West Ham to face Bolton at home in EFL Cup

The draw for the 3rd Round of the EFL Cup has been completed in Beijing, China.

Carabao Cup Round 3

In a cunning marketing stunt the good people at Carabao have encouraged die-hard supporters to quaff copious amounts of their sugar and caffeine laden beverage in order to stay awake for the 3rd round draw of this year’s EFL Cup.  The draw has taken place in Beijing, China away from the prying eyes of TV cameras in case Mr Cock-Up makes another appearance and picks out the wong numbers.

We have already lost Watford, Southampton and Newcastle in shock round two defeats but now the big boys, and eventual winners, enter the competition.  In an unseeded draw the balls were in alphabetical order with West Ham allocated Number 31 (or Egg Foo Yung).  All ties will be played on Tuesday 19 or Wednesday 20 September 2017.

The Hammer’s having successfully come through a potentially tricky test against League Two Cheltenham are now drawn at home to Bolton Wanderers from the Championship.

The full draw is:

West Brom v Manchester City
Everton v Sunderland
Leicester v Liverpool
Manchester United v Burton Albion
Brentford v Norwich
Wolves v Bristol Rovers
Burnley v Leeds United
Arsenal v Doncaster Rovers
Bristol City v Stoke City
Reading v Swansea
Aston Villa v Middlesbrough
Chelsea v Nottingham Forest
West Ham v Bolton Wanderers
Crystal Palace v Huddersfield
Tottenham v Barnsley or Derby County
Bournemouth v Brighton