The Football League Cup, also known as the Carling Cup and the Capital One Cup previously is the most prestigious domestic cup competition in England after the FA Cup.

The Football League Cup began in 1960, and it has held the name of its primary sponsor since 1981.

However this season there is no main sponsor for the competition and therefore it has been named as the English Football League Cup for the 2016/17 season.

Previously the finals were played in February, March, or April, but over the last few years, the final has taken place either at the end of February or in early March.

Apart from all the Premier League member clubs, 72 other clubs from the three divisions of the Football League participate in this competition.

Liverpool have won the most number of League Cup titles with eight.

Manchester City are the current holders, having beaten Liverpool in a penalty shootout in last season’s final.

Initially, the top tier clubs tend to field their weakened squads for the early rounds of the League cup; this has resulted in unpredictable results and upsets.

The lower division sides are often motivated and manage to grind out astonishing wins over world class sides at times.

This has resulted in surprise finalists or winners over the years and this has added a lot of thrill and excitement to the competition.

League Cup provides the chance of earning a place in the UEFA Europa League and therefore many clubs take it very seriously.

Watch League Cup Live Online

Users can now watch League Cup matches live online through streams using Fubo.tv – a legal, licensed, ad-free way to watch live football streams online.

Fubo.tv is a real-time streaming service which offers wide variety football fixtures for online streaming every week. These include games from all around Europe and beyond.

Along with streaming League Cup games live, Fubo.TV streams matches of several other European clubs.

Fubo.TV is accessible on your TV, PC, games consoles and mobile devices.

Subscribing to the streaming service provides you with uninterrupted online HD live streaming of League Cup and other La Liga matches for a price of $6.99 per month.

Furthermore, they also have a free 24-hour pass to their streaming service.

Read our Fubo.tv review here.

Live Streaming VPN

In certain regions, especially out of the United States, Fubo.TV is not accessible.

The streaming service comes with its geo-restrictions which only allows the user to watch the games if they are from the US.

In such cases, one can easily watch the League Cup live streams from outside of the United States through Unblock US.

The service allows users to bypass the geo-restrictions by offering a different IP address belonging to the host region.

Therefore, you can watch content from around the world even in restricted areas without having to travel yourself.

Furthermore, Unblock-US protects your online activity and data by hiding them from unwanted third parties.

Unblock-US offers a free trial so you can get a feel for the services and realise the sizeable benefits of using it.

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Upcoming League Cup Fixtures

21st September 2016

 19:45 Queens Park Rangers vs Sunderland
19:45 West Ham vs Accrington
19:45 Southampton vs Crystal Palace
19:45 Swansea vs Manchester City
19:45 Fulham vs Bristol City
19:45 Northampton vs Manchester United
20:00 Stoke vs Hull
20:00 Tottenham vs Gillingham