In the end, it was another Premier League team, Sheffield United, who suffered an unlikely defeat, losing in a penalty shoot-out to third-placed Lincoln, that was the biggest shock of the second round.
Chelsea went into the match against Blackpool with a much-changed starting lineup, missing Raheem Sterling and Enzo Fernandez, and lost at Stamford Bridge with a 19th-minute penalty.
Noni Madueke equalized from the penalty spot in the first half and Fernandez, who came on as a substitute in the 65th minute, sealed a 2-1 victory seven minutes later after a defensive error.
Everton secured a 2-1 win against Doncaster much later in the match as Portuguese striker Beto, who only moved to the team from Udinese on Wednesday, and Arnaut Danjuma scored in the 73rd and 88th minutes respectively, completing a nervy comeback.
Everton have started the Premier League with three straight defeats without scoring a goal, and the pressure on manager Sean Dyche would increase if his side were to be destroyed by a last-place opponent in the fourth tier.
Like Everton, Sheffield United are without a point in three league games but will not have a respite in the League Cup in the coming weeks. After a 0-0 draw with Lincoln, Sheffield United lost 3-2 in the shootout.
Burnley scored in the 90th minute thanks to substitute Zeki Amdouni, a recent signing from Switzerland, and went on to win.
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