Chelsea scored two late goals to reach the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup in one of the narrow football results on Wednesday. It was a game of few chances with the home side defending valiantly. It took an own goal from Pontus Jansson in the 80th minute before Jorginho sealed the result with a penalty five minutes later. Brentford will feel hard done as they had the better chances in the first half.

Managers Reaction 

Brentford’s Thomas Frank: “I went as strong as I thought we could, and it was a big missed opportunity. We played a better first half last time than [in the league game]. We gave nothing away and were very good in the low block. They had one chance and we had the best chances. We did well and should have been in front. In the second half, we struggled to create. We were always on the counter and we didn’t nail our set-pieces. But again we defended well and gave nothing away until the 80th minute where we needed to do a tiny bit better down that side.”

Chelsea’s Thomas Tuchel: “It was clear it was going to be a tough draw with four strong teams. Tottenham is nice for our fans, it’s a London derby and it will be difficult, but we are looking forward to it. We did everything to get to the semis, we wanted to be there and we deserved to be there. It was a brilliant performance and result in the circumstances, and with the line-up and the situation.”

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