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Chelsea handed to Tottenham as Manchester City to face Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup semi-finals

Tottenham to face Chelsea in the semi-final stage of the Carabao Cup, while Manchester City handed to minnows side Burton Albion.

Burton are making their first ever appearance in this stage of the competition, and enter the final four after a giant-killing run.

Tottenham defeated bitter rivals Arsenal at the Emirates to progress, keeping alive Mauricio Pochettino’s hopes of winning his first piece of silverware since taking over as manager.

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When asked for his thoughts about drawing Chelsea, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino told Sky Sports: ‘It’s another London derby.

Tottenham will face London rivals Chelsea in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup

‘This will be our fourth London derby. We started the Carabao Cup against Watford, then we played against West Ham at the Olympic Stadium, tonight was Arsenal and now a semi-final against Chelsea.

Giant-killers Burton have been drawn to play reigning Premier League champions Man City
Kelvin De Bruyne goal helped City into the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup at Leicester

Current holders of the cup, City, must overcome League One side Burton if they are to maintain hope of keeping their name on the trophy.

A Jake Hesketh strike was enough to help Burton pull off a 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough at the Riverside on Tuesday night and enter the history books. 

The first leg ties of the fixtures (Tottenham vs Chelsea, Manchester City vs Burton) will be played in the week commencing January 7.

Second leg showdowns will then play out the week commencing January 21. 

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