Carabao Cup 2022-23: Draw, fixtures, results & guide to each round


The Carabao Cup returns for its 63rd season in 2022-23 as 92 teams from the English football pyramid battle it out for silverware.

Liverpool are defending champions and will have designs on retaining the trophy, but they will face plenty of competition too. Clubs from the Premier League down to League One take part in the competition, which begins in August and concludes in February.

GOAL has all the details about the 2022-23 edition, including draw information, fixtures, dates, results and more.

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Carabao Cup first round draw

The first round of the Carabao Cup is divided into two sections: north and south.

Twenty-two teams from Championship are joined by 24 teams from League One and 24 teams from League Two. Games will be played on the week commencing August 8.

Fixtures chosen for live TV broadcast were: Bradford City and Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland. Those games are being shown live on Sky Sports.

The draw was conducted by Clinton Morrison and Michael Dawson.

North section



August 9

Bradford City vs Hull City

August 10

Sheffield Wednesday vs Sunderland

August 9/10

Blackburn Rovers vs Hartlepool

August 9/10

Harrogate vs Stockport

August 9/10

Bolton vs Salford

August 9/10

Morecambe vs Stoke

August 9/10

Blackpool vs Barrow

August 9/10

West Brom vs Sheffield Utd

August 9/10

Grimsby vs Crewe

August 9/10

Mansfield vs Derby

August 9/10

Accrington Stanley vs Tranmere

August 9/10

Middlesbrough vs Barnsley

August 9/10

Rochdale vs Burton

August 9/10

Doncaster vs Lincoln

August 9/10

Shrewsbury vs Carlisle United

August 9/10

Huddersfield vs Preston

August 9/10

Port Vale vs Rotherham

August 9/10

Fleetwood Town vs Wigan

South section



August 9/10

Norwich vs Birmingham

August 9/10

Coventry vs Bristol City

August 9/10

Northampton vs Wycombe

August 9/10

Cardiff vs Portsmouth

August 9/10

Charlton vs QPR

August 9/10

Crawley vs Bristol Rovers

August 9/10

Walsall vs Swindon

August 9/10

Ipswich vs Colchester

August 9/10

Luton vs Newport

August 9/10

Reading vs Stevenage

August 9/10

Plymouth vs Peterborough

August 9/10

Wimbledon vs Gillingham

August 9/10

Cheltenham vs Exeter

August 9/10

MK Dons vs Sutton United

August 9/10

Forest Green Rovers vs Leyton Orient

August 9/10

Cambridge United vs Millwall

August 9/10

Oxford United vs Swansea City

Carabao Cup TV channel & live stream

Sky Sports has the rights to broadcast Carabao Cup games in the UK. Matches are usually shown on Sky Sports Football and available to stream live online using the Sky Go facility.

In the U.S., Carabao Cup games are broadcast on the ESPN network.

When is the Carabao Cup 2022-23 final?

The 2022-23 Carabao Cup final is scheduled for Sunday February 26, 2023.

It will be held at Wembley Stadium, London, which is the traditional venue for national cup finals in England.

Carabao Cup 2022-23 dates

The 2022-23 Carabao Cup kicks off on the week commencing August 8, 2022 and will conclude on February 26, 2023.

You can see the complete round dates and number of games in the table below.




First round


w/c August 8

Second round


w/c August 22

Third round


w/c November 7

Fourth round


w/c December 19



w/c January 9


4 (2 legs)

w/c January 23 / 30



February 26, 2023

Who won the Carabao Cup last season?

Liverpool won the Carabao Cup in 2021-22. The Reds defeated Chelsea 11-10 on penalties after the game finished 0-0 in regulation and extra time.

Jurgen Klopp's side clinched silverware after Caoimhin Kelleher scored their 11th spot kick and Kepa Arrizabalaga missed Chelsea's 11th penalty.

The victory sealed Liverpool's ninth League Cup trophy, making them the single most successful team in the history of the competition.