The Carabao Cup is reaching its business end with the round of 16 to be completed tonight: But when does the quarter-final draw take place and how can you watch it?
- The Carabao Cup quarter-final draw is scheduled to take place this weekend
- Arsenal, Chelsea and Sunderland sealed a spot in the draw on Tuesday
- A further five matches take place on Wednesday, with five teams to go through
- Manchester City have won the tournament in each of the last four seasons
The Carabao Cup is slowly but surely creeping towards its business end, with the draw for the quarter-finals now just a few days away.
The fourth round has taken centre stage this week, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Sunderland sealing a spot in the last-eight on Tuesday, while another five matches will be played on Wednesday evening.
That includes Manchester City, who are bidding for a record-breaking fifth successive triumph in the competition, having beaten Tottenham 1-0 in April to win the trophy for a fourth season in a row.
They travel to West Ham, who enter the clash full of confidence after their own 1-0 victory over the north London outfit.
Tottenham will look to put the derby defeat behind them as they travel to Burnley, in what boss Nuno Espirito Santo described as a cup final, while Preston host Liverpool, Leicester welcome Brighton the the King Power Stadium and Brentford see if they can hack it on a Wednesday night in Stoke.
Following the remaining fixtures comes the quarter-final draw this weekend, and Sportsmail provides all the information below.
The Carabao Cup is reaching its business end with the draw for the quarter-finals approaching
Manchester City are bidding for a record-breaking fifth successive Carabao Cup triumph
When is the draw?
The Carabao Cup draws typically take place on a Wednesday evening, following the completion of a live broadcasted game.
That won’t be the case for the quarter-finals, however, with the draw scheduled for Saturday, October 30.
The draw will be broadcast live on Soccer AM, with Jimmy Bullard and Danny Mays conducting proceedings while John Fendley hosts.
No exact time has been given as of yet, but the draw will take place during the show’s broadcast, which runs from 10.30am to 12pm BST.
How to watch the draw
Soccer AM will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.
The draws have been shown free of charge on Sky Sports’ YouTube channel thus far, which is expected to be the same once more.
Who are the teams involved?
Eddie Nketiah starred as Arsenal booked their spot in the quarter-finals with victory over Leeds
Kepa Arrizabalaga was the star as Chelsea defeated Southampton on penalties on Tuesday
Three teams have already safely navigated their way into Saturday’s draw, following their round of 16 victories on Tuesday evening.
Arsenal continued their run of good form as they saw off the challenge of struggling Leeds to reach the last-eight, while London rivals Chelsea needed penalties to overcome a stubborn Southampton.
Meanwhile, Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland shared a 0-0 draw, before the latter sealed their place in the quarter-finals on penalties.
There are a further five matches taking place on Wednesday evening, with the winners joining Arsenal, Chelsea and Sunderland in the quarter-final draw.
- Burnley or Tottenham Hotspur
- Leicester City or Brighton
- Preston North End or Liverpool
- Stoke City or Brentford
- West Ham United or Manchester City
Carabao Cup knockout schedule
- Quarter-finals: Week commencing December 20, 2021
- Semi-final first legs: Week commencing January 3, 2022
- Semi-final second legs: Week commencing January 10, 2022
- Final: Sunday, 27 February 2022