Carabao Cup 2019 final: How to watch, tickets, teams, time & date

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The reigning champions are in the the running to get their hands on the first piece of silverware for the 2018-19 term

The first major trophy of the 2018-19 season in English football will soon be claimed, with the Carabao Cup final drawing near.

Defending champions Manchester City are in the final after beating Burton Albion 10-0 their semi-final tie, while Chelsea overcame Tottenham in the other semi.

Pep Guardiola's men arel on course to defend their title, but they will have to overcome a Blues side that have been difficult to guage.

Ahead of the 59th decider of the competition's history, Goal brings you everything you need to know, including when it is, tickets and how to watch it live.


When is the Carabao Cup 2019 final?


The 2018-19 Carabao Cup final will take place on Sunday February 24, 2019.

It is scheduled to kick off at 4:30pm GMT (11:30am ET).


Where is the Carabao Cup 2019 final being played?


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As is tradition, the 2019 Carabao Cup final will be played at Wembley Stadium in London.

It will be the 12th final to be held at Wembley since its redevelopment.

The venue has a capacity of 90,000 and it should be close to a full house, with previous finals regularly attracting crowds of over 80,000.


Watch Carabao Cup 2019 final live on TV & stream online


In the United Kingdom (UK), the final can be watched live on television on Sky Sports Football and it can be streamed live online using Sky Go.

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In the United States (US), ESPN has the rights to EFL games. It will also be available to stream live online using the ESPN+ service.

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Carabao Cup 2019 final tickets


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Man City have confirmed that the club received an allocation of 33,889 tickets for the Carabao Cup final. Fans of Pep Guardiola's side will take their seats on the west side of the stadium

Chelsea's allocation is slightly smaller at 32,868 tickets and they will be seated on the east end of the ground.

The ticket prices range from £150 for adults to £20 for under-17s and over-65s.

You can see the breakdown of the prices in the table below:

Category Adult Aged 17-21 Under 17 / Over 65
Level Two £150 £112.50 £75
One £100 £75 £50
Two £90 £67.50 £45
Three £72 £54 £36
Four £56 £42 £28
Five £40 £30 £20

Supporters must deal directly with their clubs in order to obtain tickets.

You can find more information about getting Chelsea tickets here and Manchester City tickets here.


Carabao Cup prize money


The winners of the Carabao Cup are reported to receive £100,000 ($130k) in prize money, with the runners-up receiving £50,000 ($65k).

While not something to be sniffed at, the prize fund for the competition lags considerably behind that of the Premier League or the FA Cup.

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Do Carabao Cup winners qualify for the Europa League?


Yes. Winners of the Carabao Cup are guaranteed a place in the UEFA Europa League, entering at the second qualifying stage.

However, given that the two finalists are likely to qualify for either the Champions League or Europa League through their league finishes, the place normally reserved for the cup winners will go to the highest placed team in the Premier League that has not already qualified for the competition.

That means the likes of Wolves, Watford Everton or West Ham, who are all just outside the Europa League spot, could stand to benefit.

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