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Chelsea vs Southampton. Carabao Cup Fourth Round.

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Chelsea 1

  • K Havertz (44th minute)

Southampton 1

  • C Adams (47th minute)

Chelsea win 4-3 on penalties.

Chelsea 1-1 Southampton (4-3 on pens): Blues prevail on penalties to reach Carabao Cup quarter-final

Report and highlights from the Carabao Cup third-round clash between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge as the Blues prevailed 4-3 on penalties on Tuesday night to reach the last eight of the competition.

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Highlights of the Carabao Cup fourth round tie between Chelsea and Southampton.

Chelsea progressed through to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup after beating Southampton 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge.

Kai Havertz had given Chelsea the lead just before the break in their last-16 tie, but Southampton responded shortly after the restart thanks to Che Adams to take the game to a shoot-out.

And eventually it was Thomas Tuchel's side who prevailed - much like they did in the last round against Aston Villa - thanks to Reece James' winning effort, as they go into the hat for the last eight - with the draw taking place on Soccer AM from 10.30am on Saturday morning.

Chelsea need pens again to reach last eight

Chelsea's only two real chances of the first half came from corners at each end. Saul Niguez was denied early on by the hand of Fraser Forster, but the big goalkeeper could do nothing to deny Havertz on 44 minutes, as he rose to head home from Hakim Ziyech's ball into the box.

Southampton threatened little in the opening 45 minutes, but came out after the break looking a totally different side, and within two minutes they were level.

Kyle Walker-Peters forced the situation as he cut into the box from the right and shot low at Kepa, the Chelsea goalkeeper could not hold it though, and it allowed Adams the opportunity to poke his first goal of the season into an empty net from just a yard out.

More chances came and went as the half dragged on. On 72 minutes Saul had another chance from the edge of the box but dragged his effort just wide. Six minutes later Southampton had a chance of their own as a ball from the right found substitute Will Smallbone unmarked in the middle, but his header gave Kepa too much of an opportunity to turn the ball wide.

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The Saints went close twice more in stoppage-time as Kepa was on hand to deny them from headed efforts from corners in quick succession, first keeping out Lyanco, then denying Mohammed Salisu.

To penalties it went, and it was subs Theo Walcott and Smallbone who missed for Southampton - with Mason Mount missing for Chelsea - allowing James the chance to send the Blues through.

What the managers said...

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel: "I think it was a deserved win, we fought hard for our chances, and it was not easy. We were a bit imprecise with our last passes.

"Every time we managed to win duels, we had a lot of opportunities to create chances because they played man-for-man on the whole pitch. We were a bit sloppy with our passes and lacked a bit of composure. They believed and had nothing to lose, and we fought back."

Tuchel saw Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen and Ruben Loftus-Cheek ruled out a day before the fourth-round tie, but he expects them to be back for the Newcastle game on Saturday.

"We had some last-minute changes because three potential starters got injured in training so it was not planned like this and not so many options from the bench," he said of the trio.

Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl: "I am so proud of my team. When you come here you see 'Pride of London' - the pride of London is today my team because what we did here was amazing.

"A lot of these players haven't played a lot this season, but they did an amazing job."

Man of the Match - Trevoh Chalobah

Chelsea's Trevoh Chalobah duels for the ball with Southampton's Shane Long
Image: Chelsea's Trevoh Chalobah duels for the ball with Southampton's Shane Long

Such have been his performances this season that it is barely noted when he stands out anymore. Once again Chalobah was brilliant in the heart of Chelsea's defence. Tuchel has options to play around with his back three, but it is getting harder and harder to justify leaving him out.

When is the draw for the Carabao Cup quarter-finals?

The quarter-final draw will take place live on Soccer AM this Saturday from 10.30am

Hosts Fenners and Jimmy Bullard will be conducting the draw, which will be live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football, Soccer AM's YouTube channel and the EFL's Twitter account.

Carabao Cup 2021/22 schedule...

  • Fourth round: October 27
  • Quarter-finals: December 21 and 22
  • Semi-finals: January 4/5 and 11/12
  • Final: February 27

What's next?

Both sides are back in Premier League action at 3pm on Saturday. Chelsea head to Newcastle, Southampton visit Watford.

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