Carabao Cup: Chelsea host Bournemouth in December

Chelsea will host AFC Bournemouth according to the quarter final draw for the Carabao Cup, in a match to be played at Stamford Bridge, the week commencing 18 December.

Coincidentally, Chelsea will also be hosting Bournemouth in the English premier League this weekend.

The London club last met Bournemouth in the League Cup in 1994/95, winning a second round tie 2-0 on aggregate.

In the other draws, Championship club, Bristol City have a mountain to climb as they would face Manchester United.

Arsenal will face West Ham, while Leicester City will host Manchester City.

The much expected draw today, was done late following technical problems experienced for two hours in a failed attempt to broadcast on Twitter.

The draw was intended to be shown live at 16:00 BST.

However, after four announcements explaining the delay, it was finally shown as a pre-recorded video, the BBC reported.

A statement from the EFL read: “The EFL has received an apology from Twitter UK for the delay which is believed to have occurred as a result of a faulty encoder.

“The EFL has requested a full explanation into the events that led to this afternoon’s unacceptable delay.”

A Twitter spokesman said: “We’re sorry for the issues that led to the delay of today’s round five draw. We would also like to apologise to the thousands of supporters who had been patiently awaiting news of who their team would be playing.” (NAN)

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