Jorginho a gulf in class above Winks as Hudson-Odoi thrives in fluid role

CHELSEA booked their spot in February’s Carabao Cup final as they strolled past Spurs.

Already leading 2-0 from the first leg, Antonio Rudiger headed in the crucial opening goal on the night thanks to Pierluigi Gollini’s horrendous error.

Antonio Rudiger headed in on 18 minutes to seal Chelsea's place in the Carabao Cup final

Antonio Rudiger headed in on 18 minutes to seal Chelsea’s place in the Carabao Cup final信用: 理查德·佩勒姆 / 太阳

It ensured the tie was all over with 72 minutes remaining and Chelsea could have run riot.

Tottenham turned up in the second half but, not helped by VAR, they failed to land a serious glove and limped out of yet another cup competition.

Here’s how SunSport’s Joshua Jones rated Thomas Tuchel’s men

Kepa Arrizabalaga – 8

A largely quiet first half for the Spanish goalkeeper, who did not face a shot on target until Emerson Royal’s pea-roller on 37 分钟.

Made a great tackle on Lucas Moura as Spurs had their second penalty overturned then denied Emerson Royal’s header and later Ryan Sessegnon deep into injury time to preserve his clean sheet.

Now all eyes will be on Wembley and if there is any more substitute drama.

塞萨尔·阿斯皮利奎塔 – 6

Solid as ever from Mr Reliablenothing spectacular but handled the little threat Spurs offered down their left.

Slipped at just the wrong time to allow Ben Davies to cross, but Arrizabalaga would not be denied.


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Andreas Christensen – 6

Nice and assured from the Denmark international still playing for his future at Chelsea.

Handled main threat Harry Kane well then thwarted Moura as Spurs threatened in the second half but had a couple of lapses of concentration.

安东尼奥·吕迪格 – 7

Made the most of Gollini’s woeful goalkeeping to head in an easy opener which effectively settled the tie beyond any doubt.

Got away with his tackle on Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg as VAR Mike Dean confirmed contact was outsidenot insidethe penalty area.

Malang Sarr – 7

Got up and down the left-hand side well in his hybrid role. Slowly but surely looking more and more confident in this Chelsea side.

And bonus point for getting the home fans riled up in the early stages after one of his ventures forward resulted in a blocked shot.

若日尼奥 – 8

The midfield metronome was ticking in time tonight, dictating the play as everything seemed to go through Jorginho.

The gulf in class to his opposite number Harry Winks was painfully clear for the 45,000 at the game, it took Antonio Conte 81 minutes to end his man’s woes.

马特奥·科瓦契奇 – 6

Almost allowed Spurs a slight foothold back into the second leg when he switched off from a corner but Kane fluffed his lines stretched at the back post.

除此之外, helped boss the midfield battle alongside his Italian mate.

卡勒姆·哈德森-奥多伊 – 8

Playing in a fluid role, switching between left wing-back and an inverted left-wing roleand did it to great effect in both directions.

Allowed more licence to strut his stuff going forward when the switches were made and got into some dangerous areas but was just lacking the final touch.

梅森山 – 6

Whipped in the teasing delivery from the corner for the opening goal.

He was his usual busy self, although not quite as effective as he would have liked before being subbed off.

Romelu Lukaku – 7

Chose to latch on to Ben Davies, the weakest of Spursthree central defenders and bullied him.

Still looks to be playing with a point to prove and almost opened the scoring goal before continuing to be a menace throughout.

蒂莫·维尔纳 – 5

Clearly started with a bit of extra confidence after his tap-in at the weekend and looked sharp in the opening exchanges with an attempted lob looping wide.

But like Mount, did not cause as many problems as his early threat suggested and made way.


蒂亚戈席尔瓦 (for Christensen, 66 分钟) – 6

As if Chelsea needed an experienced head to see it outbut they brought the Brazilian on for some minutes as he helped them tick away.

马科斯·阿隆索 (for Werner, 66 分钟) – 6

Slotted in on the left allowing Hudson-Odoi more freedom to get forward.

哈基姆·齐耶赫 (for Mount, 66 分钟) – 5

Morocco’s loss is Chelsea’s gainhe took the Mount role for the final quarter.

恩戈洛·坎特 (for Kovacic, 77 分钟) – 6

The Frenchman slotted into the middle of the park for the final stages and was his usual busy self.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek (for Jorginho, 82 分钟) – 5

Another run out in the closing minutes.