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Games to order: this is how the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup will be played

Football in England does not stop and this week the keys to the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup. This Wednesday, the matches were completed, the qualifiers were met and the semi-final draw was immediately carried out: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham were the protagonists. Here we tell you how the duels will unfold, scheduled for January 3 and 10 (round trip respectively).

Arsenal vs. Liverpool

Arsenal’s classification was carried out in a comfortable way, as the team knew how to impose conditions on Sunderland (5-1), a club that is currently in the English third division. For this meeting, Mikel Arteta decided to send an alternate eleven and Edward Nketiah was the figure, scoring a hat-trick. In addition, the criticized Nicolás Pépé stood out and Charlie Patino, emerging promise, debuted with a goal.

For its part, Liverpool had it more complicated against Leicester. Jürgen Klopp also bet to vary his starting roster, rescued a 3-3 tie on the hour and won on penalties. Due to the tight schedule, the coach could maintain the rotation plan for this semi-final game, in which they will start by visiting the Emirates Stadium in London.

Arsenal vs. Liverpool is one of the keys to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup. (Photo: EFL)

Chelsea vs. Tottenham

For its part, Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea maintains a consolidated style and has just beaten Brentford 2-0, albeit with goals on the hour. The large number of casualties in the squad due to COVID-19 forced the German coach to send an eleven much more novel than conventional. Despite the problems, the team will arrive in better condition for January.

Meanwhile, Tottenham began to overcome the contagion cases in their squad and beat West Ham 2-1 at home, with goals from Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura. The mission of the ‘Spurs’ is to raise a crown again and the possibilities increase with Antonio Conte on the bench, who has known how to touch the glory on several occasions. Curiously, this time the strategist will collide with his former team.

Chelsea vs.  Tottenham will meet in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup. (Photo: EFL)
Chelsea vs. Tottenham will meet in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup. (Photo: EFL)

When will the Carabao Cup final be played?

The final of the Carabao Cup (League Cup) will be played on Sunday, February 27, 2022 at Wembley Stadium. Unlike the semifinals, which is a round trip, the title dispute will be a single match.

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