The Capital One Cup Round 3 tie that needs no introduction is the North London derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal - a game which is being screened live on Sky Sports on Wendesday night.It will be the 13th League Cup meeting between the two rivals, and their first in the competition for five seasons, since Arsenal prevailed 4-1 after extra-time in 2010.
Winner takes all
Tottenham and Arsenal have claimed the League Cup trophy six times between them in their history, and they've had to face each other in two of those successful campaigns.
In 1987, when the Gunners went all the way, they clashed three times in a neck-and-neck semi-final. Spurs won the first leg 1-0, before Arsenal notched a 2-1 victory in the return at White Hart Lane. With the aggregate scores level at 2-2, a replay was required, and the red half of North London came out 2-1 winners.
In 2008, it was Tottenham who marched to a fourth Cup triumph, and they knocked out their rivals in memorable fashion.
After a 1-1 draw at the Emirates, Spurs put in a rampant display on home turf, thrashing Arsene Wenger's men 5-1 on the night through goals from Jermaine Jenas, Nicklas Bendtner (og), Robbie Keane, Aaron Lennon and Steed Malbranque.
Ledley King v David Seaman
Former Tottenham Hotspur captain Ledley King believes home advantage could prove vital when his former team face Arsenal in the Capital One Cup tonight.
Read more: Home advantage can be the difference – Spurs legend Ledley King
Arsenal legend David Seaman has highlighted the importance of winning derbies, ahead of his former side’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur.
Read more: You need to win these games - Arsenal legend David Seaman
Tottenham versus Arsenal is live on Sky Sports from 7pm, and you can also follow that game and the rest of the Round 3 fixtures on social media, on Twitter via @CapitalOne_Cup and on Facebook via Facebook.com/LeagueCup.