On one side, it’s a London derby, and rematch of last year’s FA Cup final and this year’s Community Shield. In the other bracket, it’s the championship side upstart, who just beat the red side of Manchester club facing off against the blue side. The League Cup semifinals are set and it’s Chelsea versus Arsenal on one side.
Bristol City versus Manchester City on the other side.
Bristol pulled off a huge upset over Manchester United tonight, and in the process became just the second ever lower division side to knock off four top flight clubs in the same League Cup tournament.
Their reward is a matchup with Man City, the juggernaut of all juggernauts. Elsewhere, both Chelsea and Arsenal are out of the Premier League title race, so perhaps the EFL Cup provides a mean for them to get silverware this season.
League Cup semifinals: ties to be played over two legs in the weeks commencing Jan. 8 and Jan. 22.
Chelsea vs Arsenal
Manchester City vs Bristol City
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