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Willy Caballero recognises the importance of yesterday’s win at Stamford Bridge vs Everton: not only because this result keeps alive Chelsea hopes of winning the Carabao Cup, but also because the win mantains the positive momentum for Antonio Conte‘s team.

“Fortunately, we scored the second goal in the last minute and this qualified us,” – Caballero told Chelsea official website – “We conceded again in the last second, but we kept the ball after that and didn’t let them have a last chance in our box. We go through and we are waiting now for the draw. We are really happy for our performance. It’s always important to win, in every cup, every trophy, every game. At a big club it’s always important to win, and win again, and win again. We don’t have enough time to think very hard about if we play very well. We have to think quickly and switch because the next game is in two days, so now we are focused on the Premier League.”

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Antonio Conte is confident that midfielder Danny Drinkwater will improve following his Chelsea debut at Stamford Bridge against Everton in the Carabao Cup last night.

With Kante sidelined but close to a return, the former Leicester City man could be a key player in Chelsea’s squad: “I think he has a lot of room for improvement, – Conte said after the game – I preferred to give him the opportunity to play from the start because he needs to play, to find the right tempo and rhythm of the game”. 

“I knew I could risk something by playing him, but I think it was very positive for him to start the game and to know that now I can count on him for part of the next games. 

Conte believes Drinkwater “will be 100 per cent fit after the international break”. However, he added: “We must have patience. We are also recovering N’Golo very well and this is good news for our midfield.”

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Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater made his debut with the Blues in the last game against Everton.

The England international told ChelseaTV: “The last few months? I don’t think they could have gone any worse. I have been trying to take the positives out of it. My calf feels good now but I was massively frustrated. The waiting game was killing me”.

Drinkwater suffered a calf injury in training after joining Chelsea on Deadline Day from Leicester City.

“It’s been good to watch the team and it has helped me to settle in as well. It has given me a feel for how they actually play. But the sooner I can get more involved now, the better for me.”

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Antonio Rudiger‘s header which opened the scoring against Everton last night was absolutely stunning and secured the Blues a massive victory in the Carabao Cup. Chelsea earned a place in the quarter-finals after beating 2-1 the Toffees at Stamford Bridge.

“First of all, I am very, very happy we won the match and I could contribute to the result, – Rudiger said – I am very happy to score my first goal for Chelsea. The thing is, I didn’t see the ball because of the light. I was looking up. It was a good header but a bit of luck also as well”.

“They had two or three chances, that’s it. We gave away the game a bit in the second half, Everton had more ball possession, and one time they scored but the important thing is we won”.

The draw for Carabao Cup’s quarter-final will take place at 4PM today, with Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Leicester City, Bournemouth, Bristol City and West Ham also included in the eight-team list.

“You can win a trophy, so you have to be motivated. It was a big chance as well for young players like Ampadu, Musonda and Kenedy. Everyone has to be motivated and for our club this is the fastest way to win something, so we have to go for it” the 24-year-old added.

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Chelsea midfielder Ethan Ampadu made his full first team debut in Carabao Cup 4th Round’s win over Everton after previously coming off the bench in the last round against Nottingham Forest.

The supporters were impressed with the 17-year-old, who played all 90 minutes and looked entirely composed in the game, and it appears he made the same impression on his manager, too.

“He’s 17 years old and played a good game,” Antonio Conte said about him.

“They deserve their chance and I am very happy. It was the answer I was waiting for.”

Ampadu is the first class 2000 to play for Chelsea first team, breaking a record for the club.

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Speaking after the win against Everton in Carabao Cup Chelsea boss Antonio Conte gave an important update about N’Golo Kante‘s recovery from his hamstring injury.

“He’s progressing well. I am happy, I saw him in a good physical condition,” said the Blues manager about the French midfielder who picked up this injury in a game with his national team during last international break.

“We need to keep calm and find the right moment to put him in the team. Now it will be very easy to tell him to play. 

“We must pay attention and to find the best solution for him. He’s ready.”

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Chelsea beat Everton 2-1 in the Carabao Cup 4th Round and go through the next stage of the competition.

Antonio Conte decided to play many substitutes – even Ethan Ampadu, a class 2000, that made his first team debut tonight with an impressive performance – but he was able to overcome Everton, who sacked manager Ronald Koeman two days ago, anyway.

The goal were scored by Tony Rudiger at 26′, Willian at 90′ and Calvert-Lewin for the Toffees at 92′.

Round Five draw will be streamed live on Twitter from 4pm GMT on Thursday 26th October.

 

 

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These are the official line-ups for Carabao Cup last 16 game between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea: Caballero, Rudiger, Cahill, Christensen, Zappacosta, Ampadu, Drinkwater, Kenedy, Willian, Batshuayi, Musonda
Substitutes: Fabregas, Morata, Pedro, Clarke-Salter, Scott, Eduardo, Sterling

Everton: Pickford, Kenny, Williams, Jagielka, Baines, Davies, Baningime, Mcarthy, Mirallas, Rooney, Lennon
Substitutes: Keane, Sigurdsson, Niasse, Calvert-Lewin, Holgate, Lookman, Robles.

 

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Even if Chelsea manager Antonio Conte declared yesterday to the Blues official website, that Danny Drinkwater was still injured, now it seems the midfielder Chelsea signed this summer from Leicester has been declared fit.

So Drinkwater himself can make his Chelsea debut tonight at Stamford Bridge vs Everton in the Carabao Cup last 16 match even if is highly improbable the new Blues signing will be included in the starting XI.

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