The Carabao Cup - A New Tournament for a New Season
The EFL Cup is back and with a new name - The Carabao Cup. You can get your League Cup tickets here at StubHub. This will be the 58th year this tournament has taken place and Liverpool is the most successful team in the competition's history with eight titles to their name. The current champions are Jose Mourinho's Manchester United who defeated Southampton 3-2 in a fiercely competitive match. Let's hope that this year's tournament will contain the same excitement as last season's. Don't forget, you can be there to watch the best that English football has to offer in person with Carabao Cup tickets.
The League Cup History
The English Football League Cup, currently known as the Carabao Cup, was first held in the 1960/61 season and the inaugural tournament was won by Aston Villa. The idea behind the league was to give the teams that had already been knocked out of the FA Cup a chance to continue competing for silverware. Although the Cup faced criticism from bigger clubs at first, the tournament has now become a firmly established fixture in England's football calendar. The EFL Cup is known for producing upsets as lower league minnows defeat Premier League giants. Not only is the chance for non-league clubs to play at stadiums like Old Trafford or the Emirates Stadium a huge incentive, the winners of the Carabao Cup will also automatically qualify for the UEFA Europa League.
Carabao Cup Schedule & Fixtures
The Carabao Cup is open to all members of the Premier League and English Football League (92 in total). Premier League teams enter the competition in the second and third rounds, depending on if they're playing in Europe or not. The Semi-Finals are two-legged with each team playing home and away aiming to reach the famous Wembley final. The final is always played at Wembley Stadium, home of the English national football team, except for a period from 2001-2007 when the final was played at Cardiff's spectacular Millenium Stadium. Who will make it to the hallowed turf of Wembley and be crowned champions in 2018? Buy Carabao Cup tickets to find out!