Manchester City have dominated the competition in recent years and Pep Guardiola’s men remain favourites to make it five successive triumphs – but the likes of Liverpool are also eyeing silverware
The Carabao Cup is entering the latter stages of this years’ competition.
There are just 13 teams remaining in the competition, with three sides safely through and another five ties taking place on Wednesday.
The holders are Manchester City. City have won this competition four years on the bounce and are targeting a record-breaking fifth consecutive triumph. Standing in their way at the latest hurdle is West Ham United. That is one of five all-Premier League ties taking place this week.
At least one EFL side is guaranteed to be in the quarter-finals, after League One side Sunderland beat QPR on penalties. They join Arsenal and Chelsea as the only sides so far guaranteed to be in the hat.
Ahead of the draw for the last-eight stage, here is all you need to know.
When is the draw?
Usually, the Carabao Cup draws have take place on the Wednesday night following a live game being broadcast on Sky Sports.
There is a change this time though and successful teams will have to wait a while to find out their opponents.
Instead, the quarter-final draw will take place on Saturday, October 30. It will take place from 10.30am live on Soccer AM .
Who’s undertaking duties?
The fourth round draw was undertaken in surreal circumstances, with Micah Richards and Harry Redknapp conducting duties from a bowls club.
This time around, there’s more famous names dipping their hands into the hat. Soccer AM co-presenter and ex-Wigan Athletic and Hull City midfielder Jimmy Bullard will be doing the draw alongside TV actor and Leyton Orient fan Danny Mays.
Bullard said: “I’m absolutely buzzing to be making the draw, it’s a real honour. One the proudest moments in my career was playing in the League Cup final in 2006 with Wigan Athletic.
“Even though the result didn’t go our way, to play in a cup final in front of all of my family and almost 70,000 fans was a very special occasion.”
Confirmed teams in the hat
Ties to be decided on Wednesday
Preston v Liverpool
Stoke v Brentford
West Ham v Man City
How can I follow it?
The Mirror will be all over the draw, on our live blog.
Alternatively, you can watch it on Soccer AM which is screened live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Premier League .
When will ties take place?
Quarter-final fixtures are due to take place the week commencing December 20.
That is likely to mean two games taking place on Tuesday, December 21 and the other two being played on Wednesday, December 22.