Carabao Cup fourth round draw: Arsenal vs Leeds, Chelsea vs Southampton & more

23 September 2021 12:21

The fourth round of the Carabao Cup has been drawn with Chelsea vs Southampton, Arsenal vs Leeds and Preston North End vs Liverpool three of the standout ties.

The games will be played on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 October with a place in December's quarter-finals on the line.

Manchester City, who are looking to win a fifth successive EFL Cup, have been handed a tough trip to the London Stadium to take on West Ham - who dumped Manchester United out of the competition.

City thrashed Wycombe Wanderers 6-1 to reach this stage, while the Hammers secured a 1-0 victory - and revenge for Sunday's Premier League defeat to United - thanks to a first-half strike by Manuel Lanzini.

Elsewhere, Arsenal - who knocked AFC Wimbledon out in the third round - have been handed an all Premier League tie against Leeds United, while fellow top-flight sides Chelsea and Southampton will also be squaring off.

Preston face the unenviable task of hosting Liverpool in what is the first meeting between the pair since 2009. Sunderland, the only third-tier side left in the competition have a fairly good chance of progressing to the quarter-finals as they have been drawn with Championship QPR, albeit away from home.

Leicester, who have a good record in the Carabao Cup in recent times, will look to make their fourth successive quarter-final when they take on Brighton next month. Stoke City vs Brentford and Burnley vs Tottenham are the two other ties.


Carabao Cup fourth round draw - in full

Chelsea vs Southampton
Arsenal vs Leeds
Stoke City vs Brentford
West Ham vs Manchester City
Leicester vs Brighton
Burnley vs Tottenham
QPR vs Sunderland
Preston North End vs Liverpool

Source: 90min