Liverpool To Face EPL Rival Chelsea In Capital One Cup Semifinals


Liverpool is going on a double date with Chelsea early in 2015. If all goes well in the two meetings, the Reds will earn a trip to Wembley Stadium.

Liverpool was drawn against Chelsea in the semifinals of the Capital One Cup (Football League Cup). England’s Football Association put the Reds and Blues together Wednesday, following Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Bournemouth in the quarterfinals.

The Capital One Cup semifinals will be played over two legs. The teams will play the first leg during the week of Jan. 19. They’ll play the second leg during the week of Jan. 26. The winner will advance to the final, which is scheduled for March 1 at Wembley Stadium.

Liverpool and Chelsea are longtime rivals in the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and the Capital One Cup. Liverpool last faced Chelsea in this competition in November 2011 when the Reds beat the Blues 2-0 in the quarterfinals. Liverpool went on to win the tournament a few months later.

Liverpool didn’t fare so well against Chelsea earlier this season. Chelsea’s 2-1 win at Anfield opened up a massive gap between the clubs in the Premier League standings.

It won’t matter that Liverpool still will trail Chelsea when the teams face off in January. All that counts will be the results over two games in the Capital One Cup semifinals.

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