The home of League Cup Football on BBC Sport online. Friday's first- round draw for the EFL Cup - involving 70 clubs - will take place in the Thai. Betfred Cup /18 dates. Group stage matchday 1 stage matchday 5 - Saturday July Second round - Tuesday/Wednesday August 8/9. The Carabao Cup first round draw, the first event for the new sponsor of the League Cup, descended into farce when its live Facebook video.