Carabao Cup Football News – The Blues Beat Their London Rivals 2-0

Carabao Cup Football News – The Blues Beat Their London Rivals 2-0

Chelsea seized control of their Carabao Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur in the first leg on Wednesday. So, in last night’s Carabao Cup football news, the Blues beat their London rivals 2-0 at home, in Stamford Bridge.

The win dented the hopes of Spurs, who are under the management of former Chelsea coach Antonio Conte right now. They thus won’t win a trophy for the club for the first time since lifting the league cup in 2008.

In that same time, Chelsea have won 12 major trophies including three Premier League and two Champions League titles.

Carabao Cup Football News – The Blues Beat Their London Rivals 2-0

The First Half

The Blues swamped their visitors right from the kickoff. After a mix-up in the Spurs defence in the fifth minute, Kai Havertz fired an angled shot that was goal-bound. However, as it so happened, the ball went in off the foot of Davinson Sanchez.

Half an hour later, the hosts, dominating the ball possession, got their second goal, albeit with a slice of luck. Japhet Tanganga headed away a Hakim Ziyech free-kick, only for the ball to rebound into the Spurs net off Ben Davies’ shoulder.

Lukaku came close to scoring with a first-half header.

The Second Half

The Belgian striker then created a chance for Ziyech after the break which the Moroccan wasted. Lukaku also hit an injury-time shot straight at Hugo Lloris.

On as a substitute for Havertz at halftime, Timo Werner flashed a shot just wide of the goalpost. Werner then failed to chip Lloris when clean through.

Spurs also created a few chances in the second half. But the only one that really troubled Chelsea came as late as the 90th minute, the game’s last minute. Bryan Gil, out wide, cut the ball back to fellow substitute Giovani Lo Celso whose shot Kepa Arrizabalaga saved.


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