Both teams are in good shape: Chelsea have not lost a defeat since December 4, when they lost to West Ham 2–3, while Tottenham under Antonio Conte’s term (from the beginning of November last year) have lost only twice. The Blues had an advance from the first game in the form of a 2-0 home victory, although the English League Cup does not have the away goal rule.
In the 18th minute the visitors took the lead. Mason Mount set a corner from the corner, Pierluigi Gollini unnecessarily left the goal, and Antonio Rudiger took the opportunity to open the scoring. The hosts responded less than a quarter of an hour later – Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg shot first from a distance, which resulted in a corner kick. Spurs played it well, but in the end Harry Kane missed the ball by centimeters, which prevented him from shoving the ball into an empty goal.
At the end of the first half, Rudiger fouled Hojbjerg and referee Andre Marriner initially pointed to 11 meters. After the VAR analysis, it turned out that the foul took place in front of the penalty area, which forced the referee to change his mind. After this action, the hosts did not threaten Kepa’s goal.
After the break, Antonio Conte players woke up and fought fiercely for equalization. First, the referee had to cancel the penalty kick again as Kepa failed to foul Lucas Moura in the penalty area, and then Kane’s goal was called off for offside.
There were no more goals in this match. Chelsea advanced to the final, where they will face the tie-breaker Liverpool – Arsenal.
Tottenham Hotspur – Chelsea FC 0: 1 (0: 1) – on aggregate 0: 3
Goal: Rudiger (18 ‘)
Tottenham: Gollini – Emerson, Tanganga, Sanchez, Davies, Doherty (65 ‘Sessegnon) – Lo Celso (71’ Gil), Winks (81 ‘Skipp), Hojbjerg – Kane, Lucas
Chelsea: Kepa – Christensen (66 ‘Silva), Sarr, Rudiger – Azpilicueta, Jorginho (82’ Loftus-Cheek), Kovacić (77 ‘Kante), Hudson-Odoi – Mount (66’ Ziyech), Lukaku, Werner (66 ‘Alonso )