The 2021 Carabao Cup final has actually been moved from its standard February slot to April in the hope that fans will be able to attend.

The coronavirus pandemic ways fans have been absent from many football for nearly a year and, with cases back increasing, the EFL’s hopes of having even a half-full Wembley look optimistic.

The EFL said in a December statement: “It is the goal of the League to stage the last with as lots of advocates in attendance as possible and the decision has actually for that reason been taken to move the last from its original date of Sunday 28 February 2021 to later on in the year.

” The variety of fans allowed will depend on Government guidance in location at the time and it is hoped that moving the date to later in the year will give clubs and their fans the very best chance to go to face to face.”

Manchester City will be wanting to win the competitors for a record-equalling fourth consecutive year, although they need to initially get rid of competitors Manchester United in the last 4.

The last group was to win the League Cup 4 times in a row was the all-conquering Liverpool side in the early 1980s.

The other semi-final pits Champion high-flyers Brentford against a Spurs side who are looking for a very first piece of flatware given that winning this cup 13 years ago.

” If we can get across the Last, it will offer us a big boost in confidence for the rest of the season,” Harry Kane informed the EFL. “This is the objective of the club and the manager, it’s down to us to go and do the job.

” Semi-finals are constantly huge games no matter what competition it’s in. It’s an opportunity to play in a final and a win means we can be one action closer to winning a trophy.

” People may believe we should cruise through the game, but it will not resemble that. Brentford are an excellent group who beat a Premier League team [Newcastle United] in the quarter-finals.”