While no fans were able to attend the 2020-21 tournament, the Carabao Cup has managed to avoid much of the disruption caused by the pandemic.

COVID-19 eventually struck the competition in December 2021, with Liverpool's semi-final first leg at home to Arsenal postponed. That takes place this week, alongside the second leg between Tottenham and Chelsea. Spurs have a mountain to climb in that one, down 2-0 from the first leg.

Here's everything you know about watching both games live, wherever you are in the world.

Which Carabao Cup games are on TV?

The Carabao Cup has reached the crucial semi-final stage, with both ties decided on aggregate over two legs. Here are the fixtures you can look forward to, alongside UK channel and kick-off time:

Wed 12 Jan

  • Tottenham vs Chelsea (agg. 0-2) - KO 19.45 - Sky Sports Main Event/Football/Ultra HD

Thu 13 Jan

  • Liverpool vs Arsenal - KO 19.45 - Sky Sports Main Event/Football/Ultra HD

Thu 20 Jan

  • Arsenal vs Liverpool - KO 19.45 - Sky Sports Main Event/Football/Ultra HD

The winner of each tie will face of in the final at Wembley Stadium, scheduled to take place on Sunday 27 February. 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 show two live matches from the first to the fifth round, but both semi-finals and the Carabao Cup final are being broadcast.

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 (£9.98), which gets you 24 hours of all Sky Sports channels 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 costs £33.99pm, Now TV Boost available for an extra usually £5 extra per month. As well as HD quality, this allows you 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 from 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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