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Full-time: Ipswich 1-3 Fulham

Fulham have never won a major domestic title. Just sayin’.

Full-time: Chelsea 2-0 Blackburn

A rare win for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and good for the Blues to gain some confidence before the game at Premier League leaders Tottenham on Monday.

Full-time: Everton 3-0 Burnley

Comprehensive win for Sean Dyche against his former side.

Full-time: Bournemouth 1-2 Liverpool

Nunez wins it for the Reds with a sensational goal! Absolutely bucketing it down on the south coast.

GOAL! Everton 3-0 Burnley (Young 90+2)

Game over at Goodison. Beto shows great strength and pace to shrug off a defender, drives to the byline, and passes across to Young, who had scampered into the box to toe it into the net.

Ashley Young of Everton celebrates after scoring the team's third goal against Burnley.
Ashley Young celebrates after getting on the Everton scoresheet in the dying minutes of the game. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Chelsea 2-0 Blackburn

90 min: The final minutes at Stamford Bridge, as Sterling has a chance to make it three (and double his tally for the evening), but pulls his effort wide after creating some room for himself in Rovers’ box. Blackburn started well and could have had a penalty but are well beaten here in the end.

GOAL! Ipswich 1-3 Fulham (Baggott 79)

Ipswich get one back immediately! Ten minutes left, this game isn’t dead yet! Elkan Baggott – born in Thailand, raised in England, but represents his mother’s country of Indonesia – was left completely unmarked at the back post from an Ipswich corner, despite being 6ft3in.

GOAL! Ipswich 0-3 Fulham (Cairney 77)

Ipswich have been run ragged down their left. De Cordova-Reid canters down the right wing, cuts the ball back and Cairney is there on the edge to place the ball past Walton. A brilliant performance by the Londoners.

Fulham's Tom Cairney celebrates scoring their third goal at Ipswich.
Fulham’s Tom Cairney celebrates scoring their third goal at Ipswich. Photograph: Chris Radburn/Reuters

Full-time: West Ham 3-1 Arsenal

“You should have signed for a big club”, the West Ham fans chant to Declan Rice. The Hammers are into the quarter-finals. Moyes, the cup maestro, marches on.

GOAL! West Ham 3-1 Arsenal (Odegaard 90+6)

It’s taken 96 minutes, but Arsenal finally threaten through Odegaard, who was brought on late by Arteta. The Norwegian finishes nicely from an acute angle to cap a miserable night for Arsenal.

Martin Odegaard of Arsenal scores their sides first goal during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between West Ham United and Arsenal.
A consolation goal for Martin Odegaard. Photograph: Alex Pantling/Getty Images

West Ham 3-0 Arsenal

90 min: The final minutes of the game at the London Stadium. West Ham have absolutely bossed Arsenal, with the away fans already turning to leave. If it stays like this, it will be West Ham’s biggest win over the Gunners since the 1960s.

GOAL! Bournemouth 1-2 Liverpool (Nunez 70)

Bournemouth were really starting to grow into the game since Kluivert’s equaliser, but Klopp made a couple of changes – including the introduction of Alexander-Arnold and Nunez – and the latter scored a worldie goal to swing the game back in Liverpool’s favour! The Uruguayan cuts in from the left wing, and lets fly from 25 yards on the angle. Radu has not chance, it’s a dipping, swirling effort that nips just under the crossbar. Wow.

Liverpool's Darwin Nunez fires home to restore the visitors’ lead.
Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez fires home to restore the visitors’ lead in style. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Action Images/Reuters
Liverpool's Darwin Nunez celebrates scoring their second goal with Kostas Tsimikas and Cody Gakpo.
Nunez celebrates in style too. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Action Images/Reuters

Speaking of goalkeeping, here’s an email from Eagle Brosi, from Virginia.

“Everyone is moaning about poor Aaron Ramsdale losing his place to Raya but last season Arsenal’s old backup keeper – Bernd Leno – was (arguably) the best keeper in the Premier League. And when Leno was the No 1 at Arsenal – Emi Martinez – who was just named the best goalkeeper in the world? – had to sit on the bench. It’s all a bit weird because I haven’t felt confident in an Arsenal goalkeeper since the start of Petr Cech’s first game for the Gunners.”

GOAL! Bournemouth 1-1 Liverpool (Kluivert 64)

Bournemouth equalise with one of the most Sunday League goals ever scored in the Carabao Cup. The wind is absolutely howling towards Liverpool’s goal and Bournemouth have an inswinging corner. Kelleher completely misjudges the flight of the cross, which flies over everyone but Justin Kluivert at the back post. The Dutchman is completely unmarked and nods gratefully into the net. Awful defending, even in the conditions.

Justin Kluivert heads home Bournemouth’s equaliser against Liverpool.
Justin Kluivert heads home Bournemouth’s equaliser against Liverpool. Photograph: Steve Bardens/Getty Images
Bournemouth's Justin Kluivert celebrates scoring their equaliser against Liverpool.
Then celebrates. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

GOAL! Chelsea 2-0 Blackburn (Sterling 59)

Sterling pounces! Palmer intercepts a rogue pass as Rovers try to play out from the back. Sterling takes over possession, dribbles into the area and curls a wonderful shot into the top corner! A classic R2 finish, for all you Pro Evo fans.

Raheem Sterling of Chelsea scores the team's second goal against Blackburn Rovers at Stamford Bridge.
A fine finish by Raheem Sterling furthers Chelsea’s lead. Photograph: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC/Getty Images

GOAL! Everton 2-0 Burnley (Onana 53)

Another textbook Dyche goal! Tarkowski nods a corner back into the six-yard box and Onana prods home from four yards out! It’s not a pretty goal, but my word, it’s effective. Everton had plenty of bodies in there, and the corner routine worked a treat.

Everton’s Amadou Onana scores their second goal against Burnley.
Amadou Onana doubles the Toffees’ lead from close range. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images/Reuters
Amadou Onana of Everton celebrates scoring his teams’ second goal against Burnley.
Onana celebrates his goal. Photograph: Emma Simpson/Everton FC/Getty Images

GOAL! Ipswich 0-2 Fulham (Rodrigo Muniz 50)

Another great goal down the right-hand flank for the visitors. Castagne finds some space on the edge of the area, and crosses low, where Muniz is there at the back post to emphatically pass the ball into the net. This was a potentially dangerous cup tie for Fulham, but they are passing the test with flying colours.

Rodrigo Muniz wheels away in celebration after slotting the ball past Ipswich keeper Christian Walton to double the visitors’ lead.
Rodrigo Muniz wheels away in celebration after slotting the ball past Ipswich keeper Christian Walton to double the visitors’ lead. Photograph: Joe Toth/Shutterstock

Re the boos for Rice at West Ham, an email from Tom Atkins.

“Sky Sports’ microphones must be on the blink, because while the commentators are merrily telling us what a great reception he’s getting, I can hear a loud chorus of boos every time he goes near the ball”.

He is now getting the jeers, no doubt. But when he came on as sub, there was a large round of applause.

There have been some goals at Old Trafford. You can catch up with all the latest right here, with Scott Murray. Spoiler alert: it’s not good news if you like the colour red.

GOAL! West Ham 3-0 Arsenal (Bowen 59)

Three! The ball falls to Bowen on the edge of the box (typically in a zone where Rice would be expected to be for Arsenal), he has time to take a touch and lashes a fierce strike at goal. It’s a powerful effort but it looks at first like it might have been an error from Ramsdale in letting it creep into the net. But replays show a slight deflection off Kiwior, and the shot was too powerful for Ramsdale to react to the nick in time. The keeper could only palm it into the inside of the side netting.

Jarrod Bowen of West Ham scores the third goal against Arsenal.
Jarrod Bowen fires in West Ham’s third. Photograph: Jed Leicester/Shutterstock
West Ham United manager David Moyes celebrates their third goal against Arsenal, scored by Jarrod Bowen.
West Ham manager David Moyes is happy … Photograph: Paul Childs/Action Images/Reuters
Declan Rice of Arsenal looks dejected after Jarrod Bowen of West Ham United scores the Hammers’ hird goal.
Former Hammer, turned Gunner Declan Rice, less so. Photograph: Alex Pantling/Getty Images

West Ham 2-0 Arsenal

55 min: Arsenal are all at sea. Arteta make two changes, including the introduction of Declan Rice. The England international gets a largely position reception, although there are some boos. Come on lads, he’s one of your own, won you a European trophy and left for £105m.

GOAL! West Ham 2-0 Arsenal (Kudus 50)

Take that Declan Rice. Kudus, one of the players brought to West Ham with the money from the Rice transfer, doubles the home side’s lead. An absolutely astonishing goal, as the Ghanian traps a cross-field ball and cuts inside with one magical touch, before finishing into the far corner with his weaker left foot. Brilliant!

West Ham United’s Mohammed Kudus (left) scores their side’s second goal of the game against Arsenal.
Mohammed Kudus (left) doubles the Hammers’ lead. Photograph: John Walton/PA
Mohammed Kudus is congratulated by his teammates after scoring West Ham’s second goal against Arsenal.
Kudus is congratulated by his teammates in front of joyous Hammers fans. Photograph: David Loveday/TGS Photo/Shutterstock

West Ham 1-0 Arsenal

46 min: Ben White clears off the line, after Ramsdale makes a brilliant save from Bowen’s shot. That chance was inside 30 seconds of the restart!

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsdale saves a shot from West Ham United's Jarrod Bowen.
Arsenal’s keeper Aaron Ramsdale thwarts West Ham United’s Jarrod Bowen. Photograph: Tony O’Brien/Reuters

Half-time scores in the 7.45pm GMT

Bournemouth 0-1 Liverpool
Chelsea 1-0 Blackburn
Everton 1-0 Burnley
Ipswich 0-1 Fulham

Meanwhile, West Ham are ready to kick off their second half with Arsenal. They currently lead the Gunners 1-0.

“How bad is your hatred for Ed Aarons?” emails Richard Spicer. “You completely hate him so much you refer to him as ‘the thing’? What happened between you two?”

Some poor writing from me there, borne out of me trying to cover six games at once. I hate VAR. I do not hate Ed Aarons. He’s a lovely bloke.

Bournemouth 0-1 Liverpool

40 min: Can confirm that the weather is still absolutely atrocious at the Vitality. Szoboszlai goes close to making it 2-0, flashing a shot a few inches wide of Radu’s right post.

“Alas, the Channel is closed because of the coming storm, so I’m stranded in Caen,” emails Alex Brown. “An amusee bouche, squid with chorizo, the veal, and fromage. Wine may have passed my lips. Irons! Irons!”

Chelsea 1-0 Blackburn

36 min: Big appeals for a penalty at Stamford Bridge for Blackburn. Brittain’s cross looked to strike the hand of Gallagher but there’s no VAR so we carry on at 1-0. That definitely would have been a penalty in the Premier League under those ridiculous handball rules. Gallagher didn’t mean it, but his hand was away from his body.

Half-time: West Ham 1-0 Arsenal

Arsenal have shaded possession and Nketiah had a half-chance to equalise in the closing stages of that first half, but it’s West Ham that lead at the break.

GOAL! Bournemouth 0-1 Liverpool (Gakpo 31)

Another rebound goal, very similar to Badiashile’s actually, although Bournemouth’s keeper Radu does deserve some credit for saving the initial effort from Elliott. However, Gakpo reacts quickest in the area and tucks the ball away. The Dutchman has been quiet but gets his goal.

Cody Gakpo of Liverpool opens the scoring at Bournemouth.
Cody Gakpo of Liverpool opens the scoring at Bournemouth. Photograph: James Marsh/Shutterstock

Chelsea 1-0 Blackburn (Badiashile 30)

Some absolutely atrocious goalkeeping from Blackburn’s Wahlstedt, who joined Rovers in the summer. Mudryk got the byline, crossed low into the box, Wahlstedt pats it down into an awful area and Badiashile is there to pass the rebound into the net. Wahlstedt made a similar clanger at Millwall last week, but Blackburn finished 2-1 victors.

Benoît Badiashile of Chelsea scores the opening goal against Blackburn Rovers in the Carabao Cup.
Benoît Badiashile sidefoots Chelsea into the lead. Photograph: Javier García/Shutterstock
Chelsea's Benoit Badiashile celebrates scoring their first goal against Blackburn Rovers in the Carabao Cup.
Then celebrates. Photograph: Ian Walton/Reuters

Everton 1-0 Burnley

27 min: Signs of life from the visitors. Redmond tickles a lovely through ball to unlock Everton’s defence, Bruun Larsen reaches the byline, but Pickford is there to snaffle the danger.

Chelsea 0-0 Blackburn

25 min: Reece James hits the post! Well, the outside of it, as his shot flies across goal and just misses the target. Blackburn have actually been playing quite well, with good possession, but haven’t created any brilliant chances. Yet.

Reece James of Chelsea shoots whilst under pressure from Andrew Moran of Blackburn Rovers.
Close, but no cigar for Chelsea’s Reece James as he shoots whilst under pressure from Andrew Moran of Blackburn Rovers. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Everton 1-0 Burnley

20 min: Another Burnley alumni, McNeil, finds some space on the edge of the area and let’s fly. His effort goes a few metres over.

Everton 1-0 Burnley (Tarkowski 13)

Absolute textbook header from Tarkowski, who leaves Muric flat-footed by planting his effort right into the corner. And against his former club!

Everton’s James Tarkowski scores his side’s first goal against Burnley.
Everton’s James Tarkowski scores his side’s first goal against Burnley. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA
Everton's James Tarkowski celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates.
Tarkowski celebrates with his teammates. Photograph: Peter Powell/Reuters

Chelsea 0-0 Blackburn

15 min: Chelsea should really have a penalty. Not sure I agree with our man at Stamford Bridge, Ed Aarons, (as I completely hate the thing) but many will agree with him.

Chelsea denied what looked a clear penalty for a foul on Raheem Sterling. Seems very strange not to have VAR in the Carabao Cup until the semis if it’s available

— Ed Aarons (@ed_aarons) November 1, 2023

“This is a strong eleven for Everton who have shown recent signs of being competitive more often than not,” emails Matt Burtz. “They haven’t found themselves in the quarterfinals of any cup competition for a few years, so it’s good to see that Dyche is giving it a go in what should be a winnable tie at home. Hopefully they can build on past performances, get a win, and put themselves in the draw for the next round.”

GOAL! Ipswich 0-1 Fulham (Harry Wilson 9)

The Premier League side hit the front, with Wilson afforded acres of space on the right wing. The Welshman is played through on goal by De Cordova-Reid, beats the onrushing keeper, Walton, to the ball and rolls the ball into an empty net.

Fulham’s Harry Wilson goes past Ipswich Town keeper Christian Walton before scoring their first goal.
Fulham’s Harry Wilson goes past Ipswich Town keeper Christian Walton before slotting the ball home. Photograph: John Sibley/Action Images/Reuters
Harry Wilson of Fulham (8) celebrates after opening the scoring at Ipswich Town.
Then celebrates. Photograph: Joe Toth/Shutterstock

“Just tuned into Bournemouth v Liverpool on ESPN. It appears to be snowing? Am I hallucinating?” emails Joe Pearson.

“Never mind,” Joe follows up. “My weather app assures me that it is just sideways rain. Yeesh.”

Indeed. In case you are not in the UK and haven’t been talking about weather for the past three days, this is currently sweeping the south coast of the country.

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool and Illya Zabarnyi of AFC Bournemouth tussle for the ball.
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Illya Zabarnyi of AFC Bournemouth tussle for the ball amidst some precipitation. Photograph: James Marsh/Shutterstock

GOAL! West Ham 1-0 Arsenal (Ben White og 16)

The Hammers take the lead through an own goal! Bowen swings a corner in, and White flicks it into his own net at the near post. Ramsdale completely stranded.

Arsenal's Ben White scores an own goal and West Ham United's first.
A fine header by Arsenal’s Ben White, shame it’a a the wrong end. Photograph: Paul Childs/Action Images/Reuters

Peeeeeeep! We are underway in our 7.45pm GMT kick offs:

Bournemouth v Liverpool
Chelsea v Blackburn
Everton v Burnley
Ipswich v Fulham

Mo Salah captains Liverpool, who are wearing their rascal green-white away kit that looks like a 90s Microsoft screensaver. And not in a good way.

Just a quick note by someone that is unfortunately familiar with Blackburn starting XIs, this is not a strong one at Stamford Bridge even if there are a few first-teamers. If Chelsea don’t win this tonight, there should be an(other) inquest. Adam Wharton does start for Rovers, though. What a player he is.

West Ham 0-0 Arsenal

8 min: Good save from Fabianski! Havertz flicks a header at goal but the former Arsenal keeper turns over the bar to deny the Arsenal forward/attackingmidfielder/whatever he is. The visitors have certainly started the stronger in east London.

Lukasz Fabianski of West Ham United makes a save during West Ham United vs Arsenal in the Carabao Cup.
Lukasz Fabianski keeps his sheet clean. Photograph: David Loveday/TGS Photo/Shutterstock

Peeeeeep! West Ham v Arsenal is underway. That’s a 7.30pm GMT kick-off, with the rest of the evening’s fixtures starting at 7.45pm.

Oh, and there’s Manchester United v Newcastle starting at 8.15pm, but that’s covered in our other MBM, here.

Arteta has been speaking on Ramsdale

Every week, I haven’t seen anything different. More determination, more hunger to play, he’s got another opportunity like many others to do what he’s been doing, nothing different”.

… and Emil Smith-Rowe:

We’ve got an issue with him. He felt something in his knee and he started to feel some pain after the game and we are assessing it but yeah, a big worry with him”.

If you know, you know.

“So, then: the Carabao Cup for Ramsdale,” emails Charles Antaki. “Penny for his thoughts. I recall arriving at an exciting new job, ready to bond with new colleagues and be welcomed into the inner circle, only to be told a few days later that there was a shortage of office space, and I would be accommodated in a Portakabin in a distant part of the car park. Admittedly Ramsdale maybe consoled by a weekly wage of rather more than I was earning, but the chagrin might be similar.”

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsdale with goalkeeping coach Inaki Cana during the warm up before the Carabao Cup fourth round match at West Ham.
Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale with goalkeeping coach Inaki Cana during the warm up. Photograph: Paul Childs/Action Images/Reuters

Here’s Barry Glendenning’s preview/sideways glance at tonight’s matches. And if you don’t subscribe to Football Daily, what on earth are you up to at 5pm (GMT) on a weekday?

More teams …

Ipswich v Fulham

Ipswich: Walton, Donacien, Tuanzebe, Burgess, Clarke, Ball, Taylor, Jackson, Harness, Aluko, Ladapo.
Subs: Edmundson, Chaplin, Slicker, Giraud-Hutchinson, Luongo, Baggott, Hirst, Humphreys, Carr.

Fulham: Rodak, Castagne, De Fougerolles, Bassey, Ballo-Toure, Cairney, Lukic, De Cordova-Reid, Andreas Pereira, Wilson, Rodrigo Muniz.
Subs: Reed, Jimenez, Ream, Iwobi, Benda, Joao Palhinha, Vinicius, Robinson, Tanton.

Chelsea v Blackburn

Chelsea: Sanchez, James, Disasi, Badiashile, Cucurella, Ugochukwu, Gallagher, Fernandez, Palmer, Jackson, Sterling.
Subs: Madueke, Caicedo, Colwill, Gusto, Petrovic, Maatsen, Deivid Washington, Matos, Castledine.

Blackburn: Wahlstedt, Brittain, Carter, Hill, Pickering,
Garrett, Travis, Markanday, Adam Wharton, Moran, Leonard. Subs: Tronstad, Sigurdsson, Dolan, Rankin-Costello, Ennis, Gamble, Scott Wharton, Batty, Hilton.

Whisper it, but David Moyes is sporting his most fashionable look in years. An absolutely gorgeous blazer, cashmere sweater combo. Woof.

A few key changes, especially for Arsenal and Liverpool, but those are six strong teams from the three games we have so far. Good to see.

Team news

West Ham v Arsenal

West Ham: Fabianski, Coufal, Mavropanos, Aguerd, Emerson Palmieri, Soucek, Alvarez, Kudus, Benrahma, Lucas Paqueta, Bowen.
Subs: Cresswell, Ward-Prowse, Fornals, Antonio, Cornet, Ings, Ogbonna, Areola, Kehrer.

Arsenal: Ramsdale, White, Kiwior, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Vieira, Jorginho, Havertz, Nelson, Nketiah, Trossard.
Subs: Saliba, Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Cedric, Tomiyasu, Elneny, Hein, Rice.

Declan Rice and team mates of Arsenal enter the pitch to warm up prior to the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between West Ham United and Arsenal at London Stadium.
Arsenal’s Declan Rice is back at his old stomping ground for the first time since joining the Gunners. Photograph: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC/Getty Images

Bournemouth v Liverpool

Bournemouth: Andrei Radu, Smith, Mepham, Zabarnyi, Kerkez, Scott, Billing, Semenyo, Christie, Kluivert, Solanke.
Subs: Brooks, Rothwell, Ouattara, Tavernier, Moore, Traore, Senesi, Aarons, Plain.

Liverpool: Kelleher, Gomez, Matip, Quansah, Tsimikas, Elliott, Endo, Jones, Salah, Gakpo, Szoboszlai.
Subs: Van Dijk, Konate, Nunez, Mac Allister, Adrian, Jota, Gravenberch, Scanlon,Alexander-Arnold.

Everton v Burnley

Everton: Pickford, Young, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko, Harrison, Garner, Onana, McNeil, Danjuma, Calvert-Lewin.
Subs: Patterson, Keane, Virginia, Beto, Doucoure, Godfrey, Gueye, Chermiti, Dobbin.

Burnley: Muric, Vitinho, O’Shea, Al Dakhil, Delcroix, Berge, Cullen, Bruun Larsen, Ndayishimiye, Rodriguez, Redmond.
Subs: Taylor, Cork, Brownhill, Roberts, Zaroury, Amdouni, Vigouroux, Massengo, Odobert.

More teams when we have them.

A book of remembrance in memory of Bill Kenwright is laid out at Goodison Park before Everton’s cup tie with Burnley.
A book of remembrance in memory of Bill Kenwright is laid out at Goodison Park before Everton’s cup tie with Burnley. Photograph: Tony McArdle/Everton FC/Getty Images


Hello world!

We have six VERY respectable League Cup fixtures for your consideration. We’re only into the first day of November, but this is the chance to reach the quarter-finals of a major trophy, and that is nothing to be sniffed at.

While I completely understand that some teams prioritise their league fixtures in the early rounds of this competition, I think it is borderline ridiculous for youth teamers and reserves to be employed at this stage. Teams such as Southampton, Nottingham Forest, Brentford, Leicester City and Burton Albion have all reached the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup in recent years – sometimes all you need is a good performance, a bit of luck and a kindly draw to make it to Wembley.

Some of these sides tonight haven’t won a major trophy in decades. Teams like Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea have good enough squad to still field an international second string. It would be baffling to be if Newcastle, Everton, Bournemouth, Burnley, Ipswich, Fulham, Blackburn and West Ham didn’t give it right old go tonight. Let’s hope they do.

Who will earn the right to potentially face Port Vale or Middlesbrough – victors over Mansfield Town and Exeter City respectively in Tuesday’s ties – in the last eight? Do stick about to find out.

The quarter-final draw will follow this set of matches, and will be covered by this blog. Don’t say we don’t spoil you.

7.45pm GMT kick off unless stated
West Ham v Arsenal (7.30pm)
Bournemouth v Liverpool
Chelsea v Blackburn
Everton v Burnley
Ipswich v Fulham
Manchester United v Newcastle (8.15pm – see our separate MBM on that game)

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