Chelsea suffered a disappointing defeat at the hands of Spurs in the first leg of the semi finals of Carabao Cup.



An evenly contested game at Wembley was decided by a controversial VAR decision that awarded Spurs with a penalty, overturning an offside decision.

Chelsea have seen their form dwindle over the last few weeks and risk losing a few names. Hazard, who has been linked with a move away to Real Madrid, was the pick of the players for Chelsea yesterday.

Constantly running at defenders and trying to create chances, Hazard did not receive sufficient support from players around him as Willian, Barkley and Alonso had a poor outing.

His dissatisfaction could be seen in the video where Alonso refused to pass the ball to the Belgian when he was open, only to take extra few touches and pass it to him when he was quickly closed down by two Spurs players.

His visible frustration was reciprocated by fans, who have been disappointed by a few selections lately.

Willian and Marcos Alonso haven’t shown much promise lately and repeated chances to the former sees the club at the risk of losing a bright young talent in Hudson-Odoi. The fans would hope Sarri is quick to realise the tweaks required in his team so the fan favourites stick around for longer and help the team win more titles.

The Blues’ fixture congestion continues, with Saturday’s FA Cup third-round tie against Nottingham Forest followed by next Tuesday’s Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg clash with Tottenham at Wembley.

It does not need to be said perhaps but Chelsea’s task has been made more challenging by mounting injuries.

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