Chelsea made it through to the next round of the EFL Carabao Cup after beating Southampton 4-3 on penalties which saw them playing 1-1 after 90 minutes of football.
It was an excellent game that saw Kai Havertz scoring for Chelsea in the first half before things ended with them heading into the break taking the much-needed advantage after all their goal attempts.
Che Adams made sure they didn’t get away that easily as he scored the leveler which almost gave Southampton the chance of actually dragging the game further but didn’t end up good for them after penalties.
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The game kicked off in the first half with the Blues dominating things as they created more than enough opportunities which lasted all through the 45 minutes of the encounter.
Southampton put up a solid wall which the home side struggled so much to break down despite all the opportunities they were creating which ended up to nothing as it progressed further.
Things weren’t going as it was expected despite the way the game was dominated by Chelsea who had so many shots at goal but yet nothing could go past the goalkeeper who was on form in the match.
Kai Havertz finally broke the deadlock in the 44th minute after he teamed up with Moroccan international Hakim Ziyech who ended up providing the assist for the German to make the scoreline 1-0 with a good finish.
More coming through with the little time added on as it couldn’t result in anything happening as the Saints made sure of that despite conceding and going down in the encounter at Stamford Bridge.
The first half progressed until the referee put an end to it with Chelsea heading into the break with a narrow 1-0 advantage against Southampton who had so much working to do as they are down.
It was looking good in the second half which started nicely as both teams pushed forward with lots of promises coming from the two Premier League sides who were decent.
It was Southampton time as Che Adams smashed one beating Kepa Arrizabalaga in the 47th minute of the second half after a good display saw the forward making things 1-1 from a brilliant goal.
The leveler came as a shock to Chelsea who was the side creating more of the opportunities and dominating the whole game which a little mistake saw them paying by conceding a goal that wasn’t expected.
More coming as the game entered into the final few minutes of play in the second half which continued to see more opportunities from the home side but nothing coming through despite everything going their way.
Nothing could separate them as the second half ended with Chelsea and Southampton playing a 1-1 draw which saw the encounter heading into penalties once again for both teams we made it through the same way.
Another heroics from Kepa Arrizabalaga helped Chelsea once again make it through into the next round by beating Southampton 4-3 via penalties which wasn’t that easy but ended good for them.
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