Chelsea vs Southampton Sports

 Time for a bit of Carabao diversion, as we take on Southampton and look to advance beyond the fourth round for the first time in three seasons. Last year, we lost at home to Manchester United while the year before we lost on penalties to Spurs. While we certainly don’t need more fixtures added to the calendar, it’s also good to simply just keep winning.

There’s no VAR, no replays, and no extra-time in the League Cup at this stage. If the scores are level after 90 minutes, we go to penalties. We can however make five substitutions now, which is nice.

Chelsea vs Southampton LIVE: Carabao Cup result, final score and penalty shootout reaction

Chelsea needed penalties to advance in the Carabao Cup for a second consecutive round as they edged past Southampton with a 4-3 shoot-out victory at Stamford Bridge following a 1-1 draw.

Reece James again provided the decisive kick, just as he did against Aston Villa in the previous round, with Theo Walcott and Will Smallbone missing for the Saints.

Kai Havertz headed Chelsea into the lead seconds before half-time, guiding a header into the bottom corner from a corner.

Chelsea need penalties once more as they edge past Southampton in Carabao CupReece James again provided the decisive kick like he had done in the previous round against Aston Villa after Theo Walcott and Will Smallbone had failed from 12 yards for the Saints.

Chelsea need penalties once more as they edge past Southampton in Carabao Cup

But Southampton would force spot-kicks when Che Adams fired in on the rebound after Kyle Walker-Peters’ effort was saved by the legs of Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Across London, Calum Chambers scored his first goal in more than two years before Eddie Nketiah punished his former club to send Arsenal into the quarter-finals with a 2-0 win over Leeds.

Chambers scored with his first touch of the night after coming off the bench to replace the injured Benjamin White 10 minutes into the second half.

And former Leeds loanee made sure of the Gunners’ place in the quarter-finals when he punished a mistake from Liam Cooper, whose defensive header never had the power to reach Illan Meslier.

Instead Nketiah skipped through, lifting the ball over the goalkeeper before watching his scuffed finish tuck just inside the post as Leeds defenders scrambled to get back.

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