HomeWorld NewsNewcastle face Man City, Chelsea star Moises Caicedo set for Brighton return, while Arsenal get tricky test in Carabao Cup
Newcastle face Man City, Chelsea star Moises Caicedo set for Brighton return, while Arsenal get tricky test in Carabao Cup
August 31, 2023
Arsenal, Chelsea, Newcastle and Manchester City all have big games to come in the Carabao Cup third round.
The Gunners have been drawn against Brentford in a London derby while Chelsea will face Brighton, who have lost several players, including record signing Moises Caicedo, and coaches to the club in recent times.
But perhaps the draw of the round is Newcastle vs City at St James’ Park in what could easily have been the final of the competition.
City have dominated the Carabao Cup in recent years and had won five of the last seven finals.
However, they have missed out on the last two years while Newcastle reached the final last season only to lose to Manchester United.
Now one of the two big hitters will be sent crashing out of the competition when the third round commences on the week of September 25.
Chelsea were the only side mentioned to have to play in the second round after failing to land European football last season.
And they narrowly scraped past a spirited AFC Wimbledon side, who are unbeaten in League Two this season.
They even went a goal down at Stamford Bridge through a penalty but Noni Madueke and Enzo Fernandez both scored to allow Mauricio Pochettino to breathe a sigh of relief.
That victory on Wednesday night has seen them draw Brighton in the Carabao Cup third round.
And there has been plenty of drama between the two clubs off the pitch in recent times.
Caicedo was signed for a record £115million this summer but he is not the first to make the trip to London from the south coast.
Graham Potter was hired as manager from the Seagulls last season but did not last the campaign as he was sacked eight months into the role.
Marc Cucurella joined last summer, as well as several coach members including Bruno Saltor, who even sat in as manager for one game.
Robert Sanchez was also signed this summer while a battle ensued over Levi Colwill, who played at the Amex Stadium on loan last season.
Elsewhere, Arsenal face a tricky test against fellow Premier League opponents Brentford atb the Emirates Stadium, while Manchester United entertain Crystal Palace.
Record winners Liverpool play host to Championship side Leicester and Lincoln City, who claimed the Premier League scalp of Sheffield United, will play at home to West Ham.