The League Cup quarter-finalist are now nearly all set with seven teams out of eight selected.

The big three (Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea) are through and each won their respective groups, which means they will have a home game in the quarter-finals. They are joined as group winners by a Championship team that managed to finish above three FA WSL teams: Manchester United.

Group runner-ups West Ham, Brighton and Birmingham will be playing away alongside Reading or Liverpool. Liverpool have a postponed Merseyside derby to play and could grab the second qualifying place.

Liverpool need to win by five clear goals to overtake Reading, as the first tie-breaker if teams are level on points is goal difference.

If Liverpool beats Everton 5-0, both teams will have the same number of points, same goal difference, and the same number of goals scored. It will go the fourth criterion won the most matches in the Group stage. In that case, Liverpool would take second place.

As per the tournament regulations, a group winner cannot draw its own group runner-up in the quarter-finals. It means Arsenal can draw Birmingham, Brighton or Reading/Liverpool. Obviously, Brighton or Liverpool would be the favourable draw as Birmingham and Reading are close contenders for a Champions League place behind the big three.

The quarter-finals are set for 8-9 January 2019 and the semi-finals will commence on 5 February 2019. The final has been pencilled in for Saturday 23 February, subject to broadcast.