Blues head to Carabao Cup final after Spurs were disallowed by VAR three times


CHELSEA are in the Carabao Cup final after beating Tottenham 3-0 on aggregate.

Leading 2-0 from the first leg, the Blues got off to a dream start as Antonio Rudiger rose high from a corner to nod early.

Spurs believed they had a way back into the game as Hojbjerg was taken down by Rudiger in the area, but VAR ruled the contact started outside the box and overturned the decision.

And they were denied ANOTHER kick after replays showed Kepa got the ball in a game with Lucas Moura.

Kane crashed after Kepa’s mistake moments later, but that too was flagged for offside.

Tottenham tried unsuccessfully to force their way into the competition, but it was Tuchel’s men who took the lead to book their place at Wembley.

  • Final score: Tottenham 0-1 Chelsea (0-3 agg)

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  • Hard facts about Cole

    Ashley Cole said: “That might be the best you can get out of it.

    “Is it the quality of the players and the basic mistakes they make trying to play from the back, aren’t they good enough to do it?

    “He’s a tough coach, so maybe it’s because of the quality of the players.”

  • Under the impulse

    Spurs boss Antonio Conte said: “After two games, Chelsea deserve to reach the final and we have to be honest.

    “In the second half today we created chances to score, we started this game much better (than the first leg).

    “You have to give judgment after two games and Chelsea deserved to go to the final.”

  • Featured attraction

    Antonio Rudiger is a free agent at the end of the season.

    Chelsea want him to stay but will, he said: “I knew it in my head! I was hoping it would be okay, so that was fine.

    I’m working on getting better positions. The last time we played here I scored, so it’s good to help the team and it was the most important thing to lead by example.”

    “You never know what might happen, but I was still confident. You can see the footage, he stepped on his own leg and fell. I was calm.”

  • rude awakening

    Antonio Rudiger won’t discuss his future but was happy with his winning goal.

    The defender said: “‘I’m enjoying this chapter. I think it’s the best moment of my career.”

    “There are a lot of tough games to play. The schedule is getting busier and busier. We have to be ready.”

  • Thom knows the score

    The Chelsea boss won’t discuss Thiago Silva’s contract situation but says he wants more from his men.

    “I think we started well and controlled the game, but we played with fire and gave up chances on sloppy errors.

    “We can and must play much better.

    “We played well in the phases but we need to play much better.”

  • The Blues boss demands more

    Thomas Tuchel will no longer tolerate half-hearted performances

    The German said: “We lost focus and lost focus in the last 15 minutes of the first half and again in the second half.

    “We were almost punished for lack of concentration.

    “We played 90 per cent and that’s not our style – we shouldn’t do that.

    “We had to work hard and it wasn’t our best performance – we were better in the first leg.”

  • Levels

    A 3-0 aggregate win again shows the n class gap.

    Cole said: “I think Chelsea could have started at any time and Chelsea never really got out of second gear.

    Redknapp adds: “One of them is European champion and the others could get there with some time.”

  • Fair call

    Both Prem experts support VAR decisions.

    Redknapp said: “Every VAR decision was the right one and if it wasn’t there Spurs could have had three unfair goals.

    Cole adds: “That’s where VAR comes in and we really appreciate that.

    “I’m not a VAR because if Harry Kane is five foot tall he’s in.”

  • Aten the button

    Goalscoring defender Antonio Rudiger celebrates his team’s victory and his goal.

    Rudiger said: “We were in total control, they were more dangerous today but it was our lack of focus.

    “It was good to score here, but the most important thing is to win.

    “I was convinced that the penalty would be canceled, so I was calm. It was not luck for them but luck for us. It’s the best moment of my career.”

  • Fulltime: Tottenham 0Chelsea 1

    Rudiger comes home with the only goal.

    Tottenham only look good in a few moments.

    Conte knows his North London side is miles away from North London stars,

  • Tottenham 0Chelsea 1

    98 Spurs never seemed to score after a few brilliant early moments.

    Conte is right when he says his team is far from European champions.

    How long will Harry Kane face this failure?

    All over.

  • Tottenham 0Chelsea 1

    96 Gil is fouled so Spurs can build another late attack.

    But Chelsea is at home and watered.

    Antonio Conte is right, there is a big gap between these teams

  • Tottenham 0Chelsea 1

    95 Spurs seem determined to finish with some pride.

    But Chelsea defends stoically until the end.

    The visitors go on the attack with Ziyech and Kante but are pushed back.

  • Eight minutes added

    93 This delay added eight minutes.

    We believe a fan has fallen ill.

    Fans told officials they needed to act and emergency services took over.

  • Tottenham 0Chelsea 1

    89 Chilled as beans in North London now, everyone strolling around while a crowd issue is sorted out.

    There were six extra minutes originally.

    It looks like there might be a health issue for a corona fan.

  • Tottenham 0Chelsea 1

    81′ Jorginho volleys a good chance after a Chelsea corner.

    Spurs swap Skipp for Winks and Chelsea swap Jorginho for Loftus-Cheek.

    Tottenham progress but Chelsea nullify the chance.

    The Blues go on the attack…

  • Tottenham 0Chelsea 1

    79 It’s still 0-3 on aggregate.

    Spurs tried but wasted their best chance.

    Tanganga dives over Hudson-Odoi and Chelsea delivers the spot kick.

  • Tottenham 0Chelsea 1

    76 Fair play for Tottenham, they never stopped doing it.

    Kovacic is leaving for Kante now, however.

    Tottenham fans are starting to leave the one-sided cup.

  • Tottenham 0Chelsea 1

    70 Chelsea are enjoying ball holding practice now.

    Spurs can practice their defense for the Premier League.

    Conte knows he is defeated now as he trades Lo Celso or Gil.

  • Hat trick change

    Ziyech, Alonso and Silva are all sent for Christensen, Werner and Mount.

    Will Werner ever prove himself to this Chelsea crowd?

    Tottenham are now battling against an even fresher side.

  • Tottenham 0Chelsea 1

    64 VAR checks Harry Kane’s 250th club career goal.

    Chelsea fail to clear their lines and the sniper strikes.

    He is declared offside. No goal and instead a Sessegnon substitute for Doherty.

  • Tottenham 0Chelsea 1

    60 Great save from Kepa.

    Spurs full-back Emerson Royal had raced forward and headed for goal but the Spaniard produced the goods.

    This could be the last chance to swing the tie.

    Kane scores!

  • Tottenham 0Chelsea 1

    60 Spurs are awarded a corner but Christensen drives away.

    Emerson Royal wins another.

    Spurs fans are excited but they trail 0-3 and head for the Cup.

    Chelsea almost likes to defend like that.

  • Spurs pen upside down!

    Kepa seems to make a big challenge on Moura but it’s called a pen.

    It goes to VAR and will surely be canceled.

    The referee is on the monitor.

    It looked like a perfect challenge from Kepa.

  • Tottenham 0Chelsea 1

    51 Spurs try to play and are tackled.

    Mount and Hudson-Odoi try to take a chance but get a free kick.

    Tottenham defend him.

    This tie is dead and buried.


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