Tottenham vs Chelsea: Spurs advance to EFL Cup quarterfinals after victory over Blues

Tottenham vs Chelsea: Spurs advance to EFL Cup quarterfinals after victory over Blues

- Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea Carabao Cup fixture had to be settled via a penalty shootout

- Spurs emerged victors as they converted all their five spot-kicks, with Mount missing his to deny the Blues a ticket to the next round

- The match saw Édouard Mendy make his Chelsea debut but could not save his side from defeat

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Tottenham vs Chelsea Carabao Cup fixture had to be decided via the shootouts after the two sides settling for a 1-1 draw after regulation time.

It was Mason Mount's penalty miss that proved decisive, with the Englishman missing from the spot to help Spurs win 5-4 and progress to the next round of the tournament.

The Blues booked a date with Spurs in the fourth round of the competition after their huge win 6-0 win over Barnsley.

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Spurs, on the other hand, were handed a walkover after their fixture against Leyton Orient was cancelled following a couple of positive coronavirus tests at the League Two club.

But the Tuesday tie may have come too soon for Jose Mourinho's men as it came just a day after their 1-1 disappointing draw against Newcastle in the Premier League at the weekend.

Spurs, who were the hosts nevertheless were able to stay in the game but could not make their chances count.

Chelsea had the best chance to break the deadlock in the 17th minute through Callum Hudson-Odoi, but the Englishman fluffed the chance with his left-footed half-volley.

Timo Werner went on to make amends two minutes later, with the summer signing who hit a lovely low shot to find the back of the net after Sergio Reguilon gave away the ball.

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The opening minutes of the second half saw the hosts twice go close through Serge Aurier but the defensive midfielder was wasteful.

The Lilywhites had to wait until the 84th minute to restore parity, with Erik Lamela who took a touch off Reguilon's long ball to find the back of the net to force the match into a penalty shootout.

Tottenham vs Chelsea: Spurs advance to EFL Cup quarterfinals after victory over Blues
Tottenham Hotspur players celebrate their victory over London rivals, Chelsea, after progressing to EFL Cup quarterfinals. Getty Images
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The side converted all their spot-kicks, with Mason Mount missing Chelsea's to help Spurs progress on a 5-4 win. earlier reported that Tottenham Hotspur are planning to make a surprise move Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger this transfer window.

The 27-year-old German has not featured for the Blues since the start of the 2020-21 season with Kurt Zouma, Andreas Christensen and Thiago Silva more preferred by Frank Lampard.

He only made the bench against his side's 3-1 victory over Brighton and hove Albion in their opening game earlier this month and since then, nothing has happened.

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