Liverpool and Chelsea will have a difficult start in their respective EFL Cup campaigns after drawing in the third round, while Frank Lampard will face his former coach José Mourinho.
Chelsea reached the final season semifinals before being eliminated 2-1 in the aggregate by Arsenal, who were defeated by Manchester City in the final.
The two parties met at the EFL Cup in January 2015 – Chelsea emerges 2-1 added winners on their way to lifting the trophy.
The third round matches will take place the week starting on September 24, which means that Chelsea's trip to Liverpool will arrive a few days before their meeting at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on the 29th.
One of the other outstanding gifts is that the County of Derby travels to Manchester United, as Lampard, who enjoyed a great success as a Chelsea player with Mourinho, is preparing to face the Portuguese coach for the first time. weather.
Reigning City champions travel to League One team Oxford United at the start of their defense, while the team they defeated at Wembley in February – Arsenal – will host Brentford.
There are three other links of the Premier League, with Wolves welcoming Leicester City, Everton hosting Southampton and Watford going to Tottenham, who have requested a special waiver to play in a neutral stadium due to lack of availability of Wembley and his new field.
EFL Cup third round draw in full:
West Brom v Crystal Palace
Arsenal v Brentford
Burton Albion v Burnley
Wycombe Wanderers v Norwich City
Oxford United v Manchester City
West Ham v Macclesfield
Millwall v Fulham
Liverpool v Chelsea
Bournemouth v Blackburn Rovers
Preston North End v Middlesbrough
Wolves v Leicester City
Tottenham v Watford
Blackpool v QPR
Everton v Southampton
Manchester United v Derby County
Nottingham Forest v Stoke City