Chelsea narrowly qualify into quarter finals of the FA Cup following slim win over Barnsley

Chelsea narrowly qualify into quarter finals of the FA Cup following slim win over Barnsley

Akan Anwankwo
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:42 PM
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- Barnsley vs Chelsea saw the Blues book a place in the last eight of the FA Cup

- Tammy Abraham's second-half goal was enough to give the London side the win

- Thomas Tuchel is yet to lose a game as he continues his impressive run as Chelsea boss

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Chelsea have qualified into the FA Cup quarter-finals following a 1-0 win over Championship club Barnsley at the Oakwell Stadium.

Tammy Abraham got the only goal of the match as the Blues sailed into the last eight of the oldest cup competition.

Barnsley started on a bright note as Kepa Arrizabalaga was called into action with a smart save but Marcos Alonso had to make a proper clearance after the Spanish keeper saved a shot on goal.

Chelsea narrowly qualify into quarter finals of the FA Cup following slim win over Barnsley
Tammy Abraham scored the only goal as Chelsea narrowly qualify into the quarter finals of the FA Cup. Photo by Martin Rickett
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Callum Hudson-Odoi also drilled in his effort wide on goal as the contest opened up several chances between both sides.

At the other end, Antonio Rudiger's glancing went just wide off the post and a penalty call for a tackle on Abraham was ignored by referee Martin Atkinson.

But four minutes after the hour mark substitute Reece James made a beautiful run into the box before squaring a pass to Abraham who had the simplest of finishes.

Abraham also made a decisive goal-line clearance after heading away Michael Sollbauer's effort to keep the score at 1-0.

The west London held on for the win as Thomas Tuchel continues his impressive unbeaten run since his arrival at Stamford Bridge last month.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Antonio Conte and Juventus President Andrea Agnelli got involved in a row during their Coppa Italia clash against Inter Milan.

The Biaconeri made it through into the finals following a 2-1 aggregate scoreline after playing a 0-0 draw at the Allianz Stadium.

The match did not go unnoticed without heated exchanges between Conte and his former employer Agnelli. also reported that Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger has appeared to make a subtle dig towards former Blues gaffer Frank Lampard after praising new manager Thomas Tuchel who has gotten three wins in the Premier League.

Although Thomas Tuchel started his coaching career at Chelsea with a disappointing draw against Wolves, but the Blues recorded wins over Burnley, Tottenham and Sheffield United.

Frank Lampard was axed at Chelsea due to unimpressive performance by the Blues players before Thomas Tuchel was appointed at Stamford Bridge.

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