• West Ham United welcome Cardiff City to the Boleyn Ground in the Capital One Cup Third Round having beaten Cheltenham Town in the last round.
• Cardiff City reached this stage courtesy of a 2-0 win over Accrington Stanley, with former Hammers striker Nicky Maynard bagging a goal.
• The two sides last met on the opening day of the Barclays Premier League season with the Hammers emerging with a 2-0 victory over the Bluebirds.
• After five matches in the league the sides have an identical record, both teams having gained five points with one win, two draws and two defeats to their names.
• Cardiff reached the final of this competition in 2012, only to lose to Liverpool on penalties.
• West Ham crashed out of the competition at this stage of the season last year, when a 4-1 defeat at home to Wigan Athletic ended the Hammers' cup run.
West Ham United
• Wingers Stewart Downing (dead leg) and Joe Cole (hamstring) will miss the game having only recently returned to training after injury.
• Mark Noble serves a one match ban after his red card against Everton on Saturday.
• Mladen Petric could play a part in the game after emerging unscathed from 30 minutes against the Toffees.
• Peter Odemwingie could be in line for his first start after he came off the bench to play the last 25 minutes against Tottenham on Sunday.
• Andreas Cornelius is Cardiff's only injury doubt as he struggles to overcome an ankle injury he picked up in the last round.
• West Ham United beat Cardiff City 10-3 on aggregate in the 1965/66 League Cup semi-finals. Eddie Bovington, Peter Brabrook, Johnny Byrne, Geoff Hurst and John Sissons scored in a 5-2 first-leg win at the Boleyn Ground on 20 December 1965. The second leg took place six weeks later on 2 February 1966, with Hurst and Martin Peters scoring twice each and right-back Dennis Burnett once in a 5-1 win at Ninian Park.
• Bill Stephens scored a hat-trick in West Ham United's 3-0 Division Two victory at Ninian Park on 26 March 1948. The Bluebirds were so impressed that they signed Stephens from the Hammers in December 1950. The same match also attracted the largest crowd for a fixture between the two clubs - an estimated 45,000.
• West Ham United defender James Collins started his career with Cardiff City, joining the club in 2000 and going on to make 86 appearances and score six goals before joining the Hammers in summer 2005.
• Current West Ham United goalkeeping coach Martyn Margetson spent five years with the Bluebirds making 32 appearances between 2002 and 2007. He also served as Cardiff City's goalkeeper coach.
• Cardiff City forward Craig Bellamy made 26 appearances for West Ham United between July 2007 and January 2009, scoring nine goals, while Bluebirds striker Nicky Maynard made 17 appearances for West Ham United between January and August 2012, scoring four times.
• Craig Bellamy, John Burton, Clive Charles, William Charlton, James Collins, Ian Feuer, Danny Gabbidon, Martyn Margetson, Nicky Maynard, Jobi McAnuff, Keith Robson, Trevor Sinclair and Bill Stephens have represented both clubs.
Last time out
West Ham United 2-3 Everton
Barclays Premier League
Saturday 21 September 2013
West Ham United: Jaaskelainen, Rat, Reid, Collins, O'Brien, Diame, Nolan (Taylor 80), Noble, Morrison, Jarvis (Vaz Te 72), Maiga (Petric 63)
Subs not used: Adrian, McCartney, Tomkins, Collison
Goals: Morrison 31, Noble pen 76
Sent-off: Noble 82
Cardiff City 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Barclays Premier League
Sunday 22 September 2013
Cardiff City: Marshall, Taylor, Caulker, Turner, Theophile-Catherine, Whittingham, Medel, Kim Bo-Kyung, Gunnarsson, Bellamy (Cowie 78), Campbell (Odemwingie 65)
Subs not used: Lewis, Hudson, Mutch, Mason, Maynard.
Saturday 17 August 2013
Barclays Premier League
West Ham United 2-0 Cardiff City
West Ham United: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Reid, Collins, O'Brien, Noble, Diame (Diarra 82), Nolan, Cole (Vaz Te 90), Jarvis (Downing 71), Maiga
Subs not used: Adrian, Tonkins, Rat, Morrison
Goals: Cole 13, Nolan 76
Cardiff City: Marshall, Connolly, Caulker, Turner, John, Whittingham, Medel, Kim Bo-Kyung (Maynard 75), Gunnarsson, Bellamy (Gestede 75), Campbell (Mutch 90)
Subs not used: Lewis, Hudson, Cowie, Smith
Head to head
Last six meetings
17 August 2013 - West Ham United 2-0 Cardiff City (Premier League)
7 May 2012 - West Ham United 3-0 Cardiff City (Championship Play-Offs)
3 May 2012 - Cardiff City 0-2 West Ham United (Championship Play-Offs)
4 March 2012 - Cardiff City 0-2 West Ham United (Championship)
7 August 2011 - West Ham United 0-1 Cardiff City (Championship)
6 February 2005 - West Ham United 1-0 Cardiff City (Championship)
West Ham United
2012/13 Premier League 10th
2011/12 Championship 3rd (promoted to Premier League via Play-Offs)
2010/11 Premier League 20th (relegated to Championship)
2009/10 Premier League 17th
2008/09 Premier League 9th
2007/08 Premier League 10th
2006/07 Premier League 15th
2005/06 Premier League 9th
2004/05 Championship 6th (promoted to Premier League via Play-Offs)
2003/04 Division One 4th
2012/13 Championship 1st (promoted to Premier League)
2011/12 Championship 6th
2010/11 Championship 4th
2009/10 Championship 4th
2008/09 Championship 7th
2007/08 Championship 12th
2006/07 Championship 13th
2005/06 Championship 11th
2004/05 Championship 16th
2003/04 Division One 11th
• 48-year old Roger East rose to the top of the game as an assistant referee, running the line at the Millennium Stadium for the FA Cup Final between Manchester United and Millwall in 2004 and the Community Shield in 2006 when Chelsea met Liverpool.
• The Wiltshire-based official was also on the FIFA International List of assistant referees for two years and ran the line in the Premier League for four seasons.
• After taking the whistle for the start of the 2006/07 season, East has worked his way up through the refereeing ranks and, after impressing during the 2012/13 season, East earned a permanent spot in the Select Group of Premier League officials from the start of the current campaign.
• As the man in the middle, he was in charge of Huddersfield Town's 2012 League One Play-off final victory over Sheffield United at Wembley Stadium. Last season, he oversaw his first Premier League match, when Swansea City and Sunderland battled out a 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium in September 2012.
• He has taken charge of two West Ham United fixtures previously, both during the 2011/12 Championship promotion season. East refereed the 4-3 home victory over Portsmouth in September 2011 and the 6-0 thrashing of Brighton & Hove Albion in April 2012.
• East has refereed Cardiff City seven times, the most-recent being a 1-0 Championship win over Huddersfield Town in August 2012.
• Tickets are available on the night from the Alpari Stand and East Stand Ticket Offices priced at £20 for Adults and £15 Concessions.