The Carabao Cup was one of the very few competitions to be unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic during the 2019-20 season and is back in 2021 for more inter-league action. If you want to know how to watch it on TV or stream online then you’ve come to the right place.
Which Carabao Cup games are on TV?
Here are the upcoming Carabao Cup fixtures with dates and UK kick-off times. If the game is being broadcast on TV we’ll also include which channel it’s on.
Wed 22 Sept (third round)
- Brighton vs Swansea – KO 19.30
- Arsenal vs AFC Wimbledon – KO 19:45
- Chelsea vs Aston Villa – KO 19:45
- Manchester United vs West Ham – KO 19:45 – Sky Sports Main Event/Football
- Millwall vs Leicester City – KO 19:45
- Wolves vs Spurs – KO 19:45
How to watch the Carabao Cup on Sky Sports
Sky Sports has exclusive rights to the Carabao Cup in the UK, so you’ll need to pay a fee in order to watch the match. Sky Sports will show two live matches from the first round to the fifth round, both semi-finals and the Carabao Cup final.
The cheapest standalone plan currently costs £18 a month, or you can get all the Sky Sports channels at a reduced price of £23pm for 18 months. See the full range of subscriptions on the Sky website.
How to watch the Carabao Cup via Now
However, if you don’t want to commit to a Sky Sports subscription, there is another option. The Sky-owned Now streaming service (previously Now TV) offers access to the channels as and when you need it, making it a great option if you just want to watch the Carabao Cup final.
Now is available on a wide range of devices including smartphones and games consoles and now offers HD quality if you buy the Now TV Boost option.
Your options are a Day Pass (24 hours of access) from £9.99 but it’s going to make much more sense to get the Month Pass if you plan to also watch the Premier League or any other live sport.
This costs £33.99pm, but Sky is throwing in Now TV Boost (usually £3pm) at no extra cost. As well as HD quality, this will also allow to to stream on up to three devices simultaneously, as opposed to two without.
For more information, there’s a full guide to Carabao Cup fixtures and results on the EFL website.
How to watch the Carabao Cup abroad
If you’re a British viewer living abroad (or planning to travel at some point) and you still want to watch using your existing UK services, then you can also use a VPN to ‘browse from the UK’ and access both your Sky Sports and Now subscriptions.