There are fears that the additional fixtures could have a huge impact on the English League Cup.
It will be the memory of the night's subliminals which last, not the game itself...
Klopp: "What I can say if it was our fault alone then probably we need to get punished."
Jurgen Klopp is reportedly 'horrified' at the prospect of having to replay their match against MK Dons.
Dele Alli made one and scored one as Spurs brushed aside Arsenal in the EFL Cup. A reminder that he is still only 22.
Rafael Benitez believes Newcastle were unlucky against Nottingham Forest.
Newcastle crashed out of the EFL Cup, losing 3-1 to Nottingham Forest.
Here's how the night's EFL Cup action unfolded, as League One, Two and Championship sides locked horns.
Arsenal embarrassment, Xhaka the mirage and some fitting final goalscorers...
Antonio Conte thinks Chelsea and Arsenal's match last week was "more open" than their EFL Cup draw.
Wenger didn't seem convinced that the video assistant referee (VAR) worked well against Chelsea.
Man City boss Pep Guardiola expects a "tough" trip to Ashton Gate in the return leg of their EFL Cup semi.
Bristol City were rewarded for dumping United out of the Carabao Cup with a semi against Man City.
Plus Rooney's bizarre send-off, a changing mood at Manchester United and ripping up...
Burton manager Nigel Clough will try to cause a Carabao Cup upset at Jose Mourinho's Man United.
Slaven Bilic watched Marko Arnautovic inspire West Ham to a 3-0 Carabao Cup victory over Bolton.
Roy Hodgson insisted Crystal Palace cannot "repair the kind of damage we've suffered overnight".
Eddie Howe was pleased to see Joshua King score his first goal of the season for Bournemouth.
Swansea boss Paul Clement hailed the development of Alfie Mawson after he helped beat Reading.
Mark Hughes gave all the credit to Bristol City after seeing his Stoke side dumped out of the Carabao Cup.
Which players stuffed up their chance in the EFL Cup on Wednesday? It's a sorry list...
It's time for Wednesday's happy fringers. Aarons, Sobhi and Rice all there...
So many bloody matches that most only get a line. It's the EFL Cup first round...
So aside from sounds problems, issues with the graphics and Charlton being drawn twice, it went well.
Jose Mourinho: "It's not easy to cope with the pressure I put myself under."
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho on the wind and not getting sent off against Hull...
Southampton outclassed a much-changed Arsenal side to march into the League Cup semi-finals...
The EFL Cup will be known as the Carabao Cup after a new sponsorship agreement was reached.
Nice things about Arsenal, Ander Herrera and Loris Karius, not about Vincent Kompany or West Ham
The majority of the Premier League sides that entered the EFL Cup at the second-round stage avoided upsets.
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