EFL Cup Weds. preview: Premier Leaguers fight to join Liverpool, Hull

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Who’s going to join Liverpool and Hull City in the EFL Cup semifinals?

We’ll find out Wednesday, with a pair of high-powered Premier League matchups on tap for the remaining quarterfinals.

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Both kickoffs are slated for 2:45 p.m. EDT, with London teams on the road and at home.

Arsenal vs. Southampton

The Gunners may hand out some playing time to seldom-seen faces like goalkeeper Emi Martinez, who’s been on loan for most of his five years at Arsenal. Lucas Perez is expected to play, while Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud are out.

Electric attacker Sofiane Boufal could return for Saints, who will be without Dusan Tadic and Matt Targett.

Arsenal hasn’t lifted the Cup since 1993, and last went to the final for a shocking 2011 loss to Birmingham City. Saints have only been there once, losing to Nottingham Forest in 1979.

Manchester United vs. West Ham United

These two sides tangled at Old Trafford just two days ago, so the wounds from a 1-1 draw between the Irons and Red Devils will be fresh.

Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini are unavailable due to card accumulation, while Diafra Sakho is out for West Ham. Irons manager Slaven Bilic said Andy Carroll has a chance to return to the fold on Wednesday, and will definitely be available by the weekend.

The Red Devils have four titles, claiming three between 2006-2010. West Ham has never won an EFL Cup, losing to West Brom in 1966 and Liverpool in 1981.

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