In the 2022/23 season, the EFL Cup will usher in the third round of competition tomorrow, and one of the focus games is Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium against Chelsea, and only the winning side can advance to the next round of the game, It is expected to be a very exciting battle.
Manchester City relied on Norway star Haaland to score a 12-yard penalty in stoppage time after Cancelo was sent off in the Premier League last week to beat newly-promoted Fulham 2-1. , and also won 3 consecutive victories in all competitions. After the game, Manchester City coach Guardiola also called it a victory that made him proud.
Chelsea , although coach Porter led the team to the Champions League round of 16 knockout, but the performance of the Premier League was very unstable. In the past 5 league games, only 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses were achieved, including the last round of the London Derby. Lost to Arsenal 1-2 at home.
Liverpool host League One side Derby County
In terms of the lineup of the two sides, Cancelo was sent off with a red card in the last round of the league, and the game was automatically suspended, and Volker is still recovering from injury. Coach Guardiola is expected to arrange Alba, who has performed well recently Reis, Palmer, Lewis, Depp and others played. And Chelsea have Fofana, Kepa, Chilwell, LeBron James and Kante injured.
In other games, the defending champion Liverpool will face the League One team Derby County at Anfield Stadium, and should be able to win if there is no accident. Arsenal will also play Brighton at home, Tottenham Hotspur will play Nottingham Forest away, West Ham will play Blackburn at home, Newcastle will play Crystal Palace, and Southampton will play at home. Sheffield Wednesday against League One.