Sky Sports have announced which ties they will screen live in the third round of the 2015/16 Capital One Cup.
The broadcaster will cover two mouth-watering match-ups in September, with Aston Villa hosting Birmingham City and Tottenham Hotspur entertaining Arsenal.
Both clashes will be shown live next month, with the Second City derby taking place at 7.45pm on Tuesday, September 22.
Gary Rowett’s men had few problems beating Gillingham 2-0 in the second round on Tuesday night to set up a meeting with Villa.
However, the Premier League side needed extra time before seeing off the stubborn resistance of League Two Notts County 5-3.
Then, 24 hours later Spurs and Arsenal will go head-to-head in the north London derby at White Hart Lane, a match that is also kicking off at 7.45pm.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team last won the trophy seven years ago, beating Arsenal 6-2 on aggregate in the semi-finals, including a 5-1 win over their arch rivals in the second-leg clash at the Lane.
Spurs will also be looking to go one better than last season when they made it all the way to Wembley Stadium, only to lose to Chelsea 2-0 in the final.
The two sides last went head to head in the competition in 2011, also in the third round, when they drew 1-1 at the Lane, only for Arsenal to emerge victorious 4-1 after extra time.
But despite going on to reach that season’s final, the Gunners were on the end of an upset as Birmingham beat Arsene Wenger’s side 2-1.
Sky Sports will be providing exclusive live coverage of the 2015/16 Capital One Cup, which will see two matches per round screened live, including both legs of January’s semi-finals, before the final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday, February 28.
Free-to-air highlights will be broadcast on Channel 5 this season, with its 90-minute programmes rounding up the week’s action presented by Kelly Cates and George Riley.
For more information about the Capital One Cup, visit www.capitalonecup.co.uk.
|CAPITAL ONE CUP 2015/16 – ROUND 3|
|TUESDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER|
|Aston Villa v Birmingham City Capital One Cup: 3rd Round||19:45|
|WEDNESDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER|
|Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal Capital One Cup: 3rd Round||19:45|
|Capital One Cup Tonight Free-to-air Highlights||23:00|