Brentford will play Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup Semi-Finals. In the draw made just a few moments ago, The Bees were handed the task of taking on the team currently sixth in the Premier League. The tie will be played in the week commencing 4 January 2021.
This will be the fifth Premier League side The Bees have faced in their Carabao Cup run. After a First Round win over Wycombe Wanderers, Brentford knocked out Southampton, West Bromwich Albion, Fulham and Newcastle United to reach the last four. It is the first time Brentford have reached this stage of any major cup competition.
Tottenham reached this stage with a win over Stoke City this evening. They entered the competition at the Third Round and had a bye over Leyton Orient at that stage due to the League Two side being unable to field a team due to a Covid-19 outbreak. They beat Chelse in the Fourth Round.
This will be the fourth time the sides have been drawn against each other in this competition in the last 30 years. Tottenham won two-legged Second Round ties in 1992, 1998 and 2000. The Bees last faced the North London side in league competition in the 1949/50 season and in 12 games between the teams have won one and drawn three.