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By Alex Beard
Following the conclusion of last night’s Carabao Cup action, the draw for the fourth round of the competition took place, giving some Championship team’s rather tough assignments.
Norwich and Wolves’ reward for knocking out Brentford and Bristol Rovers respectively in the last round is a trip to the Emirates and the Etihad.
Daniel Farke’s Canaries side will be looking to replicate the fine form they showed against the Bees last time out when they face the always vulnerable Gunners, while Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves may just hope they don’t get humiliated by the red-hot Citizens.
The other three non-Premier League clubs left in the draw are Bristol City, Leeds and Middlesbrough – who beat Stoke City, Burnley and Aston Villa respectively in the third round.
Lee Johnson’s side are the only Championship outfit not on the road, as they welcome struggling Crystal Palace to Ashton Gate. The Robins will be confident of another upset after comfortably dismissing Mark Hughes’s men last time out.
Championship table-toppers Leeds are on the road against former Premier League champions Leicester, themselves coming off a creditable win over Liverpool on Tuesday night. After outlasting Burnley, Thomas Christiansen will feel the Foxes’s scalp is up for grabs.
Finally, Garry Monk will take his Boro side down south to face Bournemouth at Dean Court. Eddie Howe’s team are the sort of mid-level Premier League club who will fancy success in this competition, so it could be a tough task for Middlesbrough to take down the Cherries.
Full fourth round draw:
Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United
Bristol City v Crystal Palace
Swansea City v Manchester United
Arsenal v Norwich City
Chelsea v Everton
Manchester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Leicester City v Leeds United
Bournemouth v Middlesbrough
Ties will take place the week beginning October 23.