The second round of the EFL Cup which is also known as the Carabao Cup is officially over and the draw for the third round has been announced.
In the second round, eight of the big clubs in the Premier League were not included due to their high ranking on the Premier League table last season.
However, they are back for the third round including the reigning Carabao Cup winners Manchester United, and treble winners Manchester City.
All the Carabao Cup third-round games have been scheduled to take place on September 26 but no kick-off time has been decided for the fixtures yet. However, the games are expected to be played in the night since they are mid-week fixtures.
Unlike the second round of the Carabao Cup, there are a series of Premier League clubs clashing against each other in the third round. The most notable of these are the games between Manchester City and Newcastle United at St. James’ Park, Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, and then Chelsea vs. Brighton at Stamford Bridge.
Below are the full third-round fixtures for the 2023-2024 Carabao Cup
Exeter City v Luton Town
Aston Villa v Everton
Manchester United v Crystal Palace
Port Vale v Sutton United
Bradford City v Middlesbrough
Bournemouth v Stoke City
Lincoln City v West Ham
Brentford v Arsenal
Chelsea v Brighton
Salford City v Burnley
Fulham v Norwich City
Blackburn Rovers v Cardiff City
Liverpool v Leicester City
Newcastle United v Manchester City
Mansfield Town v Peterborough United
As mentioned earlier, all these games will be played on Tuesday, September 26.