Chelsea booked a place in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup after one of the expected football results. After being locked at 1-1 after regulation time the teams could not be separated. Timo Werner scored for the hosts while Cameron Archer equalized for the visitors. Ashley Young and Marvelous Nakamba missed in the penalty shootout while Reece James confidently slotted home the decisive spot-kick. They will now face Southampton in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.
Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel: “Two days [is how long we worked with the team]. We knew after the Tottenham game who we wanted to get 90 minutes into the legs of.” he added. “So two days and we worked on the same principles. It was the same structure so we don’t make it too complicated or unfair [on the players]. We trust them anyway. A lot of them can play against City or Juventus and it was necessary they get competitive minutes in their legs.”
“What we demanded was intensity, energy, attitude, to try their very best. Maybe we didn’t expect the most fluid and precise attacking game from the start but it got better and better because the guys did well on this and it’s a perfect evening.”
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