The Carabao Cup Round Two and Three draws take place on Sunday as the country’s biggest clubs join the competition. Express Sport brings you live coverage as the teams come out the hat.
Sky Sports presenter David Garrido will host the draws, which will take place following the final Round One tie between Brentford and Wycombe Wanderers (12pm KO). Former Liverpool defender Phil Babb will do the honours.
The 13 Premier League teams not competing in Europe in the 2020/21 campaign plus Championship duo Bournemouth and Watford will join the tournament in Round Two.
While Champions League and Europa League qualifiers Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal will enter the competition in Round Three.
Express Sport brings you live coverage of the Round Two and Three draws.
Carabao Cup draw LIVE: Premier League clubs to learn 2nd and 3rd round opponents
The draw is looming
It’s finally time for the draw after Brentford’s first-round tie against Wycombe Wanderers went to a penalty shootout.
The Bees are the final team to book their place in Round Two, but were made to sweat by the 10-man Chairboys in the first competitive game at their new stadium.
Brentford took a first-half lead thanks to Ethan Pinnock’s goals but Wycombe fought back after the break through Daryl Horgan despite losing Dominic Gape to a red card.
Marcus Forss hit the winning penalty in the shootout, which ended 4-2.
Round Two and Three rules
The second round of the competition is unseeded and continues the regionalised format of northern and southern sections.
The ties will be given a number for the third round in the order they came out of the hat, with the Premier League’s biggest clubs potentially facing each other as the drawing will continue unseeded.
Round Two and Thee dates
The second-round ties will take place in the week commencing September 14.
The third-round fixtures will be played the following week.
Carabao Cup Round One selected results
A string of Championship clubs have fallen to lower-league opposition in the first round.
QPR were dumped out by Plymouth Argyle, Cardiff were thrashed by Northampton, Swansea crashed to a 2-0 defeat to Welsh rivals Newport, Huddersfield lost at home to Rochdale, while Birmingham suffered defeat to Cambridge.
The first-round fixtures have taken place before the beginning of the EFL Championship, League One and League Two campaigns due to the fixture chaos caused by the coronavirus crisis.
Manchester City won last season’s competition thanks to a hard-fought win against Aston Villa in the Wembley showpiece.
Goals from Sergio Aguero and Rodri inside the opening half-hour had Pep Guardiola’s men dreaming of a comfortable afternoon at the home of football, but Mbwana Samatta’s header set up a tense second period.
City held firm to claim success in the competition for a third year in a row – and they’ll be hoping to make it four on the trot in the 2020/21 campaign.
Welcome to Express Sport‘s live coverage of the Carabao Cup second and third-round draws.
Brentford are currently leading Championship new boys Wycome Wanderers at their brand new stadium in the final tie of the first round.
The highly-anticipated draws will take place after the final whistle in the midday kick off.