The Blues claimed glory over Spurs in a dramatic penalty shoot-out
Chelsea booked their place in the Carabao Cup final after beating Tottenham in a penalty shoot-out at Stamford Bridge.
N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard put the Blues 2-1 up on aggregate before Fernando Llorente forced penalties.
Eric Dier and Lucas Moura missed for the north Londoners and the home side were perfect from the spot to set up a date with Manchester City in the final next month.
Kepa Arrizabalaga: No chance with Llorente’s close-range header. Saved very well from Moura at the key time in the shoot-out. 6
Cesar Azpilicueta: An assured performance as ever from the captain and blasted home perfect penalty. 6
Antonio Rudiger: Some timely headers but was caught out with Spurs’ long-balls in the second half. 6
David Luiz: Overcame early leg injury to impose himself but Spurs pushed him back in second half. Settled the penalties with powerful strike to send Chelsea into the final. 7
Emerson Palmieri: Got up and down from left-back well. 6
N’Golo Kante: Sparked the second-leg with a fierce drive from range and was good throughout. 7
Jorginho: Booked for nasty challenge on Rose and again didn’t look at his best but superb from the spot. 6
Ross Barkley: Not a memorable night for the England ace but linked play well at times. Taken off with ten minutes to go. 6
Pedro: Tricky and spritely throughout without a killer finish. Replaced by Willian with 15 minutes left. 7
Eden Hazard: Superbly taken goal and could have had more on another day. Looked much better in his preferred position and was a real threat. 8
Olivier Giroud: A quiet night for the Frenchman before missing two stoppage time chances to win it. Linked play well but should have settled tie. 5
Willian: On for Pedro. Struggled to make an impact in normal time but scored Chelsea’s first penalty. 5
Mateo Kovacic: Replaced Barkley late on. 5
Unused subs: Caballero, Hudson-Odoi, Ampadu, Piazon, Alonso.
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Paulo Gazzaniga: Produced some superb long-range passes and did well. No chance with either goal or in the shoot-out. 6
Serge Aurier: A surprisingly subdued evening and was caught out of position at times. 5
Toby Alderweireld: Had chances in attack but Spurs would have wanted him more solid at the back. 6
Jan Vertonghen: Won’t be happy with Chelsea’s opener but was good from then on. 6
Ben Davies: Off early after suffering an apparent groin injury. 5
Eric Dier: One or two early clashes before settling into the tie. Fired penalty high into the crowd. 5
Harry Winks: Defended well but was left behind by Hazard at times. 5
Moussa Sissoko: Still returning to full fitness so couldn’t use his normal powerful runs and looked a step behind before going off injured. 5
Christian Eriksen: Gave job of keeping Jorginho off the ball and did it well. Showed his creativity in flashes. Scored opening penalty. 7
Erik Lamela: Found it tough to get involved and was perhaps lucky to escape red card after arm caught Azpilicueta. Penalty slotted home well. 5
Fernando Llorente: After a non-existent first-half, the Spaniard battled well to head home Spurs’ first. Taken off for Moura on 65 minutes. 6
Danny Rose: On for Davies after 30 minutes. Wicked cross to set up Llorente and drew several fouls with his attacking play. 7
Lucas Moura: Replaced Llorente on 65 minutes. Got in behind Chelsea but shot into side-netting. Had penalty saved to set up Chelsea’s win. 5
Davinson Sanchez: Sissoko’s replacement late on. 5
Unused subs: Lloris, Nkoudou, Walker-Peters, Skipp.