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Two places up for grabs in Carabao Cup last eight draw

October 25, 2017

EFL Cup Round Four - Match Previews and Odds

EFL Cup Round Four - Match Previews and Odds

Four Premier League side are in Carabao Cup action on Wednesday aiming to book the last two places in Thursday's quarter final draw. 

After recording an impressive 4-1 win at home to Crystal Palace, Bristol City are now the only Football League representatives left in the competition. Bristol City will be joined in the quarter final draw by holders, Manchester United, current Premier League leaders, Manchester City, Arsenal, Bournemouth and Leicester City after all clubs recorded wins on Tuesday evening. 

On Wednesday, Chelsea host manager-less Everton at Stamford Bridge and there is a London derby at Wembley Stadium as Tottenham Hotspur host West Ham United. Here at Betting Sites we provide a preview of both of Wednesday's games, including match odds courtesy of Betway. 

Chelsea vs Everton 

Five-time winners EFL Cup winners, Chelsea, could be forced into fielding a strong team for the visit of Everton as the challenge of competing on several fronts continues to highlight just how short of numbers Antonio Conte is at Stamford Bridge. Injuries to midfielders, N'Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater could leave the Chelsea hierarchy ruing the decision to let Nemanja Matic leave for Manchester United. 

With the central midfield duo absent, extra responsibility will fall on the shoulders of summer signing, Tiemoue Bakayoko once again. The ex-Monaco man could again be joined in the centre of the park by Cesc Fabregas after the Spaniard impressed in Saturday's 4-2 win against Watford. 

Another who impressed at the weekend is Michy Batshuayi. The Belgian forward is not fancied by Conte, but has got his manager out of jail on several occasions already this season. Batshuayi could be given a chance from the start if Conte chooses to rest top scorer, Alvaro Morata. 

Everton arrive in London desperate to put their miserable form so far, this season behind them. The Toffees are win-less in five games in all competitions, a run that cost manager, Ronald Koeman his job. David Unsworth will take temporary charge of Everton as their owners continue the search for a new manager. 

The betting market for Everton's next permanent manager remains wide open, with David Unsworth (2/1), Sean Dyche (3/1), Thomas Tuchel (4/1) and Marco Silva (5/1) all being heavily backed. A decent performance and/or result against Chelsea tonight could help Unsworth's chances of earning a permanent contract. 

Match odds: 

Chelsea - 1/2 

Draw - 7/2 

Everton - 6/1 

Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United 

Spurs finally look to have ended their Wembley hoodoo after an emphatic win against Liverpool on Sunday. Harry Kane's September form has continued into this month with the England forward grabbing two goals and an assist in that win against Liverpool. 

Spurs' 2007/08 League Cup triumph represents the last time they won any major trophy, something Mauricio Pochettino will be desperate to address. He has however, admitted that he will make changes to his side for the visit of West Ham. Pochettino explained, "We are resting players because they need to rest and we don't want to take risks." 

West Ham United boss, Slaven Bilic, faces a real selection dilemma ahead of this evening's game. The Hammers face a crucial league game against Crystal Palace at the weekend and a defeat to the league's bottom side could be the game that costs the Croatian his job. But, Bilic and West Ham cannot afford to rest players and go into that must-win fixture on the back of a heavy defeat at Spurs.  

Match odds: 

Spurs - 8/15 

Draw - 15/4 

West Ham - 5/1 

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