The 2021-21 Carabao Cup kicked off at the beginning August 2021, with Championship, League One and League Two sides entering the competition.
Premier League sides joined in the second and third round, with the latter stages of the competition, such as the Wembley final, set to be played in early 2022.
Here, GOAL has the complete tournament guide, including the participating teams, full draw information for each round, fixture schedules and results.
Carabao Cup 2021-22 final
Chelsea played Liverpool in the 2021-22 Carabao Cup final. The game was decided on penalties.
Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool (10-11P)
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Carabao Cup 2021-22 semi-final
The draw for the Carabao Cup 2021-22 semi-final was held on December 22, 2021.
Chelsea defeated London rivals Tottenham, while Arsenal fell 2-0 to Liverpool over two legs. Games will be played in January, with Sky Sports broadcasting on TV in the UK and ESPN+ streaming live in the U.S..
Carabao Cup 2021-22 quarter-final
The draw for the Carabao Cup quarter-final took place on Saturday October 30.
With seven Premier League teams left in the draw, it meant that three all-top-flight ties were produced for the last eight, with Arsenal the only side to face lower-league opposition.
The Gunners welcomed Sunderland to the Emirates Stadium, while Tottenham and West Ham - fresh from beating holders Manchester City - and Brentford and Chelsea played out London derbies.
Early season frontrunners Liverpool meanwhile held the arguable tie of the round, and it lived up to expectations with the Reds advancing on penalties.
|Dec 21||Arsenal 5-1 Sunderland||Sky Sports Football / ESPN+|
|Dec 22||Tottenham 2-1 West Ham||Sky Sports Football / ESPN+|
|Dec 22||Brentford 0-2 Chelsea||ESPN+|
|Dec 22||Liverpool 3-3 Leicester (pens)||ESPN+|
Carabao Cup 2021-22 fourth round
The Carabao Cup 2021-22 fourth round draw was held on September 22, taking place after the final third round fixtures.
West Ham faced holders Manchester City after defeating Manchester United in the previous round, while Liverpool travelled to Preston.
The full draw can be seen below.
|Oct 26||Chelsea 1-1 Southampton (4-3 penalties)||ESPN+|
|Oct 26||Arsenal 2-0 Leeds Unietd||Sky Sports Football / ESPN+|
|Oct 26||QPR 0-0 Sunderland (1-3 penalties)||ESPN+|
|Oct 27||Stoke CIty 1-2 Brentford||ESPN+|
|Oct 27||West Ham 0-0 Manchester City (5-3 penalties)||ESPN+|
|Oct 27||Leicester City 2-2 Brighton (4-2 penalties)||ESPN+|
|Oct 27||Burnley 0-1 Tottenham||ESPN+|
|Oct 27||Preston North End 0-2 Liverpool||Sky Sports Football / ESPN+|
Carabao Cup 2021-22 third round
The draw for the third round of the Carabao Cup was made on August 25, following the last second round games. Games were played on the week commencing September 20.
Seven Premier League clubs - Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Leicester, Tottenham and West Ham - entered the competition at the third round.
Thirty-two teams in total took part in this round.
|Sep 21||Burnley 4-1 Rochdale||No|
|Sep 21||Fulham 0-0 Leeds United (5-6P)||No|
|Sep 21||Manchester City 6-1 Wycombe Wanderers||No|
|Sep 21||Norwich City 0-3 Liverpool||Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Football|
|Sep 21||Preston North End 4-1 Cheltenham Town||No|
|Sep 21||QPR 2-2 Everton (8-7P)||No|
|Sep 21||Sheffield United 2-2 Southampton (2-4P)||No|
|Sep 21||Watford 1-3 Stoke City||No|
|Sep 21||Wigan Athletic 0-2 Sunderland||No|
|Sep 21||Brentford 7-0 Oldham Athletic||No|
|Sep 22||Brighton 2-0 Swansea City||No|
|Sep 22||Arsenal 3-0 Wimbledon||No|
|Sep 22||Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa (4-3P)||No|
|Sep 22||Manchester United 0-1 West Ham||Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Football|
|Sep 22||Millwall 0-2 Leicester City||No|
|Sep 22||Wolves 2-2 Tottenham (2-3P)||No|
Carabao Cup 2021-22 second round
The draw for the second round of the 2021-22 Carabao Cup was held on August 11, 2021.
A total of 13 Premier League clubs entered the Carabao Cup second round. They joined the 35 winners of the first round and two clubs from the Championship.
|Aug 24||Oldham Athletic 0-0 Accrington Stanley (5-4P)|
|Aug 24||Wigan Athletic 0-0 Bolton (5-4P)|
|Aug 24||Huddersfield 1-2 Everton|
|Aug 24||Sheffield United 2-1 Derby County|
|Aug 24||Stoke City 2-0 Doncaster Rovers|
|Aug 24||Shrewsbury Town 0-2 Rochdale|
|Aug 24||Nottingham Forest 0-4 Wolves|
|Aug 24||Morecambe 2-4 Preston|
|Aug 24||Blackpool 2-3 Sunderland|
|Aug 24||Leeds United 3-0 Crewe|
|Aug 24||Barrow 0-6 Aston Villa|
|Aug 25||Newcastle United 0-0 Burnley (3-4P)|
|Aug 24||Brentford 3-1 Forest Green Rovers|
|Aug 24||Millwal l 3-1 Cambridge United|
|Aug 24||Norwich City 6-0 Bournemouth|
|Aug 24||Cardiff City 0-2 Brighton|
|Aug 24||Birmingham City 0-2 Fulham|
|Aug 24||Gillingham 1-1 Cheltenham Town (4-5P)|
|Aug 24||QPR 2-0 Oxford United|
|Aug 24||Swansea City 4-1 Plymouth Argyle|
|Aug 24||Stevenage 2-2 Wycombe (3-5P)|
|Aug 24||Northampton Town 0-1 Wimbledon|
|Aug 24||Watford 1-0 Crystal Palace|
|Aug 25||West Brom 0-6 Arsenal|
|Aug 25||Newport County 0-8 Southampton|
Carabao Cup 2021-22 first round
|Aug 1||Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Huddersfield Town (2-4P)|
|Aug 10||Barrow 1-0 Scunthorpe United|
|Aug 10||Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Morecambe|
|Aug 10||Bolton 0-0 Barnsley (5-4P)|
|Aug 10||Derby County 3-3 Salford City (5-3P)|
|Aug 10||Harrogate Town 0-3 Rochdale (WO)|
|Aug 10||Hartlepool 0-1 Crewe|
|Aug 10||Hull City 1-1 Wigan (7-8P)|
|Aug 10||Mansfield Town 0-3 Preston|
|Aug 10||Oldham Athletic 2-2 Tranmere (4-3P)|
|Aug 10||Port Vale 1-2 Sunderland|
|Aug 10||Rotherham United 1-2 Accrington Stanley|
|Aug 10||Sheffield United 1-0 Carlisle United|
|Aug 10||Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Lincoln City (4-2P)|
|Aug 10||Stoke City 2-1 Fleetwood Town|
|Aug 10||Walsall 0-0 Doncaster Rovers (3-4P)|
|Aug 11||Blackpool 3-0 Middlesbrough|
|Aug 11||Nottingham Forest 2-1 Bradford City|
|Jul 31||Bournemouth 5-0 MK Dons|
|Aug 10||Birmingham City 1-0 Colchester United|
|Aug 10||Bristol Rovers 0-2 Cheltenham Town|
|Aug 10||Cambridge United 0-0 Swindon Town (3-1P)|
|Aug 10||Cardiff City 3-2 Sutton United|
|Aug 10||Charlton Athletic 0-1 Wimbledon|
|Aug 10||Crawley Town 2-2 Gillingham (9-10P)|
|Aug 10||Exeter City 0-0 Wycombe (3-4)|
|Aug 10||Forest Green 2-2 Bristol City (6-5P)|
|Aug 10||Ipswich Town 0-1 Newport County|
|Aug 10||Millwall 2-1 Portsmouth|
|Aug 10||Peterborough United 0-4 Plymouth Argyle|
|Aug 10||Reading 0-3 Swansea City|
|Aug 10||Stevenage 2-2 Luton Town (3-0P)|
|Aug 11||Burton Albion 1-1 Oxford United (2-4P)|
|Aug 11||Coventry 1-2 Northampton Town|
|Aug 11||Leyton Orient 1-1 QPR (3-5P)|
How to watch Carabao Cup 2021-22 games live on TV
Sky Sports has the broadcasting rights for the Carabao Cup in the United Kingdom and games can be watched live on the network's various TV channels.
ESPN has the rights to show Carabao Cup games live on TV in the United States.
When is the Carabao Cup 2021-22 final?
The 2021-22 Carabao Cup final is scheduled to be played on Sunday February 27, 2022.
Wembley Stadium, the spiritual home of English football, is the traditional venue for the showpiece event.
What is the Carabao Cup prize money?
The prize for winning the 2020-21 Carabao Cup final was £100,000, which is roughly $136,000. The runner-up received £50,000 ($68k) for their trouble.
Compared with England's other competitions, such as the Premier League and FA Cup, the prize money for the Carabao Cup is relatively low.
However, winning the trophy does offer a route into European competition, with a place in the Europa Conference League an associated reward.
Who won last season's Carabao Cup?
Manchester City defeated Tottenham to lift the Carabao Cup at the end of the 2020-21 campaign. Pep Guardiola's side emerged victorious at Wembley thanks to a solitary Aymeric Laporte goal.
It was a record-equalling eighth League Cup for City, who drew level with Liverpool to become the joint-most successful team in the history of the competition.
Impressively, it was their fourth League Cup success in a row, having also won the competition in 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20.