Thomas Tuchel Reacts to Chelsea vs Tottenham Carabao Cup Semifinal Draw

Thomas Tuchel Reacts to Chelsea vs Tottenham Carabao Cup Semifinal Draw

Fred Kennedy
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:50 PM
  • Chelsea earned a draw with Tottenham after seeing off Brentford in the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup
  • The Blues stunned Brentford 2-0 to reach the semis, with Tottenham battling West Ham to a 2-1 in their own quarter-final meeting
  • Arsenal, who hammered Sunderland 5-1 in the last eight are set to square off against rivals Liverpool who dumped Leicester out of the tourney

Thomas Tuchel has welcomed Chelsea's Carabao Cup semifinal draw against rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel. Photo: Getty Images.
Thomas Tuchel has expressed his delight after Chelsea earned a meeting with Spurs in the Carabao Cup semis. Photo: Getty Images.
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The Blues set up a date against Spurs for the last four of the tournament after seeing off Brentford in the quarterfinal on Wednesday night, December 22.

Tuchel's charges needed a late own goal from Pontus Jansson and Jorginho's penalty in the 85th minute to make their way to the semis.

On their part, Spurs had to overcome a spirited West Ham side in the last eight to sail through.

Steven Bergwijin and Lucas Moura were both on target for Antonio Conte's side sink the Hammers in a 2-1 win.

Fans are now in for some exciting fixtures, with a tasty London derby pitting Chelsea and Spurs in the pipeline.

Reacting to the draw, Tuchel said he was glad his side had drawn Spurs and was proud of his much-changed team that secured progression.

"Tottenham is nice for our fans. A London derby, we are looking forward to it and we want to be there," he said.
"I am absolutely happy about this result, a brilliant result and a brilliant performance given the situation," he added.

In the other semi-final fixture, Arsenal are billed to face off against Liverpool who sprung a comeback to stun Leicester in post-match penalties.

Chelsea stun Brentford

Earlier, Sports Brief reported two late goals including an own goal by Pontus Jansson were enough to earn the Blues a place in the last four of the Carabao Cup.

Thomas Tuchel's charges came into the match off a poor run of form that saw them drop points against Wolves in their last outing in the Premier League.

But buoyed by the return of key players including Jorginho, the west Londoners were able to see off a spirited Brentford side at the Brentford Community Stadium.

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