This season’s EFL Cup will officially get underway on Wednesday 22 June with the Round One draw being broadcast on Facebook Live.
Taking place at 1pm today, fans eager to see where the road to Wembley begins for their club can watch the stream on the official EFL Cup Facebook page, as well as Sky Sports’ Facebook page, skysports.com and the Sky Sports app.
Round One of the re-named cup competition includes 70 of the 72 EFL clubs this season, with the draw being seeded as well as regionalised on a north/south basis. Seedings are based on club finishing positions in the league last season.
PNE will be seeded for the first round, and a full list of the teams involved in the first round draw can be found below.
The draw will be broadcast live from Sky Sports’ studios, with the event hosted by Tom White.
Former Manchester United, Queens Park Rangers and England player Ray Wilkins will be tasked with making the draw. The activity marks the first time a major football cup draw has been streamed as a Facebook Live event.
Manchester City are the current holders of the EFL Cup, having beaten Liverpool in last season’s final in February. The 2016/17 EFL Cup Final, the 57th in the competition’s history, will take place at Wembley on Sunday 26th February 2017.
Preston North End
Brighton & Hove Albion
Milton Keynes Dons
Queens Park Rangers