The fourth round of the League Cup–I know it’s now called the Carabao Cup but that just sounds weird–concludes this evening with two high profile matches.
The televised game sees West Ham travel just a few miles to Wembley to take on Tottenham.
Spurs, fresh off Sunday’s 4-1 thrashing of Liverpool, start as heavy favourites, but are likely to rest players in the middle of a busy schedule.
The situation West Ham finds itself in is very different – 16th in the league, having won only once in five Premier League games. The speculation surrounding manager Slaven Bilic’s position is mounting.
It’s difficult to see any other result than a Spurs win, and a healthy one at that. Tottenham star striker Harry Kane has been in prolific form but could be rested, and thus we take Son Heung-min to get on the scoreboard during the match.
The second match sees Everton, now without Ronald Koeman in charge, travel to London to face Chelsea.
Although the Blues won on Saturday, they still find themselves a distance behind league leader Manchester City – the defence of their title is going to be tricky.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte may see this tournament as the easiest path to glory this season and thus field a strong side. This would in all likelihood be too much for a struggling Everton side.
While Conte is unlikely to make too many changes, he could use this as an opportunity to play Brazilian Willian, an excellent midfielder. We look for him to score.
Recommendation: Son and Willian to both score anytime as a double, 1 pt, at approximately 8/1, Betfred
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