In the event that West Ham United are drawn at home in Round Two of the Carabao Cup then they will be given special dispensation by the EFL Board to play the fixture at the opposition’s venue, due to a previously agreed arrangement that London Stadium was to stage the 2017 IAAF World Championships in August.
If the draw dictates this is required, then the EFL Board will determine a level of compensation to be paid by West Ham to the opposing club. No further 2017/18 Carabao Cup ties will be affected in the event that the Hammers progress in the competition and are drawn at home.
An EFL spokesman said: “The Board of the EFL has carefully considered a request from West Ham United and, given the circumstances they faced when relocating to their new stadium, felt it was wholly appropriate to agree to a fixture reversal.”
The Carabao Cup Round Two draw will take place live on Sky Sports News on Thursday 10 August 2017, following the Bury versus Sunderland televised Round One tie.
The 13 Premier League clubs not competing in UEFA competitions will enter the competition at Round Two, along with Hull City and Middlesbrough from the Sky Bet Championship.