Chelsea didn’t lack support in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley on Sunday. Over 30, 000 Chelsea fans were present at Wembley for the game, and the fans were vocal all game long.
Chelsea had a good game against City as Maurizio Sarri’s side made life difficult for Pep Guardiola’s side and put up a totally different fight from what we saw in the 6-0 thrashing at the Etihad Stadium two weeks ago.
The game ended in a stalemate and Chelsea had some good opportunities to win the game. After extra time, it was still a stalemate affair only for City to win 4-3 on penalties.
Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta has thanked the fans for their support in the Carabao Cup final.
“First of all, we did a very good effort, everyone involved, we ran a lot and fought a lot,” Azpilicueta said.
“It is true we lacked a bit with the ball, but we had some good chances as well. We knew we had to fight against a very strong team, and we are disappointed.
“Our fans were amazing, even in the difficult moments. We deserved to be here, we played until the end, but we were not able to win the cup on penalties.
“Now it is time to recover. It is hard because on Wednesday we have a very tough game.”
Chelsea will host Tottenham in a mid-week clash on Wednesday, and Cesar has asked for some consistency from his teammates to salvage the season after bowing out of the FA Cup and losing the League Cup final to Manchester City.
“We are Chelsea, we are used to competing and fighting for trophies, but at the same time it’s frustrating as we haven’t shown our level and this inconsistency leaves us where we are in the Premier League,” he added.
“We have to be focused and play in the Europa League, and also try to qualify for the Champions League. We are ready to fight for it.”