Chelsea V Arsenal - As it happened.

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Chelsea V Arsenal - As it happened.

Patrick Power by Patrick Power @rfutbol - 4 +25k

Join us for live updates of the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

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It's over and Arsenal will be happier with the result. Chelsea will be disappointed after dominating the second half at home but they did not do enough. All to play for in the second leg at the Emirates.
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Good defending Arsenal as Chelsea push for a winner.
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5 added minutes.
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VAR is consulted again for a potential penalty on Fabregas, but play is waved on.
88'
Fabregas gets to the byline and his chipped cross hits the near post.
87'
Batshuayi on for Morata.
86'
Elneny booked for bringing down Morata.
86'
Xhaka's effort from 30 yards is deflected into the arms of Courtois.
84'
Conte settling for 0-0? Bakayoko replaces Hazard.
80'
With 10 minutes to go, the game seems to be petering out. Chelsea will look for a late push forward.
79'
Kante booked for a foul on Welbeck.
78'
Welbeck turns well in the box but Azpilicueta does well to block.
77'
Chelsea are becoming frustrated as they fail to beat Ospina. Alonso's effort is saved comfortably by the keeper.
75'
Willian's deflected effort from 25 yards flies into the hands of Ospina.
72'
Not as much play in midfield after the break, with Chelsea seeing a lot of the ball in the final third.
69'
Hazard takes too many touches on the edge of the box and loses the ball.
67'
Willian on for Drinkwater.
66'
Moses volleys towards the bottom corner and Mustafi sticks out a vital leg to block.
66'
Here comes the change. Lacazette makes way for Sanchez.
62'
Chelsea have really dominated this second half and you wonder how the Gunners will cope without their skipper. They have been wasteful so far and it may be the right time to bring on the likes of Sanchez...
58'
Morata hits the side-netting from a tight angle with Ospina running out.
57'
Wilshere cannot continue and Elneny is on to replace him.
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Morata has a go from 20 yards and Ospina beats it away.
55'
Wilshere back on the pitch.
54'
Wilshere has injured his ankle and looks to be coming off.
51'
Xhaka the first booking after bringing down Rudiger.
49'
Chelsea have taken a step forward after the break, the hosts seeing more of the ball in the opposition half.
47'
And a huge chance straight away! Alonso flicks Kante's cross on for Christensen at the back post and he heads over the bar from six yards.
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Back underway! Chelsea get the ball rolling!
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Half-time and it's still goalless. Not too many chances but plenty of action as both sides are out to compete. More to come after the break!
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1 added minute.
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Azpilicueta plays a deep ball into the box for Fabregas to head straight at Ospina.
44'
Morata fouled by Mustafi, again. No booking.
39'
Courtois pushes away an effort from Iwobi and then Maitland-Niles goes down under a challenge from Moses. Nothing given after Atkinson consults the VAR.
38'
The ball is rolled to Kante, who slices it high and wide.
37'
Mustafi brings down Morata. Fabregas standing over it 30 yards out...
34'
Arsenal have had the ball slightly more than their hosts, but chances have come few and far between.
30'
VAR used! Chambers shoves Azpilicueta to the ground and the referee has a word with both players.
28'
Moses turns inside again with no resistance from Maitland-Niles and he hits the base of the near post.
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Alonso's deflected strike drifts across the face of goal and out for a corner.
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Moses strikes from the right and Ospina spills it but recovers quickly.
22'
Wilshere plays a delightful ball over the defence for Lacazette to lash over the bar with only the keeper to beat.
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Hazard with a tidy nutmeg on Xhaka in midfield. The Belgian is looking to make an impact today.
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Xhaka's effort hits the wall and the subsequent corner comes to nothing.
18'
Iwobi wins a free-kick after a good run. Chance for Arsenal.
14'
Bellerin with a good low cross into the box and Azpilicueta clears.
11'
Despite the lack of chances, neither side is sitting back and defending. They just need to step it up a gear or two.
9'
Both keepers yet to be tested. Not quite what we saw at the Emirates just yet.
5'
Chelsea looking to exploit Arsenal's high line. The hosts seeing more of the ball with Hazard heavily involved.
2'
Both teams testing each other early on. Arsenal holding a relatively high line.
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We're underway! Arsenal get the ball rolling here!
Prev.
Both teams emerge from the tunnel and there's a great atmosphere building at Stamford Bridge. The first leg of the semi-final is about to get underway.
Prev.
Warm-ups are done and both sets of players have returned to the dressing rooms for the final instructions from the managers.
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Wenger will be serving the second of his three-match ban from the press box.
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VAR makes it's Carabao Cup debut in this semi-final. Martin Atkinson is the referee this evening, while Neil Swarbrick and Mick McDonough will be looking after the VAR.
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Chelsea field a very strong side while Alexis Sanchez is named on the bench for Arsenal. Surely something is to be read into that...
Prev.
Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Chambers, Mustafi, Holding, Maitland-Niles, Wilshere, Xhaka, Iwobi, Welbeck, Lacazette Subs: Macey, Mavroppanos, Mertesacker, Nelson, Elneny, Walcott, Sanchez
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Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Drinkwater, Alonso, Hazard, Morata Subs: Eduardo, Luiz, Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Willian, Pedro, Batshuayi
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