League Cup

Chelsea
 
FT
1-0
(2) AGG (1)
Liverpool
 
(2) AGG (1)
  • B. Ivanović 94’
28/01/2015
League Cup
Stamford Bridge
Attendance 40,659

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 90'
      End of 90 minutes here at Stamford Bridge. Well over 180 minutes of football there has been nothing to separate Chelsea and Liverpool in their pursuit of a place in the League Cup final. The advantage now goes to the Mourinho's men, whose away goal they netted in the first leg thanks to Eden Hazard
    • 90'
      Oscar and Matic combine down the left wing and the Serbian gets to the byline fore firing a teasing cross into the box, but there are no takers for Chelsea! That should be it!
    • 90'
      Four minutes of added time here at Stamford Bridge. It looks like we are going to get 30 minutes of extra time after the regulation 90, but there is still time for some late drama...!
    • 105'
      Half time in extra time as the sides switch halves quickly. Fifteen minutes remaining for Liverpool to save their League Cup campaign and take this to penalties!
    • 0'
      FULL TIME! Chelsea are through to the final of the League Cup! It has been an extremely tight affair over two legs, but in the end the vital goal came just a few minutes into extra time when Branislav Ivanovic bulleted a header home from a Willian free kick. Jordan Henderson, Lucas, and especially D
    • 0'
      Half time in Stamford Bridge. Perhaps a predictable scoreline at the break as Chelsea and Liverpool remain in a 0-0 stalemate after 45 minutes, but the lack of goals does not reflect what has been a high tempo, high intensity affair between these two rivals. Courtois has bailed his side out with a c
    • 0'
      The teams have took to the field at Stamford Bridge and we are almost ready for kick off!
    • 0'
      Liverpool (3-5-1-1): Mignolet; Can, Skrtel, Sakho; Markovic, Henderson, Gerrard, Lucas, Moreno; Coutinho; Sterling.
    • 0'
      Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Filipe Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS...
    • 0'
      Liverpool also have a point to prove after a disappointing FA Cup result at the weekend, but they can take confidence and solace from the fact they were excellent at Anfield in the first leg of this tie as they battled to a 1-1 draw. Rodgers' outfit are currently on an impressive 10-match unbeaten,
    • 0'
      After that FA Cup exit, Mourinho would later call the result “embarrassing”. The Champions League winning boss will certainly not accept a performance of the same quality tonight as the blues look to bounce back and book their place in the final of another cup competition. In his first tenure as Che
    • 0'
      In Saturday's FA Cup action, Liverpool were held 0-0 at Anfield and forced into a replay by a plucky Bolton side. However, it was a result earlier on in the day which shook English football to the core. Despite going two goals up, Chelsea were dumped out of the FA Cup by a monumental comeback from L
    • 0'
      The last thing that Chelsea or Liverpool would have wanted to see after the weekend's action would be another cup match...
    • 0'
      We have a brilliantly poised tie in London tonight as Jose Mourinho and Brendan Rodgers' sides compete for a place in the League Cup final in March. The first leg took place exactly a week ago and ended in a tight 1-1 draw as the two star players on the night, Eden Hazard and Raheem Sterling, both g
    • 0'
      I'm Martin Macdonald, and I'll be taking you through the action!
    • 0'
      Good evening football fans! Welcome to LIVE coverage of the League Cup semi-final second leg clash between Chelsea and Liverpool from Stamford Bridge!
    • 1'
      We are underway in this League Cup semi-final second leg!
    • 3'
      Terrific tempo here in the early stages! Both sides are aiming to gain an ascendancy with slick passing in the midfield, but no penetration into the opposition box yet!
    • 4'
      This is end-to-end stuff here! Coutinho leads a Liverpool counterattack and picks out Sterling on the left, who sees his cross inside blocked by Zouma. Willian then collects for Chelsea on the edge of the box and the home side initiate a counterattack of their own!
    • 6'
      Penalty shout for Chelsea! Willian latches on to a Diego Costa pass to the edge of the area and fires a shot towards goal, only to see his attempt cannon off the arm of Lucas! It was only a yard or so away, but you've seen them given! Not on this occasion, however...
    • 8'
      Diego Costa and Skrtel battle for supremacy in an aerial duel for the first time in the match, and on this occasion the Liverpool defender comes out on top. Doubt it will be the last time we see that duo locking horns tonight!
    • 10'
      Well it has been an absolutely lightning-quick opening 10 minutes here at Stamford Bridge. There has been nothing between the teams so far with only a couple of mini-openings on show. Lucas and Fabregas have been the most involved players for their respective sides.
    • 12'
      Can and Diego Costa get involved in an altercation at the side of the pitch which eventually sees the Spain international naughtily stamp on the shinpad of the Liverpool defender. If the referee sees that he is in serious trouble, but play continues after a melee involving a few other players.
    • 14'
      Chelsea enjoy a small period of possession in the final third as Fabregas and Matic link up in the central area. The ball eventually finds Filipe down the left, who attempts to swing a cross into the box, but Mignolet comes off his line to claim out of the air. Better delivery required there.
    • 16'
      So selfish from Sterling! The 20-year-old latches on to a mistake from Zouma and then drives towards goal with authority. Gerrard is standing totally unmarked begging for a pass, but it doesn't come, and the Chelsea defender displays impressive recovery pace to get back and make the clearance!
    • 18'
      A lovely Chelsea move involving Fabregas and Matic sees Ivanovic collect the ball on the right wing before bursting towards the byline. The right-back looks for the darting run of Hazard to the front post but Mignolet is proactive in his goalkeeping and again comes off his line to make the block.
    • 20'
      Fabregas has Willian totally free to his right on the edge of the box but opts to fire a pass into the feet of Diego Costa, who shifts the ball on to his right foot to get the shot away. Skrtel is on hand to make the block and Willian's attempted recovery touch goes harmlessly through to the keeper.
    • 22'
      PENALTY TO CHELSEA! WAIT! NO! It appears the referee has whistled for a free kick to Liverpool as he penalises Diego Costa for diving after a tackle from Skrtel! That is a startling decision; looked a definite spotkick! Wonder what Jose will make of that one...
    • 24'
      Chelsea have definitely been the better side in the last 10 minutes or so here as the home side look to gain an advantage in this tie. It is quite clear that Liverpool are aiming to play on the counterattack and utilise the pace of Sterling, Markovic, and Coutinho, but not much joy for that trio as
    • 26'
      SUPERB SAVE FROM COURTOIS! Gerrard receives the ball to feet 25 yards out and picks out an incisive pass to the back post for Moreno, who opts to take a touch and smash a strike towards goal, but the Belgian keeper keeps himself big to make the solid block! Could Alberto Moreno have hit that first t
    • 28'
      Chelsea's ascendancy has just halted every so slightly after that impressive period of 10 to 15 minutes. Liverpool have just reminded the home side of their threat with a couple of pacey counterattacks!
    • 30'
      ANOTHER SAVE FROM COURTOIS! Coutinho drives forward through the middle and takes advantage of some poor positioning from Zouma to make his way to a yard or two inside the box before drilling a left-footed strike towards the bottom corner, but Liverpool are foiled again by the frame of the big goalke
    • 32'
      Absolutely scintillating stuff from Hazard as the Chelsea man takes the ball into the corner flag before leaving two Liverpool defenders for dead with some tricky footwork and a nutmeg. His feet are so quick that you can't dive in on him!
    • 34'
      Coutinho robs Ivanovic of possession near the touchline and bursts down the left before reversing a pass inside to Gerrard. The Liverpool captain tees up Henderson on the edge of the box, but the resulting shot is disappointingly skewed wide. That was definitely a chance but there was no authority o
    • 36'
      Oscar receives the ball to feet with his back to the Liverpool goal and turns sharply before looking to get a pass away. The Brazilian just spots the incoming challenge of Lucas and buys a free kick out of his compatriot. Free kick to Chelsea 30 yards out in a decent position.
    • 38'
      Oscar dusts himself off to get up and hit the free kick that he won a moment ago but the 23-year-old's set-piece goes a yard wide, with Mignolet getting across goal to cover comfortably.
    • 40'
      I'm not too sure how we haven't had a goal in this match so far as both sides have showed signs of their threat to the opposition. Maybe just one or two better decisions in the final third from a few players and it wouldn't be the case! Oscar and Sterling the worst offenders on that front so far.
    • 42'
      J. Henderson is yellow-carded.
    • 42'
      Liverpool are just growing in prominence as we approach half time here. Coutinho picks up the ball on the left touchline and takes on Fabregas before looking to pick out a strike towards the bottom corner. Zouma is well-placed to put behind for a corner kick, though.
    • 44'
      Sakho initially does well to brush off the challenge of Hazard near the byline and turn out before looking to pass out of defence. The Frenchman's pass is cut out by Oscar, but the next pass to Diego Costa evades the former Atletico Madrid man. Close shave for the visitors!
    • 46'
      We are back under way in London!
    • 47'
      Gerrard comes out unscathed after a few flying challenges inside the centre circle and looks to pull off a penetrating pass through the middle of the Chelsea defence for Sterling, but Terry reads the game well to make the interception.
    • 49'
      Bad news for Chelsea fans here as it looks like Fabregas won't be able to continue. The Spaniard was just involved in an accidental collision with his team-mate, Terry, as the duo both slid in for a tackle and it looks like he has picked up a knock. Certainly worrying for the home side with the Man
    • 50'
      SI Ramires SO Fàbregas
    • 50'
      Fàbregas is replaced with Ramires.
    • 51'
      That injury to Fabregas will certainly be a boost to Liverpool's chances here you would think. The former Barcelona man wasn't at his best in the first half, but he is always capable of picking out that killer pass. Ramires should certainly add some energy in midfield though.
    • 53'
      Lucas Leiva receives a yellow card.
    • 53'
      Sakho gets his side into a mess at the back as he gives the ball away once again. Oscar then releases possession before being scythed down by Lucas in a tackle which earns the Liverpool midfielder a booking. Then Diego Costa and Skrtel get into an altercation near the touchline but the referee defus
    • 55'
      Well once again Diego Costa is a very lucky man to still be on the pitch! Replays showed that the striker AGAIN stamped down on a Liverpool player and it happened during that collision with Skrtel! Two stamps, but no red cards!
    • 57'
      SI G. Johnson SO Fàbregas
    • 57'
      M. Sakho is done for the day. G. Johnson is his replacement.
    • 57'
      The first half was certainly not a friendly by any stretch of the imagination but since the break this has boiled over into a real grudge match. Flying tackles, stamps, yellow cards, but no goals as of yet! Both sides definitely have the quality to open the scoring though!
    • 59'
      HAZARD NEARLY SCORES A WONDER GOAL! The Belgian collects the ball down the right channel and takes on one, two, three, FOUR defenders before shifting on to his left foot and smashing a peach of a strike towards the top right corner! It goes agonizingly wide!
    • 61'
      What a fantastic save from Mignolet!!! Filipe gets down the left-hand side and swings a cross into the box, which is cleared. Diego Costa latches on to the loose ball and drills a half volley at goal which takes a wicked deflection on the way through! The Liverpool keeper somehow adjusts his body to
    • 63'
      GERRARD! Sterling leads the Liverpool counterattack as he stretches out his legs down the right flank. He makes the correct decision this time and tees up his captain on the edge of the box, who whips a right-footed strike straight down the throat of Courtois. Solid save in the end!
    • 65'
      Amazing TACKLE from Mignolet!!! Henderson makes an excellent interception on the edge of the box but the ball runs through to Diego Costa, who looks to take a touch around the keeper before finishing! The Belgian stretches out a leg to make a vital, VITAL block!
    • 67'
      Henderson is lucky not to receive a second yellow card here as he gives away a free kick for what looks like a deliberate handball. The referee, Michael Oliver, blows for the foul but fails to product another booking, which is letting the Liverpool man off very lightly!
    • 69'
      Not too far away from Ramires! The substitute moves forward through central midfield and tries his luck from 30 yards with a rasper of a shot. It was certainly struck with power, and Courtois was struggling to get across, but the attempt just evades the left-hand post! Unlucky!
    • 70'
      SI M. Balotelli SO Fàbregas
    • 70'
      M. Balotelli comes on for L. Marković.
    • 71'
      First change of the match from Brendan Rodgers and it sees Lazar Markovic coming off to be replaced by Mario Balotelli. Well the Italian will certainly add to the drama at Stamford Bridge, but can he grab that all important goal for the Reds?!
    • 73'
      With Liverpool camped inside their own half, Ivanovic takes advantage of the space ahead and moves forward before hitting a lovely diagonal pass out wide to Oscar. The Brazilian exchanges a pass with Diego Costa but the move eventually breaks down as Ramires is dispossessed by Skrtel on the edge of
    • 74'
      J. Terry gets yellow.
    • 75'
      The latest player to go into the book is John Terry and it is for a very late challenge on Sterling just a few yards forward from the centre circle. The Chelsea captain certainly knew what he was doing as Liverpool were on the counter, and deservedly sees yellow.
    • 77'
      Jose Mourinho makes his second substitution of the match as it sees Filipe Luis, who looks to be suffering from a knock, come off to be replaced by Cesar Azpilicueta. The Spaniard should provide a little more solidity down that left wing.
    • 78'
      SI Azpilicueta SO Fàbregas
    • 78'
      Filipe Luis is replaced with Azpilicueta.
    • 79'
      Just over 10 minutes remaining in this League Cup semi-final second leg between Chelsea and Liverpool. As it currently stands we are heading for extra time as away goals only come into affect after the opening 90 minutes. Still time for someone to prove to be a hero and take their side into the fina
    • 81'
      Balotelli picks out Coutinho with a delightful backheel on the edge of the are and the Brazilian drifts past two or three challenges before slipping inside the box. He manages to pick out Gerrard with digged pass, but the Liverpool captain slices his half volley over the bar.
    • 83'
      Liverpool play a very high line which allows Diego Costa to release Hazard down the left wing. The Brazilian follows his run forward and eventually receives the ball back on the edge of the box, but his left-footed strike is blocked by the opposition defence!
    • 85'
      It remains to be seen whether both sides are settling for the 0-0 draw here as there are still signs of attacking intent in the final third, but as the legs tire in the last couple of minutes perhaps everyone will agree on a rest and another 30 minutes of play.
    • 87'
      OFF TARGET FROM STERLING! The Liverpool man collects the ball in the inside left channel and then typically cuts inside on his right foot before drilling a strike towards the bottom corner. In the end it doesn't bother Courtois too much and flies over the bar.
    • 89'
      B. Ivanović is yellow-carded.
    • 89'
      Sterling is involved in the action once again as he displays some electric pace down the left wing to get the better of Ivanovic, but the Chelsea defender responds with a pull of the shirt and a foul and a yellow card follows for the Serbian.
    • 91'
      We are back under way as extra time commences!
    • 93'
      Lucas risks the wrath of referee Michael Oliver here as he blatantly trips up Hazard right in front of the eyes of the official. He has been on a yellow card for a while now, and he is lucky not to receive another.
    • 94'
      G B. Ivanović Assist Fàbregas
    • 94'
      Willian provided the assist.
    • 94'
      GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLL FOR CHELSEA!! THE HOSTS TAKE THE LEAD! Willian clips a free kick into the box and Ivanovic rises high to bullet a header into the ceiling of the net! As simple a set-piece as you'll see! One-nil!
    • 96'
      That goal may be a bit of a hammer blow to Liverpool, but it still doesn't really change what they have to do. They had to score anyway due to the away goal Chelsea recorded in the first leg, and they still have to do the same.
    • 98'
      What a sitter from Henderson! Sterling does brilliant to find a yard of space down the left wing and stand a teasing cross to the back post. The former Sunderland man meets it but directs his header over the bar from 10 yards! That was the chance! They might not get another of that quality!
    • 100'
      Diego Costa just can't stay out of trouble can he?! This time the Brazilian gets involved in yet another altercation, this time involving Steven Gerrard. To be fair, both of them looked like guilty parties, and both receive yellow cards. About time for Costa though!
    • 102'
      S. Gerrard receives a yellow card.
    • 102'
      Diego Costa gets yellow.
    • 102'
      Balotelli shows impressive strength to shake off the attentions of a couple of Chelsea defenders down the right-hand side and then fires a cross to the edge of the area. Sterling collects but then can only manage to harmlessly drag a strike wide of the left-hand post.
    • 104'
      Chelsea get another opportunity to inflict some set-piece damage as Willian clips a free kick to the back post. Diego Costa nearly gets on the end of it but Johnson is well-placed to make the important clearance.
    • 105'
      SI R. Lambert SO Fàbregas
    • 105'
      Alberto Moreno is replaced with R. Lambert.
    • 106'
      The second half of extra time is under way! Rickie Lambert is on for Alberto Moreno in a change which will likely see Liverpool adopt a more direct style of play!
    • 108'
      Oscar is yellow-carded.
    • 108'
      Can breaks out of defence with a marauding run down the right wing and eventually earns a clever free kick out of the retreating Oscar and Azpilicueta. Liverpool get the free kick in very similar position to which Chelsea scored from.
    • 110'
      Just completely woeful from Balotelli. The former Milan striker initially does well to collect a long pass to the back post and then, with Courtois out of position, floats a cross right out behind for a goal kick, gifting possession back to Chelsea. The Italian doesn't do himself a lot of favours at
    • 112'
      Much, much better this time from Balotelli as he easily ushers the challenge of Ivanovic away before picking out Henderson with an excellent diagonal pass to the right flank. In the end the move comes to nothing though.
    • 114'
      E. Can gets yellow.
    • 114'
      Chelsea are professionally attempting to see this match out here with some sustained possession in the final third, but Liverpool are showing no signs of giving up despite their time disadvantage. They just need one goal in order to take this to penalties.
    • 116'
      M. Škrtel goes into the referee's book.
    • 116'
      Well the players are all starting to show signs of fatigue now, and no wonder! To play for as long as they have done at the tempo they have is extremely impressive. Some heavy legs out there now though!
    • 118'
      Last change of the match from Chelsea and it sees Didier Drogba come on for a couple of minutes, and he'll replace Willian. He'll no doubt be tasked with holding up the play in and around the Liverpool penalty area!
    • 119'
      SI D. Drogba SO Fàbregas
    • 119'
      Willian is done for the day. D. Drogba is his replacement.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    Attacker
    brazil
    Willian
    22
    119'Substituted
    Defender
    spain
    Alberto Moreno
    18
    105'Substituted

    MANAGERS

    italy
    Maurizio Sarri
    germany
    Jürgen Klopp

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 4 13
    Yellow Cards 2 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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