England - Capital One Cup
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About England - Capital One Cup
The England League Cup (Capital One Cup) formerly known as the Carling Cup, is also known as the Football League Cup. The competition was founded in 1960 and this year there are 92 teams competing for glory. The Carling Cup contains the Premier League's 20 clubs, and the 72 clubs of the Football League. When the competition reaches it semifinals stages, matches are played over two legs and the champion then qualifies for the UEFA Europa League, in the upcoming season.
Chelsea are the current 2014-15 champions, earning the title for a fifth time. They beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the final game. Liverpool is currently the club with the most championship titles in this competition (8).
The competition is split into seven rounds and those teams that are in European Competition can be seeded to start in the third round. This modification was made after the 1996-1997. The elimination process is done in single rounds until they reach the semi-finals, where two games are played. Then, just like in the FA Cup, the final is also played at Wembley Stadium.