The Straits Times
Published on Jan 22, 2013

Football: Chelsea face elimination from League Cup


LONDON (AP) - After starting the season chasing seven titles, Chelsea are facing elimination from yet another competition on Wednesday.

The European champions must overturn a 0-2 deficit against Swansea to reach the League Cup final, or face missing out on a fourth trophy since August.

Chelsea's two previous trips to Swansea's Liberty Stadium have ended in 1-1 draws, and a repeat result would send the south Wales club through to their first major final.

"It will be tough because it's a hard place to go," Chelsea defender Gary Cahill said. "They're an attacking team, but we have to go at them and try to hurt them. It's certainly one of the biggest games of the season for us."