1 - Gillingham have won away at top-flight opposition for only the second time in their history (also 1-0 v Coventry in 1996). Unexpected. 8 hours ago

3 - Peter Crouch has scored his first hat-trick since August 2010 (Spurs v Young Boys). Vintage. 9 hours ago

13 - Chelsea are without a home clean sheet in 13 games in all competitions, their longest run since August 1961 (27 games). Leaking. 9 hours ago

3 - Phil Bardsley's last three goals have all been scored in the League Cup. Specialist. 10 hours ago

94 - Ben Sahar's goal for Hapoel Be'er Sheva against Celtic came just 94 seconds after coming off the bench. Introduction. 10 hours ago

6 - Six of the 11 goals Divock Origi has scored for Liverpool have been in cup competitions (4 in League Cup, 2 in Europa League). Knockout. 10 hours ago

1 - Burton won their last League Cup meeting against Premier League opposition in Round 2 in 2014/15 (1-0 vs QPR). Pedigree. 11 hours ago

1996 - This is the first time Chelsea have played in Round 2 of the League Cup since September 1996. Nostalgic. 11 hours ago

13 - Leeds are unbeaten in their last 13 League Cup ties against fourth-tier opponents, winning the last 11 in a row (D2). Dominant. 11 hours ago

8 - Celtic have qualified from eight of their last nine European qualifiers in which they’ve taken a lead into the second leg. Confident. 11 hours ago

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