The Carabao Cup is reaching its business end with the round of 16 now complete! 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
- This week saw 16 teams compete in the fourth round, with eight going through
- Holders Manchester City were knocked out on penalties by in-form West Ham
- The draw will take place on Sky Sports’ Soccer Am on Saturday morning
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 took centre stage this week, with Arsenal, Chelsea and Sunderland securing a spot in the last-eight on Tuesday night, but the quarter-final lineup was completed on Wednesday.
Holders Manchester City, who were bidding for a record-breaking fifth successive triumph in the competition, were beaten on penalties by in-form West Ham.
Meanwhile, Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo had described his side’s clash away at Burnley as a cup final, and it was one they won as they battled to a 1-0 victory.
Elsewhere, Liverpool, Leicester and Brentford all secured their place in Saturday’s draw.
With the draw now swiftly approaching, Sportsmail provides all the information below.
The Carabao Cup is reaching its business end with the draw for the quarter-finals approaching
Holders Manchester City were dumped out by the in-form West Ham on penalties
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
We now know all eight teams who will be in the quarter-finals and thus Saturday’s draw.
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.
Leicester also needed penalties Brighton after their 2-2 draw at the King Power Stadium, while Liverpool breezed past Preston 2-0.
Finally, Brentford proved they could do it on a Wednesday night in Stoke as they won 2-1 away.
- West Ham
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