Carabao Cup quarter-final draw made after 427-year delay

Matt Stead

The Carabao Cup quarter-final draw was finally made on Thursday after suffering from a series of delays amounting to around 427 years.

Carabao and the EFL had planned to conduct the draw live on Twitter at 4pm, but technical hitches meant it was made around an hour and 45 minutes later. Technical hitches in a Carabao Cup draw? Surely not?!

Bristol City, the only non-Premier League club, were drawn against Manchester United, meaning that Sky Sports will have an actual excuse to televise Jose Mourinho’s side this time.

The other ties will see Chelsea host Bournemouth, West Ham travel to Arsenal for a naughty London derby, and Manchester City make the trip to Leicester.

Read 16 Conclusions on the Carabao Cup fourth round, then take a look at how the quarter-finals shape up:


Carabao Cup quarter-final draw in full

Chelsea v Bournemouth
Arsenal v West Ham
Leicester City v Manchester City
Bristol City v Manchester United

Ties to be played week commencing December 18.