Posted on January 22, 2018 by ADMIN

Arsenal v Chelsea League Cup Semi – There must be a winner this time!

Arsenal and Chelsea face each other in the second semi-final of the Caraboa Cup on Wednesday and I am looking forward to finally getting a definite result between the two sides after a succession of draws since the Gunners beat Antonio Conte’s side in the FA Cup Final last season.

First we drew 1-1 in the Community Shield, but Arsenal nicked it on penalties. Then we put in one of our best away performances of the season to hold Chelsea to 0-0 at the Bridge, then we nicked another point in the home game when Bellerin smashed in an equalizer in the last minute at the Emirates. The first leg of this semi-final also ended in a 0-0 stalemate (in our first away game in this year’s competition) and now we will finally get a result on Wednesday whether it is in extra time or penalties yet again.

This is how Arsenal reserves got to this stage of the Caraboa Cup…

Chelsea also got this far by getting home ties up until now and this will be their first away match this season…

The Blues beat Nottm Forest easily (remember Forest!) and then had two EPL sides in Everton and Bournemouth, who embarrassed us last week, so it is our turn to embarrass Chelsea this time around.

The good news is that Arsene Wenger can put out a full first team if he wants to, as we don’t have to play again until next Tuesday, when we are away at Swansea, whereas Chelsea have Newcastle on Sunday lunchtime. Will that give us the advantage in this finely balanced match?

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19 thoughts on “Arsenal v Chelsea League Cup Semi – There must be a winner this time!

  1. ThirdManJW

    Can Mkhitaryan play on Weds, or is he cup-tied? That’s the first time I’ve spelt his name correctly without google. Haha!

    1. John Ibrahim

      think hes cup tied…would prefer to rest him and play him in the league game

      some fresh legs is needed for the league game

  2. Eddy Hoyte

    Same formation that played this weekend. I hope Montreal is fine.
    For fuuuck sake’s!!! stick to 4-2-3-1.
    This 3 at CB kills our attack.
    Then Mhiki can come in 2nd half.

    Sanchez saying United is the biggest club in the world…
    I couldn’t help but laugh,
    I guess Barcelona and Real Madrid are restaurants

    1. Anko

      Lol Money speaks and bulls…t walks. He is confused at the moment because of his new salary. The reality will soon set in.

  3. Anko

    Sanchez said Thierry Henry was part of the people that motivated him to change club, he actually quoted what he said to him. I was really surprised. Because it was him that saw that the other players didn’t celebrate with Sanchez when he scored his goal and how the dressing room is divide, he created a lot of stories for the media. This just makes me said, he seems to want to take something out on Arsenal FC or Arsene Wenger for letting him go. But I think the club has done him more good than bad.

    1. Eddy Hoyte

      ?? He refused to sign before that whole scenario, his tantrums are what pissed the rest of the players.
      He should keep quiet a d not try to make if look like he finally decided to leave after Henry’s comments.

      Even though we hated RVP for what he did, he have his all knowing that was his final season. He singlehandedly took us to the UCL that season before he left.
      But Sanchez just acted like a kid all throughout, treated us fans like we never had his back all throughout.
      Even RVP showed that respect for us all by giving his all, but not Sanchez.
      I’m hurt he’s gone TBH, but fuuuuck him!!
      yes tell MD the club had no ambition.
      But the least you could do was just stay with us and get us back into the UCL and leave.
      With the way he left, do any one of you think we fans will ever see him the same way we see our legends?

    1. RSH

      good, arrogant manager, and club. All their fans acted like they turned Ox into a world class player. We all know he’s an inconsistent headless chicken and he showed it tonight. Good riddens.

  4. barryglik

    Can’t believe we play these games.
    The Mickey mouse cup
    remains truly pointless.
    Both “B” teams played rubbish
    teams leading up to the semis.
    Top 6 sides should be exempt from this embarrassment.
    Winning the Carabao and nothing else will not save
    either manager nor will it satisfy any ambitious fan.
    Wenger needs top 4 from the league or the Europa to survive.
    Conte needs to win the UCL to survive trigger happy Abra but we
    know he’s gone come June besides Conte wants to return to Italy ASAP.
    Senseless, futile, worthless, and that’s being kind to the Caribou.
    But with no CL and no chance in the league Carabao fever is hitting the Emirates.
    Mikhi scores the winner and Arsenal are back on track to win the quadruple 🙁

  5. Phil

    The Away goal is what we need to be carefull of.We need a solid concentrated 90 minutes just as the first half against Palace.High tempo intensity and keeping solid at the back and we can win this game.KEEP THE FAITH

  6. Innit

    Mkhitaryan (damn not easy name to spell)
    I may call him Mikey until i learn how to spell it. If we get Aubameyang thats a tough one too. I guess it could be worse like that Greek player Papastathopoulos.

    Mickey can’t play Chelsea but He must play in Europa League. Winning Europa League (which will be incredibly tough) will save our season because we will win a new Trophy and get back into Champions League. Only draw back is we keep Wenger for another 10 years innit

    £70 million is too much for Aubameyang. We could have spent that had we sold Alexis in summer. I hope we can get that fee down because Aubameyang like Lemar has agreed terms appare

    As much as i want Wenger to go, there is no way Wenger could offer more than £300,000 pw to Alexis ?. The best players in Germany ie Lewandowski, Aubameyang make around £170,000 per week. Its annoying that United could out salary City with £600,000 per week or what ever he makes. I wonder what Pogba thinks of that. But at least its them and not us.

  7. Okayblack

    I personally would hate that we pay Sanchez 400a-wk salary with his attitude & Selfish plays. He’s a competitor for sure but over-does most times yet, thinks he’s d only one trying.
    Arsene Wenger is smart, now if he can complete Aubumeyang deal, we would have done well to finish strong!
    I’m happy Sanchez left, we can now focus on what we truly have. Pls get Ozil to sign ASAP

  8. Essexgooner

    Im going tomorrow so hoping we play 4-2-3-1 – Cech, Bellerin, Koscieny, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Ramsey, Wilshere, Ozil, Iwobi, Lacazette, not too keen on taking my little girl with 5,000 Chavscum there but hopefully they behave themselves. Can really see us winning this if we play this formation.

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