25 August 2016
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
Author: Timilehin Boyinde
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