Blues handed Tigers test

01 September 2007 12:48
Carling Cup holders Chelsea start the defence of their title with a tricky third round trip to Championship outfit Hull City. The Blues beat Arsenal 2-1 in a dramatic final last season at the Millennium Stadium, with the showpiece returning to Wembley this term. The Gunners begin their campaign with a glamour tie at home to Newcastle United, while Coventry City will travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United. Draw: Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City Reading v Liverpool Manchester United v Coventry City Tottenham v Middlesbrough Hull v Chelsea Blackpool v Southend United West Ham v Plymouth Argyle Arsenal v Newcastle United Luton Town v Charlton Athletic Manchester City v Norwich City Sheffield United v Morecambe Sheffield Wednesday v Everton Fulham v Bolton Wanderers Burnley v Portsmouth Aston Villa v Nottm Forest or Leicester City West Bromwich Albion v Cardiff City Ties to be played week commencing September 24.

Source: ESA