The draw for the Third Round of the Carabao Cup has finally been made and we are set to host Brentford at the Emirates. Everyone would expect this to be an easy fixture but I am not so sure. We are quite friendly with our neighbours and have just sent Josh Da Silva on loan to them, but if you remember, we played them in a behind doors friendly in pre-season at London Colney and lost 2-1.
We didn’t play any first team players in that game and it was a Bernd Leno howler that gave the game to the Bees, and he is likely to be in goal behind our reserves yet again next month.
Also if you take into account that Brentford have lost only one game (1-0 away at Blackburn) in their 7 competitive games so far this season, I could be forgiven for being a little bit worried…..
At least we are not away at Liverpool!
Full Carabao Cup draw. Ties are set to be played during the week commencing Monday September 24.
Third round draw: West Brom v Crystal Palace, Arsenal v Brentford, Burton Albion v Burnley, Wycombe v Norwich, Oxford United v Manchester City, West Ham v Macclesfield, Millwall v Fulham, Liverpool v Chelsea, Bournemouth v Blackburn, Preston v Middlesbrough, Wolves v Leicester, Tottenham v Watford, Blackpool v QPR, Everton v Southampton, Manchester United v Derby, Nottingham Forest v Stoke.