(FT): CHE 5-4 SOU: Kepa Made Excellent Save As Chelsea Defeat Southampton

Chelsea have book their place in the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup after beating Southampton in the penalty shoot-out at Stamford Bridge last night.

Despite the Premier League leaders scoring a number of high figures in their last routine, they struggled to broken the deadlock against Saints until stoppage time of the half-time.

The Blues have the lead through Kai Havertz, who guiding a header into the bottom corner from a corner.

In second-half, Southampton level through Che Adams, who fired in on the rebound after Kyle Walker-Peters’ effort was saved by the legs of Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Both teams went after a winner with play alternating from end-to-end but no-one could find a winner, and as a result that, they when to penalties shoot-out to decided the winners.

Both teams scoring their first shoot-out, but Theo Walcott and Mason Mount both had their penalties saved before Will Smallbone blasted his effort over the crossbar. Reece James had the final penalty and a chance to win it for Chelsea and he slotted it home.

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