Manchester City's Sergio Aguero with Trophy during Carabao Cup Final match between Arsenal against Manchester City at Wembley stadium, London England on 25 Feb 2018 (Photo by Kieran Galvin/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The draw for the Carabao Cup third round took place tonight and threw up plenty of glamour ties, pitting Premier League sides against outfits from the lower divisions.

Draw for Carabao Cup Third Round

Key Matches

MK Dons v Liverpool

MK Dons’ reward for victories against AFC Wimbledon and Southend United is the visit of current European champions Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will be facing their first-ever trip to Milton Keynes when they make the journey on the week beginning September 23 in their first League Cup game of the season.

The Reds will have aspirations of winning the entire competition this season so will perhaps send a strong squad to Buckinghamshire, but whatever the state of the squad that makes the trip, it should still have too much quality for the League One Dons.

Chelsea v Grimsby Town or Macclesfield Town

A glamour tie will await the winners of Tuesday’s abandoned tie between Grimsby Town and Macclesfield Town, as they have been drawn away to Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.

The Blues reached the final of this competition last season under Maurizio Sarri but were defeated on penalties by Manchester City.

In contrast, Grimsby went out in the first round to Rochdale last season, while Macclesfield made it to the third round before an 8-0 thrashing against West Ham United.

While it’s likely Lampard’s side will prevail, this should be an enjoyable tie for whoever makes it through from the all League Two match.

Carabao Cup Third Round Draw in Full

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Reading

Oxford United v West Ham United

Watford v Swansea City

Brighton & Hove Albion v Aston Villa

Sheffield United v Sunderland

Colchester United v Tottenham Hotspur

Portsmouth v Southampton

Burton Albion v Bournemouth

Preston North End v Manchester City

MK Dons v Liverpool

Manchester United v Rochdale

Luton Town v Leicester City

Chelsea v Grimsby Town or Macclesfield Town

Sheffield Wednesday v Everton

Arsenal v Nottingham Forest

Crawley Town v Stoke City

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