Spurs beat Arsenal to face Chelsea in League Cup semis

Tottenham celebrating their win over Arsenal

Tottenham celebrating their win over Arsenal

Tottenham Hotspur must overcome another London rival to reach the League Cup final after being drawn against Chelsea in the last four on Wednesday, while third tier Burton Albion will take on holders Manchester City.

Tottenham, who beat fierce local foes Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium to reach the semis, have also played London clubs Watford and West Ham in this year’s competition.

South Korea’s forward Son Heung-Min put Tottenham ahead in the first half of a fiery quarter-final clash before Dele Alli added the second.

“A very difficult draw, another London derby,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino told Sky Sports.

“We shall see, Chelsea are a great team but we are excited. To be in the semifinal is fantastic for us.”

Chelsea booked their spot in the last four with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth thanks to Eden Hazard’s deflected winner.

Burton reached the semifinals for the first time in their history after Nigel Clough’s side beat Middlesbrough 1-0 on Tuesday.

They face the daunting prospect of trying to stop Premier League champions Manchester City, who beat Leicester City on penalties to reach the last four.

The two-legged ties will be played in the weeks of January 7 and January 21. – Reuters

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