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Stuart Dalgleish 16th Dec 2013 - 14:44

League Cup Opta Facts | Quarter-Finals

Leicester City v Manchester City

  • No side has scored more League Cup goals this season than Leicester City (13).
  • Manchester City have won both previous League Cup meetings with Leicester City, scoring seven times and conceding just once.
  • The Citizens are unbeaten in their last seven trips to Leicester in all competitions (W3 D4), not losing there since February 1988.
  • The Foxes have fired in more shots (excluding blocked) than any other side in the League Cup this term (51).
  • In the last five seasons six teams from outside the Premier League have reached the Semi-Finals of the League Cup, with Derby and Burnley both progressing in 2008/09.
  • This is Leicester City's seventh appearance at this stage of the League Cup; they have progressed to the next round in five of their previous six attempts - losing to West Brom in a replay in 1969/70.
  • The Foxes hold the record for the biggest ever League Cup quarter-final victory; they beat Midlands rivals Coventry City 8-1 in December 1964.
  • The Citizens have reached this stage of the League Cup 14 times before, progressing in seven of those. They have also won their last two at this stage, both against Arsenal.
  • Leicester have scored in their last 29 League Cup matches, netting 68 goals in this run (2.3 per game).
  • Man City have won six and lost none of their last seven League Cup meetings with lower-ranked sides (D1).



Sunderland v Chelsea


  • Sunderland and Chelsea's one previous League Cup meeting came in the 1984/95 semi-finals; Sunderland won both legs to progress, winning 2-0 on home soil.
  • Chelsea have won their last nine trips to Sunderland in all competitions and are unbeaten in 10 (D1) at the Stadium of Light.
  • The Blues have already won 4-3 at the Stadium of Light in the league this season; Eden Hazard bagged a brace in that game.
  • There have been three own goals scored in the last two meetings between Sunderland and Chelsea.
  • Chelsea have never beaten Sunderland in a major cup competition, losing three and drawing one.
  • Sunderland are appearing in the quarter-finals of this competition for the seventh time; they have won three and lost three so far, losing their latest one to Crystal Palace in 2000/01.
  • Chelsea have now reached the quarter-final of the League Cup in 10 of the last 13 seasons. They have progressed in five of their nine previous ties in this run.
  • Chelsea have kept three successive League Cup clean sheets, all of which have come away from home.
  • Indeed, the Blues have managed eight clean sheets in their last 12 away games in this competition.
  • Jose Mourinho has never lost a League Cup game as Chelsea manager (excluding penalty shootouts), winning 12 and drawing three of 15.



Stoke City v Manchester United


  • Stoke City have reached the quarter-finals five times in their history, last progressing from this stage against Bristol Rovers in November 1971.
  • Manchester United have lost their last two quarter-final ties against Crystal Palace and West Ham United respectively.
  • In the Premier League, Manchester United are the only side Stoke City have faced more than three times and never beaten (P11 D1 L10).
  • The Potters have also conceded more goals against the Red Devils than against any other Premier League side.
  • Robin van Persie has scored in all three meetings with Stoke City as a Manchester United player.
  • Stoke's last victory over Manchester United in any competition came in a home League Cup tie back in 1993 (won 2-1, but lost the tie 3-2 on aggregate).
  • Javier Hernandez has scored four goals in his last three League Cup games.
  • The Red Devils have scored three or more goals in four of their last five League Cup away games.
  • Stoke have won just one of their last seven League Cup games against fellow top-flight sides (D2 L4).
  • Kenwyne Jones has scored eight goals in his last seven League Cup matches for Stoke City.



Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United

  • Tottenham are unbeaten against West Ham in their last three League Cup clashes (incl. replays), winning twice (D1) and scoring seven goals in the process.
  • West Ham have failed to score in four of their last six matches (incl. replays) against Tottenham in the League Cup, winning once.
  • This is Tottenham's 22nd appearance in the League Cup quarter-final; only Arsenal (25) have reached this stage more often.
  • This is West Ham's 15th League Cup quarter-final appearance; they had lost three in a row before defeating Manchester United in 2010/11, the last time they made the final eight.
  • West Ham won 3-0 at White Hart Lane in the Premier League in October, with all three goals coming after the break.
  • Ravel Morrison, who scored in West Ham's win against Tottenham in the league this season, has also scored in both League Cup appearances this term.
  • West Ham have scored in 20 of their last 21 League Cup games, including the last 14 in a row.
  • The Hammers have not drawn any of their last 30 games in this competition, winning 19 and losing 11.
  • Spurs have lost just one of their last 19 home League Cup games (W14 D4), though that did come against London rivals Arsenal in the 2010/11 season.
  • Tottenham have won only one of their last six League Cup games against fellow top-flight sides (D2 L3).





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