Everton v West Brom preview
Toffees and Baggies set their sights on round four
Last Updated: 21/09/11 9:42am
Moyes: Will hope to take advantage of West Brom's poor Premier League form
Everton and West Brom will square up in an all-Premier League encounter in the third round of the Carling Cup.
Another top flight side will fall on Wednesday evening, with the competition opening up for those prepared to take it seriously.
The Toffees will believe that the cup offers them a good opportunity to land some silverware and, with results in the league on the up, they will want to put on a show.
The Baggies, meanwhile, could do with a welcome morale boost, with four defeats in their opening five league fixtures leaving them bottom of the top flight standings.
Everton boss David Moyes has no fresh injury concerns to contend with ahead of the midweek clash.
Phil Neville could be set to return to the team having been an unused substitute for the last two games.
Apostolos Vellios and Royston Drenthe may be in contention for their first starts after both came off the bench to score in the 3-1 Premier League win over Wigan on Saturday.
It remains uncertain whether or not Louis Saha - who has been working his way back to match fitness - might feature following the French striker's decision to vent his frustration via Twitter at being left out of the squad for the Latics fixture.
West Brom striker Shane Long is doubtful after suffering a bout of flu.
Defender Gabriel Tamas will serve the second game of a three-match suspension.
Baggies head coach Roy Hodgson made 11 changes for the previous round at Bournemouth and is again expected to rotate his squad, although not to the same extent.
The likes of Simon Cox, Marc-Antoine Fortune, Billy Jones, Gareth McAuley and Marton Fulop will come into contention for starts.