Carabao Cup draw: Chelsea matched with Tottenham, Arsenal to face Liverpool

Chidalu Obiajulu

The Carabao cup has been won by Manchester City for the last three years, beating the likes of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur of recent to the final.

The current champion of the EFL Carabao cup Manchester City were sadly, eliminated in the round 4 of the competition by London club West Ham United in the penalty, and for the first time in 3 to 4 years there will be a new name on the trophy.

After the entertaining quarterfinals encounters, which was thrilled by the teams in participation, with the likes of Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham going through to the semis, making it four big team in the semis out of six.

The 2021-22 Carabao Cup semi-final draw has seen Chelsea book a match-up with Tottenham and Arsenal given a fixture against Liverpool.

The games were determined immediately following the conclusion of the quarter-final, where Chelsea defeated Brentford, Tottenham defeated West Ham, Arsenal defeated Sunderland and Liverpool defeated Leicester City.

Both semi-finals will be played over two legs, with the first leg the week of January 3 and the second leg the following week.

Arsenal given a fixture against Liverpool.

Chelsea will face a Spurs team they blew away 3-0 in September, while Arsenal must try to reverse the humiliation of a 4-0 throttling at Anfield last month.

Chelsea eased past Brentford 2-0 through an own goal and a late Jorginho penalty to book their spot in the last four, which would be said to be because of the nice substitutions of the coach and the players efforts.

Tottenham topped West Ham 2-1 as goals by Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura were enough to overcome a strike from Jarrod Bowen.

Arsenal saw off Sunderland by a 5-1 score with Eddie Nketiah netting a hat-trick at the Emirates Stadium.

And Liverpool stormed back from a 3-1 deficit against Leicester City to win in a shoot-out.

Speaking at his post-match press conference, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel said: “It was clear it was going to be a tough draw, four strong teams.

“I think the Tottenham draw is nice for our fans, a London derby, very difficult but we are looking forward to it.”

Most fans will be anxious and anticipating to see if the German coach Thomas Tuchel will add another load of trophy to his cabinet not just a year after taking over Chelsea.