Chelsea and Arsenal played out a goalless draw in their EFL Cup semi-final first leg two weeks ago at Stamford Bridge. The Blues had plenty of opportunities to take a lead into the second leg of the tie but squandered several good chances.
Wednesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final first leg between Chelsea and Arsenal was just the second English football match to use VAR (Video Assistant Referee). The fact that the new concept stole the show with no incorrect or controversial decisions says everything you need to know about the game of football.
Chelsea confirmed their place in the Carabao Cup semi-final with a narrow 2-1 win over a plucky Bournemouth side, while Manchester United were shocked by a loss against Championship side, Bristol City, via the same scoreline.
Attention turns to the Carabao Cup for Chelsea as they welcome managerless Everton to Stamford Bridge in what promises to be an entertaining all-Premier League tie.
Michy Batshuayi bagged a hat-trick as Chelsea dispatched of Championship side Nottingham Forest with ease on Wednesday evening, with the Blues progressing to round four of the Carabao Cup.
Following an apathetic 0-0 draw with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, the news that Eden Hazard is fit and ready to play 90 minutes again comes as music to the ears of Chelsea fans.
Faithful Chelsea fans will remember defender Michael Mancienne, who now features as an important part of the Nottingham Forest side having left Stamford Bridge for new challenges in 2011.