Carabao Cup semi-final draw confirmed

The Carabao Cup semi-final draw was made on Wednesday night, following Liverpool’s 5-1 win over West Ham United at Anfield:

Liverpool vs Fulham

Middlesbrough vs Chelsea

First legs: 9 & 10 January.

Second legs: 23 & 24 January.

Fulham have reached the League Cup quarter-finals for the very first time, previously falling in the last eight on five occasions, in 1968, 1971, 2000, 2001, and 2005.

Middlesbrough won this competition in 2004, with this their first semi-final appearance since then; Boro are looking to become the first winners from outside the top-flight since Sheffield Wednesday in 1991.

Liverpool are the record nine-times winners of this competition, most-recently winning the EFL Cup the season before last.

Chelsea are five-times League Cup winners, with this their eighth semi-final appearance since 2005, beaten by Liverpool on penalties in the 2022 final.

Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".