League Cup holders Manchester City will begin the defence of their title against Swansea in the third round but the mouth-watering pairing will be the game between current premier league champions Leicester City against Antonio Conte’s Chelsea.
Interestingly, it was the Foxes that dethroned the Blues in a remarkable 2015/16 season and with two Italians now managing at opposite ends it will proof to be indeed a great fixture.
The fixtures which was done late yester night will also see Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United square up against League One side Northampton Town while Arsenal were handed a tie against Nottingham Forest who is managed by Arsene Wenger’s compatriot Philippe Montanier.
Other fixtures includes all-Premier League ties see Hull City visit Stoke City and Southampton tackle Crystal Palace while Liverpool will play away at Championship side Derby County, Tottenham play host to Gillingham and Accrington Stanley visit West Ham.
Nottingham Forest v Arsenal
Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers
Queens Park Rangers v Sunderland
West Ham v Accrington Stanley
Southampton v Crystal Palace
Swansea City v Manchester City
Fulham v Bristol City
Bournemouth v Preston North End
Tottenham v Gillingham
Everton v Norwich City
Derby County v Liverpool
Northampton Town v Manchester United
Brighton v Reading
Newcastle United v Wolverhampton
Stoke City v Hull City
Leicester City v Chelsea