Tonight’s Carabao Cup Round Two draw will take place on Sky Sports News from 10pm.
The draw, which remains seeded and unseeded, has been regionalised to avoid a fixture scheduling complication involving West Ham United and Newport County, who have both been given special dispensation by the EFL Board to play their Round Two ties away from their home grounds.
Newport County have been placed in the Northern half of the draw to ensure there is no chance of the two teams being drawn together.
The regional groups and draw numbers are as follows:
|South Seeds||North Seeds|
|1. AFC Bournemouth||1. Aston Villa|
|2. Brentford||2. Burnley|
|3. Brighton & Hove Albion||3. Derby County / Grimsby Town|
|4. Cardiff City||4. Huddersfield Town|
|5. Crystal Palace||5. Hull City|
|6. Fulham||6. Leeds United|
|7. Norwich City||7. Leicester City|
|8. Reading||8. Middlesbrough|
|9. Southampton||9. Newcastle United|
|10. Swansea City||10. Sheffield Wednesday|
|11. Watford||11. Stoke City|
|12. West Ham United||12. West Bromwich Albion|
|13. Sunderland / Barnsley *|
|South Non - Seeds||North Non - Seeds|
|13. Barnet||14. Bury / Barnsley*|
|14. Birmingham City||15. Accrington Stanley|
|15. Bristol City||16. Blackburn Rovers|
|16. Bristol Rovers||17. Bolton Wanderers|
|17. Burton Albion||18. Carlisle United|
|18. Charlton Athletic||19. Doncaster Rovers|
|19. Cheltenham Town||20. Newport County|
|20. Ipswich Town||21. Nottingham Forest|
|21. Millwall||22. Rochdale|
|22. Milton Keynes Dons||23. Rotherham United|
|23. Queens Park Rangers||24. Scunthorpe United|
|24. Wolverhampton Wanderers||25. Sheffield United|
|26. Wigan Athletic|
* In the event Sunderland overcome Bury this evening at the Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane, Barnsley will drop into the unseeded pot. If there is a home win then the Oakwell Club will be seeded at ball number 13 in the Northern draw and Bury will be ball 14.
In addition, the winners of the outstanding fixture between Grimsby Town and Derby County (rearranged to be played on August 22) will be ball 3 in the North seeded pot. This is because Derby County would have been a seeded team if they had won Tuesday’s night’s abandoned game based on last season’s final league position.
Meanwhile, the EFL have today confirmed that the Round Three draw, in conjunction with cup sponsors Carabao, will take place in Beijing, China on August 24, 2017. Full details to be announced in due course.