When is the Carabao Cup quarter-final draw?

The absence of Manchester City renders the 2023/24 Carabao Cup a wide open competition.

While the Cityzens haven’t lifted this trophy since 2021, their recent domination of the competition left their rivals dispirited. It was seemingly inevitable that Pep Guardiola’s side would be lifting the Carabao Cup aloft in February.

However, a 1-0 defeat at Newcastle in round three means they won’t be in fourth-round action this week or in the hat for the quarter-final draw.

As we swiftly approach the business end of the competition, here’s everything you need to know about the draw for the last eight.

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Middlesbrough beat Exeter City 3-2 on Tuesday night / Ryan Hiscott/GettyImages

Two teams booked their place in the quarter-finals on Tuesday night. Michael Carrick’s Middlesbrough edged a thrilling cup tie away at League One Exeter, winning 3-2 after falling behind and being pegged back after taking a 2-1 lead.

There was no upset in Tuesday’s other fixture as League Two Mansfield Town fell at home to Port Vale. The League One side edged the contest 1-0 thanks to a second-half strike from Tottenham loanee Alfie Devine.

The remaining six fixtures will take place on Wednesday night.

Carabao Cup fourth round results

Date/Kick-off Time (GMT)


31/10/23 / 19:45

Mansfield Town 0-1 Port Vale

31/10/23 / 19:45

Exeter City 2-3 Middlesbrough

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Man Utd and Newcastle meet in a repeat of the 2023 Carabao Cup final / Stu Forster/GettyImages

Four of the remaining six fixtures are all-Premier League affairs. Arsenal’s visit to West Ham kicks off the night’s televised action before Manchester United host Newcastle in a repeat of last season’s final. Erik ten Hag is yet to lose a game in this competition.

Bournemouth host Liverpool at the Vitality, while Everton take on Burnley at Goodison Park.

The other two contests see the Premier League face off against the Championship. Chelsea will be hoping to advance into the last eight when they take on Blackburn Rovers at Stamford Bridge, while Fulham should be on upset alert when they travel to Kieran McKenna’s high-flying Ipswich Town.

Carabao Cup remaining fourth round fixtures

Date/Kick-off Time (GMT)


01/11/23 / 19:30

West Ham vs Arsenal

01/11/23 / 19:45

Chelsea vs Blackburn Rovers

01/11/23 / 19:45

Bournemouth vs Liverpool

01/11/23 / 19:45

Everton vs Burnley

01/11/23 / 19:45

Ipswich Town vs Fulham

01/11/23 / 20:15

Manchester United vs Newcastle

The 2023/24 Carabao Cup quarter-final draw will take place on Sky Sports following the conclusion of Manchester United’s tie with Newcastle at Old Trafford.

Should the game conclude after 90 minutes, it will finish at approximately 22:10 (GMT). As a result, the quarter-final draw, following all the post-match necessities, likely won’t take place until after 22:30.

Carabao Cup quarter-final draw ball numbers

Ball number





Port Vale


Bournemouth or Liverpool


Chelsea or Blackburn Rovers


Everton or Burnley


Ipswich Town or Fulham


Manchester United or Newcastle


West Ham or Arsenal

The four quarter-final fixtures will take place in the week commencing 18 December 2023. The ties will likely be spread across 19 and 20 December.


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