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Carabao Cup changes with extra-time scrapped, seedings removed and ABBA ditched

PUBLISHED: 13:48 08 June 2018 | UPDATED: 16:25 08 June 2018

Ipswich Town exited the Carabao Cup at Crystal Palace last season. Picture: PA

Ipswich Town exited the Carabao Cup at Crystal Palace last season. Picture: PA

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Carabao Cup ties will now go straight to penalties if the scores are level after 90 minutes, with extra-time removed from the competition from next season.

The move is one of a number of changes made to the competition, ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.

The EFL say withdrawing the additional 30 minutes of play would directly address any additional fatigue issues that are occasionally caused when the midweek ties go beyond the traditional 90-minute period.

Tied games will now go straight to penalties, with the format of those spot kicks reverting back to the traditional format after ABBA was trialled throughout last season.

Seedings have also been removed from rounds one and two, leaving an open draw in which Championship sides can go head-to-head in the opening round. The first round will remain regionalised into north and south sections, though.

The EFL also confirmed that VAR can be used in next season’s competition at all fixtures played at a Premier League stadium.

First round matches will be played week-commencing August 13.

Mark Heath, Andy Warren and Stuart Watson are back with another episode of the Kings of Anglia podcast.

Trevoh Chalobah was proud to captain England Under 20s in their 2-0 victory over Germany at Colchester on Monday night but has already turned his attention to Ipswich Town’s Friday clash with West Brom.

Ipswich Town left-back Jonas Knudsen says he is ready to talk to other clubs in January.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert is clear on his January recruitment strategy following a meeting with owner Marcus Evans yesterday.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features John Wark scoring twice in a draw with Swindon, while the Blues progressed in the League Cup.

Ipswich Town assistant manager Stuart Taylor believes the international break has offered the perfect chance for the Blues squad to bond further following the arrival of Paul Lambert.

Ipswich Town midfielder Andre Dozzell believes he is finally back up to speed following his year-long injury absence.

England Under 20s beat Germany 2-0 at Colchester this evening. ANDY WARREN was there to see how Trevoh Chalobah, Andre Dozzell and Flynn Downes got on

Paul Lambert is confident Ipswich Town can quickly overturn their five point deficit if they continue the progress they have made in the early weeks of his reign.

Ipswich Town’s Under-23s beat their Crystal Palace counterparts 5-2 at Playford Road this afternoon. STUART WATSON gives his observations.

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