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Liverpool to host Chelsea in EFL Cup third round

Liverpool to face Chelsea in EFL Cup
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The draw for the third round of the EFL Cup sees Liverpool take on Chelsea at Anfield while holders Manchester City face a trip to League One side Oxford United.

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 eight 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 Hotspur at Wembley in the final, picking up their first silverware since Jose Mourinho's return.

Holders Manchester City face a trip to League One strugglers Oxford United, while Manchester 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 Town, the lowest ranked side left in the competition, are away at West Ham United.

Tottenham Hotspur will face Watford, Everton play Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers host Leicester City in all-Premier League ties.

Ties will be played in the week commencing September 24.

Third round draw in full:

West Bromwich Albion vs. Crystal Palace
Arsenal vs. Brentford
Burton Albion vs. Burnley
Wycombe Wanderers vs. Norwich City
Oxford United vs. Manchester City
West Ham United vs. Macclesfield Town
Millwall vs. Fulham
Liverpool vs. Chelsea
Bournemouth vs. Blackburn Rovers
Preston North End vs. Middlesbrough
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Leicester City
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Watford
Blackpool vs. Queens Park Rangers
Everton vs. Southampton
Manchester United vs. Derby County
Nottingham Forest vs. Stoke City

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CLiverpool38323385335299
2Manchester CityMan City382639102356781
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd391813867373067
4Chelsea392061370571366
5Leicester CityLeicester381881267412662
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs3816111161471459
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves381514951401159
8Arsenal381414105648856
9Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd381412123939054
10Burnley38159144350-754
11Everton401411154858-1053
12Southampton38157165160-952
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle381111163858-2044
14Crystal Palace381110173150-1943
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38914153954-1541
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham38109194962-1339
17Aston Villa3898214167-2635
RBournemouth3897224065-2534
RWatford38810203664-2834
RNorwich CityNorwich3856272675-4921

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