Arsenal draw Chelsea in League Cup semi-final

As well as the two legs of the Carabao Cup on the weeks commencing January 8 and January 22, Arsenal host Chelsea in the league on January 3.

The team of the tournament so far must be Bristol City, who arrive in the semi finals after beating four Premier League sides, including a memorable 2-1 win to dump holders Manchester United out.

Both legs of the clash between Arsenal and Chelsea, as well as the final, will see video assistant referees used for the first time in a Football League competition.

If I put myself in the Arsenal camp, I don't think it's ideal for them to play us over two legs.

Conte's side booked their place in the last four after a 2-1 win against Bournemouth and were drawn to face Arsenal after the Gunners' 1-0 win against West Ham.

Cahill insists that Arsenal will not be looking forward to the double-header, though, as Chelsea are now extra motivated to progress through to the final.

On one side, it's a London derby, and rematch of last year's FA Cup final and this year's Community Shield.

"We have played Arsenal many times and we know what to expect".

On paper, there are two strong teams there that you would ideally like to avoid, and another that would pretty much give you free passage into the Carabao Cup final.

  • Stacy Allen