There are four Premier League ties in total, with Crystal Palace hosting Huddersfield and Brighton travelling to Bournemouth. The winners of the delayed second round tie between Championship Barnsley and Derby County face a trip to Wembley after being drawn away to Tottenham. Bristol Rovers, 18th in League One and the lowest ranked club left in this season's competition, visit Championship Wolves, who knocked out last season's runners up Southampton on Wednesday. Burnley's new club record £15m signing Chris Wood faces an early reunion with his former Leeds United team-mates at Turf Moor.

 

There was surprise when the organisers announced earlier in the week that the draw would be taking place in China at 04:15 BST today. The previous draws have suffered problems including teams being drawn out twice and confusion around home and away ties. The third round draw appeared to go without incident. There was no live coverage of the draw on television or online but details were released on social media. This is the first season of a three years naming rights deal for the EFL Cup, formerly the League Cup with Carabao, a Thai energy drink.

 

Third Round Draw

West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City

Everton v Sunderland

Leicester City v Liverpool

Manchester United v Burton Albion

Brentford v Norwich City

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bristol Rovers

Burnley v Leeds

Arsenal v Doncaster Rovers

Bristol City v Stoke City

Reading v Swansea City

Aston Villa v Middlesbrough

Chelsea v Nottingham Forest

West Ham United v Bolton Wanderers

Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town

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