THE Carabao Cup is back this week with two massive final-four clashes.
This season's tournament is nearing it's conclusion with just the semi finals to go, but what happens if games are all square after 90 minutes?
Do EFL Cup ties go to extra time or straight to penalties?
So far this season, every EFL Cup tie has gone straight to penalties after 90 minutes if a draw.
That WON'T be the case at the semi final stage.
If either of the final four matches end in a stalemate, 30 minutes of extra-time will be played before a penalty shootout if the match stays level.
Replays have been scrapped for the entire tournament – and the FA Cup has even followed suit.
What are the EFL Cup semi fixtures?
Tuesday, January 5
- Tottenham vs Brentford (7.45pm)
Wednesday, January 6
- Man Utd vs Man City (7.45pm)
When is the EFL Cup final?
The EFL Cup final has been moved from February 28 to Sunday April 25, 2021.
This decision has been made in a bid to have as many fans as possible attend the Wembley showdown which will kick off at 4pm.
In a statement, the EFL said: "This season’s Carabao Cup final has been rescheduled and will now take place on Sunday 25 April 2021, with a 4pm kick-off.
"It is the objective of the League to stage the final with as many supporters in attendance as possible.
"And the decision has therefore been taken to move the final from its original date of Sunday February 28, 2021 to later in the year.
"The number of fans permitted will be dependent on Government guidance in place at the time.
"And it is hoped that moving the date to later in the year will give clubs and their fans the best opportunity to attend in person.
"The competition is set to continue this week, with the quarter-finals to be played across Tuesday December 22 and Wednesday December 23, with all four games live on Sky Sports."
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