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League Cup TV Schedule and Streaming Links

League Cup TV schedule

If you’re looking for the League Cup TV schedule for fans in the United States, you’ve come to the right place.

As for the League Cup, now known officially as the Carabao Cup (and previously as the EFL Cup and Capital One Cup), ESPN+ has the rights to the cup competition.

For the 2021/22 season, ESPN+ will be streaming games from every round of the competition. Matches are typically available live on select Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 2:45pm ET when the competition is being played.

For this year’s competition, if a game is tied after 90 minutes, there will be no extra time. Instead, games will go directly to penalty kicks to decide the winner.

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League Cup TV schedule

All times are Eastern United States timezone



For the 2021/22 season, the first round of the League Cup games begin August 10, 2021. The final will be played on Sunday, February 27, 2022 at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

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To find out when soccer games are on, download the free Soccer TV Schedules App which includes listings of all of the live soccer matches available in the United States (available on Apple iOS devices and Android devices).

Do you have any questions about the League Cup TV schedule? Let us know in the comments section below.


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  1. UnitedFan 3478

    June 21, 2022 at 11:48 am

    Who is going to televise the 2022/2023 season? Is it NBC?

    • Christopher Harris

      June 21, 2022 at 12:46 pm

      NBC Sports would be the least likely broadcaster unfortunately.

      • UnitedFan 3478

        June 21, 2022 at 12:48 pm

        How come? I was expecting NBC because then, the EPL and EFL would be together on Peacock

        • Christopher Harris

          June 21, 2022 at 12:51 pm

          NBC Sports have no interest in acquiring soccer rights outside of the Premier League.

  2. UnitedFan 3478

    May 23, 2022 at 10:24 am

    Is NBC getting the rights next season?

  3. greg

    September 22, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    @Christopher…ah, was wondering what that was referring to. Glad it’s not just me. Just chatted with an ESPN help desk rep and he told me this:
    “sadly this is a currently known issue on Chrome where a user will be automatically logged out when the account is not being used for quite some time or even in a few minutes/hours. As of now we do have a pending request with the chrome and for the meantime please do use a different browser when accessing your ESPN+ subscription to make sure that you wont be logged out automatically. We’re really sorry for this inconvenience and we’re working with chrome for the fix to be implemented as soon as possible.”

    I noted it also happened on Firefox on the dell.

    He then had me try in incognito mode (on Chrome) and that worked. Also said I should clear cookies & cache. I did that, restarted Chrome and didn’t have the issue. It’s something that shouldn’t happen (that’s the point of the cookie!) but at least this worked (for now)

    • Christopher Harris

      September 22, 2021 at 6:32 pm

      Thanks for the tips Greg. Those are super helpful as I know a lot of other people have experienced the same thing.

  4. greg

    September 22, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    re: ESPN+, I access often from my laptop (mac) or work desktop (dell) via the webpage, using Chrome. For the last two weeks every time I click on a match to watch I have to log-in, despite being logged in already. It’s a new glitch…not sure if it’s related to a Chrome update or something on their end. Anyone else having the same expderience?

  5. Ra

    September 22, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    Has ManU decided to focus only on EPL?

  6. greg

    September 22, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    @mercator I don’t know that I’d call Wimbledon one of the biggest clubs in the world, but agree that the match should be streamed. 🙂

  7. locofooty

    September 22, 2021 at 3:14 pm

    It’s just not being shown at all. Expect more of this from the League Cup now that people can go back to the stadiums. I’ve learned not to assume that ESPN just doesn’t wanna show it. There usually isn’t a feed available or the match is not part of the rights contract.

  8. Mercator

    September 22, 2021 at 3:02 pm

    Game is confirmed not streaming anywhere, Voot Select had the wrong guide so they are not showing it, and not available anywhere online because it’s not broadcast anywhere on earth live. Absolute and complete joke by the EFL, will be pirating every EFL game going forward as I’m not going to support them deliberately not broadcasting a competitve match of one of the biggest clubs in the world.

  9. Justin

    September 22, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    ESPN has the rights, and yet they are only selecting half of the Carabao Cup matches to stream today. They have left off all of these matches:

    Brighton – Swansea
    Millwall – Leicester City
    Arsenal – AFC Wimbledon

    Best way to thwart piracy and keep subscribers is not to omit games from the broadcast schedule that subscribers want to watch.

    • Christopher Harris

      September 22, 2021 at 3:27 pm

      Those 3 games aren’t being televised. ESPN+ can’t stream what isn’t available.

  10. Mercator

    September 22, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    I don’t think the match is being broadcast outside of India at all. 2021 and you can’t watch an Arsenal competitive match basically anywhere on the planet legally. And they wonder why none of us bother to pay for the football – its not on! You can find the match stream with google or on IPTV.

    Would be great to get an explanation why this match isn’t broadcast anywhere when they are showing second-rate clubs like S*** and City.

  11. Chronos

    September 22, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    Whomever is responsible it is disappointing to Arsenal supporters, as we already have fewer matches to watch with no Europe. Is there even a legal way to pay to get the match here in the States?

  12. John G Brinnand

    September 21, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Why isn’t tomorrows Arsenal-Wimbledon AFC game being streamed on ESPN?

  13. Steve17

    September 21, 2021 at 11:43 am

    ESPN is now the Worldwide Leader in Sports Gossip. You have to pay extra to watch actual sports competition.

  14. Maggie

    September 7, 2021 at 8:14 am

    I guess we’re not going to get an answer from ESPN, very disappointing. Leeds UTD fan.

    • Christopher Harris

      September 7, 2021 at 8:20 am

      During the earlier rounds of the League Cup, not all of the games are made available to ESPN, so it’s not the fault of ESPN.

      If I remember correctly, all of the games from Round 3 onwards are available via ESPN+.

  15. Saints supporter

    August 25, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Very poor! Why aren’t you live streaming ALL the games for the Carabao Cup? For some supporters this is their only chance to see their teams play!

  16. Maggie

    August 23, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    I care, I am an English football fan and when I pay for the ESPN channel, I expect better service.

  17. Yespage

    August 23, 2021 at 9:39 am

    3 out of 25 fixtures. Seems pretty low. Granted, it is just the second round of a Trophy that no one cares about. But it is also a rare time I could see Stoke or Argyle.

  18. Maggie

    August 23, 2021 at 8:40 am

    Why only x 3 EFL games televised on ESPN, exclusive rights !!! what’s the point ???

  19. DG

    April 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    will the league cup final be on ESPN or ESPN2?

    • Christopher Harris

      April 22, 2021 at 6:23 pm

      ESPN+ only

  20. James Kiarie

    January 5, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Is Man United vs Man City available on live stream.If yes,which platform?

    • Christopher Harris

      January 5, 2021 at 10:07 am

      Yes, live on ESPN+ (see schedule above).

  21. Rhian

    September 29, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Who is doing the commentary on ESPN+ for the Chelsea v Tottenham cup match?

    • Christopher Harris

      September 29, 2020 at 4:55 pm

      John Roder

  22. Ryan Anderson

    November 27, 2018 at 10:06 am

    It says here the Southampton game will be on ESPN+ but I can’t see it anywhere in the schedule on ESPN

    • David the Yank

      November 27, 2018 at 2:41 pm

      yep; still not seeing it on

      • Christopher Harris

        November 27, 2018 at 2:56 pm

        I have a message in to ESPN to find out what’s up, but I can’t find it either.

        • Christopher Harris

          November 27, 2018 at 3:13 pm

          ESPN+ confirmed it’s not being shown. You can listen to an audio commentary of the match at

          • David the Yank

            November 27, 2018 at 3:52 pm

            Do you think they were required not to show due to competition with UEFA matches? Or just elected not to but world feed was actually available? If the latter, it’s a very very strange decision given they paid for the rights and are charging us for the service!

            • Christopher Harris

              November 27, 2018 at 4:26 pm

              It sounds like they either overlooked it or the game wasn’t available internationally.

              • David the Yank

                November 27, 2018 at 7:44 pm

                Was available in many countries. So overlooked? I would never “forget”. I maybe espn should hire one of us to help remember…

                • Christopher Harris

                  November 28, 2018 at 8:38 am

                  Personally, I think they overlooked the game being on since it had been rescheduled. But I have a new contact at ESPN+, so I can make sure to give them a heads-up in the future in case a game isn’t on their schedule.

  23. Brendan

    October 27, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    My mistake ..

  24. Brendan

    October 27, 2018 at 9:49 am

    Games are on ESPN3 for the 4th round not ESPN+

    • Christopher Harris

      October 27, 2018 at 10:07 am

      All of the League Cup games are on ESPN+, not ESPN3. The German Cup games are on ESPN3.

  25. Simon

    September 26, 2018 at 10:02 am

    How do we subscribe to bein sport in East Africa to watch football matches on TV

  26. Dada gbenga

    September 26, 2018 at 6:14 am

    which TV station we show the carabao cup in Nigeria

    • NaBUru38

      November 28, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      Kwesé Sports, I think.

  27. Tom

    September 25, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Is the ESPN deal for the League Cup just like the NBCSN Premier League Deal where the broadcast rights are exclusive in the US? I have LFCTVGO and am curious if the club will stream the game? Seems like they should as the game is available only to paid streaming subscribers not a standard cable arrangement.

    • Christopher Harris

      September 25, 2018 at 9:20 am

      The live League Cup rights are exclusive to ESPN+. Usually LFC TV will air their broadcast of the game about 48 hours later.

      • Tom

        September 25, 2018 at 8:09 pm

        It’s mainly around 24 hours for EPL games but the ESPN arrangement is double dipping. You pay for cable tier that includes all the ESPN channels plus Disney wants additional ransom for streaming without the extra middleman.
        I can understand a monthly fee straight to a service that bid for an exclusive package of games but had no other revenue stream available. But that’s not the case here and they can go sleep with Ariel and the fishes.

  28. Mohad

    September 24, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    I’m really disappointed with ESPN not broadcasting the Liverpool vs Chelsea game. This a champions league match.

  29. Steve

    September 24, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Screw ESPN. They won’t show Liverpool v Chelsea on their main channels, but instead they show crap like Stephen A Smith or Will Cain or Intentional Talk. What are they? The Worldwide Leader in Gossip?

  30. Joseph kmich

    August 7, 2018 at 1:48 am

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    shall the dstv show live games of FA cup and CAPITAL ONE cup really
    and why ESPN not supersport

  31. David Warren

    February 25, 2018 at 10:34 am

    ESPN proper showing final

  32. dilux

    February 25, 2018 at 2:25 am

    Which channel of dstv show the today final match

  33. SaintsFan

    January 25, 2018 at 10:33 am

    So the final isn’t on normal TV then? Just Deportes & online? That’s bad darts.

    • Christopher Harris

      January 25, 2018 at 11:00 am

      For now, yes. There’s always a chance they may add it to ESPN or ESPN2. If it changes, we’ll update the schedule.

  34. Gino Dania

    January 10, 2018 at 5:29 am

    Where can I find the names of the two broadcasters who called the Man City/Bristol City game in Spanish on ESPN Deportes? Thank you.

    • Oliver Tse

      January 12, 2018 at 5:29 am

      Richard Mendez (pxp) and Barak Fever (analyst) were the voices of Man City vs Bristol City on ESPN Deportes. They called the match from a sound booth in Bristol, Connecticut. Both are Mexicans.

  35. Michael Evbuomwan

    December 20, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Why did FA agreed to ESPN showing the games online?

  36. patrick

    December 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    terrible service lots of people such as me do not know how to watch on computer,YOU ARE A TV SERVICE PUT IT ON TV LIKE BEING SPORTS DID

  37. jff

    November 16, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    just a way of getting $50 bills out of us and the fee for the rights of streamers shame on you ESPN

  38. Olayemi

    October 22, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    How can we watch those matches on Dstv super sport channels in Nigeria?

  39. Eric Caddy

    October 8, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    How stupid are NBC and ESPN ? Begrudgingly, I was going to ask Dish for a price on ESPN3′ then I saw in your column that it is a streaming service! What kind of idiot would pay an additional premium for any streaming?

    • Christopher Harris

      October 8, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      You should be able to use your DISH subscription to log into to watch that programming at no additional cost.

    • Murph

      December 19, 2017 at 2:44 am

      ESPN3 is free and easy to use…

  40. Jimoh

    October 8, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Which match Kwesé tv will broadcast on 24/25 of this month I mean league cup

    • Christopher Harris

      October 8, 2017 at 9:12 am

      Sorry Jimoh, we only have TV and streaming listings for the United States.

  41. Yusuf Lukman

    September 20, 2017 at 4:40 am

    which supersport channels are going to show d carabao cup In Nigeria.

    • Christopher Harris

      September 20, 2017 at 8:03 am

      We don’t have that information, sorry.

  42. Wentworth

    September 15, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    When are replays made available on espn3? Can you start a match in progress from the beginning? So far, not a fan of sports streaming, will espn air any matches on tv?

    • Christopher Harris

      September 15, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      Hi Wentworth, replays of games are available via ESPN3 but I don’t know how long it takes for them to add games as a replay option. Also, you’re not able to rewind back to the beginning for matches that you begin to watch live in progress.

      ESPN may air some games on TV in the later rounds, but the vast majority (if not all) of the games will be available via streaming.

  43. Harry

    September 13, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Will all the games be on ESPN3, which is a streaming service, and none on TV?

    • Christopher Harris

      September 13, 2017 at 10:39 am

      Correct. Some of the games in the later rounds may be on TV. No news yet.

      • Oliver Tse

        September 13, 2017 at 5:47 pm

        ESPN Deportes would be another possibility especially if West Ham United were involved.

        Quarterfinals are in December, Semifinals (2-legs) in January, the final on the last Sunday in February.

    • Steve

      October 28, 2019 at 10:18 pm

      I noticed there was a reply for someone using Dish who could watch ESPN3 without additional cost. If I subscribe to cable, can I watch ESPN3 for free?

      • Christopher Harris

        October 28, 2019 at 10:32 pm

        As far as cable, the major cable companies that you can access ESPN3 via authentication are Charter Spectrum, Cox, Optimum, Suddenlink, Xfinity as well as a ton of smaller cable companies.

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