Chelsea and Tottenham to enter League Cup in the second round
Both Chelsea and Tottenham will not compete in the upcoming European Cups, so they will participate in the English League Cup from the second round. According to the draw results, Chelsea will face AFC Wimbledon at Stamford Bridge. As expected, Chelsea is favored over AFC Wimbledon and with no distractions from European competitions, the Mauricio Pochettino’s squad will focus on domestic competitions.
Meanwhile, the first two “Premier League derbies” will take place as Tottenham faces Fulham. Fulham has made significant investments this summer and has shown strong ambitions to secure a spot in the European Cups next season, so they will certainly make an effort to reach the final.
Tottenham, on the other hand, has shown strong form in the League Cup recently, making it a suitable competition for their ambitions. They will be determined to start off strong against Fulham. In addition, Burnley – the newly promoted team for the 2023/24 Premier League season – will face Nottingham Forest.
Other notable matches include Sheffield United, another newly promoted team for the 2023/24 Premier League season, facing Lincoln City, Everton against Doncaster Rovers, and Leeds competing against Salford City. The second round of the English League Cup 2023/24 will begin on August 28th.
|Results of the second round draw for English League Cup 2023/24|
Tranmere vs Leicester
Doncaster vs Everton
Wolves vs Blackpool
Portsmouth vs Peterborough United
Wycombe Wanderers vs Sutton United