Wrexham at Sheff Utd, Leeds vs Boro in Carabao Cup first round


Wrexham go to Sheffield United in the first round of the Carabao Cup, while Leeds host Middlesbrough in an all-Championship clash and Wayne Rooney’s Plymouth take on Cheltenham. 

For the first time, you can watch every Carabao Cup game live on Sky Sports through the new Sky Sports+ streaming service, available to all Sky Sports customers at no extra cost.

The Carabao Cup first round will be played on the week commencing August 12.

Other standout ties include a south London match-up between EFL new arrivals Bromley and AFC Wimbledon, Portsmouth taking on Millwall and Chesterfield going to Derby.

When do Premier League teams enter the competition?

In the first and second round of this season’s tournament the draw is regionalised, with the 32-team southern section and 38-team northern section drawn against another side from their part of the country.

Luton and Burnley, who finished 18th and 19th respectively in last season’s Premier League, will enter the competition in the second round, as well as the 13 current Premier League clubs not involved in European competition. The remaining seven – defending champions Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Aston Villa, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United will all enter the tournament from the third-round stage.

Cody Gakpo earned the first of what could become four winners' medals against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final
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Liverpool were Carabao Cup winners after beating Chelsea 1-0 in extra time in 2023/24

Round One Draw South in full

Cambridge vs QPR

Walsall vs Exeter

Crawley vs Swindon

Oxford United vs Peterborough United

Norwich City vs Stevenage

Bromley vs AFC Wimbledon

Portsmouth vs Millwall

Northampton Town vs Wycombe

Bristol City vs Coventry

Cardiff vs Bristol Rovers

Charlton vs Birmingham

Watford vs MK Dons

Swansea vs Gillingham

Plymouth vs Cheltenham

Leyton Orient vs Newport County

Colchester United vs Reading

Round One Draw North in full

Salford vs Doncaster

Rotherham vs Crewe

Carlisle United vs Stoke City

Leeds vs Middlesbrough

Barrow vs Port Vale

Burton Albion vs Blackpool

Tranmere Rovers vs Accrington

Fleetwood vs West Brom

Shrewsbury Town vs Notts County

Lincoln City vs Harrogate

Derby vs Chesterfield

Bolton vs Mansfield Town

Preston North End vs Sunderland

Sheffield United vs Wrexham

Huddersfield Town vs Morecambe

Wigan Athletic vs Barnsley

Hull City vs Sheffield Wednesday

Stockport vs Blackburn Rovers

Grimsby vs Bradford City

When are the Carabao Cup dates this season?

  • Round 1: August 14
  • Round 2: August 28
  • Round 3: September 18 and September 25
  • Round 4: October 30
  • Round 5: December 18
  • Semi-final first leg: January 8
  • Semi-final second leg: February 5
  • Final: March 16



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