On the eve of the Carabao Cup Round One draw we look back at our previous encounters in the competition.
Blues have played their last five League Cup opening round games at home, with no success in the competition since 2010.
The game was against Bristol City and once again at Roots Hall, but Southend were able to pull back from being behind on two occasions to run out the eventual 3-2 winners thanks to an extra-time goal from Matthew Paterson.
This time round Blues will be hoping for a much better cup run in Chris Powell's first full season in charge of the squad. They will be looking to improve their disappointing recent results in the competition:
Tuesday 8th August 2017
Southend 0-2 Newport
Shawn McCoulsky (52',58')
Tuesday 9th August 2016
Southend 1-3 Gillingham
McLaughlin 34’; McDonald 56’, Emmanuel-Thomas 74’, 88’
Tuesday 11th August 2015
Southend 0-1 Brighton
Lua Lua 90’
Tuesday 12th August 2014
Southend 1-2 Walsall
Leonard 68; Benning 25’, Morris 87’
Tuesday 6th August 2013
Southend 0-1 Yeovil
Tuesday 14th August 2012
Peterborough 4-0 Southend
Tomlin 12', Taylor 28', Newell 29', Boyd 58'
Tuesday 9th August 2011
Southend 1-1 Leyton Orient
Phillips 32'; Richardson 23'
Orient win 4-3 on pens
Tuesday 10th August 2010
Southend 3-2 Bristol City (AET)
Paterson (31', 104') Corr 88'; McAllister 2, Sproule 82'
We will be ball number 29 in the Southern Section of tomorrow morning's draw which takes place at 10.45am UK time.