The first round draw for the League Cup, sponsored by Carabao, will take place on Thursday 20th June at 7pm. The draw will be done at a supermarket in Colindale in London.
The draw will be conducted by two former EFL Cup winners, drawing the 70 balls from the hat will be footballing legend, John Barnes and former Arsenal player Ray Parlour as they select the 35 fixtures for Round One, which includes EFL Cup debutants Salford City.
Fans will be able to watch the draw live in store and also tune in to the Carabao Cup Facebook page, with live text updates on EFL Twitter and EFL.com.
John Barnes commented:
I’m delighted to be involved in the Carabao Cup Round One draw this season, it’s a fantastic competition and Round One is always a great occasion for fans of EFL Clubs. They get an early glimpse of their summer signings and can be a good opportunity for families to get together and watch their local team thanks to how accessible the Cup is.
Ray Parlour said:
I always enjoy watching the Carabao Cup so it’s great to be involved in the Round One draw. Hosting the draw in a supermarket as fans go about their daily lives provides them with a great opportunity to engage with the competition and I can’t wait to see who will be crowned Carabao Cup winners this season.
70 EFL Clubs will feature in the Round One draw which will see teams drawn in Northern and Southern sections, as in 2018.
Matches are scheduled to take place week commencing 12 August.
Huddersfield Town will be included, while fellow Championship newcomers Cardiff City and Fulham join the competition in Round Two alongside the Premier League Clubs that are not competing in Europe.