Pep Guardiola will not field his strongest eleven in the League Cup clash with Newcastle United on Wednesday evening. The Manchester City squad is dealing with several injuries, minor pains, and fatigued players.
For clubs like Liverpool, the League Cup tournament always offers opportunities to give young talents a taste of the big stage. Pep Lijnders, who will be stepping in as the head coach against Leicester City on Wednesday, discussed one specific player, Ben Doak, referencing Johan Cruyff.
At Chelsea, the dressing room is certainly not off-limits for executives. Mauricio Pochettino says he is actually pleased with the involvement of, among others, club owner Todd Boehly, even in these turbulent times at Stamford Bridge.