This season’s Carabao Cup is underway and we’re nearing the quarterfinal stage. Three of the final eight teams are known and the draw is set to take place on Saturday, a few days after the conclusion of the Round of 16 matches.
The rest of the schedule for the Carabao Cup, or the League Cup or EFL Cup as it is alternately known, consists of single-elimination quarterfinals and then two-leg semifinals ahead of the final which is played at Wembley Stadium at the end of February.
Here’s everything you need to know about the quarterfinal draw for the Carabao Cup.
- Quarterfinals: Tues/Wed, Dec. 21/22
- Semifinals, Leg 1: Tues/Wed, Jan. 4/5
- Semifinals, Leg 2: Tues/Wed, Jan. 11/12
- Final: Sun, Feb. 27
MORE: Carabao Cup results and highlights
When is the Carabao Cup quarterfinal draw?
The Carabao Cup quarterfinal draw will take place during Soccer AM in England on Saturday October 30, with hosts Jimmy Bullard and John Fendley conducting the draw.
No exact time has been set for draw proceedings, but it will happen during the show’s broadcast between 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET.
How to watch or stream the Carabao Cup quarterfinal draw
The Carabao Cup quarterfinal draw will be available to watch, free of charge on the Sky Sports YouTube channel .
The official Carabao Cup Twitter account will also be sharing updates while the draw happens live.
Which teams are in the Carabao Cup quarterfinal draw
The remaining five Carabao Cup Round of 16 matches will take place on Wednesday, October 27 .
The quarterfinal matches will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 21 or Wednesday, Dec. 22.
|Stoke or Brentford||Championship / Premier League|
|West Ham or Manchester City||Premier League|
|Leicester City or Brighton||Premier League|
|Burnley or Tottenham||Premier League|
|Preston North End or Liverpool||Championship / Premier League|
London sides Chelsea and Arsenal knocked off Premier League opposition to advance to the final eight, though Chelsea needed penalty kicks to oust Southampton. Arsenal made tidy work of Leeds United with a 2-0 win at the Emirates.
League One club Sunderland survived against Championship side QPR, also on penalty kicks. The Black Cats will have their work cut out for them in the quarterfinal stage with the caliber of Premier League opposition that projects to be in the mix.
Three of the final five Round of 16 matchups feature Premier League sides going head to head, while Liverpool and Brentford will be the favorites against Championship teams Preston North End and Stoke City, respectively.
Stoke sits in 9th place (21 points) in the Championship standings, while Preston North End are down at 19th (15 points) after 14 matches have been played in the 46-match Championship schedule.