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The 2020-21 English Football League Cup

As Manchester City ascended the steps at the famous Wembley Stadium, it signalled the end of one English Football League Cup campaign. It was another rip-roaring tournament which saw some stunning football from the big boys, some underdog triumphs and the introduction of some young talents which the footballing world is likely to see a lot more of in the future - maybe even next year in the 2020-21 competition. The latter in particular is a facet of the competition which is among its strongest.

In light of this, it's hard to see why some people - including the winning manager, Pep Guardiola - feel the competition is need of scaling back or even being scrapped entirely. Aston Villa, the losing side in the tournament showpiece, certainly won't feel this way. Nor will League One strugglers Oxford United who clashed with eventual victors Manchester City in the Quarter-finals, or Colchester United from the fourth-tier who faced off against the famous old Manchester United at the same stage.

We saw some stunning games in the competition too - the undoubted standout being Liverpool 5-5 Arsenal. Will we see more of the same in 2020-21? Well, the makeup of the competition in recent times would seem to suggest more of the same is in store.

One thing that isn't known is the exact composition of the 112 teams that will contest the tournament. Of course, the League Cup is the tournament for the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two - but with two teams being relegated from League Two at the end of the season, it's not yet known who exactly will play in England's second cup competition. At the time of writing, Stevenage are eight points adrift at the bottom of the fourth tier and, having lost five of the last five, it looks like they will be leaving the Football League and - as a result - foregoing the chance to play in the League Cup. Macclesfield Town, Morecambe and Mansfield Town are battling it out just above Stevenage to try and remain in the division - one of them will also not have the prestige of playing in the League Cup next season.

As to who the newcomers will be, that depends entirely on the end result of the Vanarama National League. Barrow are flying high with a cavalier approach to their football in the fifth tier. They will almost certainly gain automatic promotion this term. The next six places are all up for grabs with as many as 14 teams in contention. It's all to play for.