The 2017-18 season in England is well under way and cup action is already in motion with the Carabao Cup taking place from the start of August.
The competition will see 92 clubs take part as they aim to navigate their way to the final at Wembley, which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 25, 2018.
Reigning champions Manchester United will hope to clinch their sixth title, while eight-time winners Liverpool were eliminated in the third round.
With the last 16 draw made, Goal brings you all you need to know about the 2017-18 Carabao Cup.
WHAT IS THE CARABAO CUP?
The Carabao Cup is the name given to the EFL Cup or the English League Cup due to a sponsorship deal with Carabao Energy Drink.
The competition was founded in 1960 and is open to all 92 clubs competing in the top four tiers of English football (Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two).
Previous sponsorships have seen the League Cup go through many monikers, including the Milk Cup, Coca-Cola Cup, Carling Cup and Capital One Cup among others.
|Aug 8||Accrington Stanley 3-2 Preson North End||Crown Ground|
|Aug 8||AFC Wimbledon 1-3 Brentford (AET)||Kingsmeadow|
|Aug 8||Barnsley 4-3 Morecambe||Oakwell Stadium|
|Aug 8||Birmingham City 5-1 Crawley Town||St Andrew's|
|Aug 8||Bradford City 2-3 Doncaster Rovers||Valley Parade|
|Aug 8||Bristol City 5-0 Plymouth Argyle||Ashton Gate|
|Aug 8||Bristol Rovers 4-1 Cambridge Unite||Memorial Stadium|
|Aug 8||Cardiff City 2-1 Portsmouth (AET)||Cardiff City Stadium|
|Aug 8||Coventry City 1-3 Blackburn Rovers||Ricoh Arena|
|Aug 8||Exeter City 1-2 Charlton Athletic||St James Park|
|Aug 8||Fleetwood Town 1-2 Carlisle United (AET)||Highbury Stadium|
|Aug 8||Forest Green 0-1 MK Dons (AET)||The New Lawn|
|Aug 8||Luton Town 0-2 Ipswich Town||Kenilworth Road|
|Aug 8||Mansfield Town 0-1 Rochdale||Field Mill|
|Aug 8||Millwall 2-0 Stevenage||The Den|
|Aug 8||Norwich City 3-2 Swindon Town||Carrow Road|
|Aug 8||Nottingham Forest 2-1 Shrewsbury Town||City Ground|
|Aug 8||Oxford United 3-4 Cheltenham Town||Kassam Stadium|
|Aug 8||Peterborough United 1-3 Barnet||London Road Stadium|
|Aug 8||Queens Park Rangers 1-0 Northampton Town||Loftus Road|
|Aug 8||Rotherham United 2-1 Lincoln City||New York Stadium|
|Aug 8||Scunthorpe United 3-3 (6-5p) Notts County||St James' Park|
|Aug 8||Sheffield Wednesday 4-1 Chesterfield||Hillsborough Stadium|
|Aug 8||Southend United 0-2 Newport County||Roots Hall|
|Aug 8||Wigan Athletic 2-1 Blackpool||DW Stadium|
|Aug 8||Wolves 1-0 Yeovil Town||Molineux Stadium|
|Aug 8||Wycombe Wanderers 0-2 Fulham||Adams Park|
|Aug 8||Reading 2-0 Gillingham||Madejski Stadium|
|Aug 9||Colchester United 1-2 Aston Villa||Colchester Community Stadium|
|Aug 9||Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Bolton Wanderers||Gresty Road|
|Aug 9||Leeds United 4-1 Port Vale||Elland Road|
|Aug 9||Oldham Athletic 2-3 Burton Albion||Boundary Park|
|Aug 9||Sheffield United 3-2 Walsall||Bramall Lane|
|Aug 10||Bury 0-1 Sunderland||Gigg Lane|
|Aug 22||Grimsby Town 0-1 Derby County||Blundell Park|
*Winners in bold
A total of 70 teams compete in the first round of the competition. Twenty-four teams are drawn from League One and League Two, with 22 Championship teams taking part.
All games were played on August 8 and 9, with the exception of Bury vs Sunderland, which took place on August 10 and Grimsby Town vs Derby County, which took place on August 22.
|Aug 22||Accrington Stanley 1-3 West Brom||Crown Ground|
|Aug 22||Aston Villa 4-1 Wigan Athletic||Villa Park|
|Aug 22||Birmingham City 1-2 Bournemouth||St Andrew's|
|Aug 22||Brighton 1-0 Barnet||Falmer Stadium|
|Aug 22||Bolton Wanderers 3-2 Sheffield Wednesday||Macron Stadium|
|Aug 22||Cardiff City 1-2 Burton Albion||Cardiff City Stadium|
|Aug 22||Carlisle United 1-2 Sunderland||Brunton Park|
|Aug 22||Crystal Palace 2-1 Ipswich Town||Selhurst Park|
|Aug 22||Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Hull City||Keepmoat Stadium|
|Aug 22||Fulham 0-1 Bristol Rovers||Craven Cottage|
|Aug 22||Leeds United 5-1 Newport County||Elland Road|
|Aug 22||Middlesbrough 3-0 Scunthorpe United||Riverside Stadium|
|Aug 22||MK Dons 1-4 Swansea City||Stadium mk|
|Aug 22||Norwich City 4-1 Charlton Athletic||Carrow Road|
|Aug 22||Queens Park Rangers 1-4 Brentford||Loftus Road|
|Aug 22||Reading 3-1 Millwall (AET)||Madejski Stadium|
|Aug 22||Sheffield United 1-4 Leicester City||Bramall Lane|
|Aug 22||Watford 2-3 Bristol City||Vicarage Road|
|Aug 23||Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Burnley||Ewood Park|
|Aug 23||Cheltenham Town 0-2 West Ham||Whaddon Road|
|Aug 23||Huddersfield Town 2-1 Rotherham United||Kirklees Stadium|
|Aug 23||Newcastle United 2-3 Nottingham Forest (AET)||St James' Park|
|Aug 23||Southampton 0-2 Wolves||St Mary's Stadium|
|Aug 23||Stoke City 4-0 Rochdale||bet365 Stadium|
|Sep 12||Barnsley 3-2 Derby County||Oakwell Stadium|
*Winners in bold
Thirteen Premier League clubs and two Championship teams enter the competition at the second round stage, joining the 35 winners from the first round.
Two second-round games were available to watch live , with Sky Sports Football broadcasting Leicester City's game against Sheffield United on August 22, as well as West Ham's match against Cheltenham Town on August 23.
|Sep 19||Aston Villa 0-2 Middlesbrough||Villa Park|
|Sep 19||Bournemouth 1-0 Brighton (AET)||Dean Court|
|Sep 19||Brentford 1-3 Norwich City||Griffin Park|
|Sep 19||Bristol City 2-0 Stoke City||Ashton Gate|
|Sep 19||Burnley 2-2 (3-5 P) Leeds United||Turf Moor|
|Sep 19||Crystal Palace 1-0 Huddersfield Town||Selhurst Park|
|Sep 19||Leicester City 2-0 Liverpool||King Power Stadium|
|Sep 19||Reading 0-2 Swansea City||Madejski Stadium|
|Sep 19||Tottenham 1-0 Barnsley||Wembley Stadium|
|Sep 19||West Ham 3-0 Bolton Wanderers||Olympic Stadium|
|Sep 19||Wolves 1-0 Bristol Rovers (AET)||Molineux|
|Sep 20||Arsenal 1-0 Doncaster Rovers||Emirates Stadium|
|Sep 20||Chelsea 5-1 Nottingham Forest||Stamford Bridge|
|Sep 20||Everton 3-0 Sunderland||Goodison Park|
|Sep 20||Manchester United 4-0 Burton Albion||Old Trafford|
|Sep 20||West Brom 1-2 Manchester City||The Hawthorns|
*Winners in bold
The draw for the third round of the competition took place on August 24 . Bizarrely, the draw was held in Beijing, China instead of England at the local time of 11:15, which means that fans in the United Kingdom were forced to get up at 04:15 BST if they wished to follow it live.
The remaining seven Premier League clubs, including the cup holders Manchester United, enter the competition at this stage, joining the 25 winners from the second round.
Why was the draw in China?
The English Football League have stated that, while they understand not everyone will agree with the timing and manner of the third round draw, they staged it in Beijing in order to maximise exposure in the UK as well as the Chinese and South-East Asian markets.
A statement issued on the official EFL website explains that maximising exposure to those particular markets is "not only an important factor for the EFL but also [their] new sponsors Carabao, who, like [them], plan to use the growing global appeal of the competition to reach new audiences."
The statement added: “Once the logistics have been completed in Beijing, the UK will be waking up and the breakfast media will be able to report and get reaction on the 16 ties that will take place next month, which we feel is an interesting move away from the usual post-game evening draws."
|TBD||Tottenham vs West Ham||Wembley Stadium|
|TBD||Bristol City vs Crystal Palace||Ashton Gate|
|TBD||Swansea City vs Manchester United||Liberty Stadium|
|TBD||Arsenal vs Norwich||Emirates Stadium|
|TBD||Chelsea vs Everton||Stamford Bridge|
|TBD||Manchester City vs Wolves||Old Trafford|
|TBD||Leicester City vs Leeds||King Power Stadium|
|TBD||Bournemouth vs Middlesbrough||Dean Court|
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The draw took place immediately after the third round ended. Eleven of the participants in the last 16 are Premier League clubs, with the remainder coming from the Championship.
The round sees a London derby between Tottenham and West Ham, while holders Manchester United have been paired with Swansea City. Chelsea, who made light work of Sunderland in the last round, will face Everton, who defeated Sunderland.