Chelsea draw Wimbledon as Spurs take on Fulham in Carabao Cup second round.. and Wrexham will have eye on third round

CHELSEA and Spurs have met their opponents for the next round of the Carabao Cup.

With both clubs absent from Europe next season, they will enter the competition in the second round.

Mauricio Pochettino faces a home game in his first Cup game as Chelsea manager


Mauricio Pochettino faces a home game in his first Cup game as Chelsea managerPhoto credit: Getty
Ange Postecoglou's Spurs travel to west London


Ange Postecoglou’s Spurs travel to west LondonPhoto credit: PA

Chelsea host AFC Wimbledon in a London derby at Stamford Bridge as Mauricio Pochettino tries to lay the groundwork for a silver medal win.

Meanwhile, Spurs will have to make the short trip west when they face Fulham in the second round.

The Carabao Cup could offer the Australian an opportunity to give minutes to some members on the fringes of his 39-man first-team squad.

The draw was split in half between North and South to avoid excessive midweek travel for fans.

Wrexham scored at home to Bradford in a less glamorous tie than the Red Dragons’ Hollywood owners.

And it will be a Premier League-only clash as Nottingham Forest host Vincent Kompany’s Burnley.

After Leicester’s televised 2-0 win over Burton, the Foxes meet Tranmere in the next round.

Relegated Leeds will have to play alongside Gary Neville and Class of 92 side Salford City.




Sean Dyches Everton will visit Doncaster Rovers.

Premier League newcomers Sheffield United play Lincoln City at home.

And Andoni Iraola’s Bournemouth will visit Swansea for the Basques’ first Carabao Cup game.

Luton Town will host Gillingham, who is making his first Carabao Cup second round appearance in 31 years after surprising promotion to the top flight.

The second round of the Carabao Cup begins the week of August 28th.

The full draw looks like this:


  • Tranmere vs. Leicester
  • Salford vs Leeds
  • Harrogate v Blackburn
  • Stoke v Rotherham
  • Wrexham versus Bradford
  • Doncaster vs Everton
  • Bolton vs Middlesbrough
  • Port Vale vs Crewe
  • Nottingham Forest v Burnley
  • Sheffield Wednesday vs Mansfield
  • Wolves vs Blackpool
  • Sheffield United vs. Lincoln
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  • Bristol City vs QPR or Norwich
  • Plymouth Argyle vs Crystal Palace
  • Reading v Ipswich Town
  • Portsmouth vs Peterborough United
  • Luton Town vs. Gillingham
  • Swansea City vs Bournemouth
  • Fulham vs Tottenham Hotspur
  • Exeter City vs Stevenage
  • Wycombe Wanderers v Sutton United
  • Birmingham City vs Cardiff City
  • Newport County vs. Brentford
  • Chelsea vs AFC Wimbledon
Clubs from all four divisions are chasing for the trophy Man Utd won last season


Clubs from all four divisions are chasing for the trophy Man Utd won last seasonPhoto credit: PA

Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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