- Tottenham vs Chelsea Carabao Cup semi-final meeting saw the Blues progress to the final at the expense of their arch-rivals
- Chelsea won the tie on a 3-0 aggregate, with the reverse tie played away at Tottenham ending in a 1-0 in favour of the Stamford Bridge landlords
- Thomas Tuchel's charges will now face Arsenal or Liverpool in the final of the tournament to be played at Wembley Stadium
Chelsea have qualified for the final of this season's Carabao Cup after the Blues overcame rivals Tottenham Hotspur in a thrilling two-leg affair.
Thomas Tuchel's men stunned Spurs 3-0 on aggregate, winning both legs of the fixture.
Chelsea took a significant step towards qualifying for the final of the competition after they won 2-0 in the first leg played at Stamford Bridge.
They eventually got the job done during their trip to north London on Wednesday, January 12, with a 1-0 win.
Antonio Rudiger was the man of the moment for the west Londoners as he scored the all-important goal.
The hosts were a little unlucky during the encounter as VAR denied them a penalty before Harry Kane had his goal ruled out for an offside.
However, this was after Rudiger had helped Chelsea stretch the lead in the 18th minute with a powerful header from a corner.
The closing stages of the tie saw Spurs win a penalty after Rudiger appeared to have fouled Hojbjerg, only for VAR to overturn the decision after a lengthy consultation.
Spurs had another penalty appeal overturned in the 56th minute after Kepa brought down Lucas Moura in the area.
Kane appeared to have drawn his side level minutes later, only for his goal to be chalked off for an offside.
The Blues managed to hold firm to their advantage for the rest of the match to qualify for the final on a 3-0 aggregate.
They are now scheduled to face the winner between Arsenal and Liverpool who face off in the other semifinal of the tournament.
Ivory Coast edge Equatorial Guinea
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast Group E AFCON clash ended in a 1-0 win for The Elephants.
Max-Alain Gradel fired Ivory Coast to a vital win with a screamer inside five minutes of action.
Patrice Beaumelle men will face Sierra Leone in their next fixture before playing holders Algeria.