Hello and welcome to football.london’s live Chelsea blog on Thursday.
Thomas Tuchel and his youthful looking Blues side battled to a hard-fought 2-0 win in the Carabao Cup quarter-final against a near full strength Brentford outfit last night.
Goals from Pontus Jansson (OG) and Jorginho have now set up another London derby against Antonio Conte and Spurs who will be relishing two trips to Stamford Bridge in the new year.
We will provide all the updates from the Bees victory, plus all the reaction to the Spurs Carabao Cup tie that will excite the Blues faithful.
Asides from matters on the pitch, all attention now shifts towards the Aston Villa Boxing Day clash but also preparations for the January transfer window.
We will update you will all the latest transfer news from west London as there are expected to be updates on the likes of Eden Hazard, Aurelien Tchouameni and many other targets throughout the day.
With that in mind, sit back and let football.london bring you all the latest as it happens.