Chelsea legend reveals Chelsea would have beaten Tottenham if new signing was on the pitch

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Chelsea were sent packing from the Carabao Cup in the fourth round tie against Tottenham on Tuesday night.

The Blues had gone ahead through Timo Werner in the first-half, but surprisingly lost out to Spurs on penalty shootout, after Erik Lamela scored a late goal to level the scoreline.

Ben Chilwell started the game in the left-back position, but was subbed off to rest in the second half, only for Emerson Palmieri to slot in at left-back and got exposed for Lamela’s goal.

Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink believes Chelsea would have won the game if Chilwell completed the entire match.

“So poor a goal to concede,” he said on Sky Sports. “Emerson has the time to run back and make it a four.

“Just sprint back! You see the danger and if he sprints back he would intercept the ball.

“Zouma also should have got the ball but it happens time and time again with Chelsea with individual mistakes.

“If Chilwell was there, he would have got back, intercepted the ball and made the clearance.”

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