he Carabao Cup is reaching an exciting conclusion as the semi-finals of England’s secondary club competition loom large.
Manchester United will be considered heavy favourites to book their spot on Tuesday night when they face League One side Charlton in a last-eight tie at Old Trafford.
High-flying Newcastle host Leicester itching to stay in the race for silverware after a shock FA Cup third-round exit against Sheffield Wednesday, while on Wednesday Manchester City continue their quest for another League Cup crown.
Pep Guardiola’s side already have eight to their name in total, with last season the first time they have failed to triumph in the competition since 2017. They will be expected to see off Premier League strugglers Southampton at St Mary’s.
There is also the small matter of an all-Premier League affair between Nottingham Forest and Wolves at the City Ground, two teams who would no doubt love the continued distraction from a tough top-flight campaign.
Here is everything you need to know about the Carabao Cup semi-final draw…
When is the Carabao Cup draw?
The draw for the semi-finals of this season’s Carabao Cup takes place on Wednesday January 11, 2023.
Proceedings will take place immediately after the televised clash between Southampton and Manchester City, which kicks off at 8pm GMT.
The draw will be conducted by Lionesses hero and Queen of the Jungle Jill Scott, along with former Manchester City and QPR defender Nedum Onuoha.
How can I watch the Carabao Cup draw?
TV channel: In the UK, the semi-final draw will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports News after the conclusion of Southampton vs City.
There is no extra-time in the Carabao Cup until the semi-final stage remember, so that match will go straight to penalties if the score is level after 90 minutes.
Live stream: Coverage of the draw is also available live online via the Sky Go app, for those with a subscription. It is also being streamed via the official Carabao Cup Twitter account.
LIVE coverage: You can follow the draw as it happens on Wednesday night with Standard Sport’s live blog.
When will the Carabao Cup semi-finals be played?
The Carabao Cup semi-finals are two-legged. The first legs will take place the week commencing January 23, with the return fixtures scheduled for the week beginning January 30.
Carabao Cup draw ball numbers
Ball numbers for the draw will be confirmed after the conclusion of the four quarter-final ties.
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