English League Cup 2012: Manchester City and Everton face tough tests

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Manchester City face Aston Villa in an all-Premier League encounter, while the Toffees face a tricky away trip to take on Leeds United at Elland Road.

The third round of the English League Cup is underway, and that means the Premier League clubs enter the competition. At least two will be heading out tonight when Manchester City play Aston Villa and West Ham take on Wigan, but Everton also have a tough away fixture at Elland Road to contend with.

Elsewhere, Swansea City are away at Crawley Town, Chelsea face Wolverhampton Wanderers at Stamford Bridge, Sunderland take a trip to MK Dons, and Southampton are at home to Sheffield Wednesday.

Of all the other Premier League teams, Swansea may be in the greatest danger, with Michael Laudrup's men wobbling after their excellent start, and financially-charged Crawley sitting in eighth place in League One.

Chelsea will face a Wolves side that have not yet found their rhythm in the Championship, but Stale Solbakken's men could still spring a surprise, particularly with the Blues likely to field a weakened or more experimental lineup.

Stay tuned to this stream for the latest previews, team news, schedules, and live updates.

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