Chelsea have been drawn away to Brentford in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals – and some Blues fans on Twitter have been reacting to the draw on Saturday morning.
Thomas Tuchel’s side will travel to London rivals Brentford in December with a place in the semi-finals up for grabs.
Meanwhile, Liverpool host Leicester City in an eye-catching tie. Also, West Ham travel to Tottenham and Arsenal host League One Club Sunderland.
Chelsea beat Brentford 1-0 earlier this month in a Premier League fixture, but the newly-promoted opposition put up a huge challenge. Fortunately, Blues goalkeeper Edouard Mendy was in inspired form on the day to help earn three points.
Chelsea fans react to Carabao Cup draw
A selection of Blues supporters on social media have paid a lot of credit to upcoming opponents Brentford by suggesting they’ve been handed a difficult draw.
First of all, they’ll have to win away from home for the first time in the competition. Chelsea previously beat both Southampton and Aston Villa on penalties at Stamford Bridge.
In addition, Tuchel’s side have already seen that this Brentford team are a serious outfit.
Here are some Chelsea fans discussing the draw:
Recent history in League Cup
Chelsea last won the domestic cup competition back in the 2014/15 season when Jose Mourinho was in charge. They secured a 2-0 victory over London rivals Tottenham in the final at Wembley Stadium.
They’ve actually bowed out of the fourth round in four of the previous six seasons, so progress into this year’s quarter-final draw is a positive. Also, they were beaten semi-finalists to Arsenal in the 2017/18 season and beaten finalists to Manchester City in the 2018/19 campaign.
It would be great for Tuchel to add a domestic cup trophy to his Chelsea CV alongside a Champions League medal.
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