The Saints will face the Cottagers in the second round of the competition.
Both the Saints and the Cottagers begin their quest in the competition at the second-round stage, the tie taking place at Craven Cottage in the week commencing 26 August.
Southampton won the last encounter between the two sides, a 2-0 Premier League win at St Mary's Stadium in February, but the reverse fixture in West London in November 2018 saw the Saints fall to a 3-2 defeat (11v11).
Last season, Southampton beat south coast rivals Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 at the same stage, before a penalty shootout success against Everton at Goodison Park, and in the round of 16 they bowed out on penalties following a goalless draw at Leicester City.
Here is what some of the St Mary's faithful said on social media regarding the draw:
Please, why do we always get away ties and why are they never against Pompey? Ffs #SaintsFC— Nathan Newington (@newington13) August 13, 2019
I can already see the outcome of this. A 1-1 draw with a rotated side and a lacklustre effort and then beaten 6-5 on pens. #SaintsFC— Nathan Newington (@newington13) August 13, 2019
Boring— Harry Sorrell (@sorrellh) August 13, 2019
Cracking away day though! Looking forward to the beers already #SaintsFC— Javesy (@Javalarr) August 13, 2019
Disappointing— calum (@sfccalum) August 13, 2019
Boring— Marlon (@marz194_2) August 13, 2019
Ugh— Garrett Mundy (@GarrettIvo) August 13, 2019
— Dan Wight (@danswight) August 13, 2019
Another huge L incoming.— ✍ (@HaloGFX) August 13, 2019
One of the most boring draws of all time.— Tom Nicholls (@tompecker) August 13, 2019
Up next for Southampton is a Premier League trip to Liverpool on Saturday, while the following week sees them take on Brighton at the Amex Stadium, then comes the Carabao Cup tie away at Fulham.
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