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Chelsea looked comfortable as they won the first leg in the Carabao Cup semi-final 2-0 against Tottenham, thanks to goals from Kai Havertz and a Ben Davies own goal. Tottenham were poor as both goals were preventable and looked frail throughout.

Tottenham got off to the worst possible start after Kai Havertz was able to open the scoring after Japhet Tanganga misplaced pass went to Marcos Alonso who found his German teammate. Havertz’s shot could have been cleared by Davinson Sánchez but the Colombian couldn’t stop the ball from going into the back of the net.

Havertz had a chance to make it 2-0 for Chelsea after another comical error by the Tottenham defence but the German took a rash shot which was saved by the Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris.

Tottenham conceded another comical goal from a free kick where Tanganga headed the ball onto his teammate Ben Davies who then found himself scoring an own goal.

Tottenham got off to the second half a lot better than they did in the first but they struggled to create any chances. Substitute Timo Werner had the first real chance of the second half 15th minutes in when he cut inside and took a shot which just went wide of the goal.

Werner had another chance after Hakim Ziyech played him in with a brilliant pass however the German forward wasn’t able to chip the ball over Lloris’s head who made a comfortable save.

Spurs’ best chance of the game late on after Bryan Gill done well getting a cross into the box which found Giovanni Lo Celso which was saved by Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Tottenham did better in the second half but didn’t create serious chances as it looks like another chance at a trophy looks to be going by the way side again. Chelsea looked comfortable and seemed to have not go out of second gear all night. They will be happy with their two goal lead going into the second leg at White Hart Lane.

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