Carabao Cup Round Of 16 Preview

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After a fantastic weekend of results with some massive teams losing, the Carabao Cup returns with no little than 11 Premier League teams competing with a massive London Derby to top it off.

Arsenal vs Norwich City (Tuesday 7:45)

The first of six games to be played tonight will see Arsenal host Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium which will see two teams who occupy 5th and 6th in their respective leagues face off.

Arsenal will look forward to another home draw in the cup after scraping a win against Doncaster in the last round.

Meanwhile, Norwich have been handed another away fixture in the cup after beating Brentford.

Norwich will be hoping to win after being knocked out at the same stage last year, the hosts could only last until the quarter finals last year.

AFC Bournemouth vs Middlesbrough (Tuesday 7:45)

Garry Monk’s Middlesbrough travel to the south coast to face struggling Premier League side Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth receive the luxury of having another cup fixture to be played at home. They will be looking for another trip to Wembley this season after last weekend’s loss to Tottenham.

Middlesbrough have received yet another away fixture and will be looking to win their first game since their win in the last round against Aston Villa.

Both teams will be looking to turn their seasons around with a win tonight.

Bristol City vs Crystal Palace (Tuesday 7:45)

The Robins welcome the Eagles to Ashton Gate tonight for the first time since 2013.

Bristol City will hope that the weekends’ result against Leeds United won’t hamper their chances against Premier League opposition tonight. They will be hoping that they can score after failing to find the net in the last two games.

Crystal Palace will be hoping that they can stop their leaky defence after conceding 11 goals in their last 4 games. They will be hoping to bounce back after their latest defeat to Newcastle United on Saturday.

Bristol City will be looking to better last year’s result after getting knocked out in this round, Crystal Palace will be looking to try and reach the quarter finals for the first time since 2011.

Leicester City vs Leeds United (Tuesday 7:45)

Managerless Leicester City welcome high flying Championship side Leeds United to the King Power Stadium for tonight’s game.

Leicester will be looking to build on their win in the previous round against Liverpool, they have picked themselves up another home match against Leeds for the first time since 2014.

Leeds will be looking to build on their 3-0 result from the weekend, they will be looking to win the game in full time compared to them just scraping through against Burnley on penalties.

Both teams will be looking to progress to the next round and come one step closer to the final.

Swansea City vs Manchester United (Tuesday 7:45)

Swansea City welcome the current holders Manchester United to South Wales for the first of the televised cup matches this week.

Swansea will hope that they can avenge their 4-0 loss earlier on in the season by knocking the current holders out and progressing on to the quarter finals as they look to recreate their past success from 2013.

Manchester United will be looking to bounce back to winning ways after their shock defeat to Huddersfield Town this past weekend, Jose Mourinho will be hoping that there won’t be another giant-killing as he looks to add to his already impressive trophy cabinet.

Will there be another giant-killing or will the last Welsh team be eliminated?

Manchester City vs Wolverhampton Wanderers (Tuesday 8:00)

The late kick off tonight will see high flying Manchester City welcome top of the championship Wolves to the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City will be looking to progress into the next round for the first time since they previously won it during the 2015-2016 season. Pep Guardiola is still looking for his first trophy in England.

Wolves will be hoping that they can provide a giant-killing with the confidence of winning this past weekend and sitting at the top of the championship going into the game.

Manchester City look to field a weaker team but will Wolves have enough to beat the Citizens?

Chelsea vs Everton (Wednesday 7:45)

The first game to kick off on Wednesday will see The Blues host The Toffee’s at Stamford Bridge in an all-Premier League match up.

Chelsea will be looking to reach the quarter finals for the first time since the 2014-15 campaign where they finished as winners against Tottenham.

Managerless Everton will feel that this fixture has come at a potentially bad time after sacking Ronald Koeman after failing to win in the previous 6 games.

This could be a close game with the Everton players needing to play with a point to prove against the current Premier League champions.

Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham United (Wednesday 8:00)

The final game of the week to kick off sees West Ham travel to Wembley for the first time since 2012 to face London rivals Tottenham.

Mauricio Pochettino will look to play a weakened team and give some valuable players some rest before a tough game against Manchester United this coming weekend. Tottenham will be looking to improve on last year’s entry after getting knocked out in the same round against Liverpool.

West Ham will look to try to replicate their last game at Wembley against Blackpool with a win tomorrow night. They will look to create a giant-killing against their London rivals and perhaps get payback after losing in the league last month.

Slaven Bilic will be hoping that his side can pull out a performance to help keep his job.

Will we see any major giant-killings during this round of the Carabao Cup and what teams will be able to progress to the quarter finals?