Carabao Cup. Photo: Barnsley FC
Carabao Cup. Photo: Barnsley FC

The Carabao Cup returns to TV screens this week as Premier League heavyweights begin their campaign in the third round.

Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea are among the big names mixing it up in the draw this week with some terrific mismatches teeing up fascinating games.

Wycombe Wanderers travel to face Man City, while AFC Wimbledon travel to face Arsenal to the Emirates for the first time in their history since being reborn in 2002.

Which Carabao Cup games are on TV?

There are only two Carabao Cup games shown live on TV in the third round, spanning two nights this week.

Manchester United host West Ham in a grudge match between two sides who played each other at the weekend. United star Jesse Lingard struck against the Hammers – who he played for on loan last season – in the 89th minute before West Ham icon Mark Noble was substituted on in the 94th minute to take a penalty. And missed.

Before that, Norwich host Liverpool on Tuesday evening in another all-Premier League battle live on TV, According to RadioTimes.

Carabao Cup 2021/22 Clubs

The clubs from the Premier League and English Football League will be entering into the season’s EFL. There are in total of 92 clubs entering into the league.

In the first round, there will be 22 of 24 Championship clubs and the clubs entering will be League One and League Two. The various rounds in the club are the First round, Second round, third round, Fourth round, Quarterfinals, Semi-finals, and finals.

Rounds Clubs Entering this Round Number of Games
First Round

(70 clubs)

24 clubs from EFL League Two

24 clubs from EFL League One

22 clubs from EFL Championship

Second Round

(50 clubs)

2 clubs from EFL Championship

13 Premier League clubs

Third Round

(32 clubs)

7 Premier League clubs 16
Fourth Round

(16 clubs)

No clubs enter the fourth round 8
Quarter-finals No clubs enter the quarter-finals 4

(4 clubs)

No clubs enter the semi-finals 2

(2 clubs)

No clubs enter the finals 1

Carabao Cup fixtures 2021/22

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Photo: Pinterest

Third round

The fixtures for the third round of the Carabao Cup 2021/22 have been confirmed and feature teams from the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two.

Here are the third-round confirmed fixtures, which will be played between Tuesday 21st September - Wednesday 22nd September 2021:

Tuesday 21st September

* Man City vs Wycombe Wanderers

* Fulham vs Leeds

* Burnley vs Rochdale

* Preston vs Cheltenham

* Brentford vs Oldham

* QPR vs Everton

* Watford vs Stoke

* Wigan vs Sunderland

* Norwich vs Liverpool

* Sheffield United vs Southampton

Wednesday 22nd September

* Brighton vs Swansea

* Wolves vs Tottenham

* Man Utd vs West Ham

* Chelsea vs Aston Villa

* Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon

* Millwall vs Leicester City


Here are the results from the Carabao Cup second-round action:

* Tuesday 24 August 2021

* Barrow 0-6 Aston Villa

* Birmingham City 0-2 Fulham

* Blackpool 2-3 Sunderland

Brentford 3-1 Forest Green Rovers

Cardiff City 0-2 Brighton

* Gillingham 1-1 Cheltenham Town - Cheltenham won 5-4 on penalties

* Huddersfield Town 1-2 Everton

* Leeds United 3-0 Crewe Alexandra

* Millwall 3-1 Cambridge United

* Morecambe 2-4 Preston North End

* Northampton Town 0-1 AFC Wimbledon

* Norwich City 6-0 Bournemouth

* Nottingham Forest 0-4 Wolves

* Oldham Athletic 0-0 Accrington Stanley - Oldham won 5-4 on penalties

* QPR 2-0 Oxford United

* Sheffield United 2-1 Derby County

* Shrewsbury Town 0-2 Rochdale

* Stevenage 2-2 Wycombe Wanderers - Wycombe won 5-3 on penalties

* Stoke City 2-0 Doncaster Rovers

* Swansea City 4-1 Plymouth Argyle

* Watford 1-0 Crystal Palace

* Wigan Athletic 0-0 Bolton Wanderers - Wigan won 5-4 on penalties

* Wednesday 25th August

* Newcastle 0-0 Burnley - Burnley won 4-3 on penalties

* Newport County 0-8 Southampton

* West Brom 0-6 Arsenal

2021-22 League Cup Schedule

Photo: Twitter
Photo: Twitter

First Round: August 10-11, 2021

All 48 clubs from EFL League One and League Two are joined by 22 clubs from the EFL Championship, for a total of 35 games. The two clubs who finished 18th and 19th in the Premier League last season, West Bromwich Albion and Fulham, sit this one out.

Second Round: August 24-25, 2021

The 35 winners from the First Round are joined by the last two clubs from the Championship and the 13 Premier League clubs not involved in European competition. That’s 50 clubs and 25 games.

Third Round: September 21-22, 2021

All 25 winners advance from the Second Round plus the seven Premier League clubs that are also playing in Europe: Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Leicester City, West Ham, and Tottenham.

Here are the Third Round fixtures. Noteworthy among them are Premier League Southampton traveling to Sheffield United, Everton facing a tough tie at Queens Park Rangers, Wimbledon and their 9,000 supporters crossing London to play at Arsenal, and Leicester City having to go into The Den to play Millwall.

Fourth Round (of 16): October 26-27, 2021

This includes 16 winners advance from the Third Round. The draw for the Fourth Round will be held September 22, after the Third Round fixtures are completed.

Quarterfinals: December 21-22, 2021

Eight winners advance from the Fourth Round.

Semifinals: January 4-5 and 11-12, 2022

Winners from the quarterfinals play two legs, one at each ground.

2022 League Cup Final

The two winners from the semifinals advance to the final of the 2021-22 EFL Cup, which will be played February 27, 2022 at Wembley Stadium.


Here are the latest betting odds for the favourites to win the Carabao Cup in the 2021/22 campaign:

* Man City - 3/1

* Chelsea - 6/1

* Liverpool - 9/1

* Man United - 10/1

* Arsenal - 10/1

* Leicester City - 14/1

* Spurs - 14/1

* Everton - 16/1

* West Ham - 20/1

* Leeds United - 20/1

* Wolves - 25/1

* Aston Villa - 25/1

* Brighton - 33/1

* Southampton - 33/1

* Crystal Palace - 50/1

* Newcastle - 50/1

* Burnley - 50/1

* Brentford - 66/1

* Norwich City - 66/1

* Watford - 66/1

* Fulham - 100/1

* Sheffield United - 100/1

* Stoke - 150/1

* Swansea - 150/1

* Preston - 200/1

* QPR - 250/1

* Millwall - 250/1

* Sunderland - 250/1

How to watch Carabao Cup 2021-22 games live on TV

Sky Sports has the broadcasting rights for the Carabao Cup in the United Kingdom and games can be watched live on the network's various TV channels.

ESPN has the rights to show Carabao Cup games live on TV in the United States.

How to watch Carabao Cup in Canada: TV, Livestream

Photo: Sporting News
Photo: Sporting News

DAZN isn't a traditional TV channel but is the first global pure sport live and on-demand streaming service. It has streaming rights for the Carabao Cup in Canada for the 2021-22 season, as well as the Premier League and select matches from the EFL Championship and League One.

DAZN is available on web browsers at and also has apps available for many TV and streaming devices, including:

iPhone, iPad

Android phones and tablets

Amazon Fire Tablet

Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

Apple TV

Android TV

Google Chromecast

LG, Panasonic, Sony and Samsung smart TVs

Playstation 3, 4, Pro and 5

Xbox One, One S | X, and Series X | S

A subscription to DAZN is $20 CAD a month or $150 CAD a year.

What is the Carabao Cup prize money?

The prize for winning the 2020-21 Carabao Cup final was £100,000, which is roughly $136,000. The runner-up received £50,000 ($68k) for their trouble.

Compared with England's other competitions, such as the Premier League and FA Cup, the prize money for the Carabao Cup is relatively low.

However, winning the trophy does offer a route into European competition, with a place in the Europa Conference League an associated reward.

Are there any rules that change in this season?

Yes, this season’s competition sees a few slight changes from the regulations and format of the previous campaign. If scores are level in ties after 90 minutes in the first five rounds of the competition, they will go straight to penalties, with no extra-time being played until at least the semi-final stage.

Like in the Premier League, the number of substitutions both sides can make in a game is three, down from the five allowed last season. However, it will be three from a maximum of seven substitutes on the bench, rather than nine like it is in the Premier League. Teams will be allocated an extra sub should games in the semi-finals and beyond go to extra-time, too.

Speaking of semi-finals, this season’s League Cup sees the return of traditional two-legged ties in the last four, as opposed to the single-leg matches played to determine the two finalists in 2020/21.

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