Morata drops it late to send Chelsea to Semi Final


Alvaro Morata dropped a 91 minute goal for Chelsea to seal a win for them after Bournemouth had equalised as Chelsea reached the EFL Cup semi finals with a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Alvaro Morata was brought into the pitch at the 73rd minute, the Spanish broke the visitors' hearts by combining with fellow substitute Eden Hazard to book his side's place in the final four.

The decisive goal came just 75 seconds after Dan Gosling had curled the Cherries level, appearing to reward Eddie Howe's men from a dogged second half fightback.

But they were ultimately denied what would have been the club's first ever appearance in the next stage, with Chelsea instead still in contention for a second EFL Cup triumph in the space of four seasons.

Willian opened the scoring, capping a fine team move which resulted in Cesc Fabregas squaring for the Brazilian to tap home this they held for almost the entire match. The blues would play Arsenal in the semi finals, hosting the first leg in the week commencing 8 January. The second leg is two weeks later. Manchester City on the other hand would play Bristol City.

Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte admitted: "To play 30 minutes more would have been a bit dangerous. We had a great reaction. It's not simple to concede a goal in the last minute of the game.
"When you have this reaction, it means you have players with great character and heart."

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