Sunderland's EFL Cup adventure is over, after the League One side were beaten by Championship opponents Sheffield Wednesday at the Stadium of Light
Andre Moreira was the hero on the night as Aston Villa beat Yeovil Town in the first round of the EFL Cup - or was he?
Leeds United let goalkeeper Andy Lonergan move to Championship competitors Boro on a free transfer in the summer and he made his debut in the EFL Cup.
Ashley Fletcher netted two goals in Middlesbrough's EFL Cup win over Notts County on Tuesday evening.
Aston Villa welcome League Two Yeovil Town on Tuesday night in EFL Cup action and a few of Steve Bruce's fringe players could feature.
Tony Pulis is expected to make some changes to his side Middlesbrough side that beat Birmingham at the weekend.
Sunderland manager Jack Ross has a long injury list, but will likely still make changes on Thursday evening.
Newcastle United want to win a cup competition, says Lee Charnley.
Celtic were linked with a move for Bristol City flyer Joe Bryan in the summer and the Scottish Champions would have loved his goal in the EFL Cup.
David Moyes was appointed the West Ham United manager following the departure of Slaven Bilic.
Manolo Gabbiadini probably does not know too much about the late Bobby Stokes, who became one of Southampton’s greatest heroes after scoring against Manchester United in a Wembley showpiece.
In the end, perhaps it was just inevitable that Zlatan Ibrahimovic would insist on having the final say. Southampton had given everything to drag themselves level and, for long spells, it had felt as if Manchester United were about to fall to one of the more improbable comebacks of any Wembley final.
It read a little like one of those Oscar acceptance speeches.