Kriralok Desk: The Blues beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in the first leg of the semi-final at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
Chelsea, on their way to the final, kept the ball on their feet for 64 per cent of the match. A total of 19 shots were taken, of which six were along the post. Tottenham were far behind in taking shots, taking five. They couldn’t take more than two shots along the post.
Hawartz made the hosts happy in five minutes of the match. A high shot from the left foot with the extended ball of teammate Marcos Alonso hit the foot of Davinson Sanchez and went into the net.
The Spurs, who played a bad match, digested the suicide goal in the 34th minute. Japhet Tanganga increased the danger while clearing the free kick head taken by Hakim Zeech. The gap is doubled when the ball hits Ben Davis and crosses the goal line.
The two teams will play a return leg on January 12 at Tottenham.
The first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield on Thursday has been postponed. The English Football League (EFL) has confirmed in a statement that the match has been postponed due to increased corona outbreak at Allred camp.