• First leg finished 1-1
  • Away goals only count after extra time

And that's it! A tremendously entertaining game football packed with incident draws to a close and it is Chelsea who march onto Wembley where they will meet either Tottenham Hotspur of Sheffield United.


Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool (2-1 aggregate)

Rickie Lambert visualises his superstar moment as he picks the ball up on the edge of the box and tries to bend one into the top corner, but instead whacks it horribly over the bar. One minute remaining.

Costa again wins a free kick and plays it quickly to free Hazard. It's three on three as Chelsea chase a second but they waste the chance with Liverpool clearing. Mourinho makes his last change with Didier Drogba coming on for Willian.

Costa has been as underhanded as they come this evening but has still managed to be brilliant. This time he leads a counter before cleverly clipping the ball away from Skrtel, but is cleaned out through a shoulder barge from the Liverpool centre half.

The free kick comes to nothing as Skrtel is penalised but Liverpool keep up the pressure with Lambert forcing a ball across goal that Courtois comes out to collect, but then decides against. Balotelli picks it up near the byline on the left but inexplicably tries to curl onto into the far corner! It doesn't, as you might have guessed, and the chance is gone.

Emre Can bursts down the right and tries to power his way through two blue shirts. He goes down, and wins a free kick in an identical position from which Chelsea scored...

Almost immediately after the restart, Costa drops deep and springs Ramires down the inside right channel. As he enters the box however the Brazilian checks back and Johnson gets a foot in to disrupt the move.

And we are back underway for the final 15 minutes. Rickie Lambert has come on for Alberto Moreno.


Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool (2-1 on aggregate)

Gerrard robs the ball from Costa, prompting another bit of aggro involving the Spanish striker. Michael Oliver responds by booking the pair of them.

What a chance for Henderson! Sterling jinks his way down the left towards the byline and clips a delightful ball across to Henderson whose coming in at pace but his header is wide. What an opportunity.

Chelsea may lead, but the gameplan remains the same for Brendan Rodgers. Liverpool still need to score to push this to penalties.

Chelsea finally have the lead! Willian whips that free kick in from the right where Ivanovic pops up unmarked to plant a firm header into the back of the net.

Goal! Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool (Branislav Ivanovic, 93)

Lucas sticks a lazy hanging leg out and brings down Hazard. Mourinho is furious the Brazilian hasn't been shown a second yellow.

Brilliant again from Coutinho, who takes a ball out of the air while rushing into the box before hooking it back to Sterling who slides across to Balotelli. The Italian races onto it but displaying fairly awful technique, leans back and whacks one over the bar.

And we are back underway. Surely something has to give in extra time?

30 minutes of extra time it is, then. If things remain they way they are after that, Chelsea are through.


Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool

Matic drives a low effort on goal but a deflection takes it out for a corner. Chelsea wouldn't mind a late winner, what with the small matter of Manchester City awaiting them on Saturday.

The free kick is wasted by Gerrard but Henderson chases it down and forces a corner. Another ball comes into the box but Willian takes it down and hoofs clear. Into four minutes of added time.

Sterling now leaves Ivanovic for dead down the left and his hauled down for his trouble. Liverpool free kick.

Henderson finds Sterling with a wonderful cross-field ball on the edge of the box, but after cutting inside onto his right foot the forward whacks his shot over the bar.

Hazard tries to catch Mignolet off his line with an effort from distance but can't get the height on it and the Liverpool 'keeper saves.

Five minutes of normal time left. Another half an hour of this, please.

Henderson sees a shot charged down and Chelsea break through Costa who evades one challenge before finding Hazard. He cuts in from the left to return the ball to Costa but his effort is also firmly charged down. Liverpool have it back and we go again...

Balotelli finds Coutinho on the edge of the box with a delightful backheel and the Brazilian dances away from one challenge but it closed down at the next. Gerrard picks up the pieces but proceeds to lash a wild effort over the bar.

Oscar takes it but curls his cross well over the bar. Poor effort.

Another injury concern for Chelsea as Cesar Azpilicueta comes on for Filipe Luis who limps off. Chelsea meanwhile have a free kick from out on the left near the corner flag.

Gerrard clips a ball over the Chelsea backline with Balotelli the intended target but the two must have got their wires crossed as the ball rolls harmlessly out of danger.

Ramires appears to have his standing leg clipped on the edge of the D, but play is waved on. Moments later Terry catches Sterling with a very heavy challenge from behind and is shown a deserved yellow card.

With things getting heated on the pitch and in the dugouts, Mario Balotelli enters the fray. What could go wrong...

Jordan Henderson somehow escapes a second yellow card after clearing handballing to block Hazard's lifted pass. There is absolutely no let up in the pace of this game.

Now it's Courtois' turn to rush of goal to claim with Sterling bearing down menacingly on the Chelsea goal. The Belgian initially looked a little slow to come off his line but scooped the ball out of the path of Sterling brilliantly.

What a tackle from Mingolet! Costa sidesteps his way into the six yard area but the Liverpool 'keeper is out to intercept with a wonderfully timed challenge when the striker had the goal at his mercy.

Relentless end-to-end stuff at the moment. Hazard tries to dance his way through again but Liverpool slam the door on him. Suddenly Sterling is on the break down the other end with Markovic breaking out to his right, but his pass is just about intercepted by Terry.

Now Mignolet denies Costa! The Spaniard drives a low effort through a crowd of players but the Liverpool 'keeper reads it well and makes the save with an outstretched leg.

Hazard distracts us from all this violence with a wonderful run, cutting across the face of goal with wonderful grace and poise, beating three of four men before lashing a wonderful strike across goal but it veers just wide.

Now an injury problem for Liverpool with Glen Johnson coming on to replace Sakho

Oh dear Costa. Replays show the Chelsea man stamped down on Skrtel after the Liverpool man had slid in front of him in that previous incident. It's near-identical to the one involving Can in the first half.

And it's all kicking off again. Another poor pass from Sakho forces Lucas to lunge in to try and intercept but he doesn't get there in time and crashes into Oscar on the edge of the box. The ref allows play on however with Costa chasing down Oscar's pass but the free kick is awarded when he doesn't get there in time. Lucas is booked and Skrtel and Costa are involved in a spot of shoving.

Liverpool clear that corner, but Chelsea have a problem with Cesc Fabregas having to come off. The Spaniard and John Terry slid right into each other on a previous challenge and the former Arsenal man has had to leave the pitch as a result, with Ramires coming on.

It;s been another frenetic start to the half. Willian lifts a ball out to Hazard who tears down the left before drilling a ball into the box which Skrtel clears over his own bar.

And we are back underway for the second half. Quick reminder, away goals don't count until after 120 minutes of play. If things remain the same after that, Chelsea will go through.


Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool (1-1 on aggregate)

Sakho does well initially to win the ball inside his own area but to the surprise of no one, misplaces his pass out. Willian retrieves, but his ball into Costa isn't up to scratch, either.

Fabregas tries to do his bit at the back as he tracks Coutinho but the Brazilian easily slips away from him down the inside left channel. He opens the space to shoot but hits the side netting via a deflection. The resulting corner comes in but Courtois easily claims.

Henderson is shown a yellow card after repeatedly trying to haul back Hazard who had the cheek to keep evading his challenges.

Oscar picks the ball up again about 25 yards out with Ivanovic rushing into ACRES of space over to his right. Oscar ignores him, Oscar shoots, Oscar misses.

Oscar whips an out-swinging effort over the wall but it veers wide of Mingolet's far post.

Oscar receives the ball from Hazard on the edge of the box and shields the ball from Lucas, who crashes into the back of his compatriot as a result. Chelsea free kick.

Moreno chases down a loose ball that Ivanovic looks to be in complete control of but the Spaniard easily brushes him off the ball to win possession. He cuts the ball into Gerrard on the edge of the box who looks for Sterling but he can't bring the ball under control.

And another excellent save! This time it's Coutinho who suddenly breaches the Chelsea backline, sprinting past Lucas before easily deceiving Zouma before letting fly with a low, drilled effort. Courtois this time sticks out a big boot to make the important save.

What a save from Courtois! It's a wonderful ball from Gerrard who slides a ball out to the left with Moreno rushing into the box to get on the end of it. The Spaniard takes a touch before shooting but his effort is charged down by the Belgian.

PENALTY APPEAL - Costa is down, was he caught by Skrtel? Michael Oliver thinks not and awards the decision against the Chelsea striker for diving! I must admit, it looked like Skrtel made clear contract with Costa as he shimmied past him near the byline. Harsh shout.

A slick Chelsea move sees the ball spread wide to Ivanovic who pings an inviting ball into the box but Hazard can't quite reach.

Danger for Chelsea! Zouma lets the ball bounce off the back of his head, allowing Sterling to race onto the loose ball with the goal at his mercy. John Terry can;t get across in time but Zouma keeps up with Sterling brilliantly and manages to claw the ball back. Excellent recovery.

Henderson clips a wonderful ball out to Markovic who tears down the inside right channel but Matic tracks him and steps across expertly to win the ball back.

IT'S KICKING OFF. Well, sorted of. Can is left slightly peeved after being knocked to the ground by Costa in front of the dug outs. Replays show he has every right to be too, the Chelsea striker looked to deliberately stamp on the fallen defender's ankle.

There's a slight let up in the frenetic pace that's accompanied the start of this game as Liverpool stroke the ball around inside their own half. Chelsea force them back however and force the ball back to Mignolet, who slices a wild clearance out for a throw in.

Gerrard does well to force an error from Matic, allowing Liverpool to spring forward with Henderson, Coutinho and Sterling popping the ball around at great pace and with accuracy to boot. The move comes to an end however when Lucas is penalised for a high boot.

Wonderful stuff from Diego Costa as he easily skips past a man cutting in from the right and draws Skrtel across. He then slides a ball across to Willian who's free ont he edge of the box but his shot is charged down by Lucas? Did it hit his hand? It certainly looked so, but referee Michael Oliver is unmoved.

There's a wicked pace to the start of this game. A Chelsea move breaks down prompting Liverpool to punt the ball up to Sterling, who challenges Zouma to a foot race out on the left. The Chelsea man does well however and Sterling's weak cross is easily cleared.

There's a rocking atmosphere accompanying the start to this game. The Chelsea crowd look to have headed their manager's words and are in full voice, with that old number about Steven Gerrard's slip booming around Stamford Bridge.

And we are off! Chelsea get us started.

Brendan Rodgers is feeling confident ahead of kick off. Speaking to Sky Sports, he said:

We are strong going forward but we've shown how resolute we are defensively over the last few weeks. We like to dominate and create chances, and hopefully we can do that this evening.

Jose Mourinho's has had his fair share to say about the Stamford Bridge support this season and has this week urged the Blues faithful to replicate the booming atmosphere present at Anfield last week.

If Stamford Bridge can give us 25% of the emotion Anfield gives Liverpool we can do it.

"Chelsea, instead of 1,000, will have 40,000. I hope that can make a difference in the atmosphere."

Chelsea claimed an away goal in Anfield last week but during the 90 minutes tonight, it won't count for much. Unlike in the Champions League, away goals only count after extra-time has been played. For example, if the contest remains poised at 0-0 after 30 minutes of extra time then Jose Mourinho's side will progress by virtue of their goal scored at Anfield last week.

A 1-1 draw on the night after extra time would set up penalties, while a 2-2 (again, the result on the night) or a draw with more goals will see Liverpool progress.

The team sheet from Stamford Bridge this evening:

Chelsea v Liverpool team sheet

So, just the nine changes for Chelsea then. All the big guns are back with Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and John Terry among those to come back into the first team.

Chelsea team to face Liverpool: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry (c), Filipe Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Diego Costa

Subs: Azpilicueta, Cahill, Ake, Ramires, Remy and Drogba.

BREAKING: Jose Mourinho makes nine changes to Chelsea side that lost to Bradford City on Saturday.

Liverpool team to play Chelsea: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Lucas, Henderson, Moreno, Markovic, Gerrard, Coutinho, Sterling

Subs: Ward, Johnson, Lovren, Lambert, Lallana, Allen, Balotelli

BREAKING: Steven Gerrard starts for Liverpool while Mario Balotelli returns from his exile and takes a spot on the bench.

Saturday saw Jose Mourinho's quadruple dream dissolve, will those Capital One Cup hopes follow suit? Two days after Chelsea's sobering defeat to Bradford City they welcome Liverpool to Stamford Bridge this evening where the winner will earn a place at Wembley's final.

Raheem Sterling's wonderful solo effort secured a draw for Brendan Rodgers' in a first leg encounter where they finished on the front foot. Can they capitalise on a Chelsea side who may still be rocked after their weekend mauling?