2. Ozil Out, Sanchez Benched & Wilshere Injured Again
Arsenal came up against a full-strength Chelsea side and while they leaked several chances to the Blues frontline; an improved performance from the likes of Rob Holding, who had his confidence shattered at the weekend, will certainly do the Englishman and many of his team-mates the power of good.
Alexis, on the other hand, was laughing and joking with former Barcelona team-mates Cesc Fabregas and Pedro before and during the match.
1. Chelsea frustrated by Arsenal stalemate
“We are not so clinical despite creating chances. If you want to win you have to score,” Conte said. “We didn’t concede a goal, but we know we play away at Arsenal and we must be ready to fight if we are to play the final.”
While it was a frustrating evening for Chelsea as they chase a first League Cup final berth since 2015, the stalemate was a welcome tonic for their London rivals.