The 2022/23 English football season is now underway and that means the Carabao Cup opening rounds will be played out over the coming gameweeks.
The first round of this year's cup threw up plenty of surprise results with plenty of Championship sides slipping up against lower-league opposition.
Paul Ince's Reading side were beaten 2-1 at home by League Two outfit Stevenage, while Wigan, Cardiff and Swansea were all knocked out by League One opposition.
There were high-scoring encounters elsewhere, with Bolton hammering Manchester rivals Salford 5-1 on home turf and Exeter City thumping fellow League One side Cheltenham Town 7-0 on the road.
The final first-round fixtures will be played on Wednesday afternoon with Sheffield Wednesday vs Sunderland the most eye-catching of the remaining encounters.
Here is all the key information you need ahead of the Carabao Cup second round.
What time is the Carabao Cup second-round draw?
The 2022/23 Carabao Cup second-round draw will take place on Wednesday night upon the commencement of the remaining six fixtures.
All of this evening's games will kick off at 7.45 PM, meaning if none of the games goes to penalties after 90 minutes, the second-round draw will likely start at 10 PM (UK Time).
Will Premier League teams be in the Carabao Cup second-round draw?
Yes. The second-round draw will see the following Premier League teams enter the draw, as well as recently-relegated Burnley and Watford:
- Aston Villa
- Crystal Palace
- Nottingham Forest