The Carabao Cup Quarter Finals are just a few days away and the EFL is preparing for the last eight of its cup competition. Brentford will face Chelsea in a Quarter Final tie next Wednesday, 22 December. The match will be played at our new stadium and will kick-off at 7.45pm.
This will only be the second time The Bees have reached the last eight of this competition. Brentford reached this stage last year and beat Newcastle United 1-0 to make the last four. They were then beaten by Tottenham Hotspur, who lost to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup Final.
As part of their previews of the Quarter Finals, the EFL have looked at some of the key players. A player has been selected and analysed in a piece here. For Brentford, they have assessed the man who has, jointly, scored more EFL Cup goals for us than anyone else - Marcus Forss.
"The competition’s leading scorer Marcus Forss will be looking to add to his tally when the Bees host Chelsea in the Quarter-Final," writes the EFL. "Finnish striker Forss – who is named in WhoScored’s Carabao Cup best XI so far – opened his Carabao Cup account as Brentford breezed past Forest Green Rovers in Round Two, seeing off Rob Edwards’ side 3-1. The forward followed it up with a quadruple in Round Three as the West Londoners vanquished Oldham Athletic 7-0, completing his hat-trick by the half-time whistle. And although he didn’t make the scoresheet in Round Four, he did manage to give Ivan Toney a helping hand in setting up Brentford’s second of the night against Stoke City, as last year’s Semi-Finalists booked their place in the 2021/22 Quarter-Final."
Marcus’ tally of nine EFL Cup goals equals the record held by Gary Blissett. See the full story of his record-equalling goal scoring here. He could break that record next week.