NOTHING beats knockout football – and next season’s Carabao Cup first round draw is already upon us.
Seventy teams go into the hat for the first round of the tournament, which will see clubs split into northern and southern sections.
1 Manchester City beat Chelsea on penalties to lift the Carabao Cup for the second year in a rowCredit: EPA
When is the Carabao Cup first round draw?
THE draw is all set for Thursday, June 20.
It will be held at 7pm BST.
John Barnes and Ray Parlour are all set to draw the ties, with the formalities taking place in a Morrisons supermarket near Wembley.
Organisers hope that the humble venue will attract fans to watch live and restore interest after numerous overseas draws in recent seasons.
Ties will be played in week commencing April 12, with a selection of games live on Sky Sports.
Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?
YOU can watch the draw unfold on the Carabao Cup Facebook page.
Whilst here on SunSport we’ll have a LIVE BLOG to bring you all the ties as they’re drawn from the hat.
Currently there is no confirmed TV coverage.
And if you’re in Colindale, you can always pop along to watch things happen in person.
What are the ball numbers?