Date: 8th January 2019 at 10:01pm
Written by:
Tottenham Hotspur
1 – 0
Chelsea

Wembley Stadium

EFL Cup Semi-Final 1st Leg

8/01/2018 8:00 pm

Attendance: 44371

Referee: Oliver

Tottenham Hotspur Chelsea
Kane (pen 26)
Gazzaniga Arrizabalaga
 
Trippier Azpilicueta
Alderweireld Rudiger
Sanchez
 
Christensen
Rose Alonso
Winks
 
90 Kante
Sissoko Jorginho
Eriksen 91 Barkley 75
Alli Willian 63
Son Heung-Min 79 Hazard
Kane Hudson-Odoi 79

Substitutes

Lloris Pedro 63
Lamela
 
79 Caballero
Walker-Peters Kovacic 75
Llorente 91 Giroud 79
Foyth Zappacosta
Davies David Luiz
Skipp 90 Ampadu

Game Statistics

6 Goal attempts 17
4 On Target 5
2 Corners 7
10 Fouls 6
3 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
42 % 58

Tuesday evening’s action pitted Tottenham Hotspur against Chelsea in the EFL Cup semi-final first leg tie at Wembley Stadium.

With a comfortable FA Cup victory in our last game, preparation wasn’t great as we lost Lucas Moura to a knee injury in the win at Tranmere, but the aim for Spurs was to put in a strong showing and hopefully take advantage with silverware being a word on everyone’s lips in the campaign of 2018/19.

The visitors clearly had the better of the game across the 90 minutes when you look at the stats and overall chances on the day, but once again Spurs did more with less of the ball and made it count and the only statistic that truly matters is the one detailing Harry Kane’s 26th minute penalty as we took and then held onto, a 1-0 advantage.

The tie is far from over at 1-0, but the advantage is ours and we’d have taken that ahead of the opening whistle.