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Leicester City to host Chelsea in the third round as big guns enter the League Cup

Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal will both be on the road against lower-league opposition.

Britain Soccer Premier League Claudio Ranieri will welcome his former club to the King Power Stadium. Source: Frank Augstein

ENGLISH FOOTBALL LEAGUE Cup holders Manchester City will begin their defence of the trophy away to Swansea City in the third round.

The draw was made this evening, but the stand-out tie will be a meeting of Premier League champions Leicester City and Chelsea at the King Power Stadium.

Accrington Stanley’s reward for eliminating Burnley tonight is a trip to West Ham, while Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal will all be on the road to lower-league opposition in the shape of Northampton Town, Derby County and Nottingham Forest respectively.

EFL Cup third round draw

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal
Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers
QPR v Sunderland
West Ham United v Accrington Stanley
Southampton v Crystal Palace
Swansea City v Manchester City
Fulham v Bristol City
Bournemouth v Preston North End
Tottenham Hotspur v Gillingham
Everton v Norwich City
Derby County v Liverpool
Northampton Town v Manchester United
Brighton v Reading
Newcastle United v Wolves
Stoke City v Hull City
Leicester City v Chelsea

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The ties will be played in the week commencing 19 September.

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