In the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup, Chelsea clinched a late 2-0 victory over Brentford.
In the first half, Chelsea had more possession, but Brentford had the best chances. When Bryan Mbeumo found Yoane Wissa in the middle, he put his header too close to Kepa Arrizabalaga on 12 minutes.
In the 31 minute, Mathias Jensen’s headed effort was denied by Kepa in the visitors’ goal, and then Rico Henry’s effort was palmed wide after the wing-back had been released in behind Chelsea’s defense.
It was Harvey Vale, one of three teenage debutants given a senior debut by Thomas Tuchel, who had the best opportunity for Chelsea just before halftime.
When Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross found him unmarked in the penalty area after 43 minutes, he could only shoot straight at Alvaro Fernandez.
It wasn’t until Chelsea made two more changes that they finally found their stride. N’Golo Kante found a replacement in Reece James down the right, and his cross was turned into his own net by the unfortunate Jansson with 10 minutes to go.
A tripping by Fernandez in the box set up Jorginho’s penalty kick in the 85th minute, which Jorginho buried to seal a comfortable win.