Kick-off is at 8pm GMT. Team newsBoth teams went with full-strength starting XIs in the quarter-finals, so expect the same this time around. Southampton only have two confirmed injury absentees – Stuart Armstrong and Theo Walcott – but Armel Bella-Kotchap, Juan Larios, Theo Walcott and Alex McCarthy all remain doubtful. Newcastle, meanwhile, have three players sidelined: Matt Targett, Jonjo Shelvey, and Emil Krafth – who has been out since rupturing his ACL in August.
Southampton vs Newcastle United is on Sky Sports in the UK. Brit abroad? Use a VPN to watch the Premier League with your subscription (opens in new tab) from anywhere. The Carabao Cup semi-finals get underway as Southampton entertain Newcastle in the first leg at St Mary's, where both sides will be hoping to seize the initiative and take another step closer to Wembley. For Southampton, this game serves as a brief distraction to their Premier League plight – Nathan Jones' struggling side are propping up the table right now – and they ought to be confident after their shock 2-0 victory over Manchester City in the quarter-finals. The Saints have twice been beaten finalists in the League Cup – most recently in 2017, when they lost to Manchester United.
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Newcastle, meanwhile, are chasing their first major trophy since 1968/69 Fairs Cup. Eddie Howe's men are enjoying a superb campaign on all fronts and have lost just once since August (a heavily rotated side went down 2-1 at League One Sheffield Wednesday in the third round of the FA Cup). The Magpies' have only reached the League Cup final once before, losing to Manchester City in 1976; this is their first domestic cup semi-final since the 2004/05 FA Cup, which saw them thrashed 4-1 by Man United.
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