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  1. Listen to commentary on BBC Radio 5 live & at top of this page
  2. VAR correctly decides Kane was onside and fouled by Kepa penalty - England striker scores from spot
  3. Tottenham last won competition in 2008, Chelsea's most recent success in 2015
  4. Second leg on Thursday, 24 January
  5. Man City v Burton in other semi-final on Wednesday
  6. Get involved: #bbcfootball

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By Tom Rostance

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  1. Good night

    And on that note we shall say goodbye - see you tomorrow for Man City v Burton...

  2. 'I am disappointed with the result but happy with the performance'

    Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri said: "We also played very well in the first half because we conceded little to the opponent. In this match we played very well for 90 minutes with good continuity. With this kind of performance in the second leg we can win."

  3. 'I am very happy with my players'

    Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea

    More from Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri on Sky Sports: "We played very well with a great level of application. We played against a very good team but defended very well.

    "We played into the opposition box 70 balls - Tottenham had 10 balls into our box. We had 17 or 18 shots, nine on target. I think we played very well. In this moment it is not easy to score but I am happy with my players."

  4. 'VAR is very strange'

    Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea



    Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri on Sky Sports: "A few minutes ago I watched the video from our camera. It was offside. Our camera was in line with Harry Kane.

    "Offside with the head, the knee. Offside. It was really important the linesman carried on running, he had a big impact on our defenders.

    "I don't think English referees are able to use the system.

    "If you are not sure with the system, you have to follow the ball and at the end of the action decide. But he stopped it and didn't follow the ball - for our defenders it was offside. I don't know about the goalkeeper but sure the defenders.

    "I think they have to study the system.

    "It's very strange in the Premier League there isn't VAR and in Carabao Cup there is the system. It's very strange for us, the players and referees."

  5. 'The tie is still open'

    Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said: "We were very competitive. Chelsea pushed us in some periods and they have a lot of quality. I am so pleased because we scored and then competed well. They pushed us to play deeper, and if we linked up a bit better, we could have scored another goal but I am happy. The tie is still open."

    On the VAR decision: "The technology is still developing and we need to work together to try and be clear when we are going to use it."

  6. Post update

    Maurizio Sarri has just shown a replay on his laptop that suggests that Harry Kane was offside in the build-up to that penalty...

  7. Post update


  8. 'I don't like VAR'

    Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Harry Kane

    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino on Sky Sports: "I don't like the VAR. Today we get the benefit of it but after watching the World Cup and another league like La Liga I see that nobody is happy from day one that they started to use it.

    "To get the benefit is nice but I am unhappy to win the game like this. I prefer the technology but in a different way. Being clear. I am pro technoolgy because you cannot stop evolution but we are waiting so long, it is not clear what are the rules.

    "We all have to agree, the players, the coaching staff, I watch every week La Liga and nobody is happy, the big clubs and the small clubs. If you are playing to win the title or to stay up nobody is happy.

    "That is a good example for us. We have six months to improve the system and there is a lot of work to do."

  9. 'Chelsea were the better side'

    Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England and Tottenham midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    Chelsea were the better side but they didn't really create any chances. They were better on the ball and they flooded the ball but they didn't have a clinical edge.

    I thought Eden Hazard was unplayable. Chelsea are a top side but I think he has outgrown them and he is above a level of everybody around him.

  10. Get Involved


    Anon: Still all to play for in the second leg

    Nicola: You know who would be good in this side? A certain Diego Costa...

    John: I get to end of Chelsea games thinking we played well but did very little. Sarri ball is confusing

  11. Pretty, pretty, pretty good

    Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea

    Tottenham Hotspur


    Mauricio Pochettino took charge of his 250th match for Tottenham in this game – his record stands at 143 wins, 53 draws and 54 defeats.

  12. 'Tonight was hard work'

    Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea

    Tottenham Hotspur

    Danny Rose

    Speaking to Sky Sports, Tottenham defender Danny Rose said: "It was a lot different to the game we played in the league. I didn't play in that one but it looked comfortable for the boys.

    "Tonight was hard work. It was a great team performance, everyone dug in and I think we deserved it in the end. We tried to get the second but it was one of those games and Chelsea played really well. Now, we take the lead into the reverse fixture in a couple of weeks.

    "There is going to be a bit more pressure on them to come out and attack us now, but we are one of the best counter-attacking teams in the league so we are looking forward to it. We won't go there and try to protect the lead, we will play our game."

  13. 'The right decision'

    Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England and Tottenham midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    It was the right decision and I think we would have come to that without VAR because the linesman didn't look like he was going to put his flag up.

  14. Three in a row

    Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea


    Tottenham have won three successive games against Chelsea in all competitions for the first time since a run of five between March 1961 and September 1963.

  15. 'It was a clear penalty'

    Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea

    Tottenham Hotspur


    Tottenham captain Harry Kane on Sky Sports: "I played to the whistle and nicked it round the keeper, it was a clear penalty. VAR is there for a reason and they got it right.

    "I'll have to watch it back and see. I'm used to it after the World Cup, it's a big part of football going forwards. From our point of view it doesn't change much [waiting to hear if it was a penalty.]

    "Chelsea had a point to prove, they didn't play well last time they were here. It was important we won the game going into the second leg."

  16. Post update

    Paulo Gazzaniga is already 27...

  17. Get Involved


    Daniel: Kante, Hazard and Hudson-Odoi are the only player who should be happy with thier performance. Alonso best thing you can do is sit in the bench and Sarri... Sign Icardi please!

    Amrul: This game has probably decided a few players' careers at Chelsea. Hazard to leave, Hudson-Odoi might be a regular now with Giroud and Barkley not good enough

    Tim: Gazzaniga will be the Spurs #1 in a few years. You heard it here first

  18. 'He looked dangerous'

    Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea

    Jermaine Jenas

    Former England and Tottenham midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    I think Callum Hudson-Odoi did alright. When you do not play a lot you try and fit in rather than having taking it on. The more he plays, he will start to take on the mantle of being the difference. He looked dangerous today and if he was given a target man he could have caused some problems.

  19. Post update

    Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea

    Eden Hazard

    Another strong performance from this man again tonight. He's definitely better suited to playing off a striker though, right?

  20. Post update

    Alvaro Morata has nine goals this season for Chelsea - five in the Premier League - and Olivier Giroud has five. Just one in the league.