Carabao Cup

Carabao Cup: Chelsea Book Place In Final After Dramatic Penalty Shoot-Out Victory Over Tottenham At Stamford Bridge (Photos & Video) – Football Article

Embed from Getty Images Chelsea will play Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final after the Blues beat Tottenham on penalties in the semi-final second-leg at Stamford Bridge. Spurs came into the game with a 1-0 advantage from the first leg, however, without the injured Harry Kane and Dele Alli as well as Son Heung-min, the visitors faced a stiff challenge against a Blues side smarting from the weekend defeat to Arsenal. Chelsea started strongly and took the lead on…

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Pep gives reason behind stars new position – Football Article

Share Tweet Share Share Email Kevin De Bruyne had to play much deeper than usual in the Carabao Cup second leg win at Burton Albion Everyone knows that Pep Guardiola loves tinkering around with his team selection every once in a while, and Manchester City‘s 9-0 lead over Burton Albion allowed him to do just that. After naming his squad, the gaffer revealed that one player might play out of position, as he was capable of doing so. “I know them quite well,…

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Sarri ‘very happy’ after reaching Carabao Cup final – Football Article

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was pleased with his sides performance after the Blues progressed to the final of the Carabao Cup with a penalty shoot out victory over London rivals Spurs at Stamford Bridge tonight. Sarri has been dominating the headlines all week for publicly criticising his players in the wake of his sides 2-0 loss away to Arsenal last weekend in the Premier League. The former Napoli boss claimed his squad was difficult to motivate, but Chelsea certainly looked…

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Willian dropped to the bench – Football Article

Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Chelsea’s starting eleven to face Tottenham in the Carabao Cup this evening has been confirmed – and Willian’s on the bench. Maurizio Sarri will have had a difficult few days deciding on his starting eleven. He tore into his players post-game after the loss to Arsenal, criticising their weak mentalities. He’s not wrong, but it showed that he has the cojones to tackle his squad head-on. While Sarri’s starting eleven for tonight’s game is not to dissimilar…

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Sarri on Gonzalo Higuain’s Chelsea debut hopes: ‘it is impossible’ – Football Article

Maurizio Sarri opened up on the potential of signing Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain in his press conference ahead of the Carabao Cup semi-final 2nd leg against Tottenham, and was asked if the deal was completed by the deadline of 12pm on Wednesday. ‘Midday? It’s impossible. For tomorrow (Thursday), I think, it’s impossible.’ Gonzalo Higuain was in-line for a Chelsea debut against Tottenham on Thursday at Stamford Bridge, but the deal has gone beyond the deadline on Wednesday, meaning the striker is likely…

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The Game of Chess Has Only Just Begun – Paisley Gates – Football Article

The chess board between Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, and Manchester City counterpart, Pep Guardiola, has begun to take shape. Liverpool’s win over at Brighton on Saturday at the Amex Stadium restored the 7-point lead at the top of the Premiership, piling all the pressure on the defending champions. It is now Pep’s move as Manchester City take on Wolves tonight. However, anything less than a win for Pep Guardiola’s side will mean, advantage Liverpool. Video courtesy of BeanymanSports The FA Cup exit…

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