Carling Cup Round 3: 10 Games to Watch

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Carling Cup Round 3: 10 Games to Watch
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The big Premier League teams finally begin their Carling Cup campaigns and there are some tasty fixtures to watch out for.

Manchester United will rekindle their rivalry with Leeds United with a trip to Elland Road in the third round of the Carling Cup. Defending champions Birmingham City face a difficult start to the defense of their trophy with a visit to Manchester City.

There are four all-Premier League ties, including a London derby at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and FulhamEverton will face West Brom, Aston Villa are at home to Bolton and Stoke will host Tottenham.

Shrewsbury Town have a trip to Emirates Stadium to face last season's beaten finalists Arsenal to look forward to, while Liverpool face a difficult away tie at Brighton's new American Express Community Stadium. And a team from the bottom two divisions is guaranteed a place in the last 16, with League Two side Aldershot at home to Rochdale of League One.

Here are 10 Carling Cup third-round matches to watch out for.

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