Carabao Cup fourth round draw details revealed as Aston Villa, Man Utd and Liverpool await opponents
The Carabao Cup is in its third round stage, but already some have booked their place in to the last 16.
A trophy is something Villa fans are craving and a day out at Wembley Stadium would be brilliant. The closest they came to winning a trophy was the 2015 FA Cup final in which they lost 5-0 to Arsenal.
No Midlands Derby is in the pipeline for the Villa however should they overcome the Toffees. Birmingham City got knocked out by Cardiff City in the previous round, whilst West Brom lost to Stoke City. Wolverhampton Wanderers despite taking a two-goal lead lost 3-2 to Championship high-flyers Ipswich Town on Tuesday night in one of the upsets of the round.
Tonight's Carabao Cup fixtures are; Liverpool vs Leicester City, Blackburn Rovers against Cardiff City, Lincoln City travel to West Ham United, Chelsea take on Brighton & Hove Albion, whilst Bournemouth face Stoke City, Brentford host Arsenal and the televised game is Newcastle United vs Manchester City.
Here’s all you need to know ahead of the Carabao Cup fourth round draw:
- Exeter City
- Ipswich Town
- Manchester United
- Mansfield Town
- Port Vale
- AFC Bournemouth or Stoke City
- Aston Villa or Everton
- Blackburn Rovers or Cardiff City
- Brentford or Arsenal
- Chelsea or Brighton & Hove Albion
- Fulham or Norwich City
- Lincoln City or West Ham United
- Liverpool or Leicester City
- Newcastle United or Manchester City
When is the draw?
The draw will take place following the conclusion of Newcastle United v Manchester City. The match starts at 8.00 pm, and should it finish level after 90 minutes it could go to penalties, and so you'd expect it'd take place around10.00 to 10.15 pm.
How can I watch?
Sky Sports will air the draw on various platforms, including Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports football. It will also be available to watch for FREE on Sky Sports Football's YouTube channel, though watching on the streaming platform sometimes come as a delay. Former Aston Villa youth striker Daniel Sturridge will conduct the draw alongside England women's international Izzy Christiansen.
When will fourth round ties take place?
Ties take place on the week commencing October 30, and so it will either be Tuesday, October 31, or Wednesday, November 1. Villa face Luton Town on Saturday, October 29, and then Nottingham Forest on Sunday, November 5 so should they progress it will be a busy week.