Tottenham 0-1 Chelsea (Add: 0-3): Antonio Rudiger scores as Blues enter Carabao Cup final | Football news

Chelsea booked their spot in the Carabao Cup final by beating Tottenham 3-0 overall.

Leading 2-0 since the first leg of the semi-final, Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger headed the only goal of the game early in the first half at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to seal the move to Wembley.

In the final they will face Arsenal or Liverpool, with the late return starting on Thursday evening. live on Sky Sport Calcio.

For Tottenham, it’s one more opportunity this season to end their 14 years of trophy shortage since winning this competition in 2008. It’s likely that they have only the FA Cup left now.

Chelsea overtake the Spurs to make an appointment at Wembley

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Antonio Rudiger gave Chelsea the lead in the League Cup semi-final at Tottenham when he took home a corner of Mason Mount.

It was the perfect start for Chelsea. It took a little longer to open the scoring in the first leg, but after 18 minutes they were leading into the night when Rudiger came in at just the right time to head the corner of Mason Mount.

The Spurs were left with an uphill battle and briefly thought they might be back when Antonio Rudiger took down Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the 40th minute and referee Andre Marriner pointed to the spot. But a VAR check correctly concluded that the foul occurred outside the box and the hosts did nothing on the resulting free-kick.

Just before the hour, the VAR came to the rescue of Marriner again, who pointed to the spot for another Spurs penalty, thinking that Kepa Arrizabalaga had knocked down Lucas Moura, but it was clear that the Chelsea goalkeeper had taken the ball. cleanly.

Team news

  • Tanguy Ndombele was eliminated from the Spurs squad by Antonio Conte after the weekend, while Giovani Lo Celso played in attack in the absence of Heung-min Son.
  • Thomas Tuchel blocked with the four defenders who proved so fruitful in the first leg. Timo Werner had an attacking opportunity.

After 64 minutes, the Spurs finally thought they had found a way to return to the draw when Moura supplied Kane and he found the back of the net, but the England captain was correctly judged offside by the VAR.

Antonio Conte introduced Ryan Sessegnon and then Bryan Gil, but it wasn’t meant to be for Spurs. The long wait continues.

Three correct VAR calls deny the Spurs

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Tottenham suffered a penalty decision overturned by VAR after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was knocked down by Antonio Rudiger in the Carabao Cup semi-final at Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

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Tottenham had a second penalty decision overturned by VAR in the Carabao Cup semi-final against Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

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Tottenham were denied a return leg in the Carabao Cup semi-final with Chelsea after Harry Kane was ruled offside in preparation for his goal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

What the managers said …

that of Tottenham Antonio With you: “I think the performance was much better than the first half. In the first half we struggled a bit, especially in the way they tried to press without the ball, and I think that in the second half the performance was good and the intensity was high.

“I think today we deserved a better final result, but I think that after the two games Chelsea deserved to reach the final. Right now we can’t compare the two situations with Chelsea and Tottenham.”

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Tottenham manager Antonio Conte says Chelsea and Tottenham are on “two different levels in every respect” following their 1-0 defeat in the second leg of the Carabao Cup.

by Chelsea Thomas Tuchel: “We started well and had great chances, but then we didn’t play with fire. We conceded chances from easy and sloppy mistakes. We were lucky and almost gave an away penalty for no reason, maybe a little excessive We then got off to a good start in the second half and the same happened in the last 20 minutes.

“Lack of concentration and overconfidence and then it takes luck not to have another penalty and another VAR decision with the offside. We can play much better. We have to play much better if we really want to deserve results like this. In the long stages of the game. we played well but we have to do better, I’m not happy with the performance. “

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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was dissatisfied with his side’s performance against Tottenham, despite reaching the Carabao Cup final with a 1-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Analysis: ‘Chelsea a class apart’

Jamie Redknapp on Sky Sports Football:

“Chelsea were a class of their own. They dominated the game, certainly in the first half, they were so comfortable. Tottenham were out and Chelsea are a team you have to be perfect against. Spurs improved in the second half but the Chelsea was in control.

“They had another gear to aim for. If you look at the substitutes made by both teams. No disrespect for Tottenham, but Chelsea are leading N’Golo Kante and Thiago Silva and that’s the difference. With a couple of goals. players out, Spurs did “I don’t have Son tonight, I think it shows you the abyss between the two teams. We hope that if Antonio Conte has the money he needs, they can get there but it will take time. “

Man of the match: Antonio Rudiger

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Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger says he is currently enjoying the best time of his football career.

A sloppy moment aside from the foul on Hojbjerg which appeared to have briefly given the Spurs a penalty, was another impressive performance by Rudiger. It looks as comfortable in the rear four as it is in the rear three. Chelsea will want to keep him at Stamford Bridge for as long as possible.

“We have confidence [to keep him] and have things to offer, ”Tuchel said Sky Sports. “He is the player who is with the Chelsea shirt and in the Chelsea environment. I think he knows that very well.”

Jamie Redknapp on Sky Sports Football:

“You have to sign him. If you let him go in the summer, you will have to spend £ 50 million to replace him and then give that player big salaries.

“Chelsea are better off signing him and telling him how important he is to the football team. He needs to feel love. It’s all there for him. He can fulfill all ambitions as the owner has always spent a lot of money. They have to get him signed up. quickly”.

Carabao Cup calendar

Thursday 13 January at 19:00

What are the prospects for Tottenham and Chelsea?

Sunday 16 January at 16:00

Start at 4:30 pm

Both teams return to the Premier League at the weekend. Chelsea will head to Manchester City on Saturday for kick-offs at 12:30. Tottenham host Arsenal in the north London derby on Super Sunday, live Sky Sport Premier League from 16:00. Kick-off 16:30.

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