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Sunderland AFC news from Wednesday, September 20, 2017

- Chelsea v Forest, Everton v Sunderland and West Brom v Man CityLive scoreboard! Follow all the night's games around EuropeFeel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.comAnd if you like your football old-school, this may be your bag 11.15am BST It's the third round of the League Cup! (No, I can't bring myself to call it that. Rumbelows never seemed a classier brand.) And here are the remaining fixt

- An out-of-form Everton host Championship strugglers Sunderland in the third round of the EFL Cup at Goodison Park on Wednesday night, and Toffees fans have urged manager Ronald Koeman to give forgotten striker Oumar Niasse a chance to impress.The Merseyside outfit come into the game having lost their last four matches in all competitions, scoring none and conceding 12 goals in the process, and the

- OPINION Ronald Koeman needs to pick a strong starting XI to play Sunderland in the League Cup at Goodison Park. Playing a second string team just isn’t an option at the moment, with Everton misfiring in the Premier and Europa League.Everton are currently in 18th spot in the league after just one win and one draw – and they’ve only scored two goals, both from Wayne Rooney in the opening games again

- Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has been backed to develop into a future England goalkeeper by Sunderland manager Simon Grayson.Pickford worked with Grayson during his brief loan spell at Preston North End in 2015, and feels Everton have signed a future England star.Defending In Numbers is a new Deezer Originals football podcast, created by Squawka. Listen to the latest episode and subscribe to

- Sunderland turn their attention away from their stuttering Championship campaign when they travel to Goodison Park to take on Everton in the Carabao Cup tonight.The visitors have emerged unscathed against lower league opposition in the previous two rounds and know all the pressure will be on Ronald Koeman’s underachieving men.One Everton player who will know the visiting Wearside club well is goal

- I can't help but dream about what winning tonight would feel like. The truth is, I've missed it. When it comes to supporting Sunderland, the last week or so has been one filled mostly with confusion, uncertainty and angst.Last Tuesday we fell victim to a snatch-and-grab home defeat at the hands of Nottingham Forest, a game played out in front of one of the lowest league crowds that the Stadium of

- Sunderland travel to Everton in the Carabao Cup tonight, in a match-up that is reminiscent of entertaining Premier League encounters in years gone by.The Black Cats were relegated last season, and will hope to take full advantage of the opportunity to test themselves against top flight opposition.The club have endured a less than impressive start to life in the Championship, and have so far strugg