The draw for the third round of the Carabao Cup takes place tonight.
Last night’s action saw Tottenham the biggest name to crash out early while there were nervy nights for Brentford, Luton and Crystal Palace. Chelsea almost suffered the same fate, but came from behind to beat AFC Wimbledon.
Holders Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City, Newcastle, West Ham, Brighton and Aston Villa are all in the hat, with all fixtures possible from this stage onwards with the regionalised portion of the cup finishing in round two.
Here is everything you need to know about the third-round draw for this season’s Carabao Cup.
When is the Carabao Cup third-round draw?
The draw for the third round of the Carabao Cup takes place on Wednesday, August 30, 2023.
Proceedings should start at around 10:15pm BST, after the conclusion of Doncaster Rovers vs Everton at the Eco-Power Stadium.
The draw will be conducted by former Sheffield Wednesday boss Darren Moore and ex-Lioness Izzy Christiansen, hosted by Emma Saunders of Sky Sports.
How can I watch the Carabao Cup third-round draw?
TV channel: In the UK, the third-round draw will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Premier League, plus Sky Sports News.
Live stream: Live coverage of the draw is also available online for subscribers via the Sky Go app.
Live blog: You can follow the draw live on Wednesday night with Standard Sport’s blog, after Chelsea vs AFC Wimbledon at Stamford Bridge.
When will the Carabao Cup third round be played?
Third-round ties are due to be played the week beginning Monday, September 25, 2023.
Carabao Cup third-round draw ball numbers
1 AFC Bournemouth
3 Aston Villa
4 Bradford City
6 Brighton and Hove Albion
7 Cardiff City
8 Crystal Palace
9 Exeter City
11 Ipswich Town
12 Leicester City
14 Luton Town
15 Manchester City
16 Manchester United
17 Mansfield Town
19 Norwich City
20 Newcastle United
21 Peterborough United
22 Port Vale
23 Salford City
24 Stoke City
25 Sutton United
26 West Ham United
27 Wolverhampton Wanderers
30 Blackburn Rovers
32 Lincoln City