Match Preview

Friday, October 31, 2014

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The Spanish striker has missed four matches with a hamstring problem including the draw with Manchester United but could feature against the Blues' west London rivals

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Fresh from their 4-1 midweek Copa del Rey triumph, the European champions are expected to recall their big names for the trip to Los Carmenes

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Jurgen Klopp's side have lost six of their opening nine Bundesliga fixtures to all-but end any title hopes already - but they did beat the league leaders in the Supercup in August

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The Nerazzurri boss remains under pressure despite an upturn in recent results, while his counterpart could be on the brink should his side lose on Saturday

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The Uruguay striker's suspension has come to an end but the Sweden star has failed to recover fully from a heel injury

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The defender says his side are eager to seal three points in style on Saturday after losing out on a number of La Liga's prizes this week

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The striker is poised to feature in front of the Camp Nou crowd for the first time against head coach Luis Enrique's former club

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The champions are level once more with Roma at the top of Serie A and will be eager to get back to winning ways at the weekend

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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The two sides met at the same stage last year, with the Blues going on to lift the trophy at the end of the season, and the former Magpies man is hoping for a similar outcome

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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The midfielder says it's important the squad press on with their bid for a top three finish and avoid making mistakes ahead of Wednesday's game

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The two sides met on Saturday in the Premier League, with Sadio Mane scoring the only goal, but both managers are keen to progress with the League Cup a chance of silverware

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Gareth Bale scored a stunning winner in last year's final and Madrid will go into the game in high spirits having beaten arch-rivals Barcelona in El Clasico on Saturday

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Spurs have won one of their last seven Premier League games, but are undefeated in cup competitions this season, and their captain has urged his team-mates to prove their worth

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The Italian champions will play their fourth game in 12 days on Wednesday and their coach admits some of the players are beginning to feel the strain

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Pressure was relieved on Walter Mazzarri's shoulders after the 1-0 win over Cesena but Wednesday's visitors have proven a tough nut to crack this season

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Thrashed 5-0 in the tournament last season by Pep Guardiola's men, HSV face an uphill task on Wednesday

Monday, October 27, 2014

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The Championship side come into the game on the back of a 8-0 win over Reading, while the Baggies have recorded recent 2-2 draws against Manchester United and Crystal Palace

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The bottom-ranked team left in the League Cup meet the Premier League leaders just two days after Jose Mourinho's side drew 1-1 with Manchester United at Old Trafford

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The Swans beat the Reds on their way to winning the League Cup in 2012-13 and the captain that season - and now manager - is keen to channel their good form into another victory

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BVB have lost their last four Bundesliga games but will hope to get their form back on track when they travel to Hamburg