Huddersfield v Everton LIVE commentary and team news: Benitez’s Toffees take on Championship side in Carabao Cup clash

Huddersfield Town welcome Everton to the John Smith Stadium in the Carabao Cup second round tonight.

The Terriers have enjoyed a decent start to their Championship season and victory over recently-relegated Sheffield United on Saturday made it back-to-back wins for Carlos Corberan’s side.

Rafa Benitez’s Everton host Southampton this weekend
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For Rafa Benitez’s Toffees, it’s been a tough opening after picking up just one point from their opening two fixtures.

Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Leeds United showed signs of promise, however they’ll be hoping that they can mount a cup run starting against Huddersfield.

Huddersfield v Everton: How to listen

This match will get underway at 7.45pm on Tuesday, August 24.

Full coverage from the John Smith’s Stadium will be live on talkSPORT 2, with our pre-match build-up starting at 7.30pm.

Commentary will come from Ian Danter and Micky Gray and to tune in, click HERE for the live stream.

Huddersfield take on Everton in the Carabao Cup Second Round
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Huddersfield v Everton: Team news

Carlos Corberan has confirmed that Pipa will miss out with the defender due to undergo surgery.

Jordan Rhodes is also set to be out for two or three months with a back injury.

While young winger Aaron Rowe is doing well in his recovery, it’s likely that he’ll be out until the international break.

For Everton, Rafa Benitez will make some late decisions regarding the availability of his players as he looks to give fringe players some minutes.

Ben Godfrey, Andre Gomes and James Rodriguez have been self-isolating and so are doubtful for the trip to Huddersfield.

Everton drew 2-2 with Leeds over the weekend
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Huddersfield v Everton: What’s been said?

Huddersfield boss Carlos Corberan: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for us being able to continue the Carabao Cup. I need to analyse the full squad and see who needs minutes.

“Everton will be a tough opponent, whoever they choose to play. Rafael Benítez is a fantastic coach, he’s one of the first Spanish coaches to have a really big impact outside of Spain. He’s got a very good squad, so we know it will be a high challenge.

“We want to be brave when we have the ball. We might not have had many chances against Sheffield United, but the ones we did were because we were brave when we recovered the ball.”

Everton boss Rafa Benitez said: “I would like to go through, I would like to play a strong team to compete and go through. Yes I would like to do that.

“Can I do it? We have to see if we have any knocks, any injury problems, and then see how the players feel.

“I like to go through, I like to do well, and I will try to pick a team that can do it.

“The schedule is too short now for us, a lot of players were coming back late from the Euros or the Olympics so we have to consider all of these things.

“We will look for solutions for different players until August 31.”