When is the Carabao Cup third round draw and how to watch it live?

The Carabao Cup trophy

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The top Premier League teams will be joining the Carabao Cup when the third round kicks off next month.

The first two rounds have already got underway with many teams looking to progress with a win on Tuesday night.

Manchester City were last year’s winners after beating Chelsea in a penalty shoot-out at Wembley.

The fixtures for round three of the tournament will be determined this week, and it could see several lower league clubs face tough opposition including Liverpool and Tottenham.

When is the Carabao Cup third round draw?

The Carabao Cup third round draw will take place on Wednesday 28 August at Sincil Bank following the round two match between Lincoln City and Everton.

The game will kick-off at 19.45, which means that the earliest that the draw will start is at around 21.30.

Football fans could see the draw take place later depending on whether the match enters extra time and penalties.

The third round fixtures will start on the week commencing 23 September.

The Manchester City team celebrate with the trophy after they won the Carabao Cup Final

Manchester City were last year’s winners (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

How to watch the Carabao Cup draw

The draw for the third round will be shown live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event.

The draw will also be available to stream on the Sky GO app, while the official twitter account for the tournament will also be tweeting the fixtures as they’re announced.

It will be hosted by Sky Sports presenter Laura Woods, while the two people picking the balls haven’t yet been announced.

Carabao Cup third round draw ball numbers

  1. Arsenal
  2. Chelsea
  3. Liverpool
  4. Manchester City
  5. Manchester United
  6. Tottenham
  7. Wolves
  8. Reading
  9. Crawley
  10. West Ham
  11. Oxford
  12. Watford
  13. Swansea City / Cambridge United
  14. Luton
  15. Brighton
  16. Colchester
  17. Southampton
  18. AFC Bournemouth / Forest Green Rovers
  19. MK Dons
  20. Queens Park Rangers / Portsmouth
  21. Aston Villa
  22. Lincoln City / Everton
  23. Stoke
  24. Sheffield United
  25. Rotherham United / Sheffield Wednesday
  26. Newcastle United / Leicester City
  27. Burton
  28. Burnley / Sunderland
  29. Nottingham Forest
  30. Grimsby Town / Macclesfield Town
  31. Preston
  32. Rochdale

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