Fulham third out out the perspex container and got a home tie against Tottenham as a reward for dispatching Hull 4-1 on Sunday.
It bodes well. The last time the two met in a Cup match was a fourth-round tie in 2011, when Whites of west London thumped the north London variety 4-0 with a brace of penalties from Danny Murphy Danny Murphy, and one each from Sunday's guest, Brede Hangeland, and Moussa Dembélé - that's the on that later moved to Spurs.
Chelsea will travel to Wolves after conquering Brentford 4-0 on Saturday, having last won the famous old trophy in London Olympic year 2012 when they beat Liverpool 2-1.
It augurs well for Blues too.
The last time they played the Old Gold was a League Cup tie in 2012 when they whacked Wolves 6-0 with hits from Gary Cahill, Ryan Bertrand, Juan Mata, Oriol Romeu, Fernando Torres and Victor Moses.
Against Brentford, A much changed Blues brought more questions about the futures for Branislav Ivanovic and Asmir Begovic than anything about the regulation win.
However, Bees defender Harlee Dean paid tribute to the 'brilliant' Brentford supporters who roared their team on despite the mini rout.
The Bees sold out their allocation of 5,897 and there were also fans dotted around the home stands after failing to get a ticket in the Shed End.
While they didn't have much to cheer about on the pitch, the red and white army made their presence felt.
He said: “It's brilliant. All the players enjoy that and seeing it. It was very loud today and it made it a better day for us.”
Meanwhile, Fulham have been to the final only once.
But that turned sour in 1975 when they were on the wrong end of a 2-0 scoreline to West Ham, despite the presence of Bobby Moore and Alan Mullery in the Whites side.
This is the first time they've reached the last 16 in six years after a comfortable 4-1 over Premier League Hull - who also sported seven changes.
Stefan Johansen insisted a three-goal difference was more down to Fulham's performance as it was a weakened Tigers.
He said: "We played some excellent football. Confidence hasn’t been a problem but we’ve given away too many easy points.
“There are plenty of points left – and if we can get in top six, anything can happen after that."
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