The EFL Carabao Cup is beginning to warm up with just 16 teams remaining going into round four, and for the competition's leading contenders Wednesday night's draw was an extremely kind one. Mike Norman has the details...
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*Sportsbook Odds correct as of 11pm, Wednesday 20 September
Only Liverpool of the Premier League's 'big six' clubs will have a spare date in the diary when the fourth round of the EFL Carabao Cup comes around after Jurgen Klopp's men suffered defeat at the hands of Leicester on Tuesday night.
But for the remaining five big guns the draw proved to be a kind one with all of them avoiding each other, and only Manchester United, 4/1 to lift the trophy, having an away tie - a trip to Swansea where they triumphed 4-0 in the league at the start of the season.
Manchester City just shade favouritism on the Betfair Sportsbook with Pep Guardiola's men available to back at 7/2 after narrowly getting the better of West Brom in round three. The Citizens received one of the kindest draws and will host Championship outfit Wolves in the next round.
Arsenal, 6/1, also managed to win narrowly, seeing off League One side Doncaster by just a single goal before being drawn at home to Norwich, while Chelsea, 4/1, and Tottenham, 8/1, will host fellow Premier League clubs Everton and West Ham respectively in the final week of October.
Four of the five Championship sides remaining in the competition were drawn away from home with Leeds travelling to Leicester, and Middlesbrough facing a long trip to the south coast to face Bournemouth.
Bristol City will be the only non-Premier League club to play on home soil in round four, and they will host struggling Crystal Palace at Ashton Gate.
Fourth Round Draw in Full
Tottenham v West Ham
Bristol City v Crystal Palace
Swansea v Manchester United
Arsenal v Norwich
Chelsea v Everton
Manchester City v Wolves
Leicester v Leeds
Bournemouth v Middlesbrough
*Ties to be played week commencing Monday 23 October
Betfair Sportsbook prices on all 16 clubs
7-2 Man City, 4-1 Chelsea, Man Utd, 6/1 Arsenal, 8/1 Tottenham, 16/1 Leicester, 20/1 Everton, Crystal Palace, Bournemouth, 25/1 West Ham, 33/1 Swansea, 50/1 Middlesbrough, Leeds, 66/1 Wolves, 100/1 Norwich, Bristol City
*All quoted, odds correct as of 11pm, Wednesday 20 September