The German Team Manager Thomas Tuchel and the FC Chelsea in the English Football Cup briefly prevented the end of another title chance shortly after the shock of the farewell announcement of club owners Roman Abramovich.
In the secondary final in second division Luton Town, the Champions League winner won three days after the dramatic defeat in penalties of the ligapokal endpiece against the FC Liverpool (10:11) only after two residue 3: 2 (1: 2).
In addition to the blues, the FC Liverpool and the FC Southampton reached the quarterfinals.
Liverpools B-elf and their German coach Jürgen Klopp won thanks to a double pack of Takumi Minamino (27th and 39th) against Premier League tutiled Norwich City 2: 1 (2: 0).
Southampton prevailed in another first-league duel against West Ham United 3: 1 (1: 0).
Golden Handchen of Thomas Tuchel
Tuchel built Chelsa’s team considerably. Defender Antonio Rüdiger was in the initial formation of the previous year’s finalist one of only two players, which had also started against Liverpool.
While Kai Hanctz was allowed to take a break at the club world champion after his strong appearances in recent weeks, Rüdiger’s second national team Timo Werner was also a probationary chance in the storm of the starting eleven as the most recently controversial scorer Romelu Lukaku.
Tuchel thus proved a golden knuckle: Werner (68.) and Lukaku (78th) still turned the game in favor of the blues. Chelseas’s first compensation had achieved the Spaniard Saul Niguez (27th).
Next surprise by FC Middlesbrough
Already last Tuesday, second division FC Middlesbrough against the Premier League Top Team Tottenham Hotspur with 1: 0 N.V. As already in the previous round against record champion Manchester United cared for a surprise.
Master Manchester City as well as Crystal Palace, on the other hand, drove the expected favorite wins for subclassed second league teams.
The quarterfinals complete the winners of the two outstanding encounters. On Thursday, FC Everton receives the Fifth League Association FC Boreham Wood, marriage on Monday the former European championshipman Nottingham Forest after his success in the round of the last 32 against Cupdeidiger Leicester City against the second league rival Huddersfield Town.