Carabao Cup draw LIVE: Chelsea beat Brentford to book place in semi-finals – stream, TV channel, latest updates

CHELSEA have booked their place in the Carabao Cup semi-finals after seeing off Brentford in the capital.

The Blues cruised through after an own goal from Pontus Jansson, before Jorginho netted a late penalty.

They are joined in the hat with Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool.

  • Draw start time: 10.05pm
  • TV channel: Sky Sports Main Event

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  • Wally Downes Jr

    Diary dates…

    The two-legged Carabao Cup semi-finals will take place on the weeks of January3 and 10.

    The final is at Wembley on Sunday, February 27.

    Will it be red, white or blue all over?

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    London calling

    Liverpool are the only Northerners left in the League Cup now.

    The other three semi-finalists are Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal.

    The Gunners knocked Sunderland out, Spurs just ousted West Ham, Chelsea beat Brentford and the Scousers stunned Leicester in sudden-death penalties.

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    Blues vs Reds?

    Liverpool progress alongside Chelsea and Tottenham after a sudden-death penalty win.

    Leicester blew their chance after conceding in injury time and then losing out to a Jota spot-kick.

    How will the draw pan out next?

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    Deadly serious

    Leicester and Liverpool delay the draw further by going to sudden death.

    Both sides missed one each in the first ten spot-kicks to finish 4-4.

    Now we are in the nail-biting final moments of the clash.

    Ryan Bertrand for Leicester……. misses!

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    Next up…

    Luke Thomas misses for Leicester so Chelsea's chances of facing Liverpool rise dramatically.

    The Blues just saw off Brentford and the league Cup semi-finals draw is imminent.

    Naby Keita runs up and scores for Liverpool ….

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    Night drawing in…

    There is late drama at the King Power where Leicester and Liverpool have gone to penalties.

    Tielemans and Milner score.

    Straight after this we will have the draw for the semi-finals.

    James Maddison takes aim and scores too.

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    All over.

    Brentford 0-2 Chelsea

    An own goal and a penalty end Brentford's run in the League Cup.

    Chelsea started with the kids but had to bring on the big guns to gurantee progress.

    Thomas Tuchel beats Thomas Frank in the clash of West London Prem clubs.

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    Brentford 0-2 Chelsea

    90. Three additional minutes for the visiting Blues to enjoy bragging rights over their West London rivals.

    Brentford have not really lost or gained anything from this, Prem survival is their priority.

    Chelsea's bench was bursting with tired talent that he has had to use to progress as the three debutants failed to flourish.

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    Can't Forrs it

    88. Marcus Forss asks for a penalty after tangling with Chalobah and Kepa in the box.

    But the appeal is waved away and their are no strong protests.

    The ball races down the other end and Brentford rebuild from the back.

    But a looped ball forward is soon at Kepa's feet as the Blues enjoy possession for the final few minutes.

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    Goal Chelsea!

    83. Brentford 0-2 Chelsea.

    The ice-cool midfielder stayed true to form and drilled his effort down the middle.

    Fernandez tried to wait and guess his plan but he dived to his left and left the rest gaping.

    Game, set and match here. Chelsea re strolling through.

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    Penalty to Chelsea

    Pulisic is bundled over by Bees goalkeeper Fernandez for a clear pen.

    Jorginho has stepped up to take advantage.

    The Italian sub has scored all six this season…..

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    Brentford 1-0 Chelsea

    Thomas Frank hurls the dice one last time with Marcus Forss on for Mathias Jensen.

    But the damage appears to be done for the home side.

    Jansson's own goal will end their League Cup experience.

    But the blame must go to the first-half fowards who blew chances.

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    Chelsea goal!

    80. Pontus Jansson slices a clearance into his own goal from just a yard.

    Late subs Kante and James link-up down the right, the cross comes in low and hard.

    And the defender hacks away with his left foot and it skids up into the roof of his own net.

    Brentford 0-1 Chelsea.

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    Brentford 0-0 Chelsea

    79. A real lack of attacking quality tonight has led to a dull tie at this stage.

    No Lukakau, Havertz or Werner (no jokes about Timo please), while Toney has been a late sub.

    The Bees should have had the game won in the first half but blew delicious chances.

    Chelsea's youth-team experiment didn't quite get the desired results as they were all hooked for the old guard.

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    Brentford 0-0 Chelsea

    76. Chelsea make their final switch by sending N'Golo Kante on for Ross Barkley.

    The Blues then break down the left, switch it to the right, James and Kante exchange passes before the Bees briefly clear.

    Then Chelsea loan flop Saul commits a handball so he gives away a foul and concedes a yellow card.

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    Brentford 0-0 Chelsea

    69. Barkley's corner is an insult to Premier League football, getting shanked away by the first man guarding the post.

    Chelsea's main have replaced all the toung boys now and they should get the game settled inside the 90 miniutes.

    But Brentford will not give up as Mbeumo chases and hastles the visiting defence.

  • Wally Downes Jr

    All change here

    65. Ivan Toney and Christian Norgaard are on for Brentford in place of Yoane Wissa and Vitaly Janelt.

    Chelsea teenagers Xavier Simons and Harvey Vale have their pro debuts ended early as they are replaced by Reece James and Mason Mount.

    Thomas Tuchel has thrown on another couple of big guns.

    And Sergei Canos gets booked, the free kick us punched away and Barkley wins a corner with a deflected shot.

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    Brentford 0-0 Chelsea

    65. Chelsea are bombarding the Bees' box but without much skill or guile.

    The home underdogs are standing tall and firm but how long can this last?

    Barkley commits a blatant foul and gets punished.

    And that allows both sides to make their changes.

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    Tune in, Ton on, Cup out?

    63. Ivan Toney has warmed up and stripped off his extra layers.

    The ruthless Brentford striker has recovered from covid and is ready to return to first team action.

    Will Chelsea's makeshift defence and back-up goalkeeper be able to cope with his pace and finishing?

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    Brentford 0-0 Chelsea

    61. Brentford are happily camped in the box absorbing pressure and then explode when Chelsea dither on the ball.

    Mbeumo races onto a boomed clearance and almost gets his shot off.

    But Azpilicueta provides expert cover to end the threat.

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    Brentford 0-0 Chelsea

    59. Brentford blow a corner with a short one that is loftde in and then punched away by Kepa.

    But them Barkley commits a silly foul on the edge of the box and the home side gets another chance.

    But the delivery is poor and is headed away by the first man.

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    Brentford 0-0 Chelsea

    58. You can't bank on Barkley anymore.

    The failing midfield dynamo is gifted a prime shot at goal and taps it tamely into the hands of the Bees' goalkeeper.

    What ever happened to that wonderkid who was going to be the new Gazza?

    Corner to the Bees now and the crowd lives in hope once more

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    Brentford 0-0 Chelsea

    51. Chelsea have not won the League Cup since 2015 but will fancy their chances if they survive tonight.

    Brentford blew three perfect chances in the first half and never looked live recovering from that confidence blow.

    Tuchel has sent on a couple of big guns and it now looks like an uphill struggle for the home side.

  • Wally Downes Jr

    Brentford 0-0 Chelsea

    46. The visitors now have XI on the pitch that should be more than capable of winning the second half.

    Jorginho, Pulisic, Barkley, Azpilicueta, Chalobah and Alonso are all on the pitch.

    The Bees enjoy the first attack of the half but Wissa blows it by ballooning the ball over the bar.

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    Italian sub

    Italian midfielder Jorginho is stripped off of his sub's kit and ready to start the second half.

    The penalty master is replacing Mateo Kovacic.

    Christian Pulisic also arrives to replace the teenage debutant Soonsup-Bell.

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