Teams across the country will be aiming for Carabao Cup glory this season as Manchester City look to make it FIVE in a row.
City won their fourth consecutive Carabao Cup crown last season with Aymeric Laporte scoring a late winner against Tottenham at Wembley.
Pep Guardiola and co will be looking to win another trophy in February, but a multitude of clubs would like to end City’s dominance.
The third round takes center stage this week with the big guns of the Premier League entering the tournament.
We have a lot of action coming before we can start thinking about the finale, but fans can jot down the date of the flagship match.
Carabao Cup Final: Date and time
As always, the Carabao Cup is the first major national competition to end in England.
This year’s final will take place at Wembley Stadium and take place on Sunday February 27.
Kick-off time has yet to be confirmed but will likely be 4:30 p.m.
talkSPORT will host some of the best Carabao Cup action this season and we’ll bring you four live third round fixtures this week.
We’ll also have full coverage of the Wembley Finals live in February. More details on our final cup special will come later in the season.
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
- Norwich v Liverpool – 7.45pm Carabao Cup Third Round – talkSPORT
- Fulham v Leeds – 7.45pm Carabao Cup Third Round – talkSPORT 2
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 22
- Manchester United v West Ham – 7:45 p.m. Carabao Cup Third Round – talkSPORT
- Chelsea v Aston Villa – 7:45 p.m. Carabao Cup Third Round – talkSPORT 2
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24
- West Brom v QPR 8:00 p.m., Championship – talkSPORT 2 EXCLUSIVE
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 25
- Chelsea v Manchester City – 12:30 p.m. Premier League – talkSPORT EXCLUSIVE
- Manchester United v Aston Villa – 12:30 p.m., Premier League – talkSPORT 2 EXCLUSIVE
- Everton v Norwich – 3:00 p.m., Premier League – talkSPORT 2 EXCLUSIVE
- Brentford v Liverpool – 5.30 p.m. Premier League – EXCLUSIVE talkSPORT
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 26
- Manchester United Women v Chelsea Women – 12:30 p.m., WSL – talkSPORT 2
- Arsenal Women v Manchester City Women – 6:45 p.m., WSL – talkSPORT 2
Carabao Cup: full program
- Third round – w / c September 20, 2021
- Fourth round – w / c October 25, 2021
- Quarter-finals – w / c December 20, 2021
- Semi-final first leg – w / c January 3, 2022
- Semi-final second leg – w / c January 10, 2022
- Final – Sunday February 27, 2022
Carabao Cup final: UECL qualification
The Carabao Cup winner will qualify for the UEFA Europa Conference League next season.
As City won the cup last season and had already secured Champions League football, the spot was given to the next highest-ranked team that had not qualified for a European tournament.
Tottenham have claimed the spot in the UECL premiere this quarter.