Carabao Cup third round draw, dates and info as Man Utd and Arsenal enter pot

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The second round of the Carabao Cup is set to be played out this week, with a number of Premier League sides entering the competition at this stage. A total of 24 matches will be played across Tuesday and Wednesday before the draw for the third round is made.

The likes of Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City will enter the pot in round three of the Carabao Cup. However, the majority of Premier League sides will be involved in round two, with Tottenham going up against Fulham on Tuesday night.

Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Wolves and Luton Town will also be in action on Tuesday before an additional five matches are played on Wednesday night. Chelsea will headline the billing against fourth-tier AFC Wimbledon at Stamford Bridge but Sheffield United, Burnley, Nottingham Forest and Everton will also be hoping to book a spot in the next round

Express Sport takes a look at everything you need to know about round three of the Carabao Cup, which marks the entry of the Premier League’s biggest hitters into the draw…

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When is the Carabao Cup third round draw?

The draw for the third round of the Carabao Cup will take place live on Sky Sports following Everton’s trip to Doncaster Rovers. It is expected to begin at around 10:15pm and can also be watched online via Sky Go or the Sky Sports app.

The Carabao Cup is split into regionalised sections in rounds one and two, although this will no longer be the case in round three. The draw will also be unseeded, meaning that participating clubs can be drawn against any other team in the pot.

When will the third round fixtures take place?

Round three of the Carabao Cup is set to be played at the end of next month, with the fixtures likely to be spread across Tuesday, September 26 and Wednesday, September 27.

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What are the competition rules?

Each team will be permitted to name up to nine substitutes on the bench, although only five changes will be allowed during the match. Substitutions can be made at half-time, which will not count towards the allowed maximum of three opportunities. Teams may also make more than one substitution at each of their three opportunities.

No extra time will be played if the scores are level after 90 minutes in the first five rounds of the Carabao Cup, with an immediate penalty shoot-out taking place instead. VAR will also not be used for the vast majority of the tournament, only coming into play for the semi-finals and final.

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