2020/21 Carabao Cup and EFL Trophy dates confirmed
The round dates for the 2020/21 Carabao Cup and EFL Trophy have been confirmed.
West Ham United will enter the Carabao Cup at the second round stage, which will be played on the 15 and 16 September.
The third and fourth rounds follow in quick succession, taking place in the next two midweeks to mean the quarter-final line-up will be finalised by the end of September.
The semi-finals will this season be played over a single tie rather than the two-legged matches as usual.
Full round dates are as follows:
- Round Two - 15/16 September 2020
- Round Three - 22/23 September 2020
- Round Four - 29/30 September 2020
- Round Five - 22/23 December 2020
- Semi-Finals - 5/6 January 2021 (tie to be played at the venue of Club drawn out first)
- Final - 28 February 2021
Meanwhile, a West Ham United U21 side will once again enter the EFL Trophy in 2020/21.
The Hammers join 15 other Category One Academy sides in making an appearance in the competition.
The format, which sees 16 invited teams joined by the 48 Clubs in League One and League Two, continues to provide EFL Clubs and Category OOne Academies with a platform for some of the country’s finest young talent to experience first-team football.
The Group Stage draw for the EFL Trophy will take place on Tuesday 18 August at 1.30pm on talkSPORT 2.
Full round dates are as follow:
- Matchday 1 - 8/9 September 2020
- Matchday 2- 6/7 October 2020
- Matchday 3 - 10/11 November 2020
- Round of 32 - 8/9 December 2020
- Round of 16 - 12/13 January 2021
- Quarter-Finals - 2/3 February 2021
- Semi-Finals - 16/17 February 2021
- Final - 14 March 2021