Chelseawith a goal from the world champion midfielder Enzo Fernandezthrashed 6 to 1 Middlesbroughat home, in the second leg match for the semifinals of the League Cup of Englandand qualified for the final of the competition with an overall score of 6-2.
After the blow in the first leg at the Riverside stadium, where Middlesbrough, a team that is currently 11th. in the second division of English football, won 1-0, those led by Mauricio Pochettino They recovered at Stamford Bridge and came back in the series with ease.
Fernández, former River Plate and Benfica of Portugal, scored the second goal for the “Blues” and added his fifth goal in 47 games since his arrival at the London team.
Englishman Jonathan Howson, against a good play by Raheem Sterling, opened the scoring in the 15th minute for Chelsea, who were already leading 4-0 at the end of the first half. In addition to Enzo (29 m.), French defender Axel Disasi (36 m.) and English midfielder Cole Palmer (42 m.) scored the goals in the first half.
Palmer himself, with a double (32 m.), and the English striker Noni Madueke (36 m.), sealed the victory in the complement.
Chelsea’s rival in the final will be the winner of the series between Fulham and Liverpool, who will face each other tomorrow, from 5 p.m. in Argentina at Craven Cottage in London, in the second leg of the semifinals. In the first leg, the “Reds”, with world champion midfielder Alexis MacAllister as the starter, won 2-1 at home.
The final will be on February 25 at the legendary Wembley stadium, where there will be a new champion, since the last edition was won by Manchester United.
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