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Chelsea lose the League Cup final 4-3  against Manchester City at penalties after an intense game that ended goal-less in the 120′.

After a low pace first part with no special moments, Maurizio Sarri‘s team impressed in the second regular half but missed a couple of huge chances with Kanté and Pedro.

The extra time was leveled but still goal-less but the highlight of those 30′ was in the final minutes with Maurizio Sarri going literally mad at his goal-keeper Kepa, who refused to come off after a knock for Willy Caballero, who was ready to replace him.

Jorginho and David Luiz missed their penalties in the final shoot-outs and Sterling scored the fifth one for Citizens, after also Sanè missed his, giving them the cup and, so, first trophy of the season.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Gonzalo Higuain of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge on February 2, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Chelsea came back to winning ways after getting a 5-0 win against Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge earlier this afternoon.

Maurizio Sarri made four changes from the starting XI which suffered a disappointing away defeat at Bournemouth and was fully rewarded by his lads on the pitch.

First goals from Gonzalo Higuain, who scored twice, Eden Hazard‘s brace in style and David Luiz’s header from a corner were enough to seal a much-needed win and move back into the top four (Arsenal will face Man City tomorrow, kick-off: 4.30PM).

Higuain broke the deadlock in the first half, well assisted by midfielder N’Golo Kante before Hazard converted a penalty to make 2-0 at halftime. The Belgian was the main character in Chelsea’s third goal with 25 minutes left to go, then the Argentine striker gifted a masterpiece in the 69th minute as he curled a first-time shot from 20-yards-out and beat Huddersfield keeper Lossl.

CHELSEA (4-3-3) – Kepa; Azpilicueta, Christensen, David Luiz, Alonso; Kante (Loftus-Cheek 83′), Jorginho (Kovavic 69′), Barkley; Willian, Higuain, Hazard (Hudson-Odoi 77′)

HUDDERSFIELD (4-5-1) – Lossl; Smith, Schindler, Kongolo, Lowe; Mbenza (Mounie 27′), Billing (Grant 66′), Bacuna, Mooy, Diakhaby (Pritchard 84′); Kachunga

Scorers Higuain 16′ 69′ Hazard 45+1′ 66′ David Luiz 87′

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David Luiz scored the winning penalty against Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge tonight.

Chelsea booked a place into the Carabao Cup final, where they’ll face Man City.

Speaking after the game, the Brazilian defender told Sky Sports: “It’s a great feeling, but I think the team did great, especially in the first half, we could have scored three or four goals.

“Also in the second half, we controlled the game. They had one opportunity and they scored. But I’m happy with teams, happy with the reaction and the spirit. I’m happy because of that.”

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Chelsea will face Man City in the Carabao Cup final after beating Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge. The first-leg at Wembley Stadium was bittersweet for Blues as a VAR-assisted penalty gave Spurs the lead on aggregate.

The hosts completed a massive turnaround as goals from N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard gave the lead both on the pitch and on aggregate, before Fernando Llorente‘s header which made 1-2 and sent both teams to face penalties (2-2 on aggregate).

Then Eric Dier smashed the ball just over the bar, Kepa Arrizabalaga deflected Lucas Moura’s effort from the spot, while Chelsea players were able to convert every penalty (Willian, Azpilicueta, Jorginho and David Luiz).

Maurizio Sarri‘s men will take on Pep Guardiola on 24th February.

CHELSEA – Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, David Luiz, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Barkley (Kovacic 81′); Pedro (Willian 77′), Giroud, Hazard

TOTTENHAM – Gazzaniga, Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies (Rose 33′), Sissoko (Sanchez 80′), Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Lamela, Llorente (Moura 68′).

Scorers: Kante 27′ Hazard 38′ Llorente 50′

Bookings: Jorginho Kante Azpilicueta Sissoko

 

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Chelsea defender David Luiz ‘wants to stay’ at Stamford Bridge, his agent confirmed.

The Brazilian’s current deal at Stamford Bridge expires at the end of current season and the board is interested in offering him an extension only for 12 months, as their policy for every Chelsea over-30 player.

However, his representative Kia Joorabchian is quoted do have said: “We are in a very amicable situation with Chelsea.

“We are trying to work out a deal for David Luiz because he wants to stay, the manager wants him to stay and so does the club. I’m sure something will be worked out.”

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It’s still unclear if Brazilian defender David Luiz will sign a new contract with Chelsea or not, but Luiz himself has made clear which is his first choice for his career:

We are still talking, let’s see. Let’s see what the future brings,” the Blues player told Eurosport. “I love this club, everybody knows I want to stay”. 

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Chelsea defender David Luiz scored a vital goal in the Blues’ home win against Man City at Stamford Bridge earlier on Saturday.

The Brazilian defender, speaking after the 2-0 victory against the Citizens, told Chelsea’s official website: “It was a great game, all the team did great”.

“You have to be honest, I think we were playing against the best team in Europe at the moment. They are together more than three years, they have great players and are playing very well”.

David Luiz added: “We accepted we had to suffer when we had to suffer. We had a lot of humility, and then we took our chances to score. We did a different plan to try to win the match and it worked well”.

“We have trained a lot this season to try to improve. We had some bad results, but the humility was the key. We keep fighting and we keep our feet on the ground”.

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Chelsea sealed a crucial win at Stamford Bridge against Man City and get back to winning after two away defeats (against Tottenham Hotspurs and Wolves, last time out).

The Blues deserves an extra credit as they scored with their first attack in a tough first half.

Goals from N’Golo Kante and David Luiz are enough and mean that Chelsea are still in the race for the Premier League title after getting 34 points from 16 games so far.

Maurizio Sarri, who marked his first ever win against Pep Guardiola, held the Citizens to their first defeat in the league. For the visitors, David Silva limped off with a hamstring injury

Liverpool are now leaders of the Premier League table with 42 points, one ahead of City and 8 ahead of Chelsea.

 

CHELSEA (4-3-3) Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, David Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic (Barkley 64′); Pedro, Hazard (Giroud 88′), Willian (Loftus-Cheek 74′)

MAN CITY (4-3-3): Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Delph; B Silva, Fernandinho, D Silva (Gundogan 66′); Mahrez (Foden 83′), Sterling, Sane (Jesus 52′)

Scorers: Kante 45′ David Luiz 78′
Bookings: Jorginho Pedro

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TalkSport pundit Adrian Durham criticised Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri after the Blues suffered a 3-1 defeat at Wolves.

The popular journalist claimed the West London side will struggle to reach the top 4 this year:

“I would love to hear from Chelsea fans because I’m pretty certain that they would agree with most of the points I’m about to make,” Durham started.

“There’s no pace up front for Chelsea: Callum Hudson-Odoi has to be given a chance in the first team at some point. How he hasn’t had one I do not know.

“I’ve heard stories about a loan spell, just get him in the team! There’s no pace, no zip, it’s not full of energy, it’s not bright. Get him in there and see what he can do.

Durham suggested even more changes:

Ethan Ampadu in for David Luiz, it’s a no brainer. Luiz cannot defend, Ampadu can and Ampadu can do all the things Luiz can. If they want him to balloon a 30-yard free-kick into orbit like Luiz does then he can do that too!

Olivier Giroud over Alvaro Morata… always, always, always has to happen! How Morata started last night I do not know.

“Put Kante where he belongs. Even with Jorginho out of the team against Wolves Kante wasn’t where he belongs because Fabregas was there. Ridiculous!

Ruben Loftus-Cheek always has to start.

“Full-backs need a kick up the backside, Sarri needs to stop smoking because that’s a level of unprofessionalism that he’s bringing into Chelsea Football Club.

“Right now, what Chelsea are on course for is a place out of the top four and Eden Hazard wanting to leave.

“He [Sarri] is steering them, he’s hurtling them towards a place where Chelsea do not want to be and it’s not good management.”

 

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Sarri conference

During his pre-game press conference, Chelsea‘s manager Maurizio Sarri said Wolverhampton will be a tough opponent tomorrow night for the Blues Premier League match.

I expect a very difficult match. They have technical players, they were unlucky in the last two matches, but it is not easy to play there”. the Italian explained.

Sarri also confirmed every Chelsea player is fit for tomorrow’s game: “I spoke with the doctor ten minutes ago, but we have no injuries at the moment”. Sarri said. “We have a little problem with Kovacic and Alonso in he last match, but they are ready to play. We have one more training session”.

The Blues manager also admitted Ruben Loftus-Cheek is becoming a very important player for Chelsea: “He has played in the Europa League and League Cup, some in the Premier League but not starting”. Sarri explained. “At the moment he is very important for us. He had some problems to understand what I wanted, but he is improving and in the last two matches I have been very happy with him. I want him to stay with me, with us”.

Finally, Maurizio Sarri commented on Azpilicueta‘s new contract and reflected also on Fabregas and David Luiz‘s situations: “He is important for the club, staff and team-mates. I am very happy with the contract” the Italian said about Azpilicueta, while on David Luiz and Fabregas he went on: “I spoke with the club about this one month ago. I know very well it is not easy, but I think we can do a new deal for both. They are very important players for us. It is very difficult to find a centre-back for this level and it is difficult to find a centre-midfielder technical like Fabregas, so I think they have to stay with us. The deal is very difficult for this reason (over 30), the club want a short contract and the players want a long contract, it is difficult for this reason but we can find a solution”.

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