Nothing’s easy but you can ask for no more than a home draw against lower division opposition in Cup competitions.
And that’s exactly what the Hammers got when they were pulled out of the “hat” first to meet newly promoted Championship outfit, Bolton Wanderers.
The draw was made at 4.15am this morning (Thursday) in Beijing and there will be few complaints at the Carabao Cup.
It fell in line with Slaven Bilic’s post match comments after the victory over Cheltenham when he said that this was an interesting competition for the Hammers and that you hoped the third round for this sort of draw.
Here’s the full draw:
West Brom v Manchester City
Everton v Sunderland
Leicester City v Liverpool
Manchester United v Burton Albion
Brentford v Norwich City
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bristol Rovers
Burnley v Leeds United
Arsenal v Doncaster Rovers
Bristol City v Stoke City
Reading v Swansea City
Aston Villa v Middlesbrough
Chelsea v Nottingham Forest
West Ham United v Bolton Wanderers
Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town
Tottenham Hotspur v Barnsley or Derby County
AFC Bournemouth v Brighton & Hove Albion
Looks like a decent draw, hopefully Cullen and Burke can’t play against us COYI !!!
Neither of them played or were even on the subs bench for Bolton against Wednesday i dont think.
Cup tied , so they can’t play anyway .
💰💰💰💰💰💰💰 rads !!! 😁
I got up to have a pesh and went back to sleep ! I ain’t got Chinese TV 😂😂
Just a Chinese bladder lol
Well , we made it through . Cheltenham gave it everything ( resulting in Collins receiving MOM award ) and were unlucky not to have a Penalty . In the end West Ham proved too strong for them . Was expecting to score more but that’s life . Well done Hammers . Away to lower division clubs are historically dodgy . Next up in the Chinky Cup , Home to Bolton .
At least we got a decent draw ., albeit tricky . Man Utd got Thier usual easy pass I see .
Hopefully this result will go some way to getting us up and running , god knows we need to.
Thought Byram & Rice were outstanding . Nice to Sakho & Ayew get on the score sheet as it should do Thier confidence no end of good .
Not the time to criticize any players , so I won’t . Not worth it .
On that performance Collins is must start for the Newcastle game . Sort it Slaven .
Rice is impressing me more and more each game. He’s a CB by trade so put him in a back 3 with Collins and Ogbonna.