The draw for Round One of the 2017/18 Carabao Cup will be made on Friday 16 June at 1:00pm.
The U’s have been seeded in the Southern Section of the competition with the draw live on various platforms, including EFL’s new live streaming platform, iFollow, on Facebook via the Carabao Cup and Carabao UK pages and SkySports.com.
The U’s were winners at Birmingham City last year, continuing their giant-killing record and emphasising their excellent record in the League Cup - a competition they won in 1986.
Seventy EFL Clubs will be in the draw with matches scheduled to take place week commencing 7th August, with Sunderland included. Championship newcomers Hull City and Middlesbrough will join the competition in Round Two alongside the Premier League clubs that are not competing in Europe.
The draw is also regionalised to minimise travelling time for supporters in the first round with seeding decided by a club’s finishing position in the EFL.
The 2017/18 Carabao Cup Final, the 58th in the competition’s history, will take place at Wembley Stadium on 25th February.
Due to the global appeal of the competition, Carabao, the Thai energy drinks brand, became title sponsor to the competition and official EFL partner earlier this year, with the exclusive partnership running until 2020.
|South – Seeds||South – Non-Seeds|
|1. Aston Villa||19. AFC Wimbledon|
|2. Birmingham City||20. Barnet|
|3. Brentford||21. Cambridge United|
|4. Bristol City||22. Cheltenham Town|
|5. Bristol Rovers||23. Colchester United|
|6. Cardiff City||24. Crawley Town|
|7. Charlton Athletic||25. Exeter City|
|8. Fulham||26. Forest Green Rovers|
|9. Ipswich Town||27. Gillingham|
|10. Millwall||28. Luton Town|
|11. Milton Keynes Dons||29. Newport County|
|12. Norwich City||30. Northampton Town|
|13. Oxford United||31. Plymouth Argyle|
|14. Peterborough United||32. Portsmouth|
|15. Queens Park Rangers||33. Stevenage|
|16. Reading||34. Swindon Town|
|17. Southend United||35. Wycombe Wanderers|
|18. Wolverhampton Wanderers||36. Yeovil Town|
|North – Seeds||North – Non-Seeds|
|1. Barnsley||18. Accrington Stanley|
|2. Blackburn Rovers||19. Blackpool|
|3. Bolton Wanderers||20. Bury|
|4. Bradford City||21. Carlisle United|
|5. Burton Albion||22. Chesterfield|
|6. Derby County||23. Coventry City|
|7. Fleetwood Town||24. Crewe Alexandra|
|8. Leeds United||25. Doncaster Rovers|
|9. Nottingham Forest||26. Grimsby Town|
|10. Preston North End||27. Lincoln City|
|11. Rochdale||28. Mansfield Town|
|12. Rotherham United||29. Morecambe|
|13. Scunthorpe United||30. Notts County|
|14. Sheffield United||31. Oldham Athletic|
|15. Sheffield Wednesday||32. Port Vale|
|16. Sunderland||33. Shrewsbury Town|
|17. Wigan Athletic||34. Walsall|