The Carabao Cup is heating up as the Premier League’s biggest teams prepare to enter the competition.
The country’s seven entrants into the Champions League and Europa League will be in the hat after being given byes from Round One and Round Two.
Among the teams set to begin their Carabao Cup journeys include the reigning champions Manchester City , who beat Chelsea in a dramatic final at Wembley in February.
There is the little matter of 25 matches in the second round to get through, with the ties being spread across Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday, August 28.
When is the Carabao Cup third round draw?
The Carabao Cup third round draw will take place on Wednesday, August 28 following the conclusion of Lincoln City’s clash with Everton.
It is likely to take place at around 9.45pm but could be nearer 10pm if the match goes to penalties.
The Carabao Cup third round draw will be held pitch-side at Sincil Bank.
What TV channel is the Carabao Cup third round draw on?
You can watch the Carabao Cup third round draw on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football – both channels are showing the Lincoln vs Everton tie.
What teams are in the Carabao Cup third round draw?
Cardiff City/Luton Town
Crawley Town/Norwich City
Crewe Alexandra/Aston Villa
Crystal Palace/Colchester United
Grimsby Town/Macclesfield Town
Leeds United/Stoke City
Newport County/West Ham
Nottingham Forest/Derby County
Preston North End/Hull City
Sheffield United/Blackburn Rovers
Southend United/MK Dons
Bournemouth/Forest Green Rovers
Newcastle United/Leicester City
Rotherham United/Sheffield Wednesday
Swansea City/Cambridge United
What are the Carabao Cup third round draw ball numbers?
The bulk of the second round matches take place on Tuesday evening so the ball numbers should be released by the EFL soon after.