Everton continue their Carabao Cup journey this evening as Rafael Benitez’s side prepare to face QPR in the third round of the competition.
The Blues got the better of Huddersfield Town in round two to set up this tie, with goals from Alex Iwobi and Andros Townsend ensuring progression.
Tonight’s fixture provides the opportunity for the Toffees to bounce back from Saturday’s disappointing result at Villa Park, which saw Everton suffer a first competitive defeat under Benitez.
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QPR are the side standing in Everton’s way of a place in the fourth round of the EFL Cup and will be hoping to cause an upset when the sides meet.
Here is all you need to know ahead of the game.
What time is kick-off?
The match at Loftus Road is due to get underway at 7:45pm.
Is the game on TV?
It is not.
Norwich City versus Liverpool has been selected for Sky Sports coverage tonight, meanwhile Manchester United’s home tie with West Ham United will be shown live on Wednesday evening.
Can you stream the game?
Everton supporters won’t be able to stream the match.
But you can keep up to date with all the action from the match courtesy of our dedicated live blog, which will be running throughout the match to keep you up informed.
Both Phil Kirkbride and Adam Jones will be in attendance at the match on behalf of the ECHO as Benitez looks to guide Everton into the next round of the competition.
Everton were without a number of first-team players during their 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa, and it is expected that those players – Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison, Seamus Coleman and Jordan Pickford among others – will still be unavailable for the upcoming League Cup clash.
Striker Salomon Rondon could make his second start for the Blues, meanwhile, after featuring against Dean Smith’s side on Saturday.
Providing an update on his squad ahead of this cup clash, Benitez told evertonfc.com : “We didn’t have issues after the game (against Aston Villa). Normally the players who were playing could be available, more or less tired but available.
“The problems we had are the problems we still have. James was injured and is not available. Gbamin was injured and is not available, so we have more or less the same squad.
“We have an idea – 80 per cent of the team is clear to us. But still we have to see how some players recover and feel.”Internet Explorer Channel Network