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Capital One Cup: Arsenal v Chelsea - LIVE!

By Jack de Menezes
Juan Mata doubles Chelsea' lead with a powerful effort in the second half
by Jack de Menezes on Oct 29, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Welcome to The Independent's live commentary of tonight's Capital One Cup encounter between London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea.

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  • Welcome to The Independent's live commentary of tonight's Capital One Cup encounter between London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea.
    10/29/2013 5:59:11 PM
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  • The war between Wenger and Mourinho used to be one of the biggest rivalry's in British football, but attitudes appear to have mellowed since the early days:
    Wenger goes head-to-head with Mourinho tonight in the Capital One Cup fourth round for the first time in more than six years – since they faced one another at the Emirates in May 2007. The Arsenal manager was conciliatory when he described how the past had healed many wounds. 

    To read what both managers had to say ahead of tonight's encounter, CLICK HERE.
    10/29/2013 6:15:32 PM
  • Can you remember what triggered the bad blood between the two? You might be quite surprised:

    Mourinho had sent a card, produced by CLIC Sargent, a children’s cancer charity the club were then supporting, to every one of his fellow 19 Premier League managers but only in Wenger’s did he write an additional note. It was to the effect that his most toxic remark about his opposite number, the “voyeur” allegation, uttered eight years ago tomorrow, had not been made with any sinister undertone other than that he felt Wenger spent too much time commenting on Chelsea.

    Wenger failed to reciprocate. Then, when they played each other at Highbury on 18 December, one of the Arsenal staff questioned an opposite number on the Chelsea staff about whether the card was genuine, word got back and the whole episode ended with both men in a renewed huff. Merry bloomin’ Christmas.

    To read more on the Wenger v Mourinho rivalry by Sam Wallace, CLICK HERE.
    10/29/2013 6:19:58 PM
  • The last time these two sides met in the League Cup, there were handbags at 10 paces in the 2007 Carling Cup final.

    10/29/2013 6:23:25 PM
  • 90 mins: Cazorla, who has been by far Arsenal's best player, tries to find space on the left of the box, and his shot flashes past goal, much like most of Arsenal's efforts today. Ramires then gets down the other end and his dipping effort lands on the roof of the net. Cracking attempt though. Phil Jones has wrapped things up for United with a volley, while Fulham have equalised through a Giorgos Karagounis free-kick.
    10/29/2013 9:33:26 PM
  • 90+2 mins: Ba is off with just Vermaelen to challenge him, and the Arsenal captain brings down the striker. Phil Dowd just gives him a warning as it's late in the day, but you could say there wasn't a lot of difference between that and Mikel Arteta's challenge on Marouane Chamakh on Saturday. Juan Mata is replaced by Tomas Kalas who comes on to make his debut, and david Luiz sends one of his trademark free-kicks swirling over the Arsenal goal. Having just seen Fulham equalise, Lloyd Dyer has put Leicester back ahead!
    10/29/2013 9:36:09 PM
  • Full-time: That's it. Chelsea progress to the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup thanks to goals from Cesar Azpilicueta and Juan Mata. The Spaniard was brilliant, and he has been since Mourinho reinstated him to the first team after issuing him with the challenge. hold on though, we have more goals coming in...
    10/29/2013 9:38:04 PM
  • Full-time: West Ham have doubled their lead with another penalty through Jack Collison as Keith Tracy has been sent-off for Burnley. But over at St Andrews, Birmingham have staged a stunning comeback to level with Stoke, and the 90 minutes are up so they'll be heading into extra-time thanks to Peter Lovenkrands' second goal. Fabio has added a fourth for United, and David Moyes is certainly having success in the cups so far as he maintains his unbeaten start.
    10/29/2013 9:40:47 PM
  • Full-time: And it's all over at the KP Stadium where Championship side Leicester have knocked off Premier League Fulham in a seven goal thriller. Results then in all the games tonight apart from that between Birmingham and Stoke, which is just beginning extra-time.
    10/29/2013 9:42:41 PM
  • It's left to the 9,000 Chelsea fans to celebrate at the Emirates after they secured a 2-0 victory over Arsenal

    10/29/2013 9:45:22 PM
  • Full-time: There's already been a goal at St Andrews, and Stoke have retaken the lead through Kenwyne Jones.
    10/29/2013 9:48:36 PM
  • Juan Mata doubles Chelsea' lead with a powerful effort in the second half

    10/29/2013 9:49:35 PM
  • Full-time: So in the end Chelsea run out deserved winners. Their greater strength in depth certainly told, with Eto'o, Willian, Mata and Essien enjoying much better of the game than Bendtner, Ryo, jenkinson and the likes. But Arsenal certainly had their share of chances, and their lack of options up front could certainly come back to haunt them later this season unless Arsene Wenger strengthens his side in January.
    10/29/2013 9:54:08 PM
  • Full-time: Chelsea march on to the quarter-finals though, and they have now won six games on the trot, with upcoming clashes against Newcastle, Schalke, West Brom and West Ham to look forward to. They are definitely beginning to hit their stride, and while their strikers may have continued to suffer a lack of profligacy in front of goal, they have the talent behind to ensure it isn't a problem.
    10/29/2013 9:56:35 PM
  • That's all from me tonight. I hope you've enjoyed are live commentary of the Capital One Cup encounter between Arsenal and Chelsea. Be sure to check out the match report and all the rest of the match reaction by clicking HERE. Join us again on Saturday when we'll be bringing you all the latest from the Premier League, including Newcastle v Chelsea, Fulham v Manchester United and another mouthwatering tie between Arsenal and Liverpool. See you then!
    10/29/2013 10:01:27 PM
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