Manchester City to face Chelsea in EFL Cup third round


Manchester City have been drawn to face Chelsea in a blockbuster all-Premier League tie in the EFL Cup third round.

Pep Guardiola’s side won the competition in four successive years between 2017 and 2021, while Chelsea lost out to Liverpool on penalties in last year’s final.

Meanwhile, defending champions Liverpool will play host to Derby County, with Manchester United being handed a tie with Aston Villa.

Arsenal, the current Premier League leaders, have been handed an attractive tie with in-form Brighton & Hove Albion, and North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur will make the trip to the City Ground to meet Nottingham Forest.

Newcastle United play Crystal Palace, Wolverhampton Wanderers host Leeds United and Bournemouth go head to head with Everton in three other all-Premier League encounters.

The best of the rest saw West Ham United pulled out of the hat to face Blackburn Rovers, with Southampton being handed a home tie with Sheffield Wednesday.


Third-round draw in full

Leicester City vs. Newport County

West Ham Utd vs. Blackburn Rovers

Wolves vs. Leeds Utd

Nottingham Forest vs. Tottenham

Man Utd vs. Aston Villa

Bournemouth vs. Everton

Liverpool vs. Derby County

Burnley vs. Crawley Town

Bristol City vs. Lincoln City

Man City vs. Chelsea

Stevenage vs. Charlton

MK Dons vs. Morecambe

Newcastle Utd vs. Crystal Palace

Southampton vs. Sheffield Weds

Arsenal vs. Brighton

Brentford vs. Gillingham