League Cup round of 16
The latest set of League Cup fixtures would take place earlier this week.
16 sides would vie for a spot in the quarter-finals, with the draw for that, somewhat bizarrely, taking place on Saturday morning.
The 4th round of the League Cup did not throw up too many surprises, with the biggest perhaps that Manchester City finally lost a game in the competition.
The Citizens had won the competition in the previous three years, meaning we are finally set to crown a new winner this season.
Pep Guardiola’s side would take on West Ham in the 4th round, failing to find an opening in 90 minutes before then losing to the Hammers on penalties.
Elsewhere in the 4th round, Chelsea would once again be taken to penalties – this time seeing off Southampton in a shoot-out.
Arsenal would comfortably see off Leeds United by two goals to nil, Brentford edged past Stoke, Leicester beat Brighton on penalties, a youth-orientated Liverpool side beat Preston 2-0 and Tottenham secured a 1-0 victory over Burnley.
The final tie of the round of 16 would see Sunderland earn a 3-1 penalty shoot-out victory over QPR to secure their spot as the only non-Premier League side left in the competition.
League Cup quarter-final draw results
As a result, the quarter-final of the 2021/22 League Cup was expected to throw up some interesting ties. And it would do just that.
Tottenham have been drawn at home against West Ham, which is of course a London derby. Arsenal are set to play at home to Sunderland, all but confirming their spot in the semi-finals.
Brentford will play host to Chelsea and, in the final tie of the draw, Leicester and Liverpool are set to go head-to-head at the King Power.
🚨 The next round of Carabao Cup fixtures:
Spurs v West Ham
Arsenal v Sunderland
Brentford v Chelsea
Liverpool v Leicester
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) October 30, 2021