EFL Cup 2019 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 most recent coming in 2012.
Also known as the Carabao Cup for sponsorship purposes, Manchester City are the defending champs having defeated 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, as well as back-to-back titles from 2008-2010. For Arsenal, to go along with their two titles they finished runner-up for a record sixth time. 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, 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)
Monday 25 February LIVE: Chelsea v Manchester City at 3.30am (beIN 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/Kayo) 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.
If you’re a resident of Australia and don’t have access to beIN Sports you may wish to review the Foxtel now free trial which is good for 10 days and offers fans an opportunity to watch the EFL Final live online with compatible internet connected devices.
Alternatively, Kayo Sports have a 14 day trial offering. With the Kayo trial you will have access to these same beIN channel games and can stream the EFL Cup free and Live using eligible mobile devices.