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Full-time score: Chelsea 2-1 Bournemouth

  • Chelsea into final four after Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard came off the bench and combined to score winner deep into added time.
  • Moment earlier, Dan Gosling had swept home a superb equaliser that would have forced extra-time at Stamford Bridge.
  • Willian had given the hosts the lead in a first-half where the Cherries also lost Jermain Defoe to injury.
Alvaro Morata

Chelsea survive that late scare thanks to a moment of brilliance between Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard. They progress to the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup.

Full-time: Chelsea 2-1 Bournemouth

The big Polish goalkeeper comes close to meeting it, but Caballero gets their first! And that will be that.

And Bournemouth come again! Fraser's vicious effort on goal is superbly blocked by Zappacosta and the away side win maybe one last corner. Boruc is up...

We are into the fifth minute of added time.

Chelsea hit right back! Sublime from Eden Hazard and Alarvo Morata, who combine brilliantly to break Bournemouth hearts. The Spaniard starts it, threading a pass forward to the Belgian before continuing his run into the box. Hazard knows exactly where his teammate his, backheeling into his path. Boruc rushes out to deny him, but Morata is there first to prod the ball underneath him and surely seal the win.

Goal! Chelsea 2-1 Bournemouth (Alvaro Morata, 90+2)

Well, you can't say it hasn't been coming. Chelsea fail to clear a corner with Wilson picking it up unmarked just inside the box. There are too many bodies in his way to take the shot on so instead he slides it into Gosling who curls a beauty past Caballero.

Goal! Chelsea 1-1 Bournemouth (Dan Gosling, 90)

Ampadu makes another good decision in the box, picking the right moment to knock the ball away from Surman, getting clattered in the process.

Bournemouth come again but Ibe can't quite slip a pass through for Wilson.

Just over five minutes left at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea aren't clinging on, but this is far from comfortable...

Adam Smith is the latest in the referee's book, his late, wild challenge cuts down Fabregas; he had no chance of winning the ball there.

Eden Hazard

Hazard is on the pitch; Chelsea need a second to kill this game off.

Bournemouth so close to a deserved equaliser! At one end, Fabregas' shot is charged down and Fraser suddenly springs forward on the counter with no one able to keep up with him. He darts across his man as he reaches the edge of the D before slipping it onto Ibe who lashes a low drive on goal, but he can't place it inside the post and hits wide.

Kenedy is making a nuisance of himself again and Francis picks up the latest yellow card trying to stop him. The Brazilian has been bright this evening, Bournemouth have struggled to contain his energy.

Changes for both sides, Lewis Cook replaces Harry Arter and Alvaro Morata makes his way onto replace Michy.

Chelsea are preparing another change here; Alvarto Morata is stripped and ready to come on.

Chelsea want a penalty and perhaps they should have got one. Rudiger swings in a vicious cross that bypasses everyone, but Kenedy picks it up on the other side of the pitch before cutting back in towards the box. Francis sticks his hands out and appears to block the Brazilian off the ball but nothing is given.

Just over 20 minutes remaining at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea look far from comfortable at the minute. Bakayoko and Hazard have come off the bench to try and steady the ship.

Another decent chance for Bournemouth! Moussat neatly flicks the ball into Gosling's path but he hammers a wild effort over the bar. It was a wonderful touch from the young Frenchman that saw him burst away from his marker, but his teammate could not provide the finish.

Zappacosta becomes the third Chelsea man to be booked, swinging a left around to catch Fraser.

Here are a couple of Chelsea changes; Eden Hazard is onto replace the goal scorer Willian while Tiemoue Bakayoko is on for Pedro.

Bournemouth maintain the pressure from that set piece but Chelsea breathe a sigh of relief a Fraser balloons a wild shot over the bar.

Ibe does brilliantly, cutting around Zappacosta and Rudiger before darting between them up the byline. He prods a ball across to Defoe but his effort deflects out for a corner.

For now, Zappacosta continues.

Now it is Zappacosta who is down, he is left clutching his chest after colliding in mid-air with Fraser. There didn't look to be too much in that but the Italian looks in some discomfort and Eden Hazard is now preparing to some on.

Kenedy is back on and is able to continue.

Ampadu is forced into some more good defending and Fraser's corner into the box causes a moment of panic in the Chelsea box but they manage to clear. Kenedy is left in a heap after crashing into Simpson during that fracas and he will limp off for some treatment.

And we are back underway for the second half.


Willian's goal is the difference at half-time here.

Half-time: Chelsea 0-0 Bournemouth

Two minutes of time added on at the end of the first-half.

Kenedy outmuscles Smith just over the half way line and bursts forward at pace, driving at the Cherries defence and ignoring the run of Batshuayi. He faces the shot himself but slices his effort woefully.

Fabregas now picks up a yellow card, cutting down Fraser as he bursts down the flank with a poor challenge.

The ball breaks to Batshuayi inside the box but the Belgian is sharply marshalled by two defenders. He tries a drag back to twist his way out of trouble but is knocked down by Simon Francis. The Belgian feels it was the defender's elbow that caught him, but the referee is not convinced.

Just over half an hour gone at Stamford Bridge; Chelsea are very much in control.

Chelsea surge forward on the counter after some more good defender from Ampadu with Pedro leading the charge. He stops and tries to cut inside Smith but is bundled over the the Cherries defender, winning a free kick for his side.

Chelsea are hammering on the door here. Batshuayi is teed up by Pedro inside the six yard area but Cook gets across to make a vital block. The ball bounces out to Cahill on the edge of the box and he connects with a stunning volley, but it doesn't quite have enough dip on it and flies over the bar.

Bournemouth are living dangerously, this time Pedro gets onto the ball and drags a cutback across the face of goal. Zappacosta tries to get on the end of it but can;t quite latch onto it.

Almost a huge error from Bournemouth as Pedro comes within inches of pouncing on a silly pass played across the face of goal.

There's another meaty challenge, with Gosling crashing through Drinkwater in the middle of the park.

Maybe the reason for that wasn't so bizarre; Willian is hobbling here now after taking a kick from Arter.

For some bizarre reason, Willian, chasing a loose ball down inside his own half, suddenly stops, inviting Ibe to race onto it and bear down on goal. He breaks into the box but his effort on goal is woeful, firing well wide of the mark.


This man is on the score sheet at Stamford Bridge, capping a sensational team move from the home side.

Bournemouth crank up a bit of pressure of their own, working the ball infield neatly from a throw in with Smith breaking into the box from the right but Ampadu races across to win the ball, earning some hearty applause from around Stamford Bridge.

Harry Arter is down after getting a knee to the head off his teammate Francis, who couldn't quite hurdle his felled teammate. He looks okay to continue but Defoe, stilling feeling the effects of that earlier challenge, is forced off. Jordon Ibe is onto replace him.

Wow, what a superb goal that is from the hosts! It's a wonderful free-flowing move with Bournemouth undone by one touch passing and neat flicks. Batshuayi slides a ball into Kenedy who produces a wonderful back heel straight into Fabregas, who can break into the Cherries boss unchallenged with their defender's duped by the Brazilian's brilliance. He can take the shot on himself but instead passes across goal for Willian to make sure of it, thumping into an empty net.

Goal! Chelsea 1-0 Bournemouth (Willian, 11)

Chelsea have had most of the ball in the opening 10 minutes but Bournemouth have looked neat and tidy when they have had it too, with Andrew Surman turning neatly inside his own half to evade his marker and spread the play.

Adam Smith all too easily beats Kenedy down his right, jogging past the Brazilian before cutting a ball inside to Defoe. A deflection takes it out of the striker's path but it falls favourably to Dan Gosling who takes the shot on from just outside the box, but slices his effort horribly.

Rudiger plays a superb cross field pass from right to left, finding Kenedy's run down the inside left. For a moment, he is in behind the Bournemouth backline but the moves peters out as Bournemouth get men back.

It was a miss-timed challenge from Ampadu but a yellow card may have been a bit harsh for what was his first challenge of the evening. In any case, Defoe is back on his feet now and we can continue.

Defoe has stayed down after that crunching challenge; the Bournemouth medics are on to have a look at him.

Just over a minute in here and young Ethan Ampadu is shown a yellow card after crashing through Jermain Defoe on the half-way line.

We are almost ready to get started at Stamford Bridge. Can Bournemouth cause an upset here?

Another look at how the two sides are lining up tonight:

Chelsea team to face Bournemouth: Caballero, Rudiger, Ampadu, Cahill, Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Fabregas, Kenedy, Willian, Batshuayi, Pedro

Subs: Eduardo, Clarke-Saler, Sterling, Bakayoko, Hazard, Hudson-Odoi, Morata

Bournemouth team to face Chelsea: Boruc, Smith, Francis, Cook, Simpson, Arter, Surman, Gosling, Mousset, Fraser, Defoe

Subs: Ramsdale, Ake, Cook, Hyndman, Ibe, Pugh, Wilson

Teams are out for their warm ups; they will need it on a chilly night in west London. 25 minutes until kick-off.

Michy is the man again tonight; starting up front so Alvaro Morata can rest up for the weekend. The Belgium international has three goals in two appearances in this competition this season and has generally contributed something when called upon, hitting two in his four Champions League appearances.

Michy Batshuayi
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Stamford Bridge

Last game at Stamford Bridge before Christmas tonight.

Just one of Chelsea's young trio starts tonight in 17-year-old Ethan Ampadu. If Callum Hudson-Odoi is to make his senior bow tonight, it is going to have to be off the bench; that's where he starts this evening alongside Dujan Sterling.

Loads of changes to the Chelsea side that beat Southampton at the weekend. Maybe it's more accurate to look at the changes from their fourth round win over Everton – just the two. Charly Musonda misses out through injury so Pedro comes into replace him. Andreas Christensen misses out tonight, Ethan Ampadu drops back to take his place in the backline with Cesc Fabregas coming into the midfield.

Eddie Howe has made seven changes to the Bournemouth side that was taken apart by Liverpool on Sunday. Nathan Ake drops to the bench with 20-year-old Jack Simpson coming into that backline.

Jordon Ibe and Danny Pugh also both drop to the bench with Ryan Fraser and Lys Mousset into support Jermain Defoe up front. The veteran striker is one of the few to retain his spot in the starting XI, along with Simon Francis and Adam Smith.

Callum Wilson is deemed fit enough to take a spot on the bench.

Bournemouth team to face Chelsea: Boruc, Smith, Francis, Cook, Simpson, Arter, Surman, Gosling, Mousset, Fraser, Defoe

Subs: Ramsdale, Ake, Cook, Hyndman, Ibe, Pugh, Wilson

Chelsea team to face Bournemouth: Caballero, Rudiger, Ampadu, Cahill, Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Fabregas, Kenedy, Willian, Batshuayi, Pedro

Subs: Eduardo, Clarke-Saler, Sterling, Bakayoko, Hazard, Hudson-Odoi, Morata

BREAKING: As expected, Michy Batshuayi leads the Chelsea attack, Callum Hudson-Odoi starts on the bench.

Chelsea's 'Beware Flying Balls' is comfortably our favourite pre-match-killing-time-with-content photo.

Here comes the Chelsea lot...

After only coming off the bench with 20 minutes remaining against Southampton, we fancy Cesc Fabregas to start this evening alongside Danny Drinkwater, who remained on the bench for the duration of that narrow win.

Kenedy seems certain to start tonight following his manager's comments this week; we have him replacing Marcos Alonso on the left.

Chelse XI vs Bournemouth

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, who scored and assisted another in his return game in this competition against Middlesbrough, is ready to return from a minor knock having taken an injection this week but Eddie Howe is without both Charlie Daniels and Joshua King, both who came off in the heavy defeat to Liverpool.

Callum Wilson

17-year-old Ethan Ampadu completed the full 90 minutes in the previous round against Everton, while his 18-year-old teammate Dujon Sterling was given a run out in the third round against Nottingham Forest. Could Callum Hudson-Odoi be the next to be rewarded? Here's what Conte had to say on their chances tonight.

I think these players are the future for Chelsea, Sterling is very good player, Hudson-Odoi won the World Cup, Ampadu played the last game against Everton. Maybe he could start tomorrow.
"I must consider the young players if they deserve to have this chance. Sterling a lot of time is working with us [the senior team], Ampadu is every day with the first team and Odoi is another who deserves the chance to show he can play for this team for 10-15 years.

Callum Hudson-Odoi
Callum Hudson-Odoi could be the next Chelsea youngster to be handed his debut. Getty

Alvaro Morata is one first-teamer Conte certainly seemed to suggest will have the night off. N'Golo Kante, Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard are also likely to drop to the bench, with the Blues facing a trip to take on the resurgent Everton on Saturday afternoon.

Alvaro Morata

As far as Chelsea team news is concerned tonight, Antonio Conte made no secret of his plan to rotate his squad when addressing the press on Monday.

The Blues boss plans to hand opportunities down to the faces that ensured Chelsea have reached the final eight of this competition - which means there will be starts for Willy Caballero, Kenedy and Michy Batshuayi, although Charly Musonda will not feature as he continues to recover from a muscular problem.

Dujon Sterling, 18, and Ethan Ampadu, 17, have already featured in this competition so far this season and could return tonight. Callum Hudson-Odoi, one of the stars of England Under-17's World Cup winning side, is also hoping to make his senior debut.

Michy Batshuayi
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A quarter-final cup match five days from Christmas feels somewhat strange but that is what the fixture gods have handed down for us tonight. With Arsenal and Manchester City securing their places in the final four of the Carabao Cup at the expense of West Ham United and Leicester City, we have two more fixtures before the competition is put to bed for 2017.

Our focus tonight will be on Stamford Bridge where Chelsea host a Bournemouth side looking to win a League Cup game away from home against top flight competition for the first time in 15 attempts. With the festive fixture schedule in full-swing, expect both managers to ring in changes tonight. All your team news is on the way.