Kai Havertz Breaks Finger, Tottenham Hotspur Score Twice As Chelsea Win League Cup Semi Final 1st Leg

Kai Havertz Breaks Finger, Tottenham Hotspur Score Twice As Chelsea Win League Cup Semi Final 1st Leg

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:53 PM
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  • Kai Havertz broke his finger during Chelsea's opening goal against Tottenham Hotspur last night in the League Cup
  • Tottenham scored two goals, both in their own net, as Chelsea took an advantage heading into the second leg
  • Chelsea are in pole position to secure a place in the final where they will face either Liverpool or Arsenal

"Break a leg" is considered to be a good-luck wish but Kai Havertz unfortunately broke his finger while celebrating Chelsea's first goal in the League Cup tie against Tottenham Hotspur.

Chelsea take a two-goal lead into the return leg, looking to set up a final showdown with either Arsenal or Liverpool.

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Kai Havertz broke a finger in the aftermath of the first goal while Spurs put the ball in the back of the net twice to lose 2-0. Image: Adam Davy/ Darren Walsh/ Chloe Knott - Danehouse
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Chelsea broke the deadlock in the fifth minute when Kai Havertz had his shot deflected into the net by Davinson Sanchez, Sport24 reported. Havertz would be credited with the goal but his elation was short-lived as he broke his finger in the aftermath of the goal.

Chelsea would then go two up just after the half-hour mark when Japhet Tanganga headed the ball into Ben Davies. The ball would find itself in the back of the net, giving Chelsea a two-goal lead.

Ben Davies was sadly credited with scoring an own goal, Metro reported.

Tottenham's bad luck and Chelsea's performance didn't escape social media's eye either, with many football fans commenting on the match.

Olatubosun Oriola Abraham:

"Chelsea did not beat Tottenham, Tottenham beat themselves."

Stephen Adeniran:

"Spuds don't challenge for trophy... They're allergic to winning."

Kenneth Amah:

"Brilliant game of football from Chelsea especially in the first half, different from the Chelsea we seen in the past week."

Emmanuel Folarin:

"Tottenham literally beat themselves. I mean would you look at the goals. Just so erred. Almost 2 own goals. This win was not that reassuring to me. More of luck to me and I don't care what nobody says. That's just the factttt."

Premier League club Chelsea set to complete 1st signing of the January 2021 transfer window

In other Chelsea news, the side is on the verge of completing their first January transfer window signing as Thomas Tuchel’s side chase former Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona Lucas Digne, Sky Sports reports.

Earlier Sports Brief reported that the Blues are in the market for a left-back following the long-term injury to Ben Chilwell as he is out for the rest of the season.

SPORTbible reports that Marcos Alonso is the only recognisable left wing-back and now they are already doing business to fill Chilwell's void.

It was gathered that Digne has fallen out of favour under manager Rafa Benitez and he could be heading away from Goodison Park. The 28-year-old joined the Toffees from Spanish club Barcelona in 2018.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.