Following the conclusion of the second round of the EFL Cup, commonly known as the Carabao Cup, the draw for the third round has been officially announced. Notably absent in the second round were eight major Premier League clubs due to their high rankings in the previous Premier League season. However, they are set to return for the third round, including the reigning Carabao Cup champions Manchester United and the treble winners Manchester City.
The Carabao Cup third-round matches are scheduled to be held on September 26, although specific kick-off times have yet to be determined. These mid-week fixtures are anticipated to take place in the evening.
In a departure from the second round, the third round sees several exciting clashes between Premier League teams. Noteworthy matchups include Manchester City versus Newcastle United at St. James’ Park, Manchester United against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford, and Chelsea facing Brighton at Stamford Bridge.
The complete list of third-round fixtures for the 2023-2024 Carabao Cup is as follows:
– Exeter City vs. Luton Town
– Aston Villa vs. Everton
– Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace
– Port Vale vs. Sutton United
– Bradford City vs. Middlesbrough
– Bournemouth vs. Stoke City
– Lincoln City vs. West Ham
– Brentford vs. Arsenal
– Chelsea vs. Brighton
– Salford City vs. Burnley
– Fulham vs. Norwich City
– Blackburn Rovers vs. Cardiff City
– Liverpool vs. Leicester City
– Newcastle United vs. Manchester City
– Mansfield Town vs. Peterborough United
All of these fixtures are set to take place on Tuesday, September 26.