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Published: 18:28 | 24/8/16

EFL Cup: Leicester to face Chelsea


Premier League champions Leicester City will host Chelsea in the tie of the EFL Cup third round.

Chelsea, who were managed by Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri between 2000 and 2004, progressed to the third round after a 3-2 victory over Bristol Rovers at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, while Leicester were given a bye because of their Champions League status.

Holders Manchester City travel to Wales to take on Swansea City, while Crystal Palace will host Southampton at Selhurst Park.

In the round's other all-Premier League tie, Stoke City will host Hull City at the Bet 365 Stadium.

West Ham will host Accrington Stanley, conquerors of Premier League side Burnley in the second round, at the London Stadium, while QPR will meet Sunderland at Loftus Road.

Arsenal will take on Championship side Nottingham Forest at the City Ground while north London rivals Tottenham will meet League One side Gillingham at White Hart Lane.

Northampton Town's reward for beating West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday is a dream home draw with Manchester United.

Liverpool will meet Championship side Derby County at the iPro Stadium, while city neighbours Everton host another Championship side, Norwich City.

All ties will be played in the week commencing 19 September.

Draw in full:

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal

Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers

QPR v Sunderland

West Ham v Accrington Stanley

Southampton v Crystal Palace

Swansea City v Manchester City

Fulham v Bristol City

Bournemouth v Preston North End

Tottenham v Gillingham

Everton v Norwich City

Derby County v Liverpool

Northampton v Manchester United

Brighton v Reading

Newcastle United v Wolves

Stoke City v Hull City

Leicester City v Chelsea

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