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Manchester City will take on Championship side Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup third round fixture at the Etihad on Wednesday evening.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm BST. Catch the highlights of the match of The League Cup Show on BBC One and BBC One HD at 11:05pm BST.

Overview

Manchester City defeated Sunderland in the final to win the Capital One Cup last season at Wembley. The Citizens will be hoping to defend the title and will kick-start the competition against Sheffield at the Etihad.

In the last fixture, Manuel Pellegrini saw his side come from behind to settle for a 1-1 draw against Chelsea. The match saw the Chilean manager hand summer signing Eliaquim Mangala his home debut, while Pablo Zabaleta was given the marching orders in the second half.

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Andre Schurrle gave the Blues the lead, before former Chelsea star Frank Lampard equalised for City. The Premier League champions are without a win in the last four matches played in all competitions and Pellegrini would be hoping for a win on Wednesday evening.

Meanwhile, Sheffield come into this game after sealing a narrow 1-0 victory over Reading in the Championship. Stevie May's 83rd minute goal helped Stuart Gray's side clinch three points.

The Owls have just lost one of the last five matches played in all competitions and it includes a 1-0 victory against the Premier League side Burnley in the second round of the Capital One Cup in August.

What Managers Say

Manuel Pellegrini: "We had the best performance as a team [against Chelsea] this year, even better than against Liverpool. It was Mangala's first game here and he didn't have to do much work, but every time he had a challenge he won it which is important because we always play with space behind our defenders."

Stuart Gray: "It will be nice to go the reigning cup holders and Premier League champions so I'm looking forward to it. They are all gifted, world-class players. They are technically very gifted. It was a good, enjoyable game. They had a lot of possession of the ball so we might just have to defend very well."

Betting Odds (888Sport.com)

  • Manchester City to win: 1/6
  • Draw: 25/4
  • Sheffield Wednesday to win: 14

Team Form

Manchester City

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D L D L W
  • Last Result: Manchester City 1-1 Chelsea

Sheffield Wednesday

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W D L W
  • Last Result: Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 Reading

Team News

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Manchester City

  • Injured: Stevan Jovetic (hamstring), Fernando (groin)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Pablo Zabaleta

Possible XI: Caballero; Kolarov, Nastasic, Boyata, Clichy; Fernandinho, Lampard; Milner, Sinclair, Nasri; Dzeko

Sheffield Wednesday

  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Dean Whitehead

Possible XI: Westwood; Palmer, Loovens, Lees, Mattock; Hope, Semedo, Maguire, Maghoma; May, Nuhiu