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Chelsea’s Dominant Performance Secures League Cup Final Spot

Chelsea’s Dominant Performance Secures League Cup Final Spot

Chelsea turned on the style at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night, thrashing Middlesbrough 6-1 to secure their place in the League Cup final with a scoreline that emphatically overturned a first-leg deficit.

First-Half Blitz Puts Chelsea in Control

Trailing 1-0 after the away match, Mauricio Pochettino’s men stormed out of the gates, putting four goals past Boro before halftime. Jonny Howson’s unfortunate own goal set the tone, followed by Enzo Fernandez, Axel Disasi, and the on-fire Cole Palmer putting the Blues firmly in control.

Palmer and Madueke Seal the Deal

Palmer and Noni Madueke added two more in the second half, highlighting the growing cohesion of Pochettino’s expensively-assembled squad. While a tougher test awaits against either Liverpool or Fulham in the final, this emphatic win could prove a turning point in the Argentine’s early reign.

After weathering criticism following the first-leg defeat, Pochettino must be delighted with the way his team responded. The gulf in class between the Premier League side and their Championship opponents became increasingly evident as the game progressed.

Axel Disasi Shines in Dominant Display

Key to Chelsea’s dominance was the impressive performance of Axel Disasi. Deputizing at right-back, the Frenchman contributed both defensively and offensively, setting up a goal for Fernandez and scoring himself with a striker’s composure.

Palmer, signed for £40 million from Manchester City, continues to justify his price tag. His 10th goal in 23 games is a testament to his talent and growing influence at Chelsea.

While the scoreline suggests a one-sided affair, Boro deserve credit for their effort throughout the match. Their fans, who vocally supported their team at Stamford Bridge, even witnessed a consolation goal from Morgan Rogers, possibly playing his last game for the club before a likely move to Aston Villa.

For Chelsea, however, the focus will quickly shift to Friday’s FA Cup clash against Aston Villa. But with this confidence-boosting performance and a Wembley final on the horizon, Pochettino’s early Chelsea revolution seems to be gathering momentum.