Four of English football’s giants will face off in the Carabao Cup fourth round after Chelsea were drawn to host Manchester United, while Arsenal travel to Liverpool.
Chelsea will be looking to avenge their 4-0 defeat at Old Trafford on the opening day of the season, while Liverpool will be trying to extend their nine-game unbeaten run against Arsenal.
“It’s a big draw, two big teams and I’m pleased we’re at home,” said Chelsea boss Frank Lampard. “Man United will bring a strong team here.”
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists his side will relish taking on Chelsea in the fourth round.
“If you want to win it, you have to beat the best,” Solskjaer said after Manchester United’s penalty shootout victory against Rochdale. “We’re going to relish it and look forward to it.”
The draw also produced a Midlands derby, with Aston Villa hosting Wolves, while Leicester will travel to Sky Bet League One Burton, who knocked out Bournemouth on Wednesday night.
Manchester City, Carabao Cup winners in three of the last four seasons, have been handed a home draw against Southampton, while Marco Silva’s Everton will host his former club Watford.
Colchester, who beat Tottenham on penalties in the previous round, have been rewarded with a trip to Crawley, who beat Stoke on penalties on Tuesday.
Oxford, who thrashed West Ham 4-0 in the third round, will play at home to fellow League One side Sunderland.
The fourth-round fixtures will take place in the week commencing October 28.
CARABAO CUP FOURTH-ROUND DRAW
Everton vs Watford
Aston Villa vs Wolves
Manchester City vs Southampton
Burton vs Leicester
Crawley vs Colchester
Chelsea vs Manchester United
Oxford vs Sunderland
Liverpool vs Arsenal