Liverpool to host Chelsea in heavyweight League Cup clash

Liverpool will face off against Chelsea in a mouth-watering third round clash in the League Cup at Anfield later this month.

The Premier League rivals met in the 2005 final in Cardiff, which Chelsea won 3-2 after extra-time.

History: Old foes Liverpool and Chelsea will meet in the League Cup once more.

History: Old foes Liverpool and Chelsea will meet in the League Cup once more.

Holders Manchester City were handed an away trip to Oxford of League One, while Arsenal – runners-up to City at Wembley in February – will host Championship side Brentford in a London derby.

Jose Mourinho's Manchester United, the 2016-17 winners, will face Frank Lampard's Derby. Mourinho and Lampard won the 2005 trophy together with Chelsea.

Tottenham will face Watford, Everton play Southampton and Wolves host Leicester in all-Premier League ties.

Macclesfield, the lowest ranked team left in the competition at 23rd in League Two, play at West Ham.

Round three fixtures include the Premier League clubs involved in European competition, with matches scheduled to take place in the week commencing September 24.

Spurs have applied for special dispensation to play their game at MK Dons' stadium due to the ongoing construction of their White Hart Lane stadium and the unavailability of Wembley.

Wembley hosts Anthony Joshua's heavyweight fight with Alexander Povetkin on September 22.

In a statement, Tottenham confirmed: "The club was required to submit its application prior to this evening's draw and the board of the EFL will now consider our request at its next meeting on Thursday 6 September."

League Cup third round draw:

West Brom v Crystal Palace

Arsenal v Brentford

Burton v Burnley

Wycombe v Norwich

Oxford v Man City

West Ham v Macclesfield

Millwall v Fulham

Liverpool v Chelsea

Bournemouth v Blackburn

Preston v Middlesbrough

Wolves v Leicester

Tottenham v Watford

Blackpool v QPR

Everton v Southampton

Manchester United v Derby

Nottingham Forest v Stoke


Source: Read Full Article