By James Agberebi:
After all the excitement and controversies of the English Premier League at the weekend, the third round of the Capital One Cup will take place in midweek with some Nigerian players expected to be in action.
On Tuesday, Stoke City will travel to Craven Cottage to take on Fulham and Osaze Odemwingie should feature for the Potters after coming on for Bojan Krkic at the weekend.
In-form winger, Victor Moses, will hope to add to his goal against Manchester City as West Ham take on high-flying Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Since joining on loan from Chelsea, Moses has impressed in the two games he has played for the Hammers so far.
And against Leicester City, it promises to be an exciting contest and a chance for Moses to once again showcase his skills.
At the Stadium of Light, current league leaders, Manchester City, will look to put behind them the disappointment at the weekend, when they take on Sunderland.
One player who it is believed will have a part to play is youngster, Kelechi Iheanacho.
Iheanacho made his cameo appearances for City count when he scored the winner against Crystal Palace two weekends ago. He came on against West Ham but couldn’t replicate his feat against Palace but will have another opportunity to shine against a poor Sunderland side.
On Wednesday, EPL champions, Chelsea, will commence the defence of the Capital One Cup when they travel away to take on Walsall. Among some of the players who should do business for Chelsea on the night is Mikel Obi.
Mikel was in action for Chelsea at the weekend in their 2-0 win against Arsenal when he was introduced in the 92nd minute for Cesc Fabregas.
And also on Wednesday, Victor Anichebe should be back in the West Brom squad who will be away to Norwich City at Carrow Road.
The former Everton striker was not listed in the Baggies 1-0 win against Aston Villa in the Midlands derby.