Carabao Cup live: Chelsea vs Aston Villa plus live scores and latest updates from around the grounds

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9:38PM

Full-time

Arsenal 3-0 Wimbledon

9:38PM

Full-time

Millwall 0-2 Leicester

We’re heading for pens at Molineux and Stamford Bridge. 

9:34PM

Chance for Chelsea sub Lukaku

Who raced into the box ahead of Hause but uncharacteristically dithered for just a second and the centre-half made a fantastic sliding tackle to hook it away. 

9:33PM

Iheanacho notches

Glorious finish from Kelechi Iheanacho from 20 yards to rifle a left-foot shot into the top-left corner. 

9:32PM

GOAL!!

Millwall 0-2 Leicester (Iheanacho)

9:32PM

Cameron Archer’s equaliser

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Archer scores

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And how it was received in the VIP seats

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9:26PM

Another Arsenal goal from the right

Terrific Nketiah finish with a drag-back heel from Cedric’s cross after Sambi Lokonga and Smith Rowe combined to send the Portugal defender into the box down the right. 

9:24PM

GOAL!!

Arsenal 3-0 Wimbledon (Nketiah)

9:23PM

Result 

Brighton 2-0 Swansea

Into the last 16 for the former Dolphins, who have knocked out both Cardiff and Swansea. Seagulls > Bluebirds and Swans. 

9:22PM

Smith Rowe comes off the bench to score

Some soft-shoe shuffling in the box as Arsenal pass it out to the right and, after Saka’s shot is blocked, the ball is worked back to Smith Rowe to sweep home a side-foot shot from 10 yards. 

9:21PM

GOAL!!

Arsenal 2-0 Wimbledon (Smith Rowe)

9:18PM

Cameron Archer’s biggest fan

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Prince William delights in Villa;s equaliser

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9:16PM

Chelsea almost take the lead

Deep cross from the right, flicked on to Loftus-Cheek and the elegant midfielder takes a touch then back-heels to Mount who drills a right-foot daisycutter of a shot from the left of the area inches past the right post. 

9:15PM

Another chance at the Bridge

And it fell to Villa. Good footwork from the substitute Jayden Philogene-Bidace to hold off Chalobah, turn and slip a pass down the left of the box for El Ghazi who hammers a shot into Kepa’s chest. Had he gone lower he would surely have scored.

9:11PM

Third time lucky for Cameron Archer

Sweeping move up the Villa right and Cash arcs over a wonderful cross. Archer pulls away from Sarr and twists his neck to bury the header from 12 yards. 

9:10PM

GOAL!!!

Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa (Archer)

9:08PM

Introduction of Traore has spooked Tottenham

He has been terrorising Spurs down the Wolves right but this goal comes down the left when Dendoncker exploits some dozy Tottenham control and plays in Podence cutting in from the left to shoot with his right and thrash it unstoppably past Gollini. 

9:05PM

Goal!!

Wolves 2-2 Spurs (Podence)

9:05PM

First picture of Werner’s goal

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Werner times his jump perfectly to head past Jed Steer

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9:03PM

Werner, the good and the bad

Great back-post header from James’s cross after Hudson-Odoi backheeled to Ziyech who rolled it into James’ path. His cross was perfectly precise, parting Tuanzebe’s hair to arrive at Werner to score his first goal of the season.

A minute later Werner snatches at a back-post chance and the score stays within Villa’s reach. 

9:00PM

GOAL!!!

Chelsea 1-0 Villa (Werner)

9:00PM

At Stamford Bridge

Thomas Tuchel has withdrawn N’Golo Kante and sent on Mason Mount. Chelsea fashion an opportunity quickly through Hudson-Odoi cutting in from the right to smack a shot that Steer saves and Werner isn’t quick enough to pounce on the rebound. 

8:58PM

Look ma, it’s Lookman

A first Leicester goal for the winger who joined on loan from RB Leipzig. 

8:56PM

GOAL!!!

Milwall 0-1 Leicester (Lookman)

8:55PM

Big chance for Wolves

After clever work from Hoever down the right to beat Davies, get to the byline and ping over a low cross that Hwang lunges to meet at the near post but can’t turn his prodded/flicked shot on target. 

8:53PM

Here’s Kepa’s save from Cameron Archer

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Kepa spreads himself to thwart Cameron Archer

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 And Chilwell heads into and out of the crowd

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Chilwell is given a helping hand back on to the field

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8:41PM

Play has resumed at the Amex

And Swansea should be level – Cullen hitting the bar and Steele tipping Whittaker’s shot behind.

Tariq Lamptey, as planned, has gone off after the first half after almost a year out injured. 

8:36PM

Half-time scores

  • Brighton 2-0 Swansea (7.30pm)
  • Arsenal 1-0 AFC Wimbledon (7.45pm)
  • Chelsea 0-0 Aston Villa (7.45pm)
  • Millwall 0-0 Leicester City (7.45pm)
  • Wolves 1-2 Spurs (7.45pm)
8:33PM

Good save from Kepa

Cameron Archer slips down the inside-left, drops his shoulder and shoots and the world’s costliest keeper saves it smartly with his arm and James clears El Gahzi’s effort from the rebound off the line.  

8:32PM

Chance for Spurs

Tanganga makes a rangy run from halfway after winning the ball back, plays a give-and-go with Kane but then blazes it over from a tight angle. 

8:31PM

Villa injury 

French midfielder Morgan Sanson, whose second appearance of the season this was, cannot continue and he has to be replaced by Carney Chukwuemeka. 

8:27PM

Dendoncker with a bullet

Ait-Nouri takes a corner from the right with his left, sending a booming outswinger to the back post where Dendoncker leaps to bury it past Gollina with a bullet. 

Ndombele, who was marking him, got the wrong side and made a pathetic ‘shut that door’ leg kick-up to try to compensate, utterly inc0nsequentially.  

8:25PM

GOAL!!!

Wolves 1-2 Tottenham (Dendoncker)

8:21PM

It’s such a dull game at Stamford Bridge

That the TV cameras keep peeling away from the action to pick out the Duke of Cambridge cheering on the Villa in the crowd. 

8:20PM

Connolly spurns a hat-trick chance

Moder, the Poland midfielder, skips down the right and rolls a pass inside for Connolly 15 yards out on the run but his shot whistles past the post.

That’s half-time at the Amex in the early kick-off. 

8:16PM

Purple and green should never be seen

Harry Kane scores his first goal in domestic competition for Tottenham this season.

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Tottenham’s captain Harry Kane doubles their lead at Molineux

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8:13PM

Connolly does it again

And it’s pretty similar bar the deflection, running on to a pass hit assuredly from centre to the inside-left. He takes it in his stride, cuts back on his right and thumps a shot into the bottom left corner. 

8:12PM

GOAL!!

Brighton 2-0 Swansea (Connolly)

8:12PM

One of their own on the scoresheet

Fantastic finish from Harry Kane even though he is wearing the most hideous shirt. Lo Celso wins the ball back in the centre-circle, clips it up to Dele Alli who slides a pass between the two centre-backs and Kane races on to it and lashes it past the keeper from 18 yards. 

8:10PM

GOAL!!!

Wolves 0-2 Tottenham (Kane)

8:07PM

Connolly scores for Brighton!

Aaron Connolly was sent down the left with a cute angled pass from Mac Allister. He cuts into the box to shoot with his right and the ball hits a defender who was sliding in to block and skips off his foot to go over the keeper and into the bottom right corner. 

8:06PM

GOAL!!

Brighton 1-0 Swansea (Connolly)

8:05PM

That Arsenal penalty

Came from a foul on Gabriel Martinelli as he scampered into the area from the right and was tripped. 

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Lacazette, Arsenal’s captain for the night, strokes home the penalty on 11 minutes

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8:01PM

Spurs take the lead

Fantastic tenacity to win the ball and barrel down the inside left, he forces two to bounce off him, keeping the ball with his left foot before slotting it past Ruddy at an angle from 12-15 yards. 

8:00PM

GOAL!!!

Wolves 0-1 Tottenham (Ndombele)

7:58PM

GOAL!!!

Arsenal 1-0 Wimbledon (Lacazette, pen)

7:57PM

Injury at Molineux

Yerson Mosquera went down off the ball and has been stretchered off in tears. 

7:56PM

Big chance for Villa

For Archer who was played in by Sanson but when he tried to dink it over the keeper, he got too far under it and chipped it over the bar. 

7:52PM

Cagey start at Stamford Bridge

With Chelsea dominating possession. 

7:51PM

Chance at Old Trafford

7:50PM

The 7.45s have kicked off

  • Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon (7.45pm)
  • Chelsea vs Aston Villa (7.45pm)
  • Millwall vs Leicester City (7.45pm)
  • Wolves vs Spurs (7.45pm)

And at each there was a minute’s applause for Jimmy Greaves:

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Jimmy Greaves inspects his England caps in 1961

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7:38PM

The game is underway at the Amex Stadium

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Liam Cullen beats Brighton & Hove Albion’s Hayden Roberts in the air

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7:26PM

A view from the Bridge

Chelsea  Arrizabalaga, James, Chalobah, Sarr, Chilwell, Loftus-Cheek, Kante, Saul, Hudson-Odoi, Werner, Ziyech.
Subs  Thiago Silva, Lukaku, Bettinelli, Barkley, Mount, Havertz, Mbuyamba.

Aston Villa  Steer, Cash, Tuanzebe, Hause, Young, Nakamba, Sanson, Traore, Buendia, El Ghazi, Archer.
Subs  Konsa, Philogene-Bidace, Carney Chukwuemeka, Bogarde, Sinisalo, Aaron Ramsey, Caleb Chukwuemeka.

Referee Graham Scott (Oxford).

7:21PM

Molineux welcomes …

Wolverhampton  Ruddy, Kilman, Boly, Mosquera, Hoever, Dendoncker, Neves, Ait Nouri, Daniel Podence, Silva, Hwang.
Subs  Jimenez, Trincao, Coady, Nelson Semedo, Joao Moutinho, Traore, Moulden.

Tottenham Hotspur  Gollini, Sanchez, Tanganga, Romero, Davies, Ndombele, Skipp, Lo Celso, Gil Salvatierra, Alli, Kane.
Subs  Doherty, Reguilon, Hojbjerg, Son, Rodon, Austin, Scarlett.

Referee  Peter Bankes (Merseyside).

7:17PM

Dramatis personae at the Amex

Brighton  Steele, Lamptey, Turns, Roberts, Burn, Alzate, Moder, Mwepu, Mac Allister, Connolly, Richards.
Subs  Gross, Scherpen, Locadia, Leonard, Furlong, Offiah, Sarmiento.

Swansea  Benda, Latibeaudiere, Cabango, Cooper, Rhys Williams, Bidwell, Fulton, Walsh, Smith, Tarrelle Whittaker, Cullen.
Subs Manning, Downes, Piroe, Rushesha, Dhanda, Webb, Laird.

Referee  Michael Salisbury (Lancashire).

7:15PM

From the New Den

Millwall  Long, Hutchinson, Murray Wallace, Cooper, Leonard, Pearce, Thompson, Mahoney, Mitchell, Evans, Bradshaw. 
Subs  Smith, Malone, Saville, Bodvarsson, Afobe, Ballard, Bialkowski.

Leicester City  Ward, Amartey, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas, Ndidi, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall, Lookman, Iheanacho, Albrighton.
Subs  Barnes, Maddison, Vestergaard, Castagne, Daka, Jakupovic, Soumare.

Referee Andrew Madley (Leeds).

7:14PM

Team news from the Emirates

Arsenal  Leno, Cedric, Holding, Pablo Mari, Tavares, Maitland-Niles, Thomas, Sambi Lokonga, Lacazette, Nketiah, Martinelli.
Subs  Saka, Smith-Rowe, Chambers, Elneny, Balogun, Kolasinac, Hein.

AFC Wimbledon Tzanev, Guinness-Walker, Heneghan, Nightingale, Lawrence, Woodyard, Hartigan, Rudoni, Assal, McCormick, Palmer.
Subs  Csoka, Marsh, Alexander, Chislett, Mebude, Pressley, Oualah.

Referee Jarred Gillett (Australia).

6:55PM

Old school, two columns from Millwall

6:54PM

Iheanacho leads Leicester’s line

6:52PM

Kane captains Spurs

6:51PM

Ruben Neves captains Wolves

6:50PM

Here’s how Wimbledon line up

6:49PM

Run-outs for Lacazette and Nketiah for Arsenal

6:48PM

Buendia returns for Aston Villa

6:48PM

Starts for Saul and Loftus-Cheek at Stamford Bridge

6:33PM

Cabango starts for Swansea

6:32PM

Lamptey returns for Brighton

6:02PM

Good evening

Welcome to coverage of tonight’s five third-round Carabao Cup ties that are not Manchester United vs West Ham United or, as they would be called by Paul Ince, who played for both, Mantunite and West Ham. That means we’ll be covering the goal going in and all the news from:

  • Brighton vs Swansea (7.30pm)
  • Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon (7.45pm)
  • Chelsea vs Aston Villa (7.45pm)
  • Millwall vs Leicester City (7.45pm)
  • Wolves vs Spurs (7.45pm)

We will have all the team news as it lands, the scores, shootouts, should last night be any guide, and ultimately the fourth-round draw once it’s determined who joins Leeds, Manchester City, Liverpool, Brentford, Burnley, Preston, QPR, Southampton, Stoke and Sunderland in the last 16. 

Chelsea, the last team outside Manchester to win it (City five, United one since 2016), will not be introducing half a dozen U23s unlike most clubs in their position – they have a formidable enough first-team squad to be able to field a host of household names who have not featured much in the Premier League this season without dipping deeper down their pyramid. But there could be rare opportunities for Ross Barkley, Malang Sarr and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Villa, who won it last in 1996, have named a provisional squad that is only two players – John McGinn  and Leon Bailey – away from a normal, full-strength Premier League matchday squad. Emi Buendia, who was back from quarantine in Croatia and on the bench for the victory over Everton, is expected to start. 

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Ross Barkley is hoping for a rare run-out for Chelsea against Aston Villa, the club to which he was loaned last season

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Granit Xhaka is suspended for Arsenal and given that AFC Winbledon made multiple changes in the last round, Mikel Arteta is sure to anticipate that and follow suit. Nuno returns to Wolves for the second time in 30 days with both managers poised to stir up selection though Spurs, concerned with not creating enough for Harry Kane since he came back into the side, may well give the England captain a run-out. 

Tariq Lamptey should make his long-awaited Brighton comeback when Graham Potter’s side take on his old club Swansea in dear old Sussex by the Sea. Joel Piroe, Olivier Ntcham and Ben Cabango, who all came off the bench to help turn the tide at Luton last Saturday and secure a 3-3 draw, should start for the 2013 winners.

Shaun Hutchinson,Danny McNamara, Benik Afobe and George Evans have all returned from injury to the Millwall squad for tonight’s visit of three-time winners Leicester who will rest, rotate and freshen up according to the snouts at the King Power.