Blues have the exciting yet daunting task of facing Manchester City away at the Etihad Stadium in the Third Round of the FA Cup.
The tie will be played across the weekend of the 8th-11th January, which will top off the festive period for Blues who would have played 9 more games prior to their clash with Pep Guardiola’s men.
The last time the two sides met was back in September 2011, with Man City coming out on top in a 2-0 win in the League Cup. The two sides also played out two draws during the 2010-11 season.
Manchester City currently sit 11th in the Premier League after only two wins in their last 5 matches.
Karanka’s men currently occupy 17th in the Championship having only mustered three wins from 14 games, and no wins in their last five.
Blues fans will be hoping that the Spaniard will be able to get his team clicking by the time they make their trip up north in the New Year.