When a select few teams reach the football League Cup semi-finals, they know that glory is just around the corner.

The last four teams in the tournament are a two-legged tie away from a trip to Wembley and the chance of lifting the famous trophy.

Here’s all you need to know about the League Cup semi-finals, including when they will be taking place and the latest League Cup odds.

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League Cup: The story so far

The League Cup, also known as the EFL Cup and the Carabao Cup for sponsorship reasons, started off with 92 clubs competing that sit within the top four levels of the English football league system – the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two. Now we’re down to the last eight EFL Cup teams, with Arsenal, Sunderland, Brentford, Chelsea, Liverpool, Leicester, Spurs and West Ham making the quarter-finals.

The 2021-22 edition of the League Cup has witnessed a number of upsets with last year’s League Cup winners Manchester City being eliminated by West Ham on penalties in the fourth round. The Hammers’ victory ended Pep Guardiola’s side’s hopes of winning a fifth-straight League Cup. West Ham have been the most impressive team in the tournament so far, having also defeated Manchester United in the third round to book their place in the fourth round of the competition.

When and where are the League Cup semi-finals?

When are the League Cup semi-finals? The League Cup schedule will see the semi-final first legs played during the week of 3rd January 2022 with the second legs then being played during the week of 10th January 2022. The League Cup semi-finals involve two legs, with each team hosting the other team at their own stadium.

When is the draw for the next round of the Carabao Cup? The draw for the League Cup semi-finals is yet to be made, but will be done so after the quarter-finals on 21st and 22nd December 2021.

League Cup: Latest betting odds

As for the League Cup betting odds and the favourites to go all the way among the remaining EFL Cup teams, Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea sit top of the betting at 9/4, followed by Liverpool at 10/3 and Arsenal at 7/2, while Spurs and West Ham are both priced at 6/1 for glory. Elsewhere, Leicester (8/1), Brentford (20/1) and Sunderland (66/1) round off the betting.