EFL Cup: Chelsea faces lacklustre Everton; Spurs takes on under-pressure West Ham

Chelsea would look to impress against a lacklusre Everton while in-form Spurs would hope to trump a seemingly weak West Ham United side in their respective EFL Cup ties on Wednesday.

Third-placed Spurs, riding high on form, may rotate players for Wednesday's clash with striker Fernando Llorente likely to spearhead the attack.   -  Getty Images

Chelsea vs. Everton

Victor Moses remains absent for Chelsea which has blown hot and cold this season. Everton, on the other hand, would be hoping for a flip in its fortunes, especially after its demoralising defeat at the hands of Arsenal; the departure of head-coach Ronald Koeman already compounding its woes.

David Unsworth will take temporary charge of the first-team beginning with Wednesday's EFL Cup tie.

Oumar Niasse would look to impress, while Ademola Lookman could make a start for the Blues. Yannick Bolasie is still absent, and Idrissa Gueye is suspended following his red card against the Gunners.

Following a series of disappointing outings, Chelsea got back to winning ways with a dramatic 4-2 comeback victory against Watford and would hope to put up another winning show against the Merseyside.

Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham United

West Ham will feel the heat when it takes the field against a Tottenham side which put Liverpool to the sword with a convincing 4-1 win. Bilic's men are 16th in the Premier League table at the moment with just eight points from nine matches and last week's 0-3 defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion at the London Stadium would have done no good to the team's confidence.

Add to it, West Ham's 2-3 loss against Spurs in the Premier League earlier this season, and The Hammers seem to have enough on their plate already.

On the other hand, third-placed Spurs, riding high on form, may rotate players for Wednesday's clash with England international Danny Rose expected to get his first start in eight months, while Fernando Llorente is likely to spearhead the attack.

With EPL giants Manchester City and Arsenal getting solid work-outs in their rather hard-earned wins over perceived minnows Wolves and Norwich respectively, Tottenham would do well to not let its guard down against a West Ham unit keen on getting its campaign back on track.

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