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Stuart Dalgleish 19th Jan 2015 - 10:27

Capital One Cup - semi-final first leg stats


Liverpool v Chelsea

  • This will be the sixth meeting between Liverpool and Chelsea in League Cup history. Liverpool have won three of the previous matches; but lost the 2005 final 2-3.
  • Liverpool have won both of their previous meetings with Chelsea at Anfield in the League Cup.
  • In all competitions, Chelsea have won their last three meetings with Liverpool, scoring exactly two goals on each occasion.
  • The last domestic cup meeting between these two teams was the 2012 FA Cup final. Chelsea won 2-1 thanks to goals from Didier Drogba and Ramires.
  • Liverpool have won four and lost just one of their last eight League Cup matches at Anfield.
  • The Reds have progressed through their last four semi-finals in the League Cup since going out to Middlesbrough. Of their previous 14 appearances in the last four, Liverpool have reached the final on 11 occasions.
  • Chelsea's last appearance in the League Cup semi-finals ended in elimination (2013 v Swansea City). In 11 previous semi-final appearances, the Blues have reached the final just six times.
  • Andre Schurrle has fired in 15 shots so far in the League Cup this season but scored just once.



Tottenham Hotspur v Sheffield United

  • Tottenham and Sheffield United have met twice before in the League Cup with Tottenham winning on both occasions (1990 and 1970).
  • Sheffield United have won two and lost just one of their last five meetings with Spurs in all competitions, although the last meeting was in February 2007.
  • Spurs have won 17 and lost just two of their last 23 home games in the League Cup.
  • On the last 12 occasions that Tottenham have faced a side from a lower division, they have won 11 (L1). That defeat came in the second leg of the 2009 semi-final which Tottenham won on aggregate (v Burnley).
  • The Blades have knocked out five Premier League teams in the League Cup and FA Cup since the start of last season (Aston Villa, Fulham, West Ham United, Southampton and Queens Park Rangers).
  • United are aiming to reach the League Cup final for the first time. In 2003 they were eliminated at the semi-final stage by Liverpool; their only other time in the last four.
  • Tottenham are hoping to reach the League Cup final for the first time since 2009. In 13 previous appearances in the last four, they have reached seven finals.
  • Harry Kane has scored three goals in three appearances in the League Cup this season. Michael Higdon boasts a similar record for the Blades.




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