but when all’s said and done, there’s a trophy waiting to be lifted at Wembley in February of next year.
Sky Sports have opted for two all-Premier League ties in their Carabao Cup selections this week and here’s what you need to know.
Carabao Cup on TV – Tuesday
Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football will have live coverage of Norwich City v Liverpool from Carrow Road, with kick-off at 7.45pm.
It has been argued that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp views the domestic cup competition as inconveniences standing in the way of his hunt for Premier League and Champions League glory.
The German will relish the chance to rest some of his key players and it has already been confirmed that Irish goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher will start in place of Alisson Becker.
Kelleher could come up against Republic of Ireland teammates Andrew Omobamidele and Adam Idah as struggling Norwich take a welcome break from the rigours of the Premier League.
Carabao Cup on TV – Wednesday
Wednesday night sees Manchester United take on West Ham United at Old Trafford in a match that will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football from 7.45pm.
The game gives West Ham an early opportunity to exact revenge for their dramatic 2-1 defeat to the Red Devils on Sunday.
The Hammers are likely to ring the changes, given their Europa League participation, and the same can be said for their hosts.
Cavani and Jones could return.
Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that Sunday’s match-winner Jesse Lingard will start, while Dean Henderson and Tom Heaton are vying for a place in goal.
Edinson Cavani is also expected to return to the side and Phil Jones could make a comeback, after a long spell out with injury.
Matches go straight to penalties.
Any Carabao Cup third round tie that end in a draw after ninety minutes will go straight to a penalty shootout, with no extra time being played.
The fourth round draw will take place after after the Man United v West Ham match on Wednesday.
Manchester City have won the past four editions of the competition.