EFL Cup currently known as the Carabao Cup for sponsorship reasons is an annual knockout football competition in domestic football. the English Football League (EFL) Organized it. It is open to any club within the top four levels of the English football league system. 92 clubs in total – comprising the top-level League, and the three divisions of the English League’s own league competition.
First held in 1960–61 as the Football League Cup. This is one of the three top-tier domestic football competitions in England, alongside the Premier League and FA Cup. It concludes in February, long before the other two, which end in May. Carabao Cup was introducing by the league as a response to the increasing popularity of European football, and to also exert power over the FA. It also took advantage of the roll-out of floodlights, allowing the fixtures to be playing as midweek evening games. With the renaming of the Football League as the English Football League in 2016, the tournament was rebranding as the EFL Cup for the 2016–17 season.