This is the first season of a three-year naming rights deal for the EFL Cup – formerly the League Cup – with Carabao, a Thai energy drink.
There should have been no surprise when the organisers announced earlier in the week the draw would be taking place in China. It sure did.
Holders Manchester United will begin their defence of the EFL Cup with a home tie against Championship club Burton Albion at Old Trafford.
Liverpool is drawn away to Premier League rivals Leicester while Manchester City go to West Brom.
Arsenal will host League One Doncaster Rovers while Chelsea host Nottingham Forest.
Third round draw
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City
Everton v Sunderland
Leicester City v Liverpool
Manchester United v Burton Albion
Brentford v Norwich City
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bristol Rovers
Burnley v Leeds
Arsenal v Doncaster Rovers
Bristol City v Stoke City
Reading v Swansea City
Aston Villa v Middlesbrough
Chelsea v Nottingham Forest
West Ham United v Bolton Wanderers
Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town
Tottenham Hotspur v Barnsley/Derby County
Bournemouth v Brighton and Hove Albion