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Summary

  1. Chelsea beat Tottenham 4-2 on penalties to set up Carabao Cup final with Man City
  2. Chelsea won second leg 2-1, tie finished 2-2 on aggregate
  3. Kante & Hazard had put Chelsea in control
  4. Llorente headed in to take tie to penalties

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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    Tom Wilkinson: Until Pochettino wins a trophy he's just Harry Redknapp with better English.

    Vince Owumi: Did anyone seriously believe deep down that Spurs had a chance in that shootout? It's legitimately safe to bet your mortgage on Spurs losing a semi final some how some way.

    Dr David: Credit to Spurs. They keep turning up to these semi-finals just to get beaten.

  2. 'I didn't attack my players'

    Chelsea win on penalties

    Chelsea

    Sarri

    Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, speaking to Sky Sports: "I was very happy with the performance. We reacted very well. The players had a very good level of determination so I was very happy with the level of performance. I think that in 180 minutes in the two matches we deserved to go to the final.

    "I think we deserved to win 3-1 or 4-1 tonight but the opponents were able to put us in trouble at the beginning of the second half. But we played very well and were very dangerous and had a lot of opportunities.

    "Gonzalo Higuain was lucky because if he saw us in the last match he would be a little bit worried I think! But we are able to play a lot. In the last three or four matches we were not able to be dangerous. Tonight was better."

    Asked whether he got a response from his players after criticising them following the 2-0 loss at Arsenal: "I didn't attack my players. I said only that we had a problem. The problem was the motivation. In this match we reacted really very well. Now we have to show continuity."

    On Eden Hazard's performance: "Very good, especially for 65 minutes. Wonderful."

    On the final: "We will try but it's really very difficult against Manchester City. In my opinion City are the best team in Europe so it will be very difficult, but of course we will try."

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    SMS Message: This lovefest with Hazard has to be reeled in. Kante was the best player tonight. Chelsea have played great stuff in the earlier rounds without Hazard. from Adrian
    Adrian
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    Kyle: That's the problem with football at the minute. When Eden Hazard says it doesn't matter what the manager says. I'm sorry Eden you're wrong it does matter he's your manager he should show more respect. Players currently have far too much power.

  5. Chelsea got a reaction

    Chelsea win on penalties

    Pat Nevin

    Former Chelsea winger on BBC Radio 5 live

    It's been soporific at Chelsea a few times this season, and you don't want to see that. But they got a reaction tonight, particularly in the first half.

    They can walk away pleased but I think we tend to make a lot of snap judgments at the moment. Chelsea have won one game against a very weakened Spurs. They've also got a new world-class centre-forward and they're in a cup final, but Tottenham will come back when they've got all their players fit and healthy.

  6. 'I prefer to lose on penalties'

    Chelsea win on penalties

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Pochettino

    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to Sky Sports: "We won at Wembley. They beat us here. I’d prefer to lose on penalties [than in the game]. Congratulations to Chelsea. We’ll keep going in the FA Cup game against Crystal Palace.

    "In the second half we played so well and dominated and had chances. Over 180 minutes it was 2-2. Chelsea would have been disappointed at Wembley. That’s football.

    "We changed in the second half. I think we started to dominate. In the first half before we conceded the first goal, we played well and had control. That’s football. When you have Hazard, Pedro, Giroud, Kante, they can score.

    "The team was so good. I feel so proud. I’m so happy with the performance and the way we fought. After two amazing games I praise my players."

  7. More success for Chelsea?

    Chelsea win on penalties

    John Murray

    BBC football correspondent

    Don't forget, Sarri's not won a major trophy as a coach. It's remarkable how managers have come and gone at this club under Abramovich and, indeed, before that. And yet it's their 15th final since Abramovich took over in 2003. It's their 20th cup final in 22 years and they've won 15 major trophies in 16 years under Abramovich.

  8. Post update

    Mauricio Pochettino is as prickly as he gets in his post-match interview. He has not particularly enjoyed the line of questioning. He stays polite throughout though.

    I'm a big fan of him saying, after three questions he didn't enjoy, 'ah, that is a good question.'

  9. 'A special final'

    Chelsea win on penalties

    Andy Townsend

    Ex-Chelsea midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    It'll be a massive day for Maurizio Sarri. If he does leave Wembley with a trophy on 24 February they're going to have to earn it because they're playing against Manchester City.

    It'll be a really interesting game because Chelsea have had success against City here so they know how to beat them, which is important when you play a team with that sort of quality.

    That final is going to be a special one. And it could be a big moment for Sarri, to get a trophy in his pocket, it's significant.

  10. 'It sets up Sunday brilliantly'

    Chelsea win on penalties

    John Murray

    BBC football correspondent

    Lucas Moura

    It sets up Sunday brilliantly, that FA Cup tie for Spurs against Crystal Palace. Palace will be thinking 'well, this could be a great time to play Tottenham'. But, conversely, it might be a bad time to play them, if we see a reaction from Spurs, which we very often see.

  11. 'Spurs need to dig deep'

    Chelsea win on penalties

    Andy Townsend

    Ex-Chelsea midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    Tottenham showed in the league game against Fulham that when things aren't going their way they have a backbone, they've got something there they can rely on to get them through a game. Now they've got to find that again, they've got to dig deep once more.

  12. Rate the players

    Chelsea win on penalties

    Player rater graphic

    There's still time to rate the players. Some excellent performances out there tonight.

  13. Post update

    Sarri

    Maurizio Sarri is the sixth manager to take Chelsea to a League Cup final and the fourth to do it in his first season in charge (after Vialli, Mourinho and Grant).

  14. Post update

    Chelsea win on penalties

    Andy Townsend

    Ex-Chelsea midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    If Chelsea had turned up without Hazard, Pedro and Willian, it's a completely different scenario, and that's the way it was with Spurs.

    People will say they keep coming up short when it matters but I think they've a justifiable reason tonight. They've a decent excuse in terms of that.

  15. Post update

    Hazard kind of proving Sarri's point there...

  16. 'I don't care about criticism'

    Chelsea win on penalties

    Chelsea

    Eden Hazard

    Chelsea forward Eden Hazard, speaking to Sky Sports: "It is always good to bounce back after a tough game. Today we did well for 90 minutes. We controlled the game in the first half. They had one chance and scored. At the end we go through to the final so tonight we are happy."

    Asked whether he was angered by criticism from Maurizio Sarri: "I don't care. I just play my football. It doesn't matter what the manager said. I just focus on my football and want to do my best for this team."

    On the final: "Man City are the best team with Liverpool in the Premier League. They won a lot of trophies but we also have a great team. It's a 50-50 game."

  17. 'They just came up short'

    Chelsea win on penalties

    Andy Townsend

    Ex-Chelsea midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    Tottenham came into the game severely weakened with the loss of three significant players and have again showed they're a competitive outfit.

    I think tonight is one that hurts and they've just got to take it on the chin, penalties are very much like that. But I don't think they lacked any big-game mentality during the 90 minutes.

    They were outplayed in the first half but they responded and picked themselves up, but just came up short on penalties.

  18. 'We controlled the game'

    Chelsea win on penalties

    Chelsea

    David Luiz

    Chelsea defender David Luiz on his winning kick to Sky Sports: "It’s a great feeling.

    "In the first half we could have scored three or four. Also in the second half we controlled it.

    "Spurs had one opportunity and they scored it. The reaction and spirit of the team, I’m so happy.

    "It's frustrating when you control the game and have the chance to lose on penalties because you never know with penalties.

    "The team did amazing. We created a lot of chances and pressed well."

  19. Post update

    I heard Pat Nevin talking about that 1986 Full Members' Cup final on a podcast - both sides played league matches on the Saturday and the final took place on the Sunday!

    Imagine that happening now!