The Carabao Cup will kick start the new EFL season, with the first four rounds to be played on September.

The first round fixtures will possibly be moved from September 5 due to clashes with international football, while rounds two, three and four will be played on consecutive midweeks, starting on September 15/16.

Premier League sides will enter the tournament at either round two or three, depending on their 2019/20 league placing.

The EFL has also confirmed two-legged semi-finals will no longer be played in the competition, with one-off matches determining which teams reach the final.

The sides drawn first in each semi-final will host the tie.

Carabao Cup 2020/21 Schedule:

  • Round one: September 5
  • Round two: September 15/16
  • Round three: September 22/23
  • Round four: September 29/30
  • Round five: December 22/23
  • Semi-finals: January 5/6
  • Final: February 28

Manchester City won last season’s Carabao Cup after defeating Aston Villa 2-1, making it the third consecutive time the club won the tournament.