Chelsea vs Southampton
The Blues will be put to the task for a Carabao challenge. Thomas Tuchel side will play home to a Southampton side in what will be an exciting encounter that every other football fan would want to catch an eye on.
Dominating at the helm of the top flight English league, Chelsea outfits will diligently fight to be in the quarter final mix. Meanwhile Tuchel and his side will rise to this occasion with this title an option for the and still in their wish list. It is the kind of a match that we ostensibly see Chelsea put all their efforts to achieving victory as it will rejuvenate their hopes of coming back strong again domestically. They go into this match after what was a mammoth thrash to Norwich side netting a whooping 7 goals and most probably we anticipate several goals scored today.
Arsenal vs Leeds
It will be an absolute beauty to see the Gunners once again take to the pitch against a Leeds united for an EFL Cup competition. This will be an ideal opportunity for Arteta to take a break from the Premier league immense pressure. He will seek to engage his diversified player portfolio where he is definitely expected to make a few changes to his usual starting 11. This level of football is still critical to Mikel Arteta who is eager for at least a single trophy to his basket this season. Arsenal have actually risen their game and considering their current massive ability and form then we expect them to easily edge past Marcello Bielsa side who have hugely struggled this season.
Santa Clara vs Porto
Two very different sides meet here for the Portugal's League Cup. Porto have enjoyed tremendous success in their domestic campaign this season. In a 4 match winning streak, a high flying FC Porto will seek to outsmart a relegation battling Santa Clara in the Primeira Liga.
Porto impressively take second place as Santa Clara appear at the frustrating 17th place. Without doubt, Porto have the all it takes to trail on the opponents and we fancy a comfortable victory for them in this round of 2. They have superbly managed to win all the last 7 head to head encounters and today will absolutely be no different.
Queens Park Rangers vs Sunderland
Losses to Fulham and Peterborough which come in the last 3 games, have dragged Queens Park Rangers behind currently at the 7th as they prepare to host a League One Sunderland side who are in the fantastic top four stand. This will be a really competitive fixture between these two who are desperately seeking to win the match by all means.
Having had won 4 against 1 of the 8 head to head games played together, the hosts are the most cherished side to get things done to their favour here. The visitors have the difficult assignment to hold on a tough home side.
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