League Cup second round preview: 13 Premier League teams enter the fray

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The newly-named EFL Cup has already had one round of action but now the 13 Premier League teams arrive in the midweek knockout competition between all 92 of England’s professional teams.

With 21 games on Tuesday and four on Wednesday we will see PL clubs go up against minnows from the lower leagues as managers shuffle their lineup and give squad players a game.

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Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton all enter at this stage with Antonio Conte‘s Blues hosting League One Bristol Rovers, Jurgen Klopp‘s boys heading to Championship side Burton Albion and Everton hosting League Two Yeovil Town.

There are so many potential banana skins for PL clubs playing away from home as Hull City travel to Exeter City, West Brom head to Northampton Town, Swansea City go to Peterborough United, Stoke City face fourth-tier Stevenage Town, Bournemouth make the long trek to Morecambe, Middlesbrough head down to Fulham and Burnley face Accrington Stanley.

The seven PL teams who qualified for Europe this season (Leicester City, Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City, Manchester United, Southampton and West Ham) all enter the EFL Cup at the second round. Man City are the defending champs after beating Liverpool in the final at Wembley on penalty kicks last season.

Below is the full draw for the second round of the EFL, with the games kicking off from 2:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

Also, click on the link above to follow all of the games live.


Crystal Palace vs. Blackpool
Blackburn Rovers vs. Crewe Alexandra
Burton Albion vs. Liverpool
Chelsea vs. Bristol Rovers
Derby County vs. Carlisle United
Everton vs. Yeovil Town
Exeter City vs. Hull City
Luton Town vs. Leeds United
Millwall vs. Nottingham Forest
Newcastle United vs. Cheltenham Town
Northampton Town vs. West Bromwich Albion
Norwich City vs. Coventry City
Oxford United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
Peterborough United vs. Swansea City
Preston North End vs. Oldham Athletic
Queens Park Rangers vs. Rochdale
Scunthorpe United vs. Bristol City
Stevenage vs. Stoke City
Watford vs. Gillingham
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs. Cambridge United
Reading vs. MK Dons


Accrington Stanley vs. Burnley
Fulham vs. Middlesbrough
Morecambe vs. Bournemouth
Sunderland vs. Shrewsbury Town