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NEWS: The draw for Round One of the 2017/18 Carabao Cup takes place at 1pm this afternoon

See who the Sky Blue will face in the opening round of the Carabao Cup...

16 June 2017

The draw for Round One of the 2017/18 Carabao Cup takes place at 1pm this afternoon...

Coventry City have been confirmed as being in the Northern section, with the draw for Round One of the 2017/18 Carabao Cup streamed live from Bangkok, Thailand on Friday 16 June at 1:00pm (UK time).

World Cup winner Emmanuel Petit, Carabao CEO Sathien Setthasit, British Ambassador to Thailand Brian Davidson and EFL Chief Executive Shaun Harvey will unveil the 35 Round One ties from the home of the competition’s title sponsor, Carabao Energy Drink. 

Fans will be able to watch the draw unfold live on various platforms, including EFL’s new live streaming platform, iFollow, on Facebook via the Carabao Cup and Carabao UK pages and

Nearly 1.5 million people went to matches in the EFL Cup last season as the competition recorded record breaking attendances. 

Seventy EFL Clubs will be in the draw with matches scheduled to take place week commencing 7 August,

The draw is also regionalised to minimise travelling time for supporters in the first round with seeding decided by a Club’s finishing position in the EFL.


North – Seeds


  1. Barnsley
  2. Blackburn Rovers
  3. Bolton Wanderers
  4. Bradford City
  5. Burton Albion
  6. Derby County
  7. Fleetwood Town
  8. Leeds United
  9. Nottingham Forest
  10. Preston North End
  11. Rochdale
  12. Rotherham United
  13. Scunthorpe United
  14. Sheffield United
  15. Sheffield Wednesday
  16. Sunderland
  17. Wigan Athletic


North – Non-Seeds


  1. Accrington Stanley
  2. Blackpool
  3. Bury
  4. Carlisle United
  5. Chesterfield
  6. Coventry City
  7. Crewe Alexandra
  8. Doncaster Rovers
  9. Grimsby Town
  10. Lincoln City
  11. Mansfield Town
  12. Morecambe
  13. Notts County
  14. Oldham Athletic
  15. Port Vale
  16. Shrewsbury Town
  17. Walsall

 We’ll have details of the draw shortly after 1pm. 

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