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EFL Cup Final: Date, kick-off time & history

The first trophy of the English football season is awarded in the EFL Cup final, which is traditionally played at Wembley in February.

All 92 clubs from the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two enter the competition at the start of the campaign and only two remain, with Chelsea and Liverpool set to contest the EFL Cup Final at Wembley.

WhatEFL Cup Final
WhereWembley Stadium, London
When16:30, Sunday 25th February 2024
How to watchSky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event
OddsLiverpool 4/9, Chelsea 7/4

EFL Cup Final kick-off time

The 2023/24 EFL Cup final takes place on Sunday 25th February 2024, with the match is set to kick off at 16:30.

EFL Cup Final stadium

The EFL Cup final will be held at Wembley Stadium in London. 

The final took place at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium from 2001 to 2007 before returning to Wembley in 2008.

There were 87,306 spectators in attendance at the 2023 final in which Manchester United beat Newcastle 2-0.

EFL Cup Final how to watch

The EFL Cup final will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Football.

Sky Sports also broadcasts selected matches from the first, second, third and fourth rounds as well as every quarter-final and semi-final tie.

EFL Cup Final history

The EFL Cup, also known as the League Cup, was introduced in the 1960/61 English football season and Aston Villa beat Rotherham 3-2 on aggregate to become the inaugural winners.

The 2023/24 EFL Cup final will be the 64th time the trophy has been awarded. 

The first six finals were played over two legs at the finalists' home grounds before it was switched to a one-off game in 1967, when QPR beat West Brom 3-2 at Wembley.

In the 1977 final, Aston Villa beat Everton 3-2 after extra-time in the second replay and Liverpool became the first club to win the EFL Cup final in a penalty shootout when they saw off Birmingham after a 1-1 draw in 120 minutes in 2001.

EFL Cup Final previous winners

Liverpool have won the EFL Cup final on nine occasions, most recently beating Chelsea on penalties in 2022, and that tally means the Reds are the most successful club in League Cup history.

In recent years, Manchester City have been the dominant force in the EFL Cup final, triumphing six times in eight years between 2014 and 2021, and the Citizens have claimed the trophy on eight occasions in all.

Manchester United won their first EFL Cup final in 1992 and, perhaps surprisingly given their success in the 1990s and 2000s under Sir Alex Ferguson, had to wait until 2006 for a second crown.

The Red Devils are now six-time League Cup winners, having defeated Newcastle 2-0 in the 2023 final at Wembley.

Aston Villa and Chelsea have each won five EFL Cup finals, while Tottenham and Nottingham Forest have four titles and Leicester have claimed the trophy on three occasions.

Arsenal have reached the final eight times but their only successes came in 1987 and 1993, while League Two Bradford made it to Wembley in the 2013 EFL Cup final, losing 5-0 to then top-flight Swansea.

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