English striker Danny Welbeck was given a well deserved rest against Welsh team Swansea City in the third round of the Carabao Cup. Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter left Danny Welbeck and some other big hitters like Neal Maupay, Lewis Dunk and Leandro Trossard out of his squad for the home clash with their Championship opponents. Despite resting a lot of their first players, Brighton still had enough quality to see off Swansea City easily and book a place in the fourth round.

Republic of Ireland international Aaron Connolly scored twice in the first half to lead the Seagulls to a 2-0 win over Swansea City and a place in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup. Connolly scored two times within five minutes to decide the third round tie in the favour of Brighton. The Irish striker opened the scoring on 33 minutes before he completed his brace five minutes later to ensure that the Seagulls led 2-0 at the break. Brighton thereafter maintained the scoreline until the final whistle.

The reward for eliminating the Swans in the third round for Brighton is a trip to face Leicester City at the King Power Stadium next month in the fourth round for a place in the quarterfinals as far as the Carabao Cup is concerned. The Foxes would be targeting a revenge after a controversial defeat to the Seagulls in the Premier League last weekend.
Leicester City were left fuming after two goals were disallowed as they were beaten 2-1 by Brighton away from home. Neal Maupay gave the Seagulls the lead from the spot on 35 minutes before Danny Welbeck added a second goal five minutes after restart. Jamie Vardy is the star player at Leicester City and he gave them a lifeline by pulling a goal back shortly after the hour mark but the Foxes could not rescue at least a draw from the game.