Featured Matches
Previous
Germany
Argentina
ESPNDeportes Sep 3, 2014 6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Czech Republic
United States
Sep 3, 2014 6:15 PM GMT
Game Details
England
Norway
Sep 3, 2014 7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Philadelphia Union
Toronto FC
Sep 3, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
New England Revolution
Sporting Kansas City
Sep 3, 2014 11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Chivas USA
Seattle Sounders FC
Sep 3, 2014 2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Crewe Alexandra
Rochdale
0
0
LIVE 41'
Game Details
Oldham Athletic
Bradford City
0
0
LIVE 37'
Game Details
Accrington Stanley
Carlisle United
1
1
LIVE 25'
Game Details
Barnsley
York City
0
0
LIVE 25'
Game Details
Fleetwood Town
Morecambe
1
0
LIVE 25'
Game Details
Notts County
Mansfield Town
0
0
LIVE 24'
Game Details
Preston North End
Shrewsbury Town
0
0
LIVE 21'
Game Details
Scunthorpe United
Chesterfield
1
0
LIVE 24'
Game Details
AFC Wimbledon
Southend United
1
1
LIVE 21'
Game Details
Cheltenham Town
Oxford United
0
0
LIVE 25'
Game Details
Crawley Town
Cambridge United
0
0
LIVE 25'
Game Details
Peterborough United
Leyton Orient
1
1
LIVE 25'
Game Details
Stevenage
Gillingham
0
1
LIVE 24'
Game Details
Wycombe Wanderers
Coventry City
0
0
LIVE 25'
Game Details
Yeovil Town
Portsmouth
0
0
LIVE 25'
Game Details
Ballymena
Institute
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Cliftonville
Linfield
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Coleraine
Crusaders
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Dungannon Swifts
Warrenpoint Town
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Glenavon
Ballinamallard Utd
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Glentoran
Portadown
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Sp. Belgrano
Huracán
7:10 PM GMT
Game Details
Atlético Tucumán
Temperley
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
ABC
CR Vasco da Gama
10:30 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Goianiense
Boa MG
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Paraná Clube
Sampaio Correa-MA
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Portuguesa de Desportos
Joinville
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Next

Top 5: First XI costs in Premier League

Transfers 11 hours ago
Read
Jan 23, 2013

Chelsea 'need trophy more' than Swansea

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has teased Capital One Cup semi-final opponents Chelsea by claiming the London club need to win a trophy every year.

• Blog: 90 minutes from Wembley
• Lythell: Chelsea wheel of fortune

The Welsh side host Chelsea in the second leg of their semi-final at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday night having won the first leg at Stamford Bridge 2-0 courtesy of goals from Michu and Danny Graham.

Chelsea's interim boss Rafa Benitez will likely have to deliver silverware this season if he is to have any hope of taking on the job full-time. Given they are currently 11 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester United, Benitez's best hopes of winning a trophy for Chelsea look to be in one of the three cup competitions in which they are still competing.

Referencing Chelsea's constant need for success to justify owner Roman Abramovich's lavish spending, Laudrup said: "With the money they have spent, you ask me if they need a trophy more than Swansea? It's quite obvious that they do.

"One of their players - and I'm not even talking about the most expensive one - has cost more than our squad put together.

"I imagine that when they pay £30 million, £40 million or £50 million for a player it's not just because he's a nice guy. They want trophies every year, just like Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City, Bayern Munich or Juventus.

"I'm not under that sort of pressure at Swansea. They don't ask for that. If we can get to the final then it will be great.

"Are we the favourites? Let's see. Chelsea won the Champions League last season so I don't think so."

Meanwhile, Swansea goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel anticipates a stern test from Chelsea on their visit to south Wales, although he is confident that his own side can perform better than they did in the first leg too.

"I am not nervous," the German 'keeper, whose clean sheet in the first leg was his fifth appearance in the competition this season, told Abendzeitung Munich. "Of course, Wembley is a dream. But we need to defend the 2-0 first. Chelsea will shoot from everywhere. They have nothing left to lose.

"It might sound crazy but the first leg wasn't our best game this season. We defended really well. Chelsea could not break through. And we were able to score twice after they made mistakes in defence."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.