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The brilliant record Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel set in Tottenham second-leg

The brilliant record Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel set in Tottenham second-leg

Chelsea march to the final

Chelsea survived VAR controversy to earn a 1-0 victory over Tottenham, 3-0 on aggregate, and advance to the final of the Carabao Cup this evening.

The Blues arrived at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with one foot already in the final, and effectively cemented their place at Wembley early in the piece, when Antonio Rudiger rose to bundle the ball past a despairing Pierluigi Gollini, and increase their advantage to 3.

Then, VAR saved the day. Not once, not twice, but on three occasions it reversed incorrect decisions from a poor on-field officiating side, meaning that the sentiment around the technology was rather different to that expressed in the Premier League on a weekly basis.

And while it will be a bitter pill for Antonio Conte and Spurs to swallow, it helped Thomas Tuchel set an extraordinary record.

Tuchel makes club history

In guiding Chelsea to the final, Tuchel became the first manager in the club’s history to make it to the final of the FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup, notching the accolade in an even more impressive 350 days.

While the sentiment around the sacking of Frank Lampard in January 2021 was understandable, there is no doubt that Tuchel has proved the perfect successor to the club legend, and threatens to bring more silverware to west London this season.

Read more:

3 things we learned as Chelsea overcome dismal Spurs side in VAR dominated clash

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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Chelsea vs Tottenham odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers

Chelsea vs Tottenham Full time result
Chelsea vs Tottenham Result/Both teams score Yes No
Chelsea 11/4 7/4
Tottenham 15/2
Draw 9/2 10/1
Chelsea vs Tottenham Correct Score
Chelsea vs Tottenham Goalscorers First Last Anytime
Romelu Lukaku13/8 13/8 10/11
Harry Kane11/5 11/5 8/5
Kai Havertz13/5 13/5 7/5
Mason Mount13/5 13/5 7/5
Callum Hudson-Odoi7/2 7/2 2/1

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City 22 41 56
2 Liverpool FC 21 37 45
3 Chelsea FC 23 28 44
4 West Ham United 22 11 37
5 Tottenham Hotspur 19 4 36
6 Arsenal FC 20 8 35
7 Manchester United 21 5 35
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 2 31
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 21 0 29
10 Leicester City 19 -3 25
11 Crystal Palace 21 -1 24
12 Southampton FC 21 -8 24
13 Aston Villa 20 -5 23
14 Brentford FC 22 -11 23
15 Leeds United 20 -15 22
16 Everton FC 19 -10 19
17 Watford FC 19 -14 14
18 Norwich City 21 -35 13
19 Newcastle United 20 -23 12
20 Burnley FC 17 -11 11

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Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 16
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 9
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 8
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 8
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 8
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 8
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 8
Raphinha Leeds United 8
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 8
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 7
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 7
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 7
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 7
Silva, Bernardo Manchester City 7
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 6
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 6
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City 6