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Chelsea, Mourinho's mental toughness makes the difference vs. Liverpool

ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes goes play-by-play to break down Chelsea's extra-time triumph over Liverpool on their way to the Capital One Cup final.

LONDON -- It was a night almost impossible to predict and that so often threatened to boil over altogether, only to end with an element of crushing familiarity. And that's not referring to Jose Mourinho embarking on another calculated diatribe to deflect attention from the conspicuous negatives on what was otherwise yet another positive evening for Chelsea this season.

No -- it is that they have reached the 12th final of the manager's career thanks to yet another big Branislav Ivanovic goal,...

 By Phil Lythell

Ivanovic excels as refocused Chelsea fight past Liverpool to reach cup final

ESPN FC's Alexis Nunes goes play-by-play to break down Chelsea's extra-time triumph over Liverpool on their way to the Capital One Cup final.

Chelsea will renew their acquaintance with Wembley Stadium on March 1 after they overcame Liverpool 1-0 in the second leg to secure a 2-1 aggregate win and book their place in the Capital One Cup final.

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The Blues needed a header from Branislav Ivanovic early in extra-time before they could start to celebrate after the 90 minutes failed to yield any goals. But that was not for lack of trying, with the game wide open for majority of the evening.

Liverpool started the brighter and drew a couple...

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Chelsea still courting Juan Cuadrado, Chicharito could be headed to Serie A

Will Pato end up in the Prem? Is Adebayor moving to PSG? Gab Marcotti responds to the latest transfer rumors.

The winter window is still open, and that means the LIVE transfer blog swings back into action. Find out the latest news, gossip and deals here.

TOP STORY: Chelsea might pay Cuadrado release clause

In a transfer window with few genuine sagas, the one deal that gets anywhere close to that territory is Chelsea's protracted pursuit of Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado.

The Colombia international is thought to have a buyout clause of 35 million euros, which has become a sticking point for the Premier...

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Chelsea edge past Liverpool and into Capital One Cup final

Branislav Ivanovic's first goal since Aug. 30 won the tie for Chelsea.

Three thoughts on Chelsea's 1-0 win vs. Liverpool on Tuesday, which secured a place in the Capital One Cup final.

1.   Chelsea battle through

Bad-tempered and bruised but bound for Wembley, Chelsea were taken to the brink by Liverpool, but Branislav Ivanovic's crashing header from a Willian cross was enough. It came early in extra time after 90 minutes in which tempers had frayed to the point of scandal.

Ivanovic was offered the freedom of Liverpool's penalty area by absent-minded man-marking...

 By Mark Worrall

Chelsea's cup tie with Liverpool a chance to rebound from Bradford woe

Jose Mourinho wants Chelsea's FA Cup exit to Bradford to spark a positive reaction in the second leg of their Capital One Cup semifinal with Liverpool on Tuesday.

A week is a long time in football. Having thrashed Swansea City 5-0 at the Liberty Stadium, Premier League table toppers Chelsea rocked up at Anfield this pastTuesday for a Capital One Cup semifinal first-leg tie with Liverpool and came away with a creditable 1-1 draw. Advantage Jose Mourinho. All smiles at Stamford Bridge -- beat Bradford City in the FA Cup, beat the Reds in the second leg and keep the champagne on ice, Chelsea are off to Wembley twice.

If only life was that simple.

With the...

 By Nick Miller

Brendan Rodgers and Jose Mourinho have point to prove in Capital One Cup

ESPN FC's Steve Nicol and Craig Burley preview Tuesday's Capital One Cup replay between Chelsea and Liverpool.

The Capital One Cup is usually regarded as a mild inconvenience by the bigger clubs, an irritation that ranks somewhere between defrosting the freezer and paying a large electricity bill. You'd rather not, but it's necessary and people will get cross if you don't bother.

It's comfortably the fourth priority for any English club involved in European competition, unless you're Mike Ashley and you regard the Europa League as even lower.

Of course, teams tend to get a little more serious about the whole...