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Emerson fooled four Tottenham players with a pass to himself during Chelsea's win

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Chelsea are through to the Carabao Cup final following Thursday night's penalty shoot-out victory over Tottenham at Stamford Bridge.

Spurs lead 1-0 on aggregate heading into the second leg, but within 40 minutes Chelsea were 2-1 ahead thanks to goals from N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard.

Fernando Llorente then made it 2-2 with a headed finish from Danny Rose's cross and neither side were able to find winner in normal time.

Due to the fact away goals no longer count in Carabao Cup semi-finals, the game went straight to penalties and it was Chelsea who came out on top.

Willian, Cesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho and David Luiz all scored their spot-kicks, whereas Eric Dier and Lucas Moura missed theirs for Tottenham.

Hazard and Luiz gave a joint-interview after the game and expressed their delight at reaching the final, where they will face Manchester City.

"It's a great feeling," began Luiz. "The team did great, especially in the first half. We could have scored three or four goals.

"Also in the second half we controlled the game, they had one opportunity and they scored. We pressed really well, especially on the defensive side, so congratulations to everybody."

And Hazard added: "It's always good to bounce back after a tough game. We did well for 90 minutes. We controlled the game in the first half.

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"They had one chance and scored one goal. We had a couple of opportunities and didn’t score, but in the end we go through to the final so we are happy."

As Luiz and Hazard explained, Chelsea were the dominant side for most of the game and created the better chances.

Emerson was a particular threat down the left with his pace and crossing, and there was one moment where he took out no less than four Tottenham players with one pass - to himself.

In the video below, Emerson's pass is dummied by both Mateo Kovacic and Hazard and the 24-year-old continues his run to collect it the other side.

Erik Lamela, Moussa Sissoko, Serge Aurier and Harry Winks were all fooled as Emerson managed to get a cross in, though it was cleared by Toby Alderweireld.

How's that for telepathic link-up play?

Emerson's performance should earn him a starting role in the final against City, but it all depends on whether Maurizio Sarri thinks he's suited to the game.

Sarri explained in his own post-match interview that the Brazilian's height can sometimes be an issue, which is why Marcos Alonso usually starts for Chelsea.

"Emerson will stay with us, for sure," said the Italian. "He's very important. He's improving. Sometimes I had a little problem to put him in because we are not a very physical team."

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Emerson Palmieri dos Santos
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