Royal Blue: Everton, the League Cup problem and how Silva will approach this year's competition

A new season brings new hope.


But not always where the League Cup is concerned.


Everton start out again on a path which has so far led them nowhere with Rotherham the visitors for Wednesday night's Carabao Cup second round tie.


And this latest edition of the Royal Blue podcast is dedicated to a trophy missing from the Goodison trophy cabinet.


Phil Kirkbride is joined by Dave Prentice and Tony Scott as the panel try to make sense of why the Blues have had to endure - rather than enjoy - the League Cup in all its guises.


How will Marco Silva approach the Cup?


Will he field a strong team?


Is the game a perfect chance to give fringe players some game time?


The panel also talk about the trend of the 'top six' taking the League Cup more seriously and how a win tomorrow night is vital to maintain the momentum built up by Silva in his unbeaten start to life as Everton boss.


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