The season’s set to start truly ramping up after we return from the two-week international break that starts after the weekend, as we add in midweek matches in both the Champions League and the Carabao Cup (i.e. League Cup). The draw for the former is tomorrow, but the draw for the latter was held just a short while ago.
Unfortunately, we did not manage to avoid Premier League opposition. Fortunately, we do at least get a home match to be played on either Tuesday (Sep 21) or Wednesday (Sep 22), sandwiched between our trip away to Spurs (Sunday, Sep 19) and our home game against Manchester City (Saturday, Sep 25).
Incidentally, we will also play Villa immediately after the international break in the league (Sep 11), also at home.
The League Cup third round draw in full is as follows:
QPR vs. Everton
Preston North End vs. Cheltenham
Manchester United vs. West Ham
Fulham vs. Leeds United
Brentford vs. Oldham Athletic
Watford vs. Stoke City
CHELSEA vs. Aston Villa
Wigan Athletic vs. Sunderland
Norwich City vs. Liverpool
Burnley vs. Rochdale
Arsenal vs. AFC Wimbledon
Sheffield United vs. Southampton
Manchester City vs. Wycombe Wanderers
Millwall vs. Leicester City
Wolves vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Swansea City