Chelsea’s hopes of claiming silverware from a tempestuous campaign have been maintained. It took a header in extra-time, scored by one of the smallest players on the pitch, to see off Leicester City here but, as those in the away end chorused their delight at another imminent trip to Wembley, Antonio Conte could look back
On days like this there is no need for Tottenham Hotspur to worry about how they will cope without Harry Kane on the pitch. Christian Eriksen demonstrated why he so much more than a member of the supporting cast as he scored another two splendid goals, taking his tally for the season to 11, to
Chelsea’s players have vowed to shrug off the disappointment of Champions League elimination and salvage a faltering season, though even a top-four finish and winning the FA Cup would be unlikely to secure Antonio Conte’s future at the club.
Atlético Madrid won comfortably at Lokomotiv Moscow to progress to the last eight but Borussia Dortmund drew 0-0 with Red Bull Salzburg so the Austrian side’s 2-1 win in Germany last week was enough for them to advance. Lyon, meanwhile, lost 3-2 at home to CSKA Moscow and were eliminated on away goals.
Danny Welbeck thought about it. He had felt the slightest touch from the Milan left-back, Ricardo Rodríguez, inside the area and he went down. The official behind the goal thought about it some more. The seconds ticked by. Milan were unconcerned. But then, a crackle across the airwaves and there was the Swedish referee, Jonas