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The Second Round of the Carabao Cup kicked off yesterday with some upsets. Stoke City have endured a rough start to life in the Championship, but unencumbered by the suspended Ashley Williams and with Cuco Martina playing another full ninety minutes the Potters knocked out Premier League side Huddersfield. Leeds United and Aston Villa are off to good starts but both were beaten by Preston North End and Burton Albion respectively. Southampton bounced back from another Premier League loss to beat Brighton & Hove Albion.
All the news you need for today’s Everton vs Rotherham United game are here in one place. [RBM]
Apart from the fact that the Blues have never won the League Cup, there’s more at stake and Marco Silva needs to take this competition very seriously. [RBM]
The Millers have a very good prospect in a position of current need for the Blues - Nigerian call-up Semi Ajayi. [Its Millers Time]
How do we expect the Blues to line up today? [RBM]
Rotherham manager Paul Warne seems to be a fascinating person.
Rotherham manager - "I've said it to the fans loads of times, if you ever see any of my players in the supermarket, go and speak to them. If they don't speak to you back, write to the club and I'll speak to the player myself."— Championship Insights (@chship_insights) August 27, 2018
This is how football should be at every club. #Rufc pic.twitter.com/7NFvHe4OVQ
We don’t have too many managers of that nature in the top flight, and Jose Mourinho is certainly not one of them. [BBC Sport]
Silva chose to not do the pre-match press conference himself, and instead sent out... on-loan defender Kurt Zouma... ?? [Daily Mail]
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What To Watch
There’s 4 Carabao Cup games today, with Everton’s matchup being just one of them. Newcastle travel to Nottingham Forest in the televised game of the day while Watford are away at Reading.
There’s also the second leg clashes in three Champions League qualifiers.