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Confirmed Officials: Chelsea vs Middlesbrough | Carabao Cup



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The officials have been confirmed for Chelsea’s Carabao Cup semi-final tie against Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

Mauricio Pochettino‘s side return to the capital for the second leg hoping to progress into the Wembley final.

Chelsea were left disappointed after the first leg. Middlesbrough punished the visitors for their lack of ruthlessness in the final third, with Cole Palmer missing a handful of chances, which saw Hayden Hackney net the only goal of the first leg clash on Teesside earlier this month.

“I think we were very disappointed after the game,” Pochettino told reporters ahead of the second leg on Tuesday night.

“When you analyse the game, I think we deserved more but football is sometimes not to deserve; it’s to be clinical, to score goals and to defend strong and to be also in shape. We were all disappointed but we have 90 minutes to fix the situation and try to win.

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Pochettino added: “We need to respect. We will respect the opponent, they are going to be tough. But it’s a massive chance for us. We have the possibility to go to the final and fight for a title.”

Now the officials for the Carabao Cup meeting have been revealed by the EFL ahead of the encounter.


The EFL have confirmed that John Brooks will take charge of the meeting in London.

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John Brooks will be supported by Lee Betts and Nick Greenhalgh on the touchline.

Fourth Official

Michael Salisbury has been named as the Fourth Official for Tuesday’s match, with the referee overseeing conduct within the two dugouts, and the behaviour of Mauricio Pochettino and Michael Carrick.

VAR/Assistant VAR

VAR will not be in use for any of the semi-final ties.

Explaining why, an EFL statement read: “Given the system is not installed at one of the participating semi-finalist Clubs and to maintain fairness and consistency, VAR technology will not be used in the Carabao Cup semi-final stage this season.”