Wednesday acca: Chelsea set for Villa thriller, plus six other super selections

The third round of the Carabao Cup concludes with some mouth-watering match-ups, while north of the border Rangers are in action in the League Cup quarter-finals.

There's cup action up and down the country this Wednesday evening, and we've got a list of seven bets that you can choose from for your latest League Cup accumulator.

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Chelsea vs Aston Villa

One of the ties of the round is set to take place in west London as Chelsea look to translate their imperious league form into a EFL Cup run. However, standing in their way is a Villa side buoyed by a 3-0 victory over Everton last weekend.

Villa rang in the changes against Barrow in the last round but we're expecting a few more familiar faces to feature against the Blues. The likes of Emiliano Buendia, Anwar El Ghazi and Axel Tuanzebe are all set to start alongside hot prospect Cameron Archer, who bagged a hat-trick in the previous round.

Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku applauds the fans after the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London. Picture date: Saturday September 11, 2021.

Villa will need to be on the ball as one look at Chelsea's bench last weekend shows you how talented their squad is. Even if Romelu Lukaku, Thiago SilvaMason Mount and Kai Havertz are rested the Blues can call on Timo Werner, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Hakim Ziyech and Reece James.

With a wealth of attacking options on both sides we're expecting an entertaining affair, with over 2.5 goals a tempting bet at 3/4, but both teams to score preferred at a tasty 10/11.

Wolves vs Tottenham

The strangest news to come out of the Premier League this week was that Wolves have become the first English side to launch their own record label, so will they hit the right notes against Tottenham or be left singing the blues?

It's Spurs who've been hitting the bum notes lately (we're rolling with this music theme folks!) after two consecutive losses in the Premier League and a draw at Rennes in the Europa Conference League.

Harry Kane Tottenham vs Pacos de Ferreira

And as for Wolves, after three league losses to start the season they looked to have turned a corner after an impressive win at Watford. However, a 2-0 loss at home to Brentford last time out was two steps back again and they have yet to score at home this season.

Spurs undoubtedly have enough quality in their ranks to tame Wolves but the question is how many of their more established names will appear with a north London derby on the horizon?

With nothing to choose between the two sides and both looking shot shy in recent weeks, we're not expecting a classic at Molineux, with under 2.5 goals a 4/6 shot.

Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon

Dons fans must have been dreaming of a cup upset when the draw was made, but two wins and two clean sheets since then have restored some of Arsenal's shattered confidence and they should get the job done here with something to spare.

Mikel Arteta manager of Arsenal during The Mind Series between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur stadium

Mikel Arteta played a strong side in the last round and his men were rewarded with a 6-0 win at West Brom. Even with Pierre Emerick Aubameyang set to be rested - ahead of Sunday's north London derby - the Gunners have more than enough attacking options.

Nicolas Pepe, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Gabriel Martinelli and even Alexandre Lacazette should all get game time, which spells trouble for the visitors. While 1/11 on an Arsenal win won't do your acca any good, over 2.5 Arsenal goals at 8/13 is a far more attractive proposition.

Brighton vs Swansea City

The Seagulls have surpassed all expectations this season, soaring to four wins out of five in the Premier League and reaching the dizzy heights of fourth in the table.

Their latest result was probably the most impressive of all, defeating European contenders Leicester 2-1 at the Amex Stadium and Graham Potter deserves huge credit for the job he is doing on the south coast.

Brighton and Hove Albion's Lewis Dunk (left) and Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter celebrate after the Premier League match at The Brentford Community Stadium

Potter's next assignment is a date with his former club and the Brighton boss even played a part in convincing new manager Russell Martin that Swansea was the job for him, although he may live to regret it if the visitors leave Brighton with a victory!

We just can't see that happening though as Swansea have won just once in the league this season and are third from bottom in the Championship, so even allowing for the dreaded squad rotation Brighton should get the job done at 40/85.

Millwall vs Leicester City

Leicester suffered a shock defeat at Brighton last time out but deserved at least a point as the Seagulls found themselves on the right side of VAR when it came to the key incidents during the match.

However, the record books don't show how many decisions went against you and the stuttering Foxes are now winless in three games in all competitions and have lost three of their last four.

Brendan Rodgers Leicester City Aug21

How you rate Millwall's recent form depends on whether you are a glass half full or half empty type of person, as the Lions are unbeaten in four league games but have only six points to show for it.

Leicester's indifferent start to the season may actually mean that places are up for grabs in the coming weeks, and those squad players that are given an opportunity against Millwall will be desperate to impress.

And we reckon that could be the difference between the two sides, with the visitors 3/4 to emerge victorious.

Rangers vs Livingston

After defeating Celtic last time out, Livingston will be going for a quick-fire Glasgow double when they travel to Rangers for their League Cup quarter-final clash.

That win against the Bhoys lifted Livi off the bottom of the Premier table and ended a run of five games without a victory. However, that result should certainly be seen through the lens of Celtic's recent struggles, with the league leaders set to provide a far sterner test.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard Jul21

Steven Gerrard's men have had a poor week, with a home loss to Lyon in the Europa League swiftly followed by a surprise draw at home to Motherwell.

Those results, along with the fact that the final is just two games away, should prompt Gerrard to name a strong line-up and the hosts should win comfortably, with Rangers -1 an 8/11 shot.

Dundee vs St Johnstone

Winless Dundee are rooted to the bottom of the Scottish Premiership table with just three draws to show from their first six games, and the Dark Blues left their fans feeling the same colour as their shirts last time out as they lost the Dundee Derby.

Dundee manager James McPake celebrates winning the Scottish Premiership Play-Off Final, second leg match at The BBSP Stadium Rugby Park, Kilmarnock

St Johnstone are in poor form themselves with just one win from six and they lie a lowly eighth in the table, with the Saints needing penalties to see off Championship side Arbroath in the last round.

Dundee have shown a real liking for the League Cup, winning all five of their matches including an impressive 1-0 win over Motherwell in the round of 16, which in an even-looking contest makes them the value bet in our book, at 21/10.

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