Date: 21st December 2017 at 11:44pm
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Chelsea eased past Bournemouth?.just, to edge into the semi-finals of the League Cup, currently sponsored by Carabao. Alvaro Morata`s winner just 60 seconds after the Cherries equalised took the roof off Stamford Bridge.

The final ten minutes bought some genuine cup excitement to a game that had stuttered along for the majority. Sadly many people missed the best part of the tie having already left the stadium.

Following the game, we asked, who you thought deserved the Man-of-the-Match accolade. Having scored the winner, Morata`s celebration found his name in the referee`s notebook. As a result the Spaniard misses this weekends game. However, his 17 minute cameo saw him grab 55% of the votes cast.

In second place was another of Antonio Conte`s substitutes. Eden Hazard, the Belgian was a way off Morata with 12% of the votes. It was his assist that set up Morata`s goal, so Conte`s switches were vindicated.

In joint third place were Ethan Ampadu and Cesc Fabregas. Both grabbed 10% of the votes. Considering Ampadu was given a yellow card after just 90 seconds, his composure throughout the game was impressive. Every challenge he made from that point on had to be perfect. It was to his immense credit he managed to do that. He had my vote.

Pedro got 8% of the votes, without overly impressing. Goalkeeper Willy Cabellero was the last player to pick up any of the Vital Chelsea readerships votes with 5% of the votes. Cabellero has played all three Carabao Cup games and has conceded a goal in the last five minutes of everyone.

In our current front page poll we return to our quest to find Chelsea`s best starting XI. We now turn our attentions to the wing back positions. Please vote wisely.

 
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