EFL Cup Second Round: Host of Premier League sides face lower league opposition
The draw for the Second Round of the EFL Cup was made of Wednesday evening, with thirteen Premier League sides entering the competition.
Remarkably there were no all Premier League ties draw meaning there's plenty of potential for cup upsets as lower league opposition play host to top flight teams.
The previous round saw a number of upsets with eleven Championship sides knocked out by teams in Leagues One and Two, leaving only eight sides from the second tier remaining following the conclusion of tonight's game between West Brom and Sheffield United.
Four League Two sides will face Premier League opposition in the Second Round, with Stockport hosting Leicester and Tranmere taking on Newcastle, whilst newly promoted sides Nottingham Forest and Fulham will play Grimsby and Crawley respectively.
The remaining seven Premier League sides who are in European contention will join the competition in Round Three.
Here is the Second Round draw in full:
Bolton Wanderers v Aston Villa
Derby County v West Bromwich Albion or Sheffield United
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Preston North End
Leeds United v Barnsley
Fleetwood Town v Everton
Sheffield Wednesday v Rochdale
Tranmere Rovers v Newcastle United
Rotherham United v Morecambe
Barrow v Lincoln City
Stockport County v Leicester City
Bradford City v Blackburn Rovers
Grimsby Town v Nottingham Forest
Shrewsbury Town v Burnley
Stevenage v Peterborough United
Norwich City v AFC Bournemouth
Newport County v Portsmouth
Oxford United v Crystal Palace
Watford v Milton Keynes Dons
Colchester United v Brentford
Wycombe Wanderers v Bristol City
Walsall v Charlton Athletic
Crawley Town v Fulham
Cambridge United v Southampton
Gillingham v Exeter City
Forest Green Rovers v Brighton & Hove Albion