Liverpool to host Chelsea in EFL Cup third round

Liverpool have been drawn at home against Chelsea in the third round of the EFL Cup

The Reds, who have won the competition a record 8 times, will lock horns with a team who have lifted the trophy on five occasions in what is the standout tie of the round.

The two sides last met in this competition in 2015, when Chelsea emerged victorious from a two-legged semi-final.

The Blues went on to beat Tottenham at Wembley in the final, picking up their first silverware since Jose Mourinho's return.

Holders Man City face a trip to League One strugglers Oxford, while Man United are at home to Derby County, who are managed by former Chelsea and Man City midfielder Frank Lampard.

Arsenal, who reached the final last team, will host Championship side Brentford in a London derby, while League Two outfit Macclesfield, the lowest ranked side left in the competition, are away at West Ham.

Tottenham will face Watford, Everton play Southampton and Wolverhampton host Leicester in all EPL ties.

Ties will be played in the week commencing September 24.

Third round draw in full

WBA  vs. Crystal Palaca
Arsenal vs. Brentford

Burton Albion vs. Burnely

Wycombe vs. Norwich
Oxford  vs. Man City
West Ham  vs. Macclesfield

Millwall vs. Fulham
Liverpool vs. Chelsea
Bournemouth vs. Blackburn
Preston vs. Middlesbrough
Wolverhampton  vs. Leicester
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Watford
Blackpool vs. QPR
Everton vs. Southampton
Man United vs. Derby County
Nottingham Forest vs. Stoke

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