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After tonight, Conte will look at his former club with envy, with Tuchel's squad packed full of talent. While the tie was all but over before the second leg, Spurs lacked any spark off the bench. The Italian will undoubtedly learn from the experience, while Chelsea march on as their unbeaten run is now at 11 matches.
Chelsea book their place in the final of the EFL Cup after a commanding performance in the capital. The Blues took the lead through Rudiger inside the first half, with Gollini's error allowing him to head home from a Mount corner. Spurs did win a penalty before the first 45 minutes came to an end, but VAR officials decided Andre Marriner's original decision was wrong after he ruled Rudiger had fouled Hojbjerg in the box. He awarded a second penalty in the second half, but the officials sided with Chelsea for a second time after Kepa brought down Lucas Moura in the box by winning the ball. Spurs' bad luck continued as Kane's goal was ruled out for offside, and their wait for a trophy goes on.
90' + 8' FULL-TIME - TOTTENHAM 0-1 CHELSEA.
90' + 7' SAVE! Kepa makes sure Chelsea's clean sheet is still intact as he thwarts Sessegnon at the near post. The Tottenham winger tried to squeeze his shot underneath the Spaniard, but Spurs are not going to get any luck in front of goal, it seems.
90' + 6' The chances have dried up in the last 20 minutes, but that has not dampened Chelsea's spirits. They have kept Spurs at bay, albeit via three VAR decisions, and their fans can soon start to think about their EFL Cup final tickets.
90' + 4' Chelsea's fans are now cheering every successful pass that their team makes. Talk about rubbing salt into the wounds of the home supporters.
90' + 3' Unsurprisingly, the game has gone a little flat after the incident in the stands and Chelsea appear to be on their way to Wembley.
90' We are now back underway and there will be another eight minutes of action to come!
88' Tottenham have confirmed the game has been paused due to a medical emergency in the crowd.
86' The game has come to a halt as there seems to be an issue in the crowd behind Kepa's goal. Let's hope everything is OK as the two teams try to keep warm in the meantime.
86' Just a reminder that the winner of this tie will play either Arsenal or Liverpool in the final of the EFL Cup, although the first leg of their tie has yet to be played.
84' Having reached the FA Cup and Champions League finals last season, Chelsea boss Tuchel is minutes away from becoming only the eighth different manager to lead an English team to the final of both major domestic competitions, and the European Cup/Champions League.
R. Loftus-Cheek
Jorginho
82' Jorginho is also on his way to the bench, which will give Loftus-Cheek the chance to impress.
O. Skipp
H. Winks
81' Another alteration in midfield for Spurs as Skipp replaces Winks.
79' Spurs' spell of possession seems to have come and gone. Conte's men are now struggling to get Kane and co on the ball, and they will be doing all they can not to let Chelsea score a second goal.
N. Kanté
M. Kovačić
77' After controlling the midfield for the majority of the night, Kovacic is now given a break, with Kante the man to replace him.
73' In their last 15 EFL Cup matches, Chelsea are unbeaten when leading at half-time, dating back to February 2008 against Tottenham.
Bryan Gil
G. Lo Celso
71' Conte freshens up his midfield as Lo Celso is replaced by Gil.
68' Spurs are going to feel hard done by tonight, but the truth is all three corrections have been spot on. Both penalties should not have been awarded, while Kane was offside for the goal. Sadly, that will not make them feel any better as their wait for a trophy appears like it will go on.
H. Ziyech
M. Mount
66' Mount, who created the only goal of the match, makes way for Ziyech.
Marcos Alonso
T. Werner
66' Marcos Alonso is also making his way onto the pitch, with Werner the man to make way.
Thiago Silva
A. Christensen
66' The first of three changes by Tuchel sees Thiago Silva replace Christensen.
66' Tuchel looks to be making changes of his own in the next few minutes!
R. Sessegnon
M. Doherty
65' Conte turns to his bench for the first time as Sessegnon replaces Doherty.
63' GOAL DISALLOWED!!! It just isn't their night, is it? Kane fires the ball into the back of the net, but Spurs' hopes are dashed within seconds. Kepa's misplaced pass allowed Spurs to charge into the Chelsea box, but the goalkeeper has rushed out to try and make amends. In doing so, he played Kane offside, and the England international is left disappointed after being played in by Lucas Moura.
62' Spurs are arguably enjoying their best spell in the match, and the home crowd are doing what they can to encourage them. Lucas Moura and Kane seem to be finding more space between the Chelsea midfield and defence, but they need to quickly get a goal.
60' SAVE! Kepa flies across his goal to deny Emerson, and it remains 0-1. The Spurs right-back launched himself at a cross from the left wing, but his header was too close to Kepa in the end.
59' Two penalties were awarded. Two penalties were overturned. Not Marriner's finest night so far, but at least he has used the technology available to overturn the decisions.
58' DECISION OVERTURNED!
57' Marriner has claimed Kepa has brought down Lucas Moura without winning the ball, but the replays suggest he has got this decision wrong. This could be two penalties that have been overturned.
56' PENALTY TOTTENHAM!
53' Kane and Lucas Moura are doing what they can to put pressure on the Chelsea defence, but they are just helpless to the quality from Chelsea. Tuchel's team are passing with freedom, and they look in total control.
51' There are still around 40 minutes left of this semi-final, but Spurs are not doing enough to get themselves back into this game.
48' RUDIGER! Nearly a case of Deja Vu for Spurs as they allow Rudiger to attack a corner, but the centre-back could only head over the crossbar this time.
47' There is no sign of Chelsea letting up; the Blues win a corner at the start of the second half.
46' We are back underway!
Against his former side, Conte is going to need to work his magic at half-time if Spurs are to have any chance of reaching Wembley. His team have tried hard, but they look a level below Chelsea so far, something Conte conceded last week too.
Boos ring around the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as the half-time whistle sounds, but that is mainly directed at the officials after the VAR ruling. Thanks to Rudiger's first-half header, Chelsea are nearly in the EFL Cup final, with Gollini at fault after coming off his line. Lukaku and Hudson-Odoi also had chances, while at the other end, Kane, Hojbjerg and Sanchez have gone close. Referee Marriner gave Spurs a penalty towards the end of the first half but VAR officials decided he got that wrong, with Rudiger's foul on Hojbjerg taking place outside the box.
45' + 3' HALF-TIME - TOTTENHAM 0-1 CHELSEA.
45' Three minutes of stoppage time to come...
43' Lo Celso's shot from the free-kick clips the top of the wall, and the crowd let out a massive sigh in frustration. From a penalty to a disappointing free-kick in a matter of seconds.
42' OVERRULED! VAR has checked the decision and ruled that referee Andre Marriner got his on-field call wrong. It will be a free-kick with just minutes remaining in the first half.
40' Rudiger brings down Hojbjerg right on the edge of the box, and the referee has pointed to the spot. That looks like a huge call, with the initial contact coming from outside the area.
39' PENALTY SPURS!
36' Emerson breaks through on goal, but after a poor first touch, he failed to generate enough power on his shot, and Kepa made an easy save in the end.
34' The atmosphere inside the ground is not as hostile as it was inside the opening stages, and Spurs need to give their team a lift before half-time.
32' CHANCE! Spurs' biggest chance of the match goes begging as Sanchez's near-post flick just misses the upright. The defender attacked a corner with speed, and his header looked like it would be tapped in at the back post. However, Kane could not adjust his body in time, and he missed the ball completely.
31' CLOSE! Hojbjerg tries his luck from the edge of the box, but his right-footed curling effort deflects off a Chelsea player and just sails behind for a corner.
28' Since taking the lead, Chelsea have started to control proceedings, and Spurs cannot afford to get them too comfortable.
25' Chelsea have avoided defeat in their last ten matches when scoring the opening goal in the English League Cup, dating back to October 2018 against Derby County.
24' SAVE! Gollini gets down to his left-hand side to push Hudson-Odoi's shot away from goal. The Chelsea man cut in from the left and tried to curl his effort into the far corner.
21' Is that the killer blow? Chelsea now have a three-goal advantage in this semi-final, and it is going to take an incredible effort from Spurs even to make a game of it.
M. Mount
Assist
18' Mount's teasing cross also helped Rudiger, but Gollini needed to do better once he decided to come off his line.
A. Rüdiger
Goal
18' GOAAALLLLLL - TOTTENHAM 0-1 CHELSEA - Chelsea land a massive blow as Rudiger heads the ball into the back of an empty net from a corner. Gollini decided to come off his line, but having failed to get a hand to Mount's cross, he allowed Rudiger to head home. The Blues defender had to be brave, but his decision paid off, and his goal might have booked Chelsea's spot at Wembley.
16' Chelsea win another corner as Werner's shot is blocked on the edge of the box!
16' He has already had one shot blocked, but Lukaku looks bang up for this battle. His runs in behind are stretching the Spurs defence, and it would be no surprise to see him score, considering his performance so far.
13' Spurs come firing back at Chelsea as Lucas Moura tries his luck, but the Brazilian blasts his shot wide of the far post.
11' SAVE! Gollini shows great reflexes to deny Lukaku at his near post, and the score remains 0-0. A long ball over the top caused problems for the Spurs defence as Lukaku found space to shoot, but his effort was not powerful enough to beat the young goalkeeper.
9' OVER! Chelsea register their first shot towards goal, but it is nothing to get excited about as Werner curls his effort over the crossbar.
7' BLOCK! Nothing comes of the set-piece as Chelsea's wall does its job before Spurs concede a goal-kick.
6' Christensen brings down Lo Celso on the edge of the box, and Spurs will have a great chance to test Kepa from this free-kick.
5' Contrary to pre-match reports, it appears that Chelsea have started the game with a back four, but that, of course, could change as the game unfolds.
3' Spurs' fans are in full voice tonight, and they will need to be for 90 minutes as their side try and come back from behind.
1' We are underway in London!
The two teams are making their way onto the field, and kick-off is moments away!
Tottenham are hoping to become just the second team to reach the EFL Cup final, having lost the semi-final first leg by more than one goal. Aston Villa were the last team to do that back in 1994, and it is going to be a tall order for Spurs.
Conte makes three changes from the first leg as Lloris, Son Heung-Min, and Skipp drop out, while Gollini, Lo Celso and Winks come in. Chelsea boss Tuchel makes four alterations from the first leg, Alonso, Saul, Ziyech and Havertz all drop to the bench, with Christensen, Hudson-Odoi, Werner and Lukaku all getting the chance to impress from the start.
SUBS: Christian Pulisic, Marcos Alonso, Saul Niguez, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Marcus Bettinelli, Thiago Silva, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz, N'Golo Kante.
CHELSEA (3-4-2-1): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Andreas Christensen, Malang Sarr, Antonio Rudiger; Cesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Callum Hudson-Odoi; Mason Mount, Timo Werner; Romelu Lukaku.
SUBS: Bryan Gil, Harvey White, Hugo Lloris, Dane Scarlett, Oliver Skipp, Joe Rodon, Ryan Sessegnon, Dele Alli, Maksim Paskots.
TOTTENHAM (3-4-2-1): Pierluigi Gollini; Japhet Tanganga, Davinson Sanchez, Ben Davies; Emerson, Harry Winks, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Matt Doherty; Lucas Moura, Giovani Lo Celso; Harry Kane.
After watching his side fall to defeat against his former club, Spurs boss Conte admitted the gap between the two sides was too big last week, but he has refused to give up hope of making it to Wembley.
An own goal from Ben Davies and a Kai Havertz strike gave Chelsea a 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge last week; Thomas Tuchel's side should have a bigger advantage, but they wasted numerous chances on home soil.
Good evening and welcome to tonight's live coverage of the EFL Cup clash between Tottenham and Chelsea. The Blues ran out 2-0 winners in the first leg, and it will be up to Antonio Conte's side to turn the tie on its head during the second leg of this semi-final.