Chelsea set for Bridge revenge
Our tipster Ben Coley is backing Chelsea to exact revenge on Manchester United in the Capital One Cup.
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Sir Alex Ferguson is expecting a lively rematch as Chelsea once again host Manchester United on Wednesday, this time in the Capital One Cup.
Sunday's contest confirmed that there is little between these sides. Where Chelsea out-point United in terms of midfield creativity, United have the Premier League's best striker, while neither side is at full strength in defence.
With home advantage therefore potentially decisive - although impossible to be certain, my feeling is that Chelsea would've gone on to win had they kept 11 men on the field on Sunday - match prices appear correct at first glance.
But so much will depend on the strength of the line-ups named by Ferguson and opposite number Roberto Di Matteo, and that's where Chelsea would look to hold a clear advantage, particularly at the back.
Gary Cahill and David Luiz are expected to continue at the heart of the home defence, while Ryan Bertrand replacing Ashley Cole weakens Chelsea only slightly.
In contrast, United will almost certainly be much weaker, with Michael Keane and Scott Wootton pushing for a starting place and Alexander Buttner, who looked out of place against Basle, set to replace Patrice Evra.
Ferguson is also expected to rest Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney, and while Javier Hernandez's winner on Sunday added to a fine record against Chelsea, he will need the likes of Nani and Danny Welbeck to be at the top of their games to provide him with ammunition.
Throw in a wounded Chelsea who feel they have been cheated and I reckon the hosts are worth backing to eliminate United from domestic cup competition for the third time in succession.
At Carrow Road, Tottenham's future in the competition would look to depend almost entirely on what sort of side Andres Villas-Boas wants to name.
With a home game against Wigan to come on Saturday, you'd hope it'd be one strong enough to take care of a Norwich side who've scraped through twice against lower league opposition.
Of course, it's perfectly possible that Chris Hughton will choose to name a stronger side to the much-changed ones that have got Norwich this far, but even in that case Spurs would likely be too good if close to full strength.
Emmanuel Adebayor was set to be handed a starting role for the first time this season but he's come down with a bug, and my advice is to wait to see who starts up front for Spurs before backing them.
Currently quotes of 10/11 would look generous given a close to full strength side but it's worth waiting for the team news, even if it means a slightly shorter price is the punishment.
Finally, Liverpool host Swansea at Anfield and are again very short.
Unlucky or not against Everton on Sunday, Liverpool didn't win and boss Brendan Rodgers is likely to make several changes with Sunday's game against Newcastle firmly on the horizon.
Swansea beat Liverpool 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium last season and managed a 0-0 draw at Anfield, so on the back of a very solid display at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday they will arrive confident.
Again, Michael Laudrup has made changes in earlier rounds but Danny Graham did start and score first against Barnsley before coming off the bench to play the final half-hour at Crawley.
He's fallen out of the first team recently so in the likely event that he gets the nod to start 10/1 about him scoring first is good value, especially against a Liverpool side so reliant on the likely-absent Luis Suarez.
It was Graham's goal that secured the points for Swansea when last they played Liverpool and he'll be desperate to remind Laudrup of his credentials by firing his side into the last eight.
There's a temptation to back Swansea in the draw no bet market at 9/2 or indeed double chance at 7/4, but the scorer markets are where the away side are most underrated.