Chelsea and Southampton played a 1-1 draw in an end-to-end match at Stamford Bridge. As a result, the football match needed penalties to split the two sides and the Blues came out victorious. So, while Arsenal cleanly beat Leeds United in another Carabao Cup match result, Chelsea won 4-3 on a penalty shootout.
Thomas Tuchel’s men have thus made their way into the EFL Cup’s quarterfinal last night.
Sunderland also won 1-3 on penalties against Queens Park Rangers, after drawing 0-0 in the Carabao Cup football fixtures yesterday.
Carabao Cup Match Result – Chelsea Won 4-3 on a Penalty Shootout
The first chance of the Chelsea – Southampton game came for the loanie Saul Niguez, who connected brilliantly from a corner.
His hit sent a powerful shot towards the goal’s net but Fraser Forster redirected the ball away, over the bar.
Kai Havertz then produced the second chance of the game. The young striker embarked on a long run through the Southampton defense but he fired a finishing effort just wide.
Southampton began to get into the match as the game progressed in the first half. We saw Stuart Armstrong testing Kepa Arrizabalaga on the half an hour mark. But the goalkeeper managed to produce a fantastic save to keep the scores level at 0-0.
And it was Kai Havertz again who broke the deadlock as he put the Blues one up, going into half-time.
Just moments after the restart, however, Che Adams cancelled out this opening Chelsea goal, tapping in from close range.
The match thus ended 1-1 and headed for a penalty shootout, with Chelsea coming out 4-3 winners from the penalties.
Remarkably, it’s Kepa Arrizabalaga’s third win on solely penalties this season and he’s only played four games yet.
Chelsea – Southampton 1:1 (4:3 on penalties)
Goals: Havertz 44’ – Adams 47’
Arsenal – Leeds United 2:0
Goals: Chambers 55’, Nketiah 69’
Queens Park Rangers – Sunderland 0:0 (1:3 on penalties)