Manchester City will enter as the defending champs but a good number of clubs have improved their sides and will be looking to claim this year’s trophy when the Finals take place on 24 February, 2019, at Wembley Stadium. Use this guide to see what’s available on live TV in Australia, and don’t miss a minute of these marquee match-ups when you can stream the action to a variety of mobile devices.
EFL Cup 2018-19 Preview
This is the 59th edition of the EFL Cup, formally known as the English Football League Cup, which like the Community Shield and FA Cup, offers Premier League clubs one more opportunity at winning a prestigious piece of silverware. The format sees 92 teams from the Premier League and EFL divided into seven rounds, with sides competing in European competitions getting an automatic entry into the third round. The most successful club in the history of this tournament has been Liverpool, who have won it eight times, their last win coming in 2012.
Also known as the Carabao Cup for sponsorship purposes, Manchester City are the defending champs, defeating Arsenal 3-0 in the EFL Cup Final, which was hosted in Wembley Stadium last February. For Manchester City, it was the fifth time they claimed the EFL Cup, having previously won the 2015-16 and 2013-14 editions. the back-to-back titles from 2008-2010. For Arsenal, they finished runner-up for a record sixth time, to go along with their two titles. On the flip side Manchester United entered the defending champs but were eliminated by Bristol City in the fifth round, so there will be plenty of incentive for redemption among several of the top teams on entering, including recent Cup winners Swansea (2012-13) and Chelsea (2014-15), and you won’t have to miss a minute when watching the EFL Cup online in Australia.
EFL Cup LIVE TV (Sydney time)
Sunday 23 December LIVE: Sheffield Wednesday v Preston at 1.55am (beIN Sports 3)
Sunday 23 December LIVE: Hull City v Swansea City at 4.25am (beIN Sports 3)
Monday 24 December LIVE: Aston Villa v Leeds United at 12.25am (beIN Sports 2)
*Shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Currently EFL Cup free to air TV broadcasts are not available in Australia.
Watch or Stream the EFL Cup Live
While you won’t find the EFL Cup on free to air in Australia, beIN Sports (Foxtel) will be televising several Live games each week, with the remaining contests shown as replays in the days that follow. In addition to this EFL Cup action, Foxtel will also air each and every match of the A League live with no ad-breaks during play.
So if you’re a resident of Australia check out the Foxtel from Telstra Sports and Entertainment pack. With the Sports combo you can watch Soccer live on your big screen, and if you have to be out and about, you can stream the EFL Cup free using the Foxtel Go app within minutes of joining.