Capital One Cup 3rd round

Swindon versus Chelsea and Southampton versus Bristol City pits the west country against the Premier League in the third round of the League Cup

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O'Driscoll hoping for a cup shock tonight

Sean O'Driscoll is remaining positive for tonight's cup tie at Southamton Credit: David Davies/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Bristol City manager Sean O'Driscoll is hoping tonight's Capital One Cup tie at Premier League Southampton will provide a welcome distraction from his team's league form.

"They will be fluid because that is what the Premier League is all about," he told the club's website. "They went to Anfield and restricted a free flowing Liverpool side from getting into their rhythm

"I watched their game against West Ham, we've watched a video of them against Barnsley and had someone watching them at Anfield, so I don't think there is any more we could do in terms of preparation."

In the last round City beat another Premier League team with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.


Robins to take on Chelsea in the Capital One Cup

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho visits the County Ground tonight. Credit: Thomas Eisenhuth/dpa

Europa League champions Chelsea will visit the County Ground this evening to take on Swindon Town in the Third Round of the Capital One Cup.

Blues boss Jose Mourinho will be hoping for better luck in this cup competition, following an embarrassing home defeat to Basle in the Champions League last week.

Fellow South West side Bristol City also up against Premiership opposition tonight, up against Southampton.

Both matches kick off at 7:45pm.

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