MANCHESTER UNITED face yet another home clash in SunSport’s simulated Carabao Cup fourth-round draw.
The Red Devils matched a record set by Aston Villa when they were picked out to face Fulham at home in the FA Cup quarter-final in March.
That made it ten consecutive home draws in domestic competition for United, excluding their double legged Carabao Cup semi-final with Nottingham Forest in January.
United broke the record after being drawn at home to Crystal Palace in the third round, with SunSport’s simulation setting up another Old Trafford clash against Chelsea or Brighton should they win.
That could prove a tricky test for Erik ten Hag’s side – though in years gone by fans would fear playing Chelsea.
Now Brighton is the in-form team and sit third in the Premier League with five wins from six – United have only won one of their last five meetings with the Seagulls.
Chelsea have just one win in the same number of games, which came against winless Prem newboys Luton Town.
Elsehwere last year’s runners-up Newcastle could face easier opponents if they manage to knock out Manchester City.
The winner of Bradford vs Middlesbrough could welcome Toon to Yorkshire, while there could be more one or two more League Two vs Premier League ties.
Sutton United, who are bottom of League Two, could play Ipswich or Wolves if they beat League One side Port Vale.
Carabao Cup fourth round draw simulation
Aston Villa/Everton vs Brentford/Arsenal
Ipswich/Wolves vs Port Vale/Sutton
Lincoln/West Ham vs Salford/Burnley
Exeter/Luton vs Fulham/Norwich
Bournemouth/Stoke vs Liverpool/Leicester
Bradford/Middlesbrough vs Newcastle/Man City
Mansfield/Peterborough vs Blackburn/Cardiff
Man Utd/Crystal Palace vs Chelsea/Brighton
While Salford, who face Burnley, could earn a visit to Lincoln or West Ham.
There could be another interesting clash on the cards if Arsenal and Aston Villa win their respective third-round matches, with the Gunners facing a trip across London to play Brentford first.
Should Arsenal win SunSport’s simulated draw has them up against a former manager in Unai Emery, who should fancy his chances against Everton.
Liverpool will also be quietly confident of progressing to the quarterfinals if they are drawn against Bournemouth or Stoke – the Reds meet Leicester in the third round.
The actual draw for the Carabao Cup takes place after Newcastle vs Manchester City and is available to watch on Sky Sports and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel.
Ties will be played the week commencing Monday October 30.