LIVE, League Cup: Eight Premier League teams in action

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Eight Premier League teams enter the League Cup at the second round stage on Tuesday, and plenty face tricky tests away from home against lower-league opposition.

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West Ham United head to Newport County, who have been very handy at causing upsets in cup competitions over the past few seasons, while Aston Villa head to Crewe, Brighton travel to Bristol Rovers, Norwich go to Crawley and Southampton head to Fulham.

Watford host Coventry City hoping to grab their first win of the season, while Sheffield United host Blackburn and Crystal Palace host Colchester as both teams are expected to rest plenty of starters.

Aside from the PL clubs in action there are some tasty all-Championship clashes set up with bitter rivals Derby and Nottingham Forest going head-to-head at the City Ground, while Leeds host Stoke City.

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Below is the full schedule for Tuesday’s games, which all kick off at 2:45 p.m. ET, and we will have you covered with all of the analysis post-game.

Tuesday’s League Cup second round games

Newport County v. West Ham United
Crewe v. Aston Villa
Crystal Palace v. Colchester United
Watford v. Coventry City
Sheffield United v. Blackburn Rovers
Fulham v. Southampton
Bristol Rovers v. Brighton & Hove Albion
Crawley Town v. Norwich City
Nottingham Forest v. Derby County
Leeds United v. Stoke City
Preston v. Hull City
Grimsby Town v. Macclesfield Town
Southend United v. MK Dons
Plymouth Argyle v. Reading
Burton v. Morecambe
Rochdale v. Carlisle United
Oxford United v. Millwall
Cardiff City v. Luton Town