No win in 4, how wierd is that?
Manchester City defender Pablo Zabaleta is suspended after being sent off against Chelsea on Sunday.
Sergio Aguero has a minor knee problem and misses out, as does David Silva who has an ankle injury, while Samir Nasri has a groin problem.
Sheffield Wednesday are still without midfielders Kieran Lee (groin) and Sam Hutchinson (back).
Goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was used in the first two rounds of the League Cup and could again play.
As the first trophy he won with Manchester City, the Capital One Cup will always be special for Manuel Pellegrini, but it is more than mere sentiment that will make him desperate for victory on Wednesday evening.
City have not won in four matches in all competitions - and while those games have been tough fixtures, Pellegrini will be anxious to get his side back to winning ways.
A home tie against lower league opposition might not sound too arduous a way of opening the defence of the cup but Sheffield Wednesday are a team with momentum, and Pellegrini will not be underestimating them.
"When you play against a Championship team it is very difficult, the motivation is not the same and they always try to come here and win," said the City manager. "Last season, we were eliminated here in the FA Cup against Wigan, a Championship team."
Stuart Gray's side have lost just one of their 10 matches in all competitions this season, conceding just four goals, and the Wednesday manager is relishing the trip to the Etihad Stadium.
"We will be facing a team full of internationals but it will be a great opportunity for my players to test themselves against world class players," he said.
"Very rarely do you get these opportunities so we'll play with a freedom, we'll play relaxed, we'll be composed but one thing we will do is play with 100% commitment as well."
City are unbeaten in their last nine matches against Sheffield Wednesday (W5, D4).
It's 35 years ago this month since the two clubs last met in the League Cup - City won 2-1 at home to wrap up a second-round win 3-2 on aggregate.
Defending champions Manchester City have alternated between progressing and exiting at the third round in each of the last five seasons.
But they are without a win in their last four matches in all competitions.
Since his arrival at Manchester City, Edin Dzeko has scored nine goals in 10 appearances in the League Cup.
Sheffield Wednesday last made it into the fourth round of the League Cup in the 2001-02 campaign.
Stuart Gray's side have already knocked out Premier League opposition in this season's Capital One Cup, beating Burnley 1-0 in the previous round.
Wednesday have lifted the League Cup just once, back in 1991, when they beat Manchester United 1-0 in the final.
In the words of my Old Man, "Life will never be the same without Man City, so get it in while you can".
The Future's Bright, The Future's Blue!!!