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Chelsea Triumph Over Wimbledon: Carabao Cup


Football  •  31 Aug, 2023  •  2,665 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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Stamford Bridge buzzed with energy as Chelsea showcased their resilience, coming from behind to secure a place in the Carabao Cup's third round. Battling it out against a spirited AFC Wimbledon, Chelsea's heroes of the day were Enzo Fernandez and Noni Madueke, who etched their names on the scoreboard, ensuring a memorable evening for the Blues.

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Wimbledon Draws First Blood

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In an unexpected twist, Wimbledon took an early lead courtesy of a clinical James Tilley penalty. The Blues' goalkeeper, Robert Sanchez, found himself in a tight spot, resulting in a foul that gifted the visitors this golden opportunity.

Madueke's Electric Play

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As the first half seemed to tilt in Wimbledon's favor, Noni Madueke ignited Chelsea's comeback. Demonstrating agility and skill, Madueke navigated through the defense, earning a penalty for his efforts. With the weight of Stamford Bridge on his shoulders, he leveled the scoreline, making it a night to remember at his home ground.

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Pochettino's Tactical Switch

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Chelsea's tactician, Mauricio Pochettino, wasn't shy in shuffling the pack. Introducing Nicolas Jackson after the break proved vital, adding a new dimension to the Blues' attack. The pressure mounted on Wimbledon as the hosts sought to turn the tide.

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