English Premier League (EPL) Champions, Leicester City has been drawn against 2014/2015 Champions, Chelsea, in the third round of the EFL cup formerly known as Carling/League Cup.

The Two Premier League big names will face off at the King Power Stadium, Leicester’s home turf.

The draw made on Wednesday night saw some other interesting fixtures.

Holders, Manchester City, will begin their cup defence in an all-Premier League tie against Swansea City.

Arsenal unlike Chelsea and City got an easy fixture as they take a trip to City Ground to take on Nottingham Forest.

West Ham will host League Two underdogs, Accrington Stanley, who secured a dramatic victory over Burnley on Wednesday night.

Four times winners, Manchester United will travel away to face League One side, Northampton while Derby County play host to Liverpool.

Round three ties are due to be played the week commencing September 19, 2016.

Draws in Full

Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal

Leeds United vs Blackburn Rovers

Queens Park Rangers vs Sunderland

West Ham United vs Accrington Stanley

Southampton vs Crystal Palace

Swansea City vs Manchester City

Fulham vs Bristol City

Bournemouth vs Preston North End

Tottenham Hotspur vs Gillingham

Everton vs Norwich City

Derby County vs Liverpool

Northampton vs Manchester United

Brighton vs Reading

Newcastle United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Stoke City vs Hull City

Leicester City vs Chelsea


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