EFL Cup Third Round: It’s Man City vs Chelsea, Arsenal to face Brighton

Holders Liverpool to play Derby County

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

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