Chelsea are through to the semi-final of the Carabao Cup after defeating Bournemouth 1-0 in the quarterfinal clash at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
An 84th minute goal from Eden Hazard was what Chelsea needed to go past a difficult Bournemouth as Hazard had to come from the bench to score for Chelsea.
The Blues have now been drawn to play Tottenham in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup while Manchester City will face League One side Burton Albion.
Gianfranco Zola still has fresh memories of the defeat we suffered against Spurs in November. The assistant Chelsea manager would have preferred an easier draw against Burton, but he has revealed he can’t wait for the Spurs challenge.
Zola said: “It could have been better but it’s fine. We’re happy because some time ago they gave us a football lesson & we’re looking forward to challenging them again. I’m sure it’ll be a different game.”
He also said: We are in the semi finals, and we knew one of the two games was going to be difficult… Looks like both games are going to be difficult!”
A number of Chelsea players had poor games when Spurs defeated Chelsea 3-1 last month, and Zola has revealed that the players are charged up for this fixture this time around.
He said: “There are a lot of proud players and they want to play this game and show that we were not the ones that played that game. Too many players under played and were hurt. We are pleased that we will play them and we can’t wait.”
Sarri’s assistant also revealed the important role the fans will have to make with their support.
He said: “I have no doubt they will rise to it in the proper way when we play Spurs.”