Manchester United v Hull City Preview: EFL Cup Semi-Final

Manchester United v Hull City Preview: EFL Cup Semi-Final

Manchester United will host Hull City in the first of two legs, at home, to book a place in the League Cup final at Wembley, where the Red Devils have been quite successful in 2016 winning the FA Cup and the Community Shield. United are on a great run, their best winning streak (eight on the spin) since they were crowned champions and there is a real upturn in confidence and belief. They go into this game on the back …
Manchester United v Manchester City | League Cup Preview

Manchester United v Manchester City | League Cup Preview

It's the second installment of the Mourinho-Guardiola act at Old Trafford, this time in the league cup with a place in the quarterfinal on the line. The moods at both camps cannot be more different to what they were before the last time these two sides met in the Premier League. Both teams had enjoyed a 100% win record in the opening three games before the international break which stood between the Manchester Derby in early September that City won …
Liverpool vs Tottenham - League Cup Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool vs Tottenham - League Cup Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

On Tuesday October 25th, Liverpool will host Tottenham in the fourth round of the EFL Cup.  The last two runners ups of the competition meet in a clash between two of the top teams in the Premier League, with only a point separating the two. After sweeping Burton Albion and Derby County out of the competition by a combined 8-0, Liverpool now meet their first Premier League team in the tournament.  With another Premier League against Crystal Palace on the …
Frustration for Liverpool and Manchester City

Frustration for Liverpool and Manchester City

Anfield on Wednesday night was somewhat reminiscent of May 2012, when Liverpool, then under Kenny Dalglish, crushed Chelsea in impressive fashion. That Premier League meeting came a matter of days after the two sides had faced each other at Wembley in the FA Cup final, where an Andy Carroll inspired late rally wasn’t quite enough to prevent the Blues lifting the famous old trophy. So, the parallels between that game and the one between Liverpool and Manchester City, just days …
Stoke City v. Liverpool | League Cup Semi-Final Preview

Stoke City v. Liverpool | League Cup Semi-Final Preview

The recent history of this fixture gets fans of either side in a twist before kickoff.  The Britannia stadium is host to a team in peculiar form at the moment.  Stoke have looked a revitalized side in several big-game matches: 4-3 at Everton, and 2-0 against both Manchester United and Manchester City in the month of December.  But, in the very same month, the Potters have lost to West Brom and Crystal Palace while playing West Ham to a draw. No …
Southampton v Aston Villa | League Cup 4th Round Preview

Southampton v Aston Villa | League Cup 4th Round Preview

Southampton will welcome a struggling Aston Villa side to the St.Mary's when the two sides will lock horns for a place in the quarterfinals of the English League Cup. Ronald Koeman's Saints have found their way back into the league, after a tough start, picking up points now on a more regular basis. They now find themselves in eight place, with 3 wins, 5 draws and just 2 defeats in the opening ten games and will go into this fourth …
Stoke City v Chelsea | League Cup 4th Round Preview

Stoke City v Chelsea | League Cup 4th Round Preview

With the English League Cup set to keep us all entertained in midweek, the headline fixture will take place at the Britannia Stadium when defending champions Chelsea make what is usually a daunting trip for any side in England. Stoke will go into this game on the back of a disappointing home defeat against newly promoted Watford and should be desperate to right the wrongs against Mourinho's men who have had a very poor and uncharacteristic season in many ways, …
Chelsea v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Chelsea v Liverpool Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

A week on from the first leg 1-1 draw at Anfield and they are both looking to progress to the first cup final of the season. The difference a week can make  as now Chelsea are looking to bounce back from an astonishing capitulation against Bradford in the FA Cup on Saturday and attempt to avoid a second consecutive home defeat and cup exit. Mourinho said he was ashamed of the result against their League One opposition and that the …
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