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Men’s football Spurs face VAR misery as Tuchel’s Blues knock them out of League Cup

Tottenham 0-1 Chelsea
by Samantha Miller
at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium

CHELSEA progressed to the League Cup final after beating Spurs 0-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Wednesday evening. Rudiger’s goal sealed the win adding to Chelsea’s 2-0 advantage from the first leg at Stamford Bridge, where Tottenham’s performance was questionable.

It was evident Spurs were struggling against Conte’s former side. Chelsea looked to be in cruise control with Kovacic and Jorginho dictating play and dominating the midfield. Harry Kane’s goal was ruled offside by VAR but Chelsea looked superior on the night , with the game not going Spurs way after appealing for two penalties which were not granted. 

When asked about why Tanguy Ndombele wasn’t in the squad Conte said “ It was a technical decision but before to take the decision, I don’t take the decision if I don’t consult the club. There is the club line and I have to follow the club line”. 

Ndombele’s future at the club still remains uncertain and Conte will be hoping Spurs add some additions to the squad with the club still looking to cement a place in the top four this season. 

Conte left the fans questioning his team selection after resting Spurs captain Hugo Lloris for the match. The early goal conceded felt like the tie was over in the first half. Spurs were without Son, who noticeably was a big miss with his willing runs and effective link up play with Kane and desire to add energy to the side with the tempo of his play. 

Spurs face Arsenal in a North London Derby at the weekend and will be looking to bounce back, but need to step up their game and rise to the occasion. Conte will be hoping he sees a reaction on Sunday back at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium after you could sense the atmosphere which left the fans disappointed.


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