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Robert Alexander 28th Oct 2013 - 13:24

Capital One Cup 4th Round Opta Facts

Arsenal v Chelsea

  • Arsenal are currently without a clean sheet in 10 games in this competition.
  • Chelsea have won the last three meetings with Arsenal in The Capital One Cup.
  • The Blues have lost only once (excluding penalty shootouts) in their last 17 League Cup games away from Stamford Bridge (W13 D3).
  • The Gunners have won their last 11 fourth round games in this competition.
  • Arsenal have scored 15 goals in their last four Capital One Cup matches.

Birmingham v Stoke

  • Birmingham City have lost just once in the last nine meetings with The Potters in all competitions (W6 D2).
  • Stoke City have been eliminated from the competition after six of their last nine away ties.
  • Nikola Zigic has only managed one goal in four appearances this season for The Blues; he is however, the last to player to have scored in this fixture (12th February 2011).
  • The Potters have won five of their last six in The Capital One Cup against sides in a lower division (L1).
  • Birmingham City have scored 16 goals in their last five in the competition; averaging 3.2 goals per game.

Burnley v West Ham

  • Burnley have faced The Hammers twice before in The League Cup (two legged match); losing both.
  • West Ham United have lost three of their last four away trips in The Capital One Cup (W1).
  • The East London club have not kept a clean sheet away from home in this competition since September 2001 (v Reading); they have had 13 away ties since that match.
  • The Clarets have won their last four League Cup matches at home against teams from a higher division.
  • Burnley have progressed from the fourth round just once in their last five attempts.

Leicester v Fulham

  • The Foxes have lost their last three fourth round ties.
  • Fulham have won four of the last five against Leicester City in all competitions (D1).
  • The Cottagers have been eliminated from the competition in two of their last four games against teams from a lower division.
  • Leicester City have lost two of their last three home ties in this competition, conceding nine goals in that period (L1).
  • These sides have met twice before in the League Cup with Leicester yet to claim a victory (D1 L1, defeat came via a penalty shootout).

Man Utd v Norwich

  • Manchester United have won 10 of their last 11 League Cup ties at Old Trafford (L1).
  • The Canaries have crashed out of the competition eight times out of a possible nine when they have travelled away from home to face a side in the same division.
  • Shinji Kagawa has scored three of his six Premier League goals against Norwich; a hat-trick at Old Trafford in March of this year.
  • Norwich City have never lost to Manchester United in the League Cup (W2 D1)
  • The Red Devils have won their last seven 4th round League Cup games at home against sides from the same division.
  • Norwich City have scored nine goals over the course of their two League Cup games this season; averaging 4.5 goals per game.

Newcastle v Man City

  • Newcastle have lost their last three League Cup matches against Premier League opposition, conceding 10 goals in the process.
  • Manchester City have had the better of The Toon Army in the League Cup; beating them in the 1976 final and in a fourth round replay at St James' Park in December 1994.
  • City have won the last eight meetings between these teams - all in the Premier League. They have scored 23 goals in these matches.
  • Manchester City have scored in their last 13 League Cup matches away from home, last failing to score on the road in the competition in a 1-0 third round defeat at Wigan Athletic in November 2002.
  • Yaya Touré has scored five Premier League goals against Newcastle; he has not scored more goals against any other side.

Tottenham v Hull

  • Before beating Aston Villa in the third round Spurs were eliminated in their preceding four League Cup matches against Premier League opposition.
  • Hull have reached the fourth round of the League Cup for the first time since 1977/78, when they lost 5-1 at Arsenal.
  • Spurs have not lost in 90 minutes at home in the League Cup since losing 3-1 to Birmingham City in October 2000 - a run of 18 matches.
  • The Tigers have been eliminated on six of the last seven occasions that they have faced Premier League opposition in the League Cup.
  • That win came at Wigan Athletic in August 2008, the only occasion they have won over 90 minutes away from home against top flight opposition in 20 League Cup matches.

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