Mourinho excited by prospect of reunion with Lampard in Carabao Cup

Tottenham have applied to play their Carabao Cup third round tie against Watford at Stadium MK, the home of MK Dons.

The ties are due to take place in the week commencing Monday, September 24.

'In contrast, we shall have a ticket allocation of up to 90 per cent at a neutral venue, ensuring greater access for our fans'. The request will be considered at the EFL board meeting on September 6. Milton Keynes Central train station is a 30-minute journey from London Euston. But the move has been delayed over safety concerns.

Save for Brighton and Hove Albion, Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town, all teams from the elite ranks of English football made it through and proceeded to the next round.

Holders Man City are now the favourites to win the Carabao Cup at 10/3, with Chelsea and Liverpool both at odds of 6/1.

Holders Manchester City face a trip to League One strugglers Oxford United, while Manchester United are at home to Derby County, who are managed by former Chelsea and Man City midfielder Frank Lampard.

They are scheduled to host champions Manchester City the following Sunday (October 7), but this game will now come after a midweek fixture in the Champions League on either October 2 or 3.

Round three fixtures include the Premier League clubs involved in European competition. They also can not face Manchester City, who they knocked out in the quarter-finals last season.

  • Stacy Allen