The Carabao Cup is one of very few competitions to be unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic, although no fans were able to watch games throughout the 2020-21 campaign. However, you'll probably be aware that Man City beat Tottenham in the final to win their fourth League Cup in a row. 

That equalled the record for most consecutive triumphs, although Pep Guardiola's men look set to face stiff competition this season. The likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool will all be eyeing some silverware, while Spurs will hope to go one better this time around. However, Man Utd are already out of the competition, losing to West Ham in Round 3.

While many fans will be able to experience the Carabao Cup in person this year, the best games are still broadcast live on TV. Here's how to watch on TV or stream online, wherever you are in the world.

was one of the very few competitions to be unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic during the 2019-20 season and is back in 2021 for more inter-league action. If you want to know how to watch it on TV or stream online then you've come to the right place.

Which Carabao Cup games are on TV?

Here are tonight's fourth round fixtures, alongside the UK kick-off time. If the game is being broadcast on TV we'll also include which channel it's on.

Wed 27 Oct Sept (third round)

  • Burnley v Tottenham - KO 19.45
  • Leicester v Brighton - KO 19.45
  • Preston v Liverpool - KO 19.45 - Sky Sports Football/Main Event
  • Stoke v Brentford - KO 19.45
  • West Ham v Man City - KO 19.45

Last night's results

  • Arsenal 2-0 Leeds
  • Chelsea 1-1 Southampton (Chelsea win 4-3 on pens)
  • QPR 0-0 Sunderland (Sunderland win 3-1 on pens)

For more information, there's a full guide to Carabao Cup fixtures and results on the EFL website

How to watch the Carabao Cup on Sky Sports

Sky Sports has exclusive rights to the Carabao Cup in the UK, so you'll need to pay a fee in order to watch the match. Sky Sports will show two live matches from the first round to the fifth round, both semi-finals and the Carabao Cup final.

Existing Sky Q customers with a Sky Sports package can also tune into games on TV or online via Sky Go.

If you already subscribe to Sky TV, the cheapest plan currently costs £18 extra month, or you can get all the Sky Sports channels at £23 per month. However, you'll need to pay at least £41 per month for 18 months if you're a new customer. See the full range of subscriptions on the Sky website

How to watch the Carabao Cup via Now

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However, if you don't want to commit to a Sky Sports subscription, there is another option. The Sky-owned Now streaming service (previously Now TV) offers access to the channels as and when you need it, making it a great option that's more affordable for . 

Now is available on a wide range of devices including smartphones and games consoles and now offers HD quality if you buy the Now TV Boost option.

One option is a Day Pass, which gets you 24 hours of access and a further month's access to five channels via one smartphone. However, but it's going to make much more sense to get the Month Pass if you plan to also watch the Premier League or any other live sport. 

This usually costs £33.99pm, but is currently discounted to £25pm. Sky is throwing in a month of Now TV Boost (usually £5 extra per month) at no extra cost. As well as HD quality, this will also allow to to stream on up to three devices simultaneously, as opposed to two without.

Click here to view Now’s Sky Sports Pass packages

How to watch the Carabao Cup abroad

If you're a British viewer living abroad (or planning to travel at some point) and you still want to watch using your existing UK services, then you can also use a VPN to 'browse from the UK' and access both your Sky Sports and Now subscriptions. 

Nord VPN is one of our top recommendations, but you can check out our best VPN chart, which shows you some of the best services for accessing UK content from abroad. 

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