Gary Cahill targets Arsenal revenge in Carabao Cup semi-finals

Lawrence Cooper
December 23, 2017

On the other hand, Chelsea defeated Bournemouth 2-1 at their stadium, Stamford Bridge, while Bristol City continued their incredible run in the competition, defeating the reigning champions, Manchester United, 2-1 thanks to a late goal from Korey Smith.

Arsenal beat the likes of Doncaster Rovers and Norwich before edging London rivals West Ham United 1-0 in their quarter-final on Tuesday to progress to the last four.

Cahill believes any talk of the Gunners holding a mental advantage is wide of the mark.

"Do the recent results against them give us extra motivation? Yes".

The shock of the cup tournament came from Bristol City who won at their home against the Red Devils as midfielder Korey Smith scored a 93rd minute victor after Bryan's opening goal was nullified by a Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalizer.

Barkley was given a round of applause by his team-mates after he made his way onto the pitch
Barkley was given a round of applause by his team-mates after he made his way onto the pitch

On one side, it's a London derby, and rematch of last year's FA Cup final and this year's Community Shield. Arsenal are a really good team and we must play great attention. These are two big teams going at it.

At the semi-final stage, the two ties are played over two legs.

Chelsea, who will host the first leg of the Carabao Cup tie, are now third in the Premier league, five points ahead of Arsenal.

'It's a big game for Arsenal also but when you reach the semi-finals you must be ready to face big teams.

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