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The English Football will take a turn away from premier league. After a thrilling weekend that saw some surprising Premier League results, the round of 16 of the English Football League (EFL) Cup (Carabao Cup) will be played from Wednesday (Thursday according to IST). Frank Lampard and Jose Mourinho will be up against each other on the sidelines after Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur were held by their respective opponents in the Premier League over the weekend.

The Carabao Cup round of 16 will see Chelsea battle it out against Tottenham Hotspur. The two teams have endured a difficult campaign in the Premier League and the two managers oversaw their side escape with a point in their respective games. Chelsea, after conceding thrice, succeeded in equalising against West Brom. On the other hand, Tottenham conceded in injury time to bag a point against Newcastle United. The game will be played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. This will be interesting to see after Jose’s claim of Tottenham’s prime goal to win the Carabao cup.

Another cheeky matchup would be Arsenal taking on Liverpool at Anfield. They lost to Liverpool 1-3 just a day back. It will require a gutsy performance from Arteta’s men to surpass Liverpool and march on into the last 8.

Liverpool vs Arsenal
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Man City will battle it out against Burnley in the Carabao Cup round of 16. Pep Guardiola’s men were humiliated at home by Leicester City last weekend. Man City conceded five goals for the first time at the Etihad as Jamie Vardy ran amok. On the other hand, Burnley were defeated by Southampton in the previous Premier League game.

Fixtures:

  • Tottenham vs Chelsea – Tuesday, September 29 (Wednesday, 12.15 am IST)
  • Newport County vs Newcastle United – Wednesday, September 29 – 10 pm IST
  • Burnley vs Man City – Wednesday, September 29 – 11.30 pm IST
  • Brighton vs Man United – Wednesday, September 29 (Thursday, 12.15 am IST)
  • Everton vs West Ham – Wednesday, September 29 (Thursday, 12.15 am IST)
  • Brentford vs Fulham – Thursday, October 1 – 10 pm IST
  • Aston Villa vs Stoke City – Thursday, October 1 – 11.30 pm IST
  • Liverpool vs Arsenal – Thursday, October 1 (Friday, 12.15 am IST)