The League Cup
Background, Fixtures & Results
Although the FA Cup (The Emirates FACup), has also started by now, with an 'Extra Preliminary Round' on the 7th August 2021, there are so many preliminary rounds, involving every level of club in England, that Premier League sides do not get involved until the third round proper at the beginning of January next year.
There is none of that with the English Football League Cup, otherwise simply known as the Carabao Cup after it's sponsor. This competition just encompasses the Football League and Premier League sides and starts with the EFL sides at the beginning of August, with the PL sides involved from round two at the end of August.
Saints involvement over the years has mostly been one of disappointment, reaching the final stages a couple of times, but never having won. This year we start off at League Two side, Newport County's Rodney Parade ground for the R2 fixture on the 25th August 2021.
Let's see what happens this season...
PS. After the match and when highlighted in red, you can click on the team name to go to the report page