Premier League big guns Arsenal and Chelsea have been kept apart in the draw for the League Cup quarter final with both London sides facing trips to Yorkshire to face Bradford City and Leeds United respectively.
After defeating holders Liverpool and former manager Brendan Rodgers, Swansea City have been rewarded with a home game against Middlesbrough, who have been drawn away in the competition for a 12th consecutive game.
Paul Lambert will return to Carrow Road to face Norwich City with new side Aston Villa for the first time since his summer switch in the other tie.
After 11 years since their relegation from the top flight, Bradford will take on Arsenal in the last eight hoping to produce the shock of the competition so far.
The Bantams overcame Premier League side Wigan Athletic on penalties, while The Gunners were forced to come from 4-0 down to beat Reading after extra-time in both side's fourth round games.
Leeds' reward for making the League Cup quarter-final for the first time since 1996 is the visit of Chelsea, who defeated Manchester United 5-4 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
The fixture will evoke memories of the club's 1970 FA Cup final meeting, amid a series of infamously bad tempered meeting between the two clubs.
In addition, the game will be a significant one for current Leeds chairman Ken Bates, the former owner of Chelsea prior to the takeover of Roman Abramovich.
"Leeds and Chelsea have a bit of history so it should be an interesting game," Blues boss Roberto di Matteo said.
The other games sees Michael Laudrup's Swansea play Championship side Middlesbrough, the 2004 League Cup winners who defeated local rivals Sunderland in round four.
The final tie sees Norwich take on Villa in a repeat of Saturday's Premier League game between the two sides, which saw Michael Turner's header cancel out Christian Benteke's goal.
Lambert is currently taking legal action against his former side, and with The Cannaries also seeking compensation from their ex-boss, the Scot is sure to be in store for a feisty reception.
While the games at Bradford, Norwich and Swansea will take on place over the 11-12 December, Chelsea's Fifa World Club Cup commitments means the game won't be played until the week commencing 17 December.
League Cup quarter-final draw:
Leeds United v Chelsea
Swansea City v Middlesbrough
Norwich City v Aston Villa
Bradford City v Arsenal
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