Leicester face Chelsea, Northampton host United in League Cup third round


Leicester City will host Chelsea in a bumper third-round League Cup clash, while Northampton Town will face a visit from Jose Mourinho's Manchester United.

Claudio Ranieri's Leicester will take on the team they surprisingly deposed as Premier League champions last term, with Chelsea aiming to reclaim the League Cup prize they also won in 2015.

That triumph came under former manager Mourinho, who is now looking to add to his impressive haul of trophies at United, but they must negotiate their way past a potential banana-skin in the form of League One Northampton.

Holders Manchester City face a trip to Swansea City, while the other all-Premier League ties see Hull City visit Stoke City and Southampton tackle Crystal Palace.

Liverpool will play away at Championship side Derby County, Tottenham play host to Gillingham and League Two Accrington Stanley visit West Ham.

Arsenal's French boss Arsene Wenger will come up against countryman Philippe Montanier at Nottingham Forest.


Third round draw in full:

Nottingham Forest v Arsenal
Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers
Queens Park Rangers 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 Town
Everton v Norwich CIty
Derby County v Liverpool
Northampton Town v Manchester United
Brighton v Reading
Newcastle United v Wolverhampton
Stoke City v Hull City
Leicester City v Chelsea