Arsenal 2-0 Leeds

ARSENAL beat Leeds 2-0 at the Emirates to progress to the last eight of the Carabao Cup.

Bernd Leno was solid between the sticks and showed competition for the No 1 spot is high while Mohamed Elneny struggled in central midfield problem with Granit Xhaka still out injured.

The teams went in 0-0 at the break but Arsenal came out for the second-half invigorated and were ahead within 10 minutes of the restart.

Andre Marriner needed his techno-watch to tell him Calum Chambers’ header had gone over the line just two minutes after the defender had replaced the injured Ben White.

And Eddie Nketiah scored to wrap up the win on 69 minutes.

It is now eight games unbeaten for the Gunners and just maybe they are starting to believe that they are heading in the right direction.

Match Fact
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Leno; Soares, White (Chambers, 55), Holding (Tavares, 76), Kolasinac; Elneny (Lokonga, 72), Maitland-Niles; Pepe, Smith-Rowe (Lacazette, 72), Martinelli; Nketiah

Subs not used: Balogun, Partey, Saka, Ramsdale

Scorers: Chambers (55), Nketiah (69)

Booked: Soares

Manager: Mikel Arteta

Leeds United (4-2-3-1): Meslier; Dallas, Struijk, Llorente (Cooper, 59), Drameh; Phillips, Forshaw (Klich, 46); Harrison, Roberts (Gelhardt, 53), James (Summerville, 70); Rodrigo (Greenwood, 70)

Subs not used: Cresswell, Fuhr Hjelde, Klaesson, McKinstry

Scorers: None

Booked: Roberts

Manager: Marcelo Bielsa

Chelsea 1-1 Southampton (4-3 on pens)

Keeper Kepa is spot-kick hero again as Blues scrape into Carabao Cup quarters

In what was a pulsating affair at Stamford Bridge, many of Thomas Tuchel’s rotational options failed to make their case for the starting XI on a weekly basis.

Indeed, only Kai Havertz (who scored their goal with a header on the stroke of half-time), Kepa Arrizabalaga and Trevoh Chalobah looked impressive, although a case could be made for Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Chelsea are through to the Carabao Cup quarter-finals after beating Southampton 4-3 on penalties.

The first half saw both sides create very few clear cut chances. On the stroke of halftime, Kai Havertz headed Chelsea in front.

In the final forty-five, Southampton equalised through Che Adams to force to game to a penalty shootout. The Saints missed two of their spot-kicks with Reece James scoring the decisive penalty.

Team news
Southampton XI: Forster, Valery, Lyanco, Salisu, Walker-Peters, Diallo, S. Armstrong, Tella, Djenepo, Adams, A. Armstrong
Subs: Lewis, Livramento, Bednarek, Perraud, Romeu, Smallbone, Redmond, Walcott, Long

Chelsea XI: Kepa, James, Chalobah, Sarr, Hudson-Odoi, Barkley, Kovavic, Saul, Alonso, Ziyech, Havertz
Subs: Bettinelli, Sharman-Lowe, Chilwell, Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Jorginho, Mount, Vale

Sunderland also defeated QPR on penalties having played a goalless draw over 90mins.


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