Today is the day we found out who the big boys/traditional top six finishers/teams from England participating in the European competition will play when they begin their 2019-20 League Cup campaign. The League Cup, also known as the EFL Cup or the Carabao Cup does not seed for the first two rounds, and it isn’t until the third round that we see typically see the proverbial big six get involved.
Below you will find Wednesday’s draw in full. Holders Manchester City will take on Preston North End while Manchester United takes on Rochdale. Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest could be an interesting clash while Watford vs. Swansea City, on paper at least, could be a very competitive affair.
League Cup 3rd Round Draws (to commence the week beginning Sept 23rd)
Wolves vs Reading
Oxford United vs West Ham United
Watford vs Swansea City
Brighton & Hove Albion vs Aston Villa
Sheffield United vs Sunderland
Colchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur
Portsmouth vs Southampton
Burton Albion vs Bournemouth
Preston North End vs Manchester City
MK Dons vs Liverpool
Manchester United vs Rochdale
Luton Town vs Leicester City
Chelsea vs Grimsby/Macclesfield Town
Sheffield Wednesday vs Everton
Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest
Crawley Town vs Stoke City
Will City retain their historic treble this season? They’ll have to retain this trophy in order to do so.
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