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EFL Cup third-round draw: Frank Lampard’s Derby to take on Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United as Liverpool face Chelsea



Frank Lampard may not have got his dream trip to Stamford Bridge but he will have the chance to pit his managerial wits against his old mentor Jose Mourinho in the EFL Cup third round after his Derby County side drew Manchester United.

EFL Cup third-round draw

West Brom vs Crystal Palace


Arsenal vs Brentford


Burton vs Burnley


Wycombe vs Norwich


Oxford Utd vs Manchester City


West Ham vs Macclesfield


Millwall vs Fulham


Liverpool vs Chelsea


Bournemouth vs Blackburn


Preston vs Middlesbrough


Wolves vs Leicester


Tottenham vs Watford


Blackpool vs QPR


Everton vs Southampton


Manchester United vs Derby


Nottingham Forest vs Stoke

Lampard has often talked of the huge influence Mourinho had on on his playing career after the Portuguese became the Chelsea manager in 2004. The pair won back-to-back league titles in 2004-05 and 2005-06, and Lampard was instrumental in that success winning the 2005 PFA Player of the Year.

Derby have made a positive start to the season, winning three of their opening five league games and beating Hull City 4-0 in the previous round. They will head to Old Trafford where Mourinho has endured a torrid start, with United losing two of their opening league games.

Liverpool will host Chelsea at Anfield in Maurizio Sarri’s first taste of the EFL Cup while Tottenham will meet Watford, as the Premier League’s four sides on maximum points were each drawn against another. Spurs have applied to play the game at StadiumMK in Milton Keynes while works on their new ground continue, which will be decided on by the EFL board on 6 September.

The reigning champions Manchester City were drawn against League One Oxford United, while Everton will host Southampton and Leicester travel to Wolves in the other all-Premier League ties. 

Ties will be played in the week commencing 24 September.

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