Carabao Cup 2021-22: Fixtures, draw dates, results, teams and everything you need to know

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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.

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Carabao Cup 2021-22 final

Chelsea played Liverpool in the 2021-22 Carabao Cup final. The game was decided on penalties.



TV channel

Feb 27

Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool (10-11P)

Sky Sports Football

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..




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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.

DateFixtureTV channel?
Dec 21Arsenal 5-1 SunderlandSky Sports Football / ESPN+
Dec 22Tottenham 2-1 West HamSky Sports Football / ESPN+
Dec 22Brentford 0-2 ChelseaESPN+
Dec 22Liverpool 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.

DateFixtureTV channel?
Oct 26Chelsea 1-1 Southampton (4-3 penalties)ESPN+
Oct 26Arsenal 2-0 Leeds UnietdSky Sports Football / ESPN+
Oct 26QPR 0-0 Sunderland (1-3 penalties)ESPN+
Oct 27Stoke CIty 1-2 BrentfordESPN+
Oct 27West Ham 0-0 Manchester City (5-3 penalties)ESPN+
Oct 27Leicester City 2-2 Brighton (4-2 penalties)ESPN+
Oct 27Burnley 0-1 TottenhamESPN+
 Oct 27Preston North End 0-2 LiverpoolSky 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.

DateFixtureTV channel?
Sep 21Burnley 4-1 RochdaleNo
Sep 21Fulham 0-0 Leeds United (5-6P)No
Sep 21Manchester City 6-1 Wycombe WanderersNo
Sep 21Norwich City 0-3 Liverpool Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Football
Sep 21Preston North End 4-1 Cheltenham TownNo
Sep 21QPR 2-2 Everton (8-7P)No
Sep 21Sheffield United 2-2 Southampton (2-4P)No
Sep 21Watford 1-3 Stoke City No
Sep 21Wigan Athletic 0-2  Sunderland No
Sep 21Brentford 7-0 Oldham AthleticNo
Sep 22Brighton 2-0 Swansea CityNo
Sep 22Arsenal 3-0 WimbledonNo
Sep 22Chelsea 1-1 Aston Villa (4-3P)No
Sep 22Manchester United 0-1 West Ham Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Football
Sep 22Millwall 0-2 Leicester City No
Sep 22Wolves 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.

Northern section

Aug 24Oldham Athletic 0-0 Accrington Stanley (5-4P)
Aug 24Wigan Athletic 0-0 Bolton (5-4P)
Aug 24Huddersfield 1-2 Everton
Aug 24Sheffield United 2-1 Derby County
Aug 24Stoke City 2-0 Doncaster Rovers
Aug 24Shrewsbury Town 0-2 Rochdale
Aug 24Nottingham Forest 0-4 Wolves
Aug 24Morecambe 2-4 Preston
Aug 24Blackpool 2-3 Sunderland
Aug 24Leeds United 3-0 Crewe
Aug 24Barrow 0-6 Aston Villa
Aug 25Newcastle United 0-0 Burnley (3-4P)

Southern section

Aug 24Brentford 3-1 Forest Green Rovers
Aug 24Millwal l 3-1 Cambridge United
Aug 24Norwich City 6-0 Bournemouth
Aug 24Cardiff City 0-2 Brighton
Aug 24Birmingham City 0-2 Fulham
Aug 24Gillingham 1-1 Cheltenham Town (4-5P)
Aug 24QPR 2-0 Oxford United
Aug 24Swansea City 4-1 Plymouth Argyle
Aug 24Stevenage 2-2 Wycombe (3-5P)
Aug 24Northampton Town 0-1 Wimbledon
Aug 24Watford 1-0 Crystal Palace
Aug 25West Brom 0-6 Arsenal
Aug 25Newport County 0-8 Southampton

Carabao Cup 2021-22 first round

Northern section

Aug 1Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Huddersfield Town (2-4P)
Aug 10Barrow 1-0 Scunthorpe United
Aug 10Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Morecambe
Aug 10Bolton 0-0 Barnsley (5-4P)
Aug 10Derby County 3-3 Salford City (5-3P)
Aug 10Harrogate Town 0-3 Rochdale (WO)
Aug 10Hartlepool 0-1 Crewe
Aug 10Hull City 1-1 Wigan (7-8P)
Aug 10Mansfield Town 0-3 Preston
Aug 10Oldham Athletic 2-2 Tranmere (4-3P)
Aug 10Port Vale 1-2 Sunderland
Aug 10Rotherham United 1-2 Accrington Stanley
Aug 10Sheffield United 1-0 Carlisle United
Aug 10Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Lincoln City (4-2P)
Aug 10Stoke City 2-1 Fleetwood Town
Aug 10Walsall 0-0 Doncaster Rovers (3-4P)
Aug 11Blackpool 3-0 Middlesbrough
Aug 11Nottingham Forest 2-1 Bradford City

Southern section

Jul 31Bournemouth 5-0 MK Dons
Aug 10Birmingham City 1-0 Colchester United
Aug 10Bristol Rovers 0-2 Cheltenham Town
Aug 10Cambridge United 0-0 Swindon Town (3-1P)
Aug 10Cardiff City 3-2 Sutton United
Aug 10Charlton Athletic 0-1 Wimbledon
Aug 10Crawley Town 2-2 Gillingham (9-10P)
Aug 10Exeter City 0-0 Wycombe (3-4)
Aug 10Forest Green 2-2 Bristol City (6-5P)
Aug 10Ipswich Town 0-1 Newport County
Aug 10Millwall 2-1 Portsmouth
Aug 10Peterborough United 0-4 Plymouth Argyle
Aug 10Reading 0-3 Swansea City
Aug 10Stevenage 2-2 Luton Town (3-0P)
Aug 11Burton Albion 1-1 Oxford United (2-4P)
Aug 11Coventry 1-2 Northampton Town
Aug 11Leyton 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.