Everything you need to know about the League Cup – draw, games and more
The Carabao Cup returns for its 63rd season in 2022-23 as 92 teams from the English football pyramid battle it out for silverware.
Liverpool are defending champions and will have designs on retaining the trophy, but they will face plenty of competition too. Clubs from the Premier League down to League One take part in the competition, which begins in August and concludes in February.
GOAL has all the details about the 2022-23 edition, including draw information, fixtures, dates, results and more.
Carabao Cup first round draw
The first round of the Carabao Cup is divided into two sections: north and south.
Twenty-two teams from Championship are joined by 24 teams from League One and 24 teams from League Two. Games will be played on the week commencing August 8.
The draw was conducted by Clinton Morrison and Michael Dawson.
|w/c August 8||Blackburn Rovers vs Hartlepool|
|w/c August 8||Harrogate vs Stockport|
|w/c August 8||Bolton vs Salford|
|w/c August 8||Morecambe vs Stoke|
|w/c August 8||Blackpool vs Barrow|
|w/c August 8||West Brom vs Sheffield Utd|
|w/c August 8||Sheffield Wednesday vs Sunderland|
|w/c August 8||Grimsby vs Crewe|
|w/c August 8||Mansfield vs Derby|
|w/c August 8||Accrington Stanley vs Tranmere|
|w/c August 8||Middlesbrough vs Barnsley|
|w/c August 8||Bradford vs Hull|
|w/c August 8||Rochdale vs Burton|
|w/c August 8||Doncaster vs Lincoln|
|w/c August 8||Shrewsbury vs Carlisle United|
|w/c August 8||Huddersfield vs Preston|
|w/c August 8||Port Vale vs Rotherham|
|w/c August 8||Fleetwood Town vs Wigan|
|w/c August 8||Norwich vs Birmingham|
|w/c August 8||Coventry vs Bristol City|
|w/c August 8||Northampton vs Wycombe|
|w/c August 8||Cardiff vs Portsmouth|
|w/c August 8||Charlton vs QPR|
|w/c August 8||Crawley vs Bristol Rovers|
|w/c August 8||Walsall vs Swindon|
|w/c August 8||Ipswich vs Colchester|
|w/c August 8||Luton vs Newport|
|w/c August 8||Reading vs Stevenage|
|w/c August 8||Plymouth vs Peterborough|
|w/c August 8||Wimbledon vs Gillingham|
|w/c August 8||Cheltenham vs Exeter|
|w/c August 8||MK Dons vs Sutton United|
|w/c August 8||Forest Green Rovers vs Leyton Orient|
|w/c August 8||Cambridge United vs Millwall|
|w/c August 8||Oxford United vs Swansea City|
Carabao Cup TV channel & live stream
Sky Sports has the rights to broadcast Carabao Cup games in the UK. Matches are usually shown on Sky Sports Football and available to stream live online using the Sky Go facility.
In the U.S., Carabao Cup games are broadcast on the ESPN network.
When is the Carabao Cup 2022-23 final?
The 2022-23 Carabao Cup final is scheduled for Sunday February 26, 2023.
It will be held at Wembley Stadium, London, which is the traditional venue for national cup finals in England.
Carabao Cup 2022-23 dates
The 2022-23 Carabao Cup kicks off on the week commencing August 8, 2022 and will conclude on February 26, 2023.
You can see the complete round dates and number of games in the table below.
|First round||35||w/c August 8|
|Second round||25||w/c August 22|
|Third round||16||w/c November 7|
|Fourth round||8||w/c December 19|
|Quarter-finals||4||w/c January 9|
|Semi-finals||4 (2 legs)||w/c January 23 / 30|
|Final||1||February 26, 2023|
Who won the Carabao Cup last season?
Liverpool won the Carabao Cup in 2021-22. The Reds defeated Chelsea 11-10 on penalties after the game finished 0-0 in regulation and extra time.
Jurgen Klopp’s side clinched silverware after Caoimhin Kelleher scored their 11th spot kick and Kepa Arrizabalaga missed Chelsea’s 11th penalty.
The victory sealed Liverpool’s ninth League Cup trophy, making them the single most successful team in the history of the competition.