13/01/2022 10:38:18 AM Rajan Kumar Singh 245
Thomas Tuchel said Chelsea reached the League Cup final despite "playing with fire" as Antonio Rudiger's goal and three VAR decisions helped the Blues seal a 1-0 win at Tottenham on Wednesday. Rudiger's first half header ensured Chelsea pressed home the advantage they had earned with a 2-0 win in the semi-final first leg last week. Tuchel's team also had VAR official Mike Dean on their side as Tottenham were given two penalties by Andre Marriner, only for reviews to overturn both, while Harry Kane saw a goal disallowed for offside.
Chelsea, 3-0 aggregate winners, will play Liverpool or Arsenal in the final at Wembley on February 27.
Liverpool host the coronavirus-delayed first leg of their semi-final against the Gunners on Thursday.
"We started good. We had big chances and controlled the match, but I had the feeling we played with fire," Tuchel said.