Gus Poyet hosts his former beloved Blues this evening in the Carling Cup Quarter Final. Struggling to find form in the league this year, the ex-Chelsea midfielder will hope to get one over on his former club and give the Stadium of Light crowd something to celebrate, with a place in the semi-final.
Mourinho though, will be looking to use this cup-tie as a chance to improve his sides’ organisation at the back, which has proven shaky in the opening half of this campaign. A victory tonight for the Blues will result in a tenth consecutive victory at the Stadium of Light and will continue Mourinho’s remarkable trophy record in his short managerial career.
Both managers will be looking to exploit the weak defences tonight, leaving an open, attacking game this evening and hopefully a repeat of the seven goal thriller earlier this season.
The teams are in, as this Capital One Cup Quarter Final prepares to get underway:
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