And then there were eight, well, ten if you want to be precise, but the draw for the Carabao Cup quarter final’s has been completed, throwing up some pretty tasty fixtures.
10 man Arsenal edged past League 1 side Blackpool on Wednesday night, and were rewarded with a hugely appetising clash against North London rivals Spurs, who progressed to the last eight by beating fellow London club West Ham at the former Olympic stadium.
Meanwhile, there is guaranteed to be a side from outside of the top flight in the semi-finals, as Championship side Middlesbrough were pulled out of the hat to play the League 1 giant killers Burton Albion, who knocked out Nottingham Forest on Tuesday evening.
Quarter final draw in full
Arsenal v Tottenham
Leicester/Southampton v Manchester City/Fulham
Middlesbrough v Burton Albion
Chelsea v Bournemouth
Ties will be played on the week commencing 17th December, although Leicester’s last-16 tie against Southampton is yet to be arranged following the devastating scenes surrounding the club.