Where to watch Carabao Cup 2023/24 second round fixtures on TV & live stream

  • Second round ties take place at the end of August
  • Chelsea and Tottenham involved
  • Two games selected for TV coverage in UK
The Carabao Cup in all its glory
The Carabao Cup in all its glory / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Perhaps lost amid the start to the 2023/24 season was the first round of the Carabao Cup.

It's certainly not the most exhilarating few days of football, although the first round this time out did conjure up some drama.

We're still a round away from the Premier League's big boys joining in, with those that failed to secure European football last season entering the competition in the second round. The ties are set to take place at the end of the month, and here's how you can watch the televised encounters.

When does the Carabao Cup 2023/24 second round start?

The 2023/24 Carabao Cup second round fixtures will be spread out over two days on Tuesday 29 August and Wednesday 30 August.

The vast majority of the second round ties will take place on the Tuesday, with just five of the 24 fixtures scheduled on Wednesday 30.

What are the biggest fixtures in the Carabao Cup 2023/24 third round?

While we're still at an early stage of the competition, the Carabao Cup second round draw did throw up some interesting ties.

Tottenham Hotspur's punishment for failing to qualify for Europe was entry into the second round, and they've been paired against fellow Premier League club Fulham which is the standout fixture of the bunch.

Chelsea, who endured a wretched campaign last time out, host League Two side AFC Wimbledon at Stamford Bridge.

A couple of big clubs are on upset alert, including Leeds United (away at Salford), Everton (away at Doncaster) and Brentford (away at Newport).

There is one other all-Premier League affair to keep an eye on: Nottingham Forest host Vincent Kompany's Burnley for a place in the third round.

Carabao Cup 2023/24 second round fixtures

Northern Section

  • Tranmere vs Leicester
  • Salford vs Leeds
  • Harrogate vs Blackburn
  • Stoke vs Rotherham
  • Wrexham vs Bradford
  • Doncaster vs Everton
  • Bolton vs Middlesbrough
  • Port Vale vs Crewe
  • Nottingham Forest vs Burnley
  • Sheffield Wednesday vs Mansfield
  • Wolves vs Blackpool
  • Sheffield United vs Lincoln

Southern Section

  • Bristol City vs QPR or Norwich
  • Plymouth vs Crystal Palace
  • Reading vs Ipswich
  • Rotherham vs Peterborough
  • Luton vs Gillingham
  • Swansea vs Bournemouth
  • Fulham vs Tottenham
  • Exeter vs Stevenage
  • Wycombe vs Sutton
  • Birmingham vs Cardiff
  • Newport vs Brentford
  • Chelsea vs AFC Wimbledon

How to watch the Carabao Cup 2023/24 third round

Two games have been selected for live TV coverage in the UK.

On Tuesday 29 August, Leeds' visit to Salford will be televised on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football. The following day, Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football will host Doncaster's home clash with Everton.

Both games are scheduled to kick-off at 20:00 (BST)