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Leicester City to clash with Chelsea in EFL Cup 3rd round


Leicester City will be battling Chelsea in a home tie in the third round of the EFL Cup.

There are several other all-top-flight ties, with Southampton drawing Crystal Palace, Swansea City to face holders Manchester City and Stoke City hosting Hull City.

League One outfit Northampton Town will play host to Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United, while Arsenal face a trip to Nottingham Forest of the Championship.

Accrington Stanley’s reward for dumping out Burnley in the previous round is a trip to West Ham United’s new London Stadium, with fellow Londoners Tottenham Hotspur hosting Gillingham.

Merseysiders Liverpool and Everton both face Championship opposition, the former travelling to Derby County and the latter hosting Norwich City.

The ties will be played during the week of September 19.

The draw in full is as follows:

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 s 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

Leicester City practically pulled a rabbit out of the hat last EPL season when it emerged Premier League champions to the surprise of all sports pundits.

They are yet to sway football lovers in England and yonder this season, though, with their not-very-impressive outing.

Newly-promoted Hull City had handed a shock 2-1 defeat to Leicester on the first day of the Premier League season.

Leicester was on the receiving end of an upset after Robert Snodgrass rifled home Hull’s winner in the 57th minute.

They thus became the first champion to lose its opening league game of the following season since the Premier League began.

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