Chelsea and Arsenal play goalless draw in Carabao cup

Chelsea and Arsenal play goalless draw in Carabao cup

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London,UK: Arsenal will now welcome Chelsea at Emirates following a goalless draw in their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg on Wednesday.

The two sides will meet in the second leg at Emirates Stadium on 24 January.

Arsenal showed resilience following Sunday’s FA Cup third-round defeat by Nottingham Forest to frustrate a strong Chelsea team.

Arsenal were the beneficiaries of careless Chelsea finishing, with Fabregas and Andreas Christensen culprits with poor headed efforts, while keeper David Ospina saved well from Moses and Alvaro Morata.

Alexandre Lacazette blazed Arsenal’s best chance over the bar in the first half but there was no doubt they were happier with the result to set up the second leg at Emirates Stadium.

Referee Martin Atkinson consulted the VAR on two Chelsea penalty claims, when Victor Moses tangled with Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the first half and for Danny Welbeck’s last-minute challenge on Cesc Fabregas, but he was satisfied enough with the evidence relayed to him not to award a spot-kick.

Courtesy of bbc sports

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