The Carabao Cup has not disappointed as Premier League teams enter the 2021/22 competition full of hope, but with plenty of targets painted across their backs.
Arsenal are the big scalp in the second round draw and West Brom have a chance to claim it at the Hawthorns live in front of the TV cameras.
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The Gunners have lost both of their opening Premier League games 2-0 to mark a dismal start to the campaign and Mikel Arteta knows he is under increasing scrutiny with a clash against Championship opponents up next.
A total of 25 games will go ahead this week with big results already flowing through, including Aston Villa’s 6-0 rout of Barrow and Norwich’s 6-0 victory over Bournemouth.
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Broadcasters were able to show most games live via an online streaming platform last season due to the COVID-19 outbreak forcing fans away from stadiums, but that provision will not be made this season, meaning fewer Carabao Cup clashes to soak up from home.
RadioTimes.com brings you the complete Carabao Cup TV fixtures schedule including every game you can watch live in the UK, and we’ll keep you updated throughout the whole season.
Which Carabao Cup games are on TV?
There are only two Carabao Cup games shown live on TV in the second round, spanning two nights this week.
Arsenal travel to West Brom in one of the most eye-catching ties of the round with Mikel Arteta’s team in dire straits after just two weekends of the new season.
Before that, League Two side Barrow welcome Premier League Aston Villa to their home turf for a huge mismatch encounter with neutrals across the nation hoping to witness an early giant killing.
Carabao Cup fixtures on TV 2021/22
All UK time.
Wednesday 25th August
When is the Carabao Cup third round draw?
The Carabao Cup third round draw takes place following the conclusion of West Brom’s clash with Arsenal on Wednesday 25th August.
If the game ends without the need for extra time and penalties, that means the draw should go ahead by 10pm, but it could be a long night if the teams can’t be separated in normal time.
Third round matches will take place on the week commencing 20th September 2021.
Check out the full list of dates below.
Carabao Cup dates 2021/22
- Carabao Cup round one – w/c 9th August 2021
- Carabao Cup round two – w/c 23rd August 2021
- Carabao Cup round three – w/c 20th September 2021
- Carabao Cup round four – w/c 25th October 2021
- Carabao Cup quarter-finals – w/c 20th December 2021
- Carabao Cup semi-final first legs – w/c 3rd January 2022
- Carabao Cup semi-final second legs – w/c 10th January 2022
- Carabao Cup final – Sunday 27th February 2022