At 3: 45 am on November 2nd, Beijing time, in the fourth round of the 2023-24 English League Cup, Chelsea played against Blackburn Rovers at home. In the first half, badia Hiller opened the record for Chelsea; In the second half, Sterling scored to expand the score. In the end, Chelsea beat Blackburn Rovers 2-0 at home and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Carling Cup.
In the 7th minute, Malkin took the ball to the right and cut inside. His left foot missed the right column. In the 10th minute, Sterling broke into the left of the restricted area with the ball, and fell to the ground after physical contact with his opponent. The referee didn’t give a penalty.
In the 16th minute, Rees-James received a pass from his teammates, got the ball from the right side of the penalty area and pushed it from the bottom at a small angle, which was confiscated by Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper. In the 24th minute, Reese James made a long-range shot from the right at the front of the restricted area, and the ball slipped and missed the left column.
In the 26th minute, Enzo Fernandez took the ball from the left at the front of the restricted area and made a low shot. Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper fell to the ground and saved the ball.
In the 30th minute, Gallagher crossed the ball from the bottom line on the right side of the penalty area, Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper hit the ball out of the penalty area with one hand, and badia Hiller scored a goal at the front of the penalty area, with Chelsea leading 1-0!
In the 35th minute, Palmer cut into the right at the front of the restricted area, and his left foot shot was confiscated by Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper. In the 37th minute, Blackburn Rovers’ right cross hit Negara Geer’s arm in the restricted area, and the referee didn’t make a penalty.
At the end of the first half, Chelsea entered the halftime with a 1-0 lead.
In the second half, it was easy to fight again. In the 51st minute, Enzo Fernandez shot high from the top of the restricted area. In the 57th minute, Enzo Fernandez made another long-range shot from a similar position, and this time the ball was confiscated by Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper.
In the 59th minute, Palmer broke the ball from the opponent’s foot on the left in the frontcourt and sent a straight plug. Sterling took the ball into the penalty area and kicked the door. The ball jumped into the far corner and Chelsea led 2-0!
In the 61st minute, Chelsea made two substitutions, Colwill and Gustavo came out and replaced Reese James and goal hero badia Hiller. In the 67th minute, Sterling broke into the restricted area and made a cross on the left. Jaakson pushed the ball high near the penalty spot.
In the 75th minute, Gallagher took the ball to the left in front of the restricted area, and his foot missed the far post. In the 76th minute, Chelsea made another substitution, and caycedo came out and replaced Nicola Jaakson.
In the 85th minute, Sterling hit the door at a small angle with the ball on the right side of the restricted area, and the ball slipped past. In the 87th minute, Chelsea made the last two substitutions. Madueke and matos came out and replaced Palmer and Enzo Fernandez. In the 93rd minute, Gustavo volleyed from the right side of the restricted area and missed the far post.
Soon after, the game ended. Finally, Chelsea beat Blackburn Rovers 2-0 at home and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Carling Cup.
The lineup of both sides: