Carabao Cup

Carabao Cup First Round and EFL Trophy Group Stage draw has been confirmed for next Thursday (22nd).

It has today been confirmed that the draw for both Carabao Cup first round and EFL Trophy group stage will take place on Thursday 22nd June.

The EFL Trophy draw will take place at 11:30am and the Carabao Cup draw taking place at 2:30pm, both draws will be live on Sky Sports. 

Carabao Cup

The Carabao Cup Round One draw will take place live on Sky Sports at 2:30pm on Thursday 22 June. 

A total of 36 fixtures will be drawn for Round One, with all 72 EFL Clubs, including newly promoted Notts County and Wrexham in the draw.

The 12 Premier League Clubs not competing in Europe will join in Round Two, with the other eight Premier League Clubs starting in Round Three.

The Round One draw will see teams drawn in Northern and Southern sections, with matches scheduled to take place week commencing 7 August.

EFL Trophy

The EFL Trophy Group Stage draw will take place live on Sky Sports at 11:30am on Thursday 22 June.

The 16 Invited U21 teams will be placed into their respective Northern and Southern section Groups, with the 48 EFL Clubs placed into pre-determined Groups prior to the draw. Consideration has been given to ensure travel time is minimised and recovery time is maximised for players.

All EFL Clubs will play two of their three matches at home in the Group Stages, with U21 teams away from home in all three fixtures.

 The confirmed Invited U21 teams are as follows:


  1. Arsenal
  1. Aston Villa
  1. Brighton & Hove Albion
  1. Chelsea
  1. Crystal Palace
  1. Everton
  1. Fulham
  1. Leicester City
  1. Liverpool
  1. Manchester City
  1. Manchester United
  1. Newcastle United
  1. Nottingham Forest
  1. Tottenham Hotspur
  1. West Ham United
  1. Wolves

The respective draws will be confirmed on EFL Twitter (@Carabao_Cup / @TheEFLTrophy) and