Name
EFL Cup

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Established
1960 (61 years old)

First Recorded Event
2018-02-25

Current Season
2021-2022

API Football ID
3498

Sport
Soccer

Location
United Kingdom

Gender
Male

Alternate Names
Football League Cup
Carabao Cup

TV Rights
US - ESPN [2018-2021]

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Upcoming Events
26 Oct 21 Chelsea  - Southampton
26 Oct 21 Arsenal  - Leeds
26 Oct 21 Stoke  - Brentford
26 Oct 21 West Ham  - Man City
26 Oct 21 Leicester  - Brighton
26 Oct 21 Burnley  - Tottenham
26 Oct 21 QPR  - Sunderland
26 Oct 21 Preston  - Liverpool

Latest Results
22 Sep 21 Chelsea 1 - 1  Aston Villa
22 Sep 21 Man United 0 - 1  West Ham
22 Sep 21 Arsenal 3 - 0  Wimbledon
22 Sep 21 Millwall 0 - 2  Leicester
22 Sep 21 Brighton 2 - 0  Swansea
22 Sep 21 Wolves 2 - 2  Tottenham
21 Sep 21 QPR 2 - 2  Everton
21 Sep 21 Preston 4 - 1  Cheltenham
21 Sep 21 Fulham 0 - 0  Leeds
21 Sep 21 Watford 1 - 3  Stoke

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The EFL Cup (referred to historically, and colloquially, as simply the League Cup), currently known as the Carabao Cup for sponsorship reasons, is an annual knockout football competition in men's domestic English football. Organised by the English Football League (EFL), it is open to any club within the top four levels of the English football league system – 92 clubs in total – comprising the top level Premier League, and the three divisions of the English Football League's own league competition (Championship, League One and League Two).

First held in 1960–61 as the Football League Cup, it is one of the three top-tier domestic football competitions in England, alongside the Premier League and FA Cup. It concludes in February, long before the other two, which end in May. It was introduced by the league as a response to the increasing popularity of European football, and to also exert power over the FA. It also took advantage of the roll-out of floodlights, allowing the fixtures to be played as midweek evening games. With the renaming of the Football League as the English Football League in 2016, the tournament was rebranded as the EFL Cup for the 2016–17 season.

The tournament is played over seven rounds, with single leg ties throughout, except the semi-finals. The final is held at Wembley Stadium; it is the only tie in the competition played at a neutral venue and on a weekend (Sunday). Entrants are seeded in the early rounds, and a system of byes based on league level ensures higher ranked teams enter in later rounds, and to defer the entry of teams still involved in Europe. Winners receive the EFL Cup, of which there have been three designs, the current one also being the original. Winners also qualify for European football, receiving a place in the UEFA Europa League; should the winner also qualify for Europe through other means at the end of the season, this place is transferred to the highest-placed Premier League team not already qualified for European competition. The current holders are Manchester City, who beat Chelsea 4–3 on penalties in the 2019 final to win their sixth League Cup.

Seasons

2017-2018

2018-2019

2019-2020

2020-2021

2021-2022

Teams

Arsenal

Aston Villa

Barnsley

Birmingham

Blackburn

Bournemouth

Brentford

Brighton

Bristol City

Burnley

Cardiff

Charlton

Chelsea

Coventry

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace
-11

Derby

Everton

Everton U21
-10

Fulham

Huddersfield Town

Hull

Leeds

Leicester

Liverpool

Luton

Man City

Man United

Middlesbrough

Millwall

Newcastle

Norwich

Nottingham F.

Preston

QPR

Reading

Rotherham

Sheffield United

Sheffield Weds

Southampton

Stoke

Swansea

Tottenham

Tottenham U21
-10

Watford

West Brom

West Ham

Wigan

Wolves

Wycombe

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