EFL Cup third round: Leicester to host Chelsea, as Liverpool and Manchester United draw Football League opposition – draw in full

25 Aug

Premier League champions Leicester have been drawn at home to Chelsea in the third round of the EFL Cup.


Claudio Ranieri’s men are entering at this stage of the competition due to their European commitments, and will take on the Blues – who overcame Bristol Rovers in the second round.

Manchester City will also face a Premier League side having been drawn to face Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium, but top flight rivals Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool are all coming up against lower league opposition in Northampton, Nottingham Forest and Derby respectively.

Elsewhere, Accrington Stanley were rewarded for overcoming Burnley by drawing another Premier League side in West Ham, and Gillingham, victors over Watford in the second round, will take on Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Draw in full:

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

Leeds v Blackburn

QPR v Sunderland

West Ham v Accrington

Southampton v Crystal Palace

Swansea v Man City

Fulham v Bristol City

Bournemouth v Preston

Tottenham v Gillingham

Everton v Norwich

Derby v Liverpool

Northampton v Manchester United

Brighton v Reading

Newcastle v Wolves

Stoke v Hull

Leicester v Chelsea

Ties to be played w/c September 19

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