A date and time has been set for our Carabao Cup third round tie…

Chelsea will take on Barnsley at Stamford Bridge next Wednesday 23 September. Kick-off is 7.45pm.

The Tykes have beaten fellow Championship opponents Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough on their way to this stage without conceding a goal.

Their 2-0 win at Boro’s Riverside Stadium on Tuesday evening was sealed by goals from Patrick Schmidt and Jordan Williams, while former Chelsea Academy goalkeeper Bradley Collins performed well between the posts.

It will be the first meeting between Chelsea and Barnsley since an FA Cup tie in 2008 when the hosts pulled off a shock to beat us 1-0 at Oakwell. Our last fixture at the Bridge was a league clash in which Gianluca Vialli and Mark Hughes netted in a 2-0 victory.

The draw for the fourth round is set to take place tonight (Thursday).