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Liverpool-Chelsea the pick of the ties in the EFL Trophy third-round draw

Man United will welcome Frank Lampard’s Derby to Old Trafford.

The prize on offer.
The prize on offer.
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LIVERPOOL WILL HOST Chelsea in the standout tie of the EFL Cup third round as the Premier League big guns enter the competition.

The meeting of eight-time winners Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield is one of four all Premier League ties, while Manchester United will face Frank Lampard’s Derby County at Old Trafford.

Holders Manchester City begin the defence of their crown with a trip to League One Oxford United, with last year’s runners-up Arsenal facing London rivals Brentford and Tottenham set to meet Watford. 

The other top-flight ties see Everton and Southampton go head-to-head and Wolves entertain Leicester.

Macclesfield, the lowest ranked side left in the competition at 23rd in League Two, have been rewarded with a trip to the Olympic Stadium to face West Ham United.

The ties will be played on the week commencing 24 September.

EFL Cup third round draw:

  • West Brom v Crystal Palace
  • Arsenal v Brentford
  • Burton Albion v Burnley
  • Wycombe v Norwich
  • Oxford United v Man City
  • West Ham v Macclesfield
  • Millwall v Fulham
  • Liverpool v Chelsea
  • Bournemouth v Blackburn
  • Preston v Middlesbrough
  • Wolves v Leicester
  • Tottenham v Watford
  • Blackpool v QPR
  • Everton v Southampton
  • Man United v Derby
  • Nottingham Forest v Stoke

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