Trio of man­agers face for­mer clubs in Cup

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

MID­DLES­BROUGH man­ager Tony Pulis will face his for­mer club Crys­tal Palace at the River­side in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup next month.

Frank Lam­pard will take fel­low cham­pi­onship club Derby County to his for­mer club, Chelsea.

The for­mer Blues mid­fielder, in his first man­age­rial job with the Rams, won ev­ery ma­jor tro­phy dur­ing 13 years as a player at Stam­ford Bridge.

Much of that time was spent un­der Jose Mour­inho, whose Manch­ester United team Lam­pard knocked out in the pre­vi­ous round this week.

Derby’s re­ward for the penalty shoot-out win at Old Traf­ford is a trip to Stam­ford Bridge, where Lam­pard is the club’s all-time lead­ing scorer with 211 goals in all com­pe­ti­tions.

Hold­ers Manch­ester City will host Ful­ham. Pep Guardi­ola’s side were the first to be pulled out dur­ing Sat­ur­day night’s draw.

The two teams have al­ready played this sea­son in the Premier League, with City win­ning 3-0 at the Eti­had Sta­dium.

That is one of three all-Premier League ties, in­clud­ing a Lon­don derby be­tween West Ham and Tot­ten­ham, while the win­ner of Ever­ton against Southamp­ton will face an away tie at Le­ices­ter.

Arse­nal, run­ners-up last sea­son, host League One side Black­pool.

Bur­ton are an­other League One side still left in and Brew­ers chief Nigel Clough, whose team are the low­est-ranked re­main­ing in the com­pe­ti­tion, will wel­come for­mer club Not­ting­ham For­est to the Pirelli Sta­dium.

Clough won the League Cup twice as a player with For­est and he has steered Bur­ton through to the fourth round for the first time in the club’s his­tory.

Ties are to be played the week com­menc­ing Oc­to­ber 29. Fourth- round draw: Manch­ester City v Ful­ham, Bournemouth v Nor­wich, Arse­nal v Black­pool, Le­ices­ter v Ever­ton or Southamp­ton, West Ham v Tot­ten­ham, Mid­dles­brough v Crys­tal Palace, Chelsea v Derby, Bur­ton v Not­ting­ham For­est.

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