Blues to host Crawley Town in Carabao Cup

The Carabao Cup

The tie will be played at St. Andrew's on Tuesday 8 August, 7:45pm.


Blues have been handed a home tie against League Two side Crawley Town in the first round of the 2017-18 Carabao Cup.

The tie will be played at St. Andrew's in the week commencing 7 August 2017.

It will be the first competitive meeting between the clubs.

Crawley, who finished 19th in League Two last season, appointed former Leeds and Liverpool man Harry Kewell last month.

The draw took place live in Bangkok, Thailand (the home of the competition’s title sponsor, Carabao Energy Drink) this afternoon with World Cup winner Emmanuel Petit, Carabao CEO Sathien Setthasit, British Ambassador to Thailand Brian Davidson.

The draw was regionalised to minimise travelling time for supporters in the first round with seeding decided by a Club’s finishing position in the EFL.

The draw in full...

Southern section
Blues v Crawley Town 
Exeter City v Charlton Athletic 
QPR v Northampton Town 
Newport County v Southend United 
Bristol City v Plymouth Argyle 
Cardiff City v Portsmouth 
Millwall v Stevenage 
Oxford United v Cheltenham 
AFC Wimbledon v Brentford 
Norwich City v Swindon Town 
Bristol Rovers v Cambridge United 
Peterborough United v Barnet 
Wycombe Wanderers v Fulham 
Colchester United v Aston Villa 
Wolves v Yeovil Town 
Reading v Gillingham 
Forest Green Rovers v MK Dons 
Luton Town v Ipswich Town 

Northern section
Coventry City v Blackburn Rovers 
Nottingham Forest v Shrewsbury Town 
Bradford City v Doncaster Rovers 
Mansfield Town v Rochdale 
Grimsby Town v Derby County 
Barnsley v Morecambe 
Crewe Alexandra v Bolton Wanderers 
Oldham Athletic v Burton Albion 
Wigan Athletic v Blackpool 
Bury v Sunderland 
Sheffield Wednesday v Chesterfield 
Accrington Stanley v Preston North End 
Fleetwood Town v Carlisle United 
Sheffield United v Walsall 
Scunthorpe United v Notts County 
Rotherham United v Lincoln City 
Leeds United v Port Vale