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Leeds United vs. Chelsea, 2012 Capital One Cup: Blues advance easily

Chelsea didn't put in the best first half performance, but absolutely crushed Leeds in the second half of their League Cup quarterfinal.

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Chelsea crush Leeds

Leeds were excellent in the second half, but a combination of poor goalkeeping and a late desperation push forward caused them to let in five goals.


Leeds vs. Chelsea: Lineups

There was a day when Leeds United and Chelsea were bitter rivals and very much on equal footing in the Premier League. Those days have long passed, but it didn't stop Leeds from pulling off a stunning cup upset over another one of their old rivals, Manchester United, a couple of years ago. Expect scrapping and elbows and such in this Capital One Cup encounter.

Chelsea field a strong team, but certainly not their best. They're taking the opportunity to rest a few players after a long flight from Japan. Leeds are bringing out their best, obviously.

Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Ryan Bertrand, David Luiz, Branislav Ivanovic, Cesar Azpilicueta; Frank Lampard, Oscar; Victor Moses, Juan Mata, Marko Marin; Fernando Torres

Leeds starting lineup (4-4-2): Jamie Ashdown; Sam Byram, Tom Lees, Jason Pearce, Lee Peltier; Paul Green, Michael Tonge, Michael Brown, Jerome Thomas; Luciano Becchio, El-Hadji Diouf

Congratulations on fielding the least defensive double pivot ever, Chelsea! Kickoff is at 7:45 p.m. local, 2:45 p.m. ET from Elland Road. You can catch the game on Sky Sports 1 or beIN Sport.

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