Capital One Cup match report: Leeds United 1 Chelsea 5

Chelsea's David Luiz (left) clears under pressure from Leeds United's Luciano Becchio. PIC: PA

Chelsea's David Luiz (left) clears under pressure from Leeds United's Luciano Becchio. PIC: PA

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Chelsea defied jet lag and a Championship side with a point to prove as they overturned a one-goal deficit with a five-goal second-half show to beat Leeds and make the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup.

Three days after losing the Club World Cup final in Japan, the last thing a Rafael Benitez team sporting just four changes could have done with was a trip to a rain-soaked Elland Road to meet a team with whom they share a bitter rivalry.

The omens were not looking good either when Luciano Becchio gave Leeds a first-half lead but, as if they had never been away, Chelsea ramped things up after the break.

 

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