Nigel Clough’s Burton face a mouth-watering trip to Manchester United: Leicester will host Liverpool

Date: Thursday 24th August 2017 at 9:15 am
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The EFL has confirmed the 16 ties that will make up Round Three of the 2017-18 Carabao Cup.

The draw took place earlier today at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Beijing and was conducted by Chinese sports commentator Su Dong, alongside James Huang, Carabao China CEO, who drew the home teams with EFL Chief Executive Shaun Harvey drawing the away sides.

The seven Premier League clubs involved in European competition this season enter the Carabao Cup at this stage with current holders Manchester United handed a home draw at Old Trafford against Championship side Burton Albion.

Eight time winners Liverpool face a trip to former Premier League champions Leicester City, Chelsea will welcome Nottingham Forest to Stamford Bridge and Manchester City will head to the Midlands to take on West Brom.

Doncaster Rovers will be looking to avenge their 2005 League Cup exit to Arsenal when they travel south to the Emirates Stadium, whilst fellow Yorkshire side Leeds United are tasked with a tricky tie at Burnley’s Turf Moor stadium.

Premier League newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion will make the trip along the south coast to AFC Bournemouth and Steve Bruce and Gary Monk will go head to head in Birmingham as Aston Villa host Middlesbrough.


Meanwhile, the EFL has announced that year on year attendances for Round Two of the competition have increased by almost 20%.  12 months ago the average attendance for a Round Two tie was 8,713 and following the completion of Wednesday’s games the reported cumulative attendance stood at 258,152, an average of 10,326.



Carabao Cup Round Three Draw in full


Chelsea V Nottingham Forest
West Bromwich Albion V Manchester City
Everton V Sunderland
Leicester City V Liverpool
Manchester United V Burton Albion
West Ham United V Bolton Wanderers
Brentford V Norwich City
Crystal Palace V Huddersfield Town
Wolverhampton Wanderers V Bristol Rovers
Burnley V Leeds United
Arsenal V Doncaster Rovers
Bristol City V Stoke City
AFC Bournemouth V Brighton and Hove Albion
Reading V Swansea City
Aston Villa V Middlesbrough
Tottenham Hotspur V Barnsley or Derby County


  • Round Three ties will be played w/c 18thSeptember 2017. Please note the delayed Barnsley v Derby County Round Two tie will be played on Tuesday 19th September 2017, kick-off 7.45pm.


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