EFL
Monday 17 June 2019

Often unique and unpredictable, the Carabao Cup continues to fly the competition’s flag across the globe as teams discover their fate in draws held worldwide.  From Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City, the 2019/20 Round One draw now stops at a popular London supermarket chain.

Live from Morrisons, Colindale at 7pm on Thursday, June 20, the draw will take place within a short distance from Wembley Stadium – the home of the Carabao Cup Final. Conducted by two former EFL Cup winners, supporters will be able to engage with the competition as they go about their daily routine… A true modern-day supermarket sweep!

Drawing the 70 balls from the hat will be footballing legend, John Barnes and Arsenal fan favourite, Ray Parlour as they select the 35 fixtures for Round One, which includes EFL Clubs from Carlisle all the way down to Plymouth and features EFL Cup debutants Salford City.

Fans will be able to watch the draw live in store and also tune in to the Carabao Cup Facebook page, with live text updates on EFL Twitter and EFL.com.

The draw numbers for Round One are as follows:

 

 

North Section

 

South Section

1

Accrington Stanley

1

AFC Wimbledon

2

Barnsley

2

Birmingham City

3

Blackburn Rovers

3

Brentford

4

Blackpool

4

Bristol City

5

Bolton Wanderers

5

Bristol Rovers

6

Bradford City

6

Cambridge United

7

Burton Albion

7

Charlton Athletic

8

Bury

8

Cheltenham Town

9

Carlisle United

9

Colchester United

10

Crewe Alexandra

10

Coventry City

11

Derby County

11

Crawley Town

12

Doncaster Rovers

12

Exeter City

13

Fleetwood Town

13

FOREST GREEN ROVERS

14

Grimsby Town

14

Gillingham

15

Huddersfield Town

15

Ipswich Town

16

Hull City

16

Leyton Orient

17

Leeds United

17

Luton Town

18

Lincoln City

18

Millwall

19

Macclesfield Town

19

Milton Keynes Dons

20

Mansfield Town

20

Newport County

21

Middlesbrough

21

Northampton Town

22

Morecambe

22

Oxford United

23

Nottingham Forest

23

Peterborough United

24

Oldham Athletic

24

Plymouth Argyle

25

Port Vale

25

Portsmouth

26

Preston North End

26

Queens Park Rangers

27

Rochdale

27

Reading

28

Rotherham United

28

Southend United

29

Salford City

29

Stevenage

30

Scunthorpe United

30

Swansea City

31

Sheffield Wednesday

31

Swindon Town

32

Shrewsbury Town

32

Walsall 

33

Stoke City

33

West Bromwich Albion

34

Sunderland

34

Wycombe Wanderers

35

Tranmere Rovers

 

 

36

Wigan Athletic

 

 

John Barnes commented, “I’m delighted to be involved in the Carabao Cup Round One draw this season, it’s a fantastic competition and Round One is always a great occasion for fans of EFL Clubs. They get an early glimpse of their summer signings and can be a good opportunity for families to get together and watch their local team thanks to how accessible the Cup is.”

On the Carabao Cup, Ray Parlour said: “I always enjoy watching the Carabao Cup so it’s great to be involved in the Round One draw. Hosting the draw in a supermarket as fans go about their daily lives provides them with a great opportunity to engage with the competition and I can’t wait to see who will be crowned Carabao Cup winners this season.”

John Luck, CMO of Intercarabao UK said, “We’re delighted to be hosting the Carabao Cup Round One draw later this week with the help of our friends at Morrisons. We sell lots of our great tasting low sugar energy drinks in supermarkets, so we thought why not let football fans watch the draw whilst stocking up on Carabao? Even better still, we’re delighted that it means we can continue to keep the Cup as inclusive as possible by giving fans the chance to come along to watch live. We’ve held Carabao Cup Round One draws all across the globe in Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City but it feels very exciting to us to bring it back to the UK this year.” 

The 2018/19 Carabao Cup competition culminated in the showpiece final held at Wembley Stadium in February. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City battled with Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea in a tight contest, in which Raheem Sterling scored the decisive penalty to see City crowned winners for a second consecutive season.

70 EFL Clubs will feature in the Round One draw which will see teams drawn in Northern and Southern sections, as in 2018.

Matches are scheduled to take place week commencing 12 August.

Huddersfield Town will be included, while fellow Championship newcomers Cardiff City and Fulham join the competition in Round Two alongside the Premier League Clubs that are not competing in Europe.