Shilpa Shetty keeps pushing despite a lazy day at the gym

We are on the last Monday of the first month of 2022, which is January. Well, whether it's the first Monday or the last Monday, the Monday blues are always the same and there's no denying that. It takes a lot of struggle with ourselves to get us through the day. Well, Shilpa Shetty is going through the same feeling. Still, she shared a video of herself trying to get over that feeling... (Author: Gardener)

the last Monday of the first month of 2022Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Monday Motivation: Shilpa Shetty pushes herself despite a lazy day at the gym It's the last Monday of the first month of 2022, which is January. It takes a lot of struggle with ourselves to get us through the day. Well, Shilpa Shetty is going through the same feeling. However, she shared a video of herself trying to get over that feeling and just pushing herself to motivate her fans. Taking to her Instagram profile, she shared a video of her lying on the floor of her gym while her trainer stood next to her and laughed at her. says the Monday Motivation as she looked extremely tired and started chanting "maar daala" as she tried to get up. Sharing this video wrote: “Today's fitness session was as long as January 2022. The end of the month motivation is just to lay down on the mat and mentally prepare for the new month. Yes, I have days like that too. What about you was January for you all? s sister Shamita Shetty was the third runner up and failed to make the top 3. Responding to the eviction of her younger sister Shamita, Shilpa Shetty said: "Whatever. God is great sabka malik ek hai and unko sab pata hai. Vo jo bhi decision leta hai saahi lete hai. Jo bhi hota hai acha ke liye hota hai. (God is great. You know everything, whatever happens, happens for the best.)” Shilpa Shetty shares a sun-kissed pic as she expresses her gratitude for life's little pleasures


Rani Chatterjee gives Monday motivation while posing at the gym

Rani Chatterjee gave us some key fitness goals. Her frequent gym appearances and picture perfect body inspire us to hit the gym (Author: Gardener)

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How do you deal with your stressors?

Gallup conducted a poll of the top issues Americans are concerned about, and it's safe to say that everyone is concerned about something. The top issues that concerned more than 40% of the population were: health care, crime and violence, gun control, federal spending, drug use, race (Author: Gardener)

GallupGallup conducted a poll of the top issues Americans are concerned about, and it's safe to say that everyone is concerned about something. The top issues that concerned more than 40% of the population were: health care, crime and violence, gun control, federal spending, drug use, race relations, and the quality of the environment. Some people take their worries to work to eliminate them or reduce their power in society. Some people stand up for what they care about in hopes of bringing about change. Some people avoid or process their worries, aware of their existence but not allowing them to get in their way. Some people are completely traumatized and paralyzed by their worries and unable to function in society. How do you deal with the problems that arise in your life and in the world around you? The worries of this world may not hit you directly, but some of them do, and they can make or break you. Sometimes it feels like we're the only ones worried about certain issues, but the numbers show that everyone is worried about something, whether they show it or not.


Quiet night in the Ukrainian capital, even as tensions flare in Russia

Kyiv, Ukraine (AP) - President Vladimir Putin has dramatically escalated East-West tensions by ordering Russia's nuclear forces to be placed on high alert, but the explosions and gunfire that have disrupted life since the invasion began seemed to have erupted slacking off overnight near the Ukrainian capital The Kremlin's military advance was slowed by a weaker but determined resistance. (Author: Gardener)

RussiaKyiv, Ukraine (AP) - President Vladimir Putin has dramatically escalated East-West tensions by ordering Russia's nuclear forces to be placed on high alert, but the explosions and gunfire that have disrupted life since the invasion began seemed to have erupted slacking off overnight near the Ukrainian capital The Kremlin's military advance was slowed by an inferior but determined resistance. Ukraine's embattled leader, meanwhile, agreed to talks with Moscow, and Western nations planned to send arms and other supplies to the country's defenders. Citing "aggressive statements" from NATO and tough financial sanctions, Putin on Sunday issued an order to increase Russia's nuclear weapons readiness, stoking fears that invading Ukraine could lead to nuclear war, be it intentional or accidental. The Russian leader "is potentially bringing forces into play that, if miscalculated, could make things much, much more dangerous," said a senior US defense official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss rapidly evolving military operations. Putin's order came as Russian forces met stiff resistance from Ukrainian defenders. Despite nationwide progress, Moscow has so far failed to gain full control of Ukraine's airspace. Officials say they believe the invasion was more difficult and slower than the Kremlin envisioned, though that could change as Moscow adjusts. The conflict - which seemed quieter overnight on Sunday than in previous nights - could develop significantly if Russia receives military aid from neighboring Belarus, which is expected to send troops to Ukraine as early as Monday, a senior American intelligence official said direct knowledge of the current situation U. The official said whether Belarus enters the war depends on the talks between Ukraine and Russia, which are scheduled to take place in the coming days. Faced with mounting pressure, Western nations said they would tighten sanctions and buy and supply arms to Ukraine, including Stinger missiles to shoot down helicopters and other aircraft. European countries will also supply fighter jets to Ukraine, said EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell. Meanwhile, the office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced plans to meet a Russian delegation at an unspecified location on the Belarusian border. It was not immediately clear when the meeting would take place, nor what the Kremlin ultimately intended, either in these possible talks at the border or, more generally, in its war in Ukraine. Western officials believe Putin wants to overthrow Ukraine's government and replace it with his own regime, thereby reviving Moscow's Cold War-era influence. Fighting also broke out in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second largest city, and strategic ports in the south of the country were attacked by Russian forces. Russian forces had taken Berdyansk, a Ukrainian city of 100,000 on the Azov Sea coast, late Sunday, according to Oleksiy Arestovich, an adviser to Zelenskyy's office. Russian troops were also advancing toward Kherson, another city in southern Ukraine, while Mariupol, a port city on the Sea of ​​Azov thought to be a top Russian target, "is holding on," Arestovich said. As Russian troops closed in around Kyiv, a city of nearly 3 million people, the capital's mayor expressed doubts that civilians could be evacuated. Authorities distributed guns to anyone willing to defend the city. Ukraine also releases prisoners with military experience who want to fight and trains people to make incendiary bombs. In Mariupol, where Ukrainians were trying to repel an attack, a medical team from a city hospital was desperately trying to revive a 6-year-old girl in unicorn pajamas who had been mortally wounded in Russian shelling. Almost 900 kilometers away, Faina Bystritska was threatened in the city of Chernihiv. "I wish I had never experienced that," said Bystritska, an 87-year-old Jewish survivor of World War II. She said sirens wail almost constantly in the city, about 150 kilometers (90 miles) from Kyiv. Chernihiv residents have been told not to turn on lights "so we don't draw their attention," said Bystritska, who has been living in a hallway away from windows so she can better protect herself. "The window glass keeps shaking and there's this constant thundering sound," she said. Meanwhile, the EU's top official outlined plans for the 27-nation bloc to close its airspace to Russian airlines and buy arms for Ukraine. The EU will also ban some pro-Kremlin media, said EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. S. also ramped up the flow of arms to Ukraine, announcing it would send Stinger missiles as part of a package approved by the White House on Friday. Germany also plans to send 500 Stingers and other military supplies. When ordering the nuclear alert, Putin cited not only statements by NATO members, but also the West's harsh financial sanctions against Russia, including Putin himself NATO members have made aggressive statements towards our country,” Putin said in TV commentaries. Defense officials would not disclose their current nuclear alert level except to say the military stands ready at all times to defend its homeland and allies. White House press secretary Jen Psaki told ABC that Putin was going back to the pattern he had used in the weeks leading up to the invasion "of fabricating threats that don't exist to justify further aggression." . Russia and the United States typically have land- and subsea-based nuclear forces that are always alert and combat-ready, but not nuclear-capable bombers and other aircraft. In Kyiv, terrified residents crouched in houses, underground parking lots and subway stations in anticipation of a full-scale Russian attack. Food and medicine were running out, Mayor Vitali Klitschko said. "Right now the most important issue is defending our country," said Klitschko. In downtown Kharkiv, 86-year-old Olena Dudnik said she and her husband were almost thrown out of bed by the blast from a nearby explosion. "We don't have a lot of food in the pantry, and I'm concerned that the stores won't have anything either when they reopen." She added: "I just want the shooting to stop, that no more people get killed." Russia's failure to date to gain full control of Ukraine's airspace is a surprising blunder, giving defeated Ukrainian forces a chance to slow down the advance of Russian ground forces. But although Russian troops are being held back by Ukrainian resistance, fuel shortages and other logistical problems, a senior US defense official said that was likely to change. Russians will learn and adapt,” the official said. Ukraine's Interior Ministry said on Sunday that 352 Ukrainian civilians were killed, including 14 children. It said another 1,684 people, including 116 children, were injured. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov did not provide figures on Russia's dead and wounded, but said his country's losses were "several times" fewer than Ukraine's on Sunday. S., the European Union and Britain also agreed to block selected Russian banks from the SWIFT system, which moves money between thousands of banks and other financial institutions worldwide. Russia, which has nearly 200,000 troops stationed on Ukraine's borders, claims its attack is only aimed at military targets, but bridges, schools and residential areas have also been hit.


The United Nations holds two meetings on the war between Russia and Ukraine

The meetings of the 193-nation General Assembly and the more powerful 15-member Security Council reflect widespread calls for a ceasefire and escalating concerns for the millions of Ukrainians locked in the war. The Security Council gave the green light for the first time on Sunday... (Author: Gardener)

The United NationsFrance's Ambassador to the United Nations Nicolas de Riviere speaks during the Security Council meeting at the UN headquarters on Sunday, February 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) The latest on the war between Russia and Ukraine: UNITED NATIONS - Tue two main organizations in The United Nations will hold separate sessions on Russia's invasion of Ukraine on Monday. The meetings of the 193-nation General Assembly and the more powerful 15-member Security Council reflect widespread calls for a ceasefire and escalating concerns for the millions of Ukrainians locked in the war. The Security Council on Sunday gave the green light to the General Assembly's first emergency session in decades. N. members had the opportunity to discuss the war and vote on a resolution that US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said would “hold Russia accountable for its unjustified actions and violations of the UN Charter “. A Ukrainian family waits for a train at the Lviv train station in Lviv, western Ukraine, on Sunday, February 27, 2022. Thousands of people gathered at Lviv's main train station on Sunday, trying to board trains that would take them from Ukraine to the safety of Europe as the Russian invasion of that country continued. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue) French Ambassador Nicolas De Riviere announced the Security Council meeting on the humanitarian implications of the Russian invasion, a meeting that French President Emmanuel Macron had sought to oversee the delivery of aid to those in need in the secure Ukraine. Demonstrators lie down on the ground Monday, February 28, 2022 during a rally against the Russian invasion of Ukraine near the Russian embassy in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) Both meetings follow Russia's veto of a Security Council resolution demanding that Moscow immediately halt its attack on Ukraine and withdraw all troops. S. Dollar after western nations moved to ban Russian banks from global SWIFT payments system. The ruble was trading at a record low of 105.27 per dollar early Monday, up from about 84 per dollar late Friday. S. and other Western nations to impose further sanctions on Russia. Restrictions by the Central Bank of Russia target its access to more than $600 billion in reserves held by the Kremlin. Previously announced sanctions had pushed the Russian currency to its lowest level in history against the dollar. MANILA, Philippines — Southeast Asian countries have expressed deep concern over hostilities in Ukraine and called for dialogue, but have not condemned the Russian invasion, although they have called for a tougher stance on Moscow's aggression. The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations issued a statement on Monday urging "all relevant parties to exercise maximum restraint and make best efforts to pursue dialogue through all channels" before the situation spirals out of control. The bloc engages with Russia in annual political, security and economic talks as a key dialogue partner. Intelligence agency S. says Belarus is expected to send troops to Ukraine as early as Monday to fight alongside Russian forces that invaded Ukraine last week. Belarus has supported Russia's war effort but has so far not directly engaged in the conflict. S. assesses the intelligence and says that the Belarusian leader's decision on whether to further involve Belarus in the war depends on the talks between Russia and Ukraine, which will take place in the coming days. Russian forces have met strong opposition from Ukraine's defenders, and U. CLEVELAND — Russia has apparently rendered Facebook largely unusable for top Russian telecoms providers amid rising tensions between Moscow and the social media platform. London-based internet monitor NetBlocks reports that the network of Facebook servers used to distribute content in Russia was so severely restricted on Sunday that "content is no longer loading or is loading extremely slowly, rendering the platforms unusable." Russia's telecoms regulator Roskomnadzor announced plans on Friday to "partially restrict" access to Facebook. On the same day, Facebook's head of security policy said the company bans Russian state media from running ads or otherwise profiting on its platform anywhere in the world. Facebook says it also denied a request from the Kremlin not to conduct fact-checks related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the platform for users inside Russia. That was a day after Twitter announced it would temporarily stop ads in both Ukraine and Russia. The Twitter and Facebook restrictions can be bypassed in Russia using VPN software, just like users in mainland China. BERLIN - The United Nations nuclear watchdog says rockets have hit a radioactive waste dump in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, but there have been no reports of damage to the buildings or evidence of a release of radioactive material. In a statement late Sunday, International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Rafael Grossi said Ukrainian authorities had informed his office of the overnight strike. The report came a day after an electrical transformer was damaged at a similar disposal facility in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. CANBERRA, Australia - Australia will supply Ukraine with deadly military equipment to help Ukrainians resist Russian invasion. The Australian government's announcement on Monday gave no details on what material it could broadcast. The move follows Friday's offer of non-lethal military equipment, medical supplies and a $3 million contribution to a NATO trust fund to help the beleaguered country. Australia has imposed sanctions on more than 350 Russian people since Thursday, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. Australia has also imposed sanctions on 13 individuals and entities in Belarus, including that country's Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin. Belarus supports Russia in its war with Ukraine. TORONTO - Canada's two largest media companies are dropping Russia's state-owned TV station RT from their cable offerings. Rogers spokesman Andrew Garas says Russia Today will no longer be available on its channel schedule from Monday. He says RT is the propaganda arm of Russian President Vladimir Putin's regime, spreading disinformation. FRANKFURT, Germany - An Austria-based subsidiary of Russia's state-owned Sberbank is set to fail after depositors fled the fallout from the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The ECB says that Vienna-based Sberbank Europe AG “is unlikely to be able to pay its debts or other liabilities when they fall due”. The bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Russia's Sberbank, of which the Russian government is the majority shareholder. The European Banking Resolution Authority says separately that it has imposed a ban on payments for funds owed by the bank and a limit on how much deposits can be withdrawn.


Marcelo Bielsa's last game at Leeds felt like saying goodbye to a family dog

CRAIG HOPE: It felt like a sad goodbye to the family dog ​​and Leeds United under Marcelo Bielsa have certainly lost their bite. When Bielsa's departure was confirmed, there was little protest. (Author: Gardener)

Marcelo Bielsa'sThere was no anger at Elland Road, no storming of the directors' box amid calls for the manager's sacking. It felt like a sad farewell to the family dog ​​and Leeds United under Marcelo Bielsa have certainly lost their bite. It was time for change and when Bielsa's departure was confirmed at 11am on Sunday, there was little protest from supporters. Rarely, however, will a manager leave four straight defeats – and a club heading for relegation – with as much affection and recognition as the Argentine's. Marcelo Bielsa has been sacked after almost four years as Leeds manager. United Leeds have failed to win any of their last six Premier League games and because of Bielsa, Leeds are close to the relegation zone after 16 years in the Premier League. He turned Championship players into top-flight stars and turned England internationals into Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford, both of whom are currently sidelined. But what we've seen in recent months is a squad losing faith in Bielsa's indomitable method, a man for whom the notion of change doesn't extend much beyond the color of his side's shirts. Without that belief, some have begun to look like the second division players they may always have been. In December, Phillips gave Sportsmail a revealing interview in which he gave his unforced opinion on why Leeds failed this season. "One of the most important things is that we've already played against every team. A lot of teams come to us knowing how to play against us," he said. “They change their formation two or three times in every game and that creates disruptions in our way of playing. There's a bit of confusion.” Confusion. If the flexibility of Bielsa's system once confused the opposition, it now left his own men in a state of confusion. At Bielsa it works until it doesn't, and in truth it had stopped working from a point of six games long before that final run. However, it must be noted that Phillips was never disrespectful towards Bielsa. He made it a point to credit the boss for his own career change, tweeting on Sunday: "Thank you Marcelo for everything you've done for me. They've helped me grow as a player but most importantly as a person.” Bielsa helped Leeds to promotion after 16 years of waiting to return to the top flight of English football The rise and fall of Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds shows the impressive work His admission that Bielsa was "very stubborn" and wouldn't adjust his playing style felt significant, especially given Phillips' exposure to Gareth Southgate's pragmatism and versatility with England. He also mentioned the "language barrier" with Bielsa. After nearly four years and the use of a translator, you suspect this had diluted the message's impact and meaning. Because what we've seen against Spurs - and in the winless games before that - was a dysfunctional team scraping the bottom of Bielsa's touchline bucket in search of inspiration. Fit? Fit for purpose? Harry Kane was a key part in Tottenham's 4-0 at Elland Road on Saturday afternoon. Spurs became the fourth team in as many weeks - behind Newcastle, Manchester United and Everton - to face Leeds in various crises of their own. The submissive nature of the 3-0 defeat at Everton on February 12 was particularly damaging, prompting the hierarchy to speed up their deliberations on Bielsa's replacement. It had become easy to play against them. As one Spurs official commented ahead of Saturday's kick-off: "If we keep our form, our best players will be able to knock them out." That proved itself. Maybe the processes in Bielsa wouldn't have gone wrong with better players. Centre-back Diego Llorente and left-back Junior Firpo have been signed for a combined £31m but haven't improved the team. With the players available, Bielsa's cycle had apparently come to an end. He brought United back to Leeds, uniting a club, its city and its fans. Leeds became the 12th club in Bielsa's managerial career, after brief stints at Lazio and Lille, seeking escapism from a world of pandemic and fear. Bielsa, we rejoiced, was fearless. They have named streets and beers after Bielsa in this part of the world and now, in his absence, a statue is being commissioned. Yes, the 66-year-old may be gone, but he will never be forgotten by supporters who have refused to turn on their Latino adoptee, even in times as desperate as they are living now. Because what he has left behind - undeniably even for the most staunch Bielsa loyalists - is a side going back to the league. They sit two points above the relegation zone, having played two more games than third-bottom Burnley. The new coach, the American Jesse Marsch, takes over a team that has already been drilled to its physical limits. He can't make the usual soundbite of fitness level improvement. Leeds travel to Leicester next weekend in a bid to rectify their poor league form. Rather, the mental realignment of a team that seems disoriented is most urgent. They're exhausted - they don't lack fitness - but they need a new voice, something else to think about. On Saturday, her thought process was muddled. In the end there were boos from the stands for the first time in four years. Not directed against Bielsa and anything but malicious in their posting.


Dallas and Rodrigo's Raphinha frustration among Leeds United moments you missed

A round-up of hot spots and incidents you might not have caught in Leeds United's 6-0 win over Liverpool the first time around (Author: Gardener)

DallasA round-up of the hot spots and incidents you might not have caught during Leeds United's 6-0 win at Liverpool the first time around. Get the latest Leeds United news straight to your inbox every day - sign up for free email updates. Something went wrong, please try again later. Thank you for subscribing!We have more newslettersShow me Luis Diaz and Raphinha may not have a country or club in common in their pasts but the South American connection was strong as they said hello before kick-off. The jet-heeled forwards have never shared a dressing room but the Egyptian was very warm and friendly as he welcomed James to Anfield. His look at Raphinha said it all. He should never have gotten into a situation where he had to deal with Andy Robertson and Luis Diaz at the same time. One of the theories behind Raphinha's bench press over the weekend was his lack of support for the right-back behind him. That was made painfully clear when Robertson pounced on the Leeds United box while the Brazilian still sauntered back halfway. Rodrigo walked over and asked the winger his own questions as well. Joe Gelhardt probably got the biggest applause of the night from guest support. As he trotted back to his hometown to warm up in the first half, he had no doubts about how the away fans felt seeing him. A round of applause for one of the stories of the Leeds season. The enemy of my enemy is my friend As the clock struck the hour mark, Leeds fans attempted a point of unity at Anfield. 'Stand up if you hate Man U, stand up if you hate Man U!' Liverpool's support was only too obliging to join in and unite all four sides of the ground in their hatred of the red plot between them on the M62. As James Milner trotted out for his warm-up in the second half, it was interesting to watch how a distracted outside support might react to him, how a homegrown talent did good, etc. Milner was strictly professional, barely getting close enough to the visitors to really to elicit any kind of applause or acknowledgment. On his second touchline, in the 69th minute, he was alone and went to the corner flag.


Liverpool launch quad quest, Chelsea's Kepa gamble backfires

Liverpool won an epic Carabao Cup final. Can they win three more titles this season? (Author: Gardener)

LiverpoolThe FC side are divided on whether it was right to take Kepa to penalties. The FC side are divided on whether it was right to take Kepa to penalties. LONDON -- The first trophy of the English season was won on Sunday, and in style, as Chelsea and Liverpool played a Carabao Cup final for the ages at Wembley (stream a replay on ESPN+). - ESPN+ Viewer Guide: LaLiga, Bundesliga, MLS, FA Cup, more Kepa Arrizabalaga was brought up for the penalty shootout, replacing Mendy in the final moments of extra time. He and Kelleher failed to stop any of the first 20 penalties and the Liverpool keeper converted No. 21 try, only for penalty taker Kepa, who fired his shot well over the bar to see the Reds win an 11-10 penalty shootout. Mark Ogden (Liverpool) and James Olley (Chelsea) break up the competition from both perspectives. Jurgen Klopp has now won five trophies as Liverpool manager. In three months he could add three more while making history by becoming the first English team to win a quadruple from the Carabao Cup, FA Cup, Premier League and Champions League. At this point, with so many games still to play, finishing the competitions clean seems a tall order, but the Carabao Cup penalty shootout triumph over Chelsea means Liverpool are already a quarter of the way to an unprecedented achieved success. Manchester United's treble success in 1999, when Sir Alex Ferguson's side won the Championship, FA Cup and Champions League, remains the pinnacle of English football. Liverpool managed their own cup treble in 2001 by winning both domestic cups and the UEFA Cup, and Manchester City won all three domestic trophies in 2019 but nobody has ever equaled the quadruple. But Liverpool now have an opportunity to win the Carabao Cup for a ninth time after beating Chelsea. In that game, Liverpool undoubtedly rode their luck. Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount both missed clear scoring chances for Chelsea in the first half before Mount hit the post early in the second half. Kai Havertz then had two goals ruled out for offside, while Romelu Lukaku had another goal ruled out, although the Chelsea striker initially appeared to be on the side in video replays. Despite the chances created by Chelsea and their own failure to create enough opportunities, Liverpool still found a way to get their hands on the trophy. What about the other three competitions they still have a chance to win? The Premier League looks set to be the biggest mountain to climb in the coming weeks, but after trailing 12 points behind City earlier this month, Liverpool are now just six behind with a game in hand and a trip to Etihad in April. Liverpool have little room for error in the league but they've at least put themselves firmly back in the running. As for the FA Cup, Klopp's side face Premier League bottom side Norwich City in the fifth round at Anfield on Wednesday (3pm ET, live stream on ESPN+). Win that and they will have three wins since their first FA Cup since 2006. And then there's the Champions League, the competition Liverpool have won more times - six - than any English club. Liverpool know how to advance and be successful in the Champions League so they will believe they can win it again this season. However, winning all four trophies requires luck, both in terms of results and the fitness of key players. Liverpool have been lucky in that regard this season. Diaz has already impressed while Diogo Jota continues to deliver with goals and assists. And against Chelsea, Kelleher made a number of important saves to prove his quality as Alisson's understudy. Liverpool have the depth to win all four trophies. It may come down to City blocking their path with whatever else they want to win, but after securing the Carabao Cup they have three months to win another three trophies and make history. The best that can be said about Kepa here is that he at least continued his habit of deciding penalties. That Kepa's intervention - the 22nd and final penalty shot over the bar to give Liverpool an 11-10 win - was not in Chelsea's favor is the result of a decision which, while based on statistical logic, is nonetheless clearly at odds to what happened before. Mendy had defended so well from Liverpool in the previous 120 minutes that he was a heavy favorite for Man of the Match nomination and he had done more than enough to secure his place in Chelsea's goal for the penalty shoot-out. In August's UEFA Super Cup final, Tuchel made the same change and Kepa saved two penalties to defeat Villarreal 6-5 in a penalty shootout. No one in Chelsea's history has saved more penalties than Kepa - 10 in total, eight on penalties including in this season's Carabao Cup Round of 16 against Southampton. The club's internal data simply shows that Kepa is a better shot-stopper than Mendy on penalties, although the Senegal No1 recently demonstrated his own skills by saving a penalty in the Africa Cup of Nations final against Egypt. In this hugely entertaining final, a single goal in two hours of football was prevented by a number of factors: faulty finish, the VAR's closest offside decision which thwarted Lukaku and Kelleher's impressive display for Liverpool. However, Mendy was arguably the biggest influence in this final, which justified his selection over Kepa from the start. Kepa had played every game en route to Wembley and the club have been impressed with the improvements he has made in their game in recent months, which has manifested itself in a string of consistent performances while Mendy was engaged at AFCON last month. However, sources have told ESPN that Chelsea will be hearing offers for Kepa and if there was any doubt as to whether the 27-year-old would be encouraged to leave this summer, this Wembley showpiece has had him removed. This comes three years after Kepa refused to be substituted off before a penalty shootout in the final minutes of the 2019 Carabao Cup. When Kepa leaves England at the end of the season he won't miss this competition one bit. That gruesome tale was a temporary distraction from the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, a situation that has come uncomfortably close to Chelsea after Russian owner Roman Abramovich announced on Saturday night his intention to hand over management of the Blues to the club's trustees. Ukrainian flags adorned the Liverpool final, where fans booed the English national anthem before kick-off, but at the end of a gripping contest, Kepa's plight offered sporting relief against a tense political backdrop. It's an odd quirk that Kepa would have started the game, Chelsea might not even have gotten a penalty shootout but if Mendy had finished the game they might have won it on penalties. Kepa never looked like he would save any of Liverpool's 11 penalties. Kepa was of course not taken to penalties but after 20 successful conversions failed to match the seemingly more mature way in which Kelleher delivered with the ball at his feet. "I feel sorry for him, but of course it's not my fault," said Tuchel about Kepa. "Kepa just has more time on the training ground [for penalties] than Edu, who plays a lot more. After Liverpool lifted the trophy, the Chelsea players started trudging into the dressing room. Mendy was the last to leave."


Carabao Cup final result after Kepa missed the crucial penalty kick in the penalty shootout

Chelsea vs Liverpool LIVE: Carabao Cup final result after Kepa missed crucial penalty on penalties – Chelsea 0-0 Liverpool (Liverpool win 11-10 on penalties): Kepa Arrizabalaga's miss decides a thrilling final at Wembley (Author: Gardener)

KepaChelsea vs Liverpool LIVE: Carabao Cup final result after Kepa missed crucial penalty in shootout Follow the live reaction as Liverpool won the Carabao Cup final on penalties after Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga missed the crucial penalty. After 20 penalties, the goalkeepers decided an exciting final. Caoimhin Kelleher scored his goal for Liverpool but Kepa, who came on for penalties after replacing Edouard Mendy, put his over the bar as Liverpool lifted the trophy. After both Liverpool and Chelsea made a pro-Ukraine gesture before kick-off, Christian Pulisic had the first chance of the final but was thwarted by Kelleher to set the tone for a breathless final. The Blues were up front in a frantic opening of the game but Liverpool soon gained control. Chelsea's Edouard Mendy kept his side as he made an impressive double save to keep Sadio Mane from point-blank range. Mason Mount then had a great chance just before half-time but twisted his volley wide after being found in goal by Kai Havertz in the penalty area as the team went into the break. Mount had another chance after the break when he was picked by Pulisic but was only able to dig a finish at the posts under his feet as Thomas Tuchel pounded the turf in frustration. Liverpool thought they had taken the lead in the 66th minute when Joel Matip headed in from close range only to be disallowed by VAR when Virgil van Dijk, who blocked Thiago Silva, was ruled offside. Chelsea then had a goal that was disallowed after Timo Werner was caught offside before Havertz overtook Kelleher. Both goalkeepers made more saves to send the final into extra time when Mendy dived to parry Van Dijk's header and Kelleher Romelu stopped Lukaku's hand gesture with his feet. Lukaku was then disallowed for a goal by VAR after the striker left too early before firing past Kelleher. Chelsea had disallowed another goal as Havertz saw his finish ruled out when the game went to penalties. 78 mins: Havertz header then Werner offside ET: Cup final goes to penalties as Kepa Mendy replaces for Chelsea Liverpool win Carabao Cup as Kepa shoots winning penalty over the bar 20:08, Michael Jones Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp spoke to Sky Sports after the game and was over the moon. Caoimhin Kelleher is a young boy, plays in all competitions, what do I do? He deserves it.” In the training center we have a wall where all the goalkeepers who have won anything are standing and Caoimhin can go on it – that's the way it should be – absolutely great. "I'm happy that people are celebrating something like this. We must be lucky - we were lucky, it could have been 5-5. "I'm fine now but I would have been fine with 90 minutes and a 1-0 win for Liverpool and we're going home. I'm glad that people celebrate something like this in dark times. “We have to work hard. It's a home game and it's going to rock because of tonight.” 19:58 , Michael Jones In a match of explosive attacking talent, thoroughbred defenders and at least three midfielders who can be considered among the best in the world, the League Cup final was of course won by those involved framed by goalkeepers. And that was long before A penalty shoot-out decided the showdown in Liverpool's favour, with Chelsea's Kepa Arrizabalaga jumping off the bench and, in a narrative twist that saw him wildly firing over the bar after a sensational series of takes, take a penalty scored Perhaps there was a touch of destiny given the pre-game attention to who would be picked between the sticks at Wembley. Jurgen Klopp had declared early on that Caoimhin Kelleher would keep the gloves in this competition, with the 23-year-old proving to be a mature, safe replacement for Alisson. 19:55 Michael Jones Caoimhin Kelleher won the second goalkeeper's battle against Chelsea's Kepa Arrizabalaga as Liverpool won a record ninth League Cup after an incredible penalty shootout. The Irishman scored the decisive shot, with his opponent - sent specifically for the penalty shootout with two minutes of overtime remaining - a smashing overhead as the penalty shootout ended 11-10 after 21 of 22 tries were perfectly dispatched. Kepa misses the crucial kick as Liverpool beat Chelsea to win the thrilling Carabao Cup final 19-48 on penalties. Jurgen Klopp wins his first domestic trophy and the club's ninth League Cup to once again become the competition's most successful team. They won 11-10 on penalties after a 0-0 draw in which the only unfortunate miss was a shot at poor Kepa Arrizabalaga. It's nothing new, but it comes at a particularly awkward time given the announcement made on the eve of the game that Roman Abramovich would hand over the management and care of the club to the Chelsea Charity Trustees. Liverpool wins 11-10 on penalties against Chelsea in Carabao Cup final by 19-45. Michael Jones Liverpool's 11-10 penalty shootout win over Chelsea is the highest-scoring penalty shootout between two top English sides. Liverpool win 11-10 on penalties and defeat Chelsea in Carabao Cup final 19-41, Michael Jones. A special reward for the Liverpool goalkeeper who also scored the winning penalty. A nice reward, especially for the steel he showed during last season's injury crisis – Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) February 27th, 2022 Liverpool win 11-10 on penalties to defeat Chelsea in Carabao Cup final 19: 39 to beat, Michael Jones leading Liverpool to collect their winners medals. There are a lot of understandably grumpy faces but they played a fantastic game. Who knows how different the penalty shootout would have been if Edouard Mendy had stayed on the pitch. Liverpool win 11-10 on penalties vs. Chelsea in Carabao Cup Final 19:31 , Michael Jones Liverpool wins 11-10 on penalties vs. Chelsea in Carabao Cup Final 19:31 , Michael Jones Liverpool wins 11-10 on penalties vs Chelsea in the Carabao Cup Final 19:29 , Michael Jones What a penalty shootout that was. It all depended on the goalkeepers and Kepa Arrizabalaga, who came on specifically for the penalty shoot-out, sent his penalty over the bar. 19:27 , Michael Jones Kepa misses! Liverpool win the Carabao Cup! 19:26, Michael Jones Caoimhin Kelleher smokes it into the goal! 19:25 , Michael Jones We're with the goalkeepers! Chalobah scores for Chelsea. 19:25 , Michael Jones Ibrahima Konate blasts his penalty past Kepa. The goalkeeper gets a hand, but the ball goes through him. 19:24 , Michael Jones These penalties were extraordinary. 19:23, Michael Jones Youngster Harvey Elliott makes no mistakes for Liverpool. 19:22, Michael Jones Kelleher gets his hands on the ball but can't stop it. 19:22 , Michael Jones Andy Robertson roars as his penalty hits the back of the net. Timo Werner steps forward for Chelsea. 19:21, Michael Jones Kelleher goes the wrong way and Kante also scores. 19:20 , Michael Jones Divock Origi also finds the back of the net! 19:19 , Michael Jones Antonio Ruediger beats Kelleher! 19:19 , Michael Jones Diogo Jota goes straight into the middle and only narrowly avoids Kepa. 19:18, Michael Jones Jorginho scores. 19:17 , Michael Jones Mo Salah scores! Jorginho needs to score for Chelsea... 19:16 , Michael Jones Reece James emulates Alexander-Arnold. 19:15 , Michael Jones Trent Alexander-Arnold is up Liverpool. 19:14 , Michael Jones The coolest man in the stadium. Kai Havertz shoots his penalty easily into the goal. 19:14 , Michael Jones Kepa guesses the right way, but Virgil van Dijk smashes it past him. 19:13 , Michael Jones A little flutter from Romelu Lukaku and he rolls the ball into the net. 19:12 , Michael Jones Kepa moves early and Fabinho thinks his point kick in the middle. 19:12, Michael Jones Marcos Alonso shoots his penalty into the bottom left corner. Kelleher really dives, but it just goes right under him. 19:11, Michael Jones He scores. He rolls it to the lower left corner while Kepa jumps to the right. 19:10 , Michael Jones James Milner will take the first penalty. Beating Kepa Arrizabalaga... 19:09 , Michael Jones Thomas Tuchel brought down Kepa Arrizabalaga on penalties against Villarreal in the Super Cup. He then saved two penalties and Chelsea won the trophy. 19:05 , Michael Jones 120+1 min: The Carabao Cup is decided by penalties. It was such a good game and there's still more drama to come. 19:04, Michael Jones 120 mins: Kepa Arrizabalaga comes on to replace Edouard Mendy. It's a move designed with penalty shootouts in mind. There is only extra time to play. Salah brings the ball in from the right and passes it to Milner. He quickly passes to Robertson on the left, who whips a fast ball into the box. Jota arrives and tries to sweep a first shot on goal but misses and Chelsea clear their lines. 18:59, Michael Jones 114 mins: Liverpool are just trying to take the sting out of Chelsea but retain possession and pass it on in midfield. The Blues were the aggressors in overtime and look like the most likely side to score. Mo Salah nods the ball in the Chelsea box but it's closed before he can shoot. 18:55, Michael Jones 111 mins: Jorginho throws the ball into the Liverpool box and almost drops the ball on Lukaku, but he's tagged well by Konate, who shoves it off the ball and ends the attack. Marcos Alonso puts the ball into the left side of the box and slips it to Kai Havertz, who controls it and fires a fine shot into the far corner, only to be marked offside thanks to Virgil van Dijk taking a step as quickly as possible forward makes moment. 18:52, Michael Jones 108 mins: Reece James swings a Chelsea corner into the box to pick out Antonio Rudiger, but Coaimhin Kelleher leaps in front of the defender to bat him away. 6.49 p.m., Michael Jones kick-off: Jorginho comes to Chelsea for Mateo Kovacic. Are we headed for a shootout or can either of these teams pull off a winner? 18:46, Michael Jones 105+1 minutes: Werner almost hits a cross from Alonso, but the ball sails just over his head. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Kai Havertz fight a little and argue. Then Antonio Rüdiger and James Milner get involved and before the end of the first half of extra time there is still a little scrambling. Alexander-Arnold and Havertz are both cautioned and then it's time for the break. 18:43, Michael Jones 105 minutes: Van Dijk is back to clearly nod a cross from Alonso. Jota wins the ball from clearance and is then fouled by James who takes the pressure off Liverpool's defence. It's almost halfway through overtime now, with another minute to go. 18:41, Michael Jones 102 mins: Chelsea have the ball but they're not going anywhere fast. Liverpool have men in defense again and Van Dijk takes care of the crosses when they come into the box. 18:38, Michael Jones 99 minutes: Liverpool's super sub Divock Origi replaces Luis Diaz. Romelu Lukaku is played behind the Liverpool defense with a great through ball from Trevoh Chalobah. Lukaku carries the ball into the box and beautifully slides it past Kelleher only to see the offside flag go up. The replay shows Van Dijk only playing offside against Lukaku, but it's about inches if anything. 18:34, Michael Jones 96 minutes: Alonso flicks the ball up to Lukaku, who, under pressure from Van Dijk, holds it up on the edge of the box. He takes it into the box and tries to circle his shot around the Liverpool centre-back but sends it wide of the far post. 18:32, Michael Jones 93 minutes: Harvey Elliott receives the ball from Fabinho and passes it to Luis Diaz. Diaz turns away from a tackle and fires the ball to Andy Robertson on the left wing. He lashes a cross across the box but Marcos Alonso is there in front of Trent Alexander-Arnold to make it clear. 18:29, Michael Jones kicks off: Joel Matip is replaced for Liverpool by Ibrahima Konate in a bid to undo Timo Werner's pace. Liverpool start extra time with a long ball down the left wing. Luis Diaz tries to take on Reece James and Trevoh Chalobah but gets overwhelmed on the wing. 18:27 , Michael Jones 29 shots between teams with 10 on target. It was a great final with only one goal missing. Thomas Tuchel speaks very animatedly with his Chelsea team. Virgil van Dijk and James Milner appear to be leading the Liverpool man. 18:24 , Michael Jones 90+6 minutes: I have no idea how this match ended zero-zero. Liverpool threw everything to Chelsea in the final 10 minutes but couldn't get past Edouard Mendy. Romelu Lukaku had a chance to steal it on death, but Caoimhim Kelleher was up to the task. With what may be Chelsea's final attack, 90's Romelu Lukaku is parried by Caoimhin Kelleher! Marcos Alonso drives the ball to the sideline and squeezes a pass into the six-yard box. Lukaku gets in front of his marker and leads the ball towards the goal, but Kelleher stretches his left leg and kicks the ball away! 18:21, Michael Jones 90+3 minutes: Chelsea works the ball into the penalty area for Werner, but he is offside. Liverpool recaptures the ball and flies down the pitch. Diaz finds Jota in the box and his deflected shot goes back to the corner. Chelsea defend the initial set piece and then keep the attack alive. Chelsea throw bodies in front of the ball as shots fall on someone in a red shirt. Reece James blocks a powerful shot with his body and takes his breath away. However, Liverpool does not score. Liverpool wins a corner whipped into the box. Virgil van Dijk is the target and he makes a powerful header back into the far bottom corner. Edouard Mendy jumps to the left and smacks the ball away with his left hand outstretched! 18:17 , Michael Jones 90 mins: Mateo Kovacic earns the first yellow card of the game with a cynical tackle to stop a Liverpool counter-attack down the center line. Six minutes of stoppage time. 18:16, Michael Jones 89 mins: Fabinho slaps the ball to Diaz, who puts it inside before returning a pass to Milner. Milner tries to cross it but Chalobah blocks the pass and Liverpool's appeal for a handball is denied. The referee lets play continue and Chelsea rushes down the right through Havertz, who fires a deep cross across the box for Werner. He doesn't get it down properly and Liverpool clears the ball. 18:14, Michael Jones 86 mins: A Liverpool corner leads to a mad scramble in the Chelsea box. Joel Matip blocked a shot from Mendy before the Blues finally cleared their lines. Playing less than five minutes, a goal now would surely win this game. 18:13, Michael Jones 83 minutes: Andy Robertson runs the ball down the left wing but sees his cross cleared into the penalty area. Chelsea send it to Lukaku, who struggles to keep it in play, and ends up leaving the field, allowing Liverpool to regain the ball. It's given to Harvey Elliott, who sends a lovely diagonal pass to Salah, but his first touch knocks the ball away, giving Alonso time to get it onto the field. 18:08, Michael Jones 80 mins: A treble from Jurgen Klopp sees Harvey Elliott, James Milner and Diogo Jota all in place of Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita and Sadio Mane. Mane isn't at all impressed that he's being played with 10 minutes of the 90. 18:06, Michael Jones 78 mins: Goal not recognized! Luis Diaz passes the ball in his own half to Mateo Kovacic, who flicks over the top to Timo Werner. Werner is clearly offside as he floats the ball across the box to Kai Havertz, but he completes the move with a header into the net that Caoimhin Kelleher almost stops. Regardless, as soon as the ball crosses the line, the assistant referee raises the offside flag. 18:04, Michael Jones 75 min: Save! 18:04, Michael Jones 75 min: Save! 18:04, Michael Jones 75 min: Save! Alexander-Arnold laces up a diagonal pass to Luis Diaz, who sprints behind Trevoh Chalobah and puts the ball inside the box. He tries to put the ball under Mendy, who drops low and keeps it out at close range! 18:01, Michael Jones 72 mins: Virgil van Dijk was offside by a tiny margin, maybe a few toes but I think it's the right call. Getting him to stop Reece James from tagging Sadio Mane was definitely a ruse. Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic are eliminated, Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner came on. Liverpool have just taken control of the game and Chelsea could use fresh legs at the top. VAR saves Chelsea 17:58 , Michael Jones 69 mins: Chelsea supporters roar as Stuart Attwell signals the goal must be ticked off. VAR watched the replay and found that Van Dijk was flagged for offside in the build-up. The referee is then called to the fieldside monitor to decide if Van Dijk was involved in the game - by blocking Reece James - he decides the defender was involved and ruled the goal offside. 17:54, Michael Jones 67 min: How big will this goal be? Liverpool are awarded a free kick just outside the Chelsea penalty area. Trent Alexander-Arnold flicks the ball past the far post. Virgil van Dijk is there to block Reece James and allow Sadio Mane to run after. Mane gets to the ball and nods it over the sxi yard box where Joel Matip shows up to lead it home! 17:52, Michael Jones 66 min: Out of line! Edouard Mendy messes up with a nasty pass into midfield and takes the ball straight to Liverpool. The Reds break forward on the break and play Salah into the box for a one-on-one with Mendy. He throws the ball over the keeper and aims for the far corner, but Thiago Silva sprints back to shoot the ball off the goal line! 17:50, Michael Jones 63 mins: Naby Keita and Trevoh Chalobah collide in the middle of the pitch with the Chelsea man doing worse after a high boot clawed down Keita's thigh. No cards come out for Keita, who appears to have walked away with just a free kick. Marcos Alonso flicks the ball down the left side and hands it to Mason Mount. He is one of two Chelsea runners and passes it to the other, Kai Havertz, before sprinting into Virgil van Dijk. Havertz returns the pass and Mount drills a low shot at Caoimhin Kelleher, who chokes him after a slight fumble. 17:45 , Michael Jones 58 minutes: Cesar Azpilicueta is wrong. Reece James returns for the blues for the first time since December. 17:42, Michael Jones 56 mins: Luis Diaz is played down the left channel and takes on Trevoh Chalobah, who waves left to right to open a pass to the far post. However, Chalobah holds his position and blocks the shot when Diaz takes a shot himself. Liverpool's corner is then whipped up by Andy Robertson but cleared at the near post. 17:40, Michael Jones 53 mins: Luis Diaz plays a pass into the Chelsea box for Sadio Mane to run towards, but Edouard Mendy sprints out to clear Chelsea. He took a hit during that game, likely from an awkward landing, and will take a moment to recover after Chelsea complete the clearance. Thomas Tuchel is in sight in the dugouts, still can't believe Mount missed this last chance. 17:38, Michael Jones 50 min: Off the post! Pulisic flicks the ball over Liverpool's high line. Trent Alexander-Arnold plays on the flank against Mason Mount, allowing the Chelsea midfielder to put the ball into the box unhindered. Caoimhin Kelleher comes on to close it but Mount digs the ball under his own feet to deflect a shot straight into the right post! 17:36, Michael Jones 48 min: Almost. Mason Mount flicks the ball down the middle of Liverpool's final third where Christian Pulisic chests it down and slams in a pass for Kai Havertz into the left side of the box. Havertz then pushes the ball into the six-yard box, Pulisic jumps on the pass, but only just misses the opening goal! 17:33 , Michael Jones kick-off: No changes from either side at the break as Chelsea restart play. Cesar Azpilicueta is brought in on the right wing and lashes a cross into the Liverpool box but Virgil van Dijk stands tall and nods it away. 5:30pm, Michael Jones Liverpool and Chelsea players applauded the Carabao Cup final as a gesture of solidarity with Ukraine with the words 'Football Stands Together' playing on stadium screens. The moves come after talks this week, The Independent said the UK government is backing the move. With two of European football's heavyweights taking part in this flagship game, the global reach has ensured that English football has provided a powerful icon after Russia incited conflict by invading Ukraine. Don't be surprised if Liverpool supporters show contempt for the establishment Michael Jones at Wembley Stadium at 5:28pm An anti-war stance is a more likely scenario, but even then the focus will be on Roman Abramovich, the oligarch owner of Stamford Bridge. The loudest political expression will come from Liverpool, dealing with domestic affairs. Don't be surprised by Liverpool fans' disdain for the establishment for the first time ever that two non-British managers of the same nationality have faced each other in the showpiece. 17:22 , Michael Jones A couple of great moments from the first half. Saves by Caoimhin Kelleher and Edouard Mendy and a big mistake by Mason Mount. 17:19 , Michael Jones 45+1 min: Nothing that could separate the teams at halftime. Christian Pulisic and Sadio Mane saw shots from the six-yard box blocked by opposing goalkeepers and Mason Mount could have put Chelsea in front right at the end of the half. Sadio Mane is caught in possession and Chelsea charge forward on the break. Christian Pulisic drives the ball through the middle and pushes it to Kai Havertz just before the duel. Havertz holds the ball up on the right side of the box and squares it to Mason Mount, who comes in from the opposite side. Mount hits his shot for the first time but sends it agonizingly wide of the right post! He has to hit the target there, Caoimhim Kelleher wouldn't have had a chance to endure it. 17:12, Michael Jones 42 min: Chance! 17:12, Michael Jones 42 min: Chance! 17:12, Michael Jones 42 min: Chance! 17:12, Michael Jones 42 min: Chance! Chelsea eventually returns with a cross from the left to Azpilicueta in Liverpool's final third. He passes Havertz into the box but the striker fails to turn the ball towards goal and returns it to Chelsea's captain. Azpilicueta runs for a first shot and drills his shot wide of the far post. 17:11, Michael Jones 39 mins: Luis Diaz looks like he can bring Liverpool up through the inside left, but Cesar Azpilicueta tails back and fouls him mid-pitch. The free kick floats into the penalty area and is easily claimed by Edouard Mendy. 17:06, Michael Jones 36 mins: Kai Havertz believes he slipped behind Liverpool's highline as he makes a run and the offside flag stays down. He carries the ball into the penalty area and only has to beat Caoimhin Kelleher. Trent Alexander-Arnold sprints back to help and appears to touch Havertz's shot, which sends the ball wide of goal before the offside flag is finally raised. 17:05, Michael Jones 33 mins: Andy Robertson's cross from the left goes to Fabinho, who hits from long range only to see Mateo Kovacic block the attempt on the edge of the box. Liverpool have scored eight shots in the last 10 minutes. 17:01, Michael Jones 30 minutes: Another Liverpool corner is delivered into the box by Andy Robertson. It comes down and seemingly hits Cesar Azpilicueta in the arm before Chelsea make it clear. Liverpool appeal to handball but Azpilicueta's arms were at his side and it's unclear if he hit his arm or bounced off his thigh. Liverpool are starting to generate a bit of momentum. They find a bit of joy playing through Chelsea midfield and Sadio Mane has almost been sent behind on a couple of occasions. Liverpool plays the ball into the box from the left and finds Mane, who puts it to Keita outside the box. Keita sprints for a long-range shot and pulls a jump stop out of Mendy. The rebound gets to Mane, who fires his own shot at goal, but Mendy picks himself up and bats that one away too! 16:57, Michael Jones 27 mins: Liverpool win the first corner of the game but Chelsea clear it and send Mount almost free to counterattack. He runs into Naby Keita, who tries to keep Mount off the ball and jams a stray arm into the Chelsea midfielder's chin. Chelsea want Keita booked but the ref hasn't. 16:54 , Michael Jones 24 mins: Luis Diaz finds himself in trouble in his own half and gets caught on the ball by a forward pushing Trevoh Chalobah. He carries the ball towards the box and flicks a pass to Mason Mount but he's tackled by Joel Matip who started the game well for the Reds. 16:52, Michael Jones 21 mins: Sadio Mane receives the ball just outside the Chelsea box and kicks over Mason Mount to shield it and give Liverpool a free-kick in Mo Salah's prime territory. Salah, Alexander-Arnold and Henderson are all about the set piece. Alexander-Arnold runs over the ball and rolls it into a more central area for Salah, who drills his shot wide of the left post. 16:49, Michael Jones 18 min: Almost! Liverpool rushed onto the pitch quickly, resorting to one-touch passes in midfield to avoid Chelsea's pressing. Luis Diaz gets the ball from Fabinho and hits it back to Trent Alexander-Arnold. He chips a cross into the box as Sadio runs after Mane. Mane wins the ball in the air but doesn't catch his header well and the ball sails wide of the target. 16:47, Michael Jones 15 mins: Mateo Kovacic throws the ball left to Kai Havertz and he drives to the side of the box before cutting the ball down the middle for Mason Mount. Mount gets it under control and shoots on the turn, but Joel Matip flicks over for a good block. So far everything has been Chelsea. 16:44 , Michael Jones 12 mins: Thomas Tuchel talked about having the pace up before the game and so far it's working for Chelsea. Kai Havertz was sharp on the ball and isn't afraid to take on Trent Alexander-Arnold or slice inside to run at Joel Matip. Thiago Silva seems to have taken a hit. This would be a huge failure for Chelsea if he can't continue. 16:40, Michael Jones 9 min: Chelsea started as a better team. They're pushing high onto the pitch, right up against the Liverpool defence. Marcos Alonso plays the ball wide to the left and sends Mason Mount free next to the penalty area. He whips in a cross but Jordan Henderson is back to make it clear. 16:38, Michael Jones 6 mins: Mo Salah tries to slither to the right side of the box but runs into trouble and has to pass the ball back to Fabinho. He shoves a through ball down the right wing where Trent Alexander-Arnold drills a low cross into the box which Antonio Rüdiger clears. Chelsea passes the ball to Kai Havertz, who shoots in from the left and slides the ball to Cesar Azpilicueta on the right side of the box. He threads the ball into the six yard box where Christian Pulisic hits it with a first shot, only for Caoimhin Kelleher to keep it from close range! Great save from the Liverpool man! 16:35, Michael Jones 3 mins: Virgil van Dijk sends a free kick onto the field towards Luis Diaz, who leans on Trevoh Chalobah trying to win a free kick. The defender clears the ball and referee Stuart Attwell lets play continue. Both teams are trying to navigate the game, stringing together a few passes and battling for the ball in the center of the pitch. 16:31, Michael Jones Kick-off: Jordan Henderson starts the Carabao Cup 2022 final and Liverpool wins a throw-in down the left wing . Andy Robertson throws him on the line and Cesar Azpilicueta knocks him out deeper in his own half. N'Golo Kante then intercepts the ball and Chelsea attempt to set up an attack of their own. 16:28, Michael Jones Four of Liverpool's last five League Cup finals have gone into extra time, with the sole exception in that run their 2-0 win after 90 minutes over Manchester United in the 2002/03 final in Cardiff. 16:25 , Michael Jones Here come the players. Both captains come onto the field with wreaths in support of the people of Ukraine. 16:21, Michael Jones Thiago Alcantara has been injured in the warm-up and is replaced in Liverpool's starting XI by Naby Keita. 16:20 , Michael Jones The only two players to have started all five of Chelsea's Carabao Cup games this season are Malang Sarr and Kepa Arrizabalaga, but neither is in the line-up today. Mason Mount also played in all five games. Mo Salah is one of Liverpool's best ever signings – and one of Chelsea's worst they could have had.” What they could have had is Mohamed Salah, who is worth far more than English football's second domestic trophy. In truth, Chelsea didn't really want him in 2014. Liverpool really wanted him. Salah is one of Liverpool's best ever signings - and one of Chelsea's worst. Click here to read the full blog on The Independent's website


Chelsea trustees have not agreed to any "administration" according to Roman Abramovich

Concerns about having a football club run by a charity and liability for future decisions have yet to be addressed (Author: Gardener)

ChelseaThe trustees of Chelsea's charitable foundation have yet to approve Roman Abramovich's idea of ​​giving them 'stewardship' of the club and only found out about the dramatic plan on Saturday. Although Chelsea's statement quotes Abramovich as saying "that he is handing over the administration and maintenance of Chelsea FC to the trustees of the Chelsea Charitable Foundation," the trustees say they have major unanswered questions and are still reviewing the application to make it compatible with the Charities Act could be, if some sort of new body had to be created, to whom they would ultimately be accountable and liability issues for future decisions. The trustees also have no idea at this time whether Abramovich could be sanctioned by the British government and the nature of the sanctions. A trustee meeting has taken place since Saturday's announcement and lawyers are now working on proposals for a possible structure that could be presented to the trustees. There is a view that Trustees do not want to act or be seen as a front for Abramovich, although this was not collectively raised as a key concern at the meeting. Chris Bryant, the leader of Russia's all-party parliamentary group, said Sunday morning that sections of the media had fallen for "Abramovich's line of relinquishing control," saying "unless and until he condemns the criminal invasion of Ukraine." I continue to demand that the UK sanctions him and confiscates/freezes assets”. Such questions from the trustees were expected by Chelsea and they will now try to respond to Abramovich's wishes and work out a solution. The charitable foundation is currently led by club chairman Bruce Buck but also includes Chelsea women's manager Emma Hayes, executive director of anti-discrimination group Fare Piara Powar, British Olympic Association chairman Sir Hugh Roberston, Paul Ramos and John Devine. The move to turn "administration" over to the trustees of the Chelsea Foundation was sharply criticized by Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville, who said ahead of Chelsea's appearance in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley that the London club had themselves and Abramovich's statement " embarrassed". was "cowardly" to shift responsibility onto others. "I don't think they handled that very well. I think the club came out today and also made a statement, but I think that was an attempt to correct what Roman Abramovich had released the night before. "And I don't think they did a really good job either. I think they embarrassed themselves. “They should have been a lot stronger with what they really said and the thing that Roman Abramovich passed (control) to the Chelsea trustees, that's not him giving up the club. "Stewardship isn't ownership, it's completely different, he's still in charge, he's still running it, which is fine, but his actual statement of not mentioning what was going on in Ukraine was really bad and the most of the others who saw that statement thought "oh that sounds like a noble gesture and the right thing" but that when you look at who the trustees of the charity are, Emma Hayes, Chelsea women's manager Piara Powar, who kick it out, John Devine, it's pretty clear they won't be managing Chelsea Football Club. because the statement he made last night left mor e questions instead of answers. "In fact, I thought it was more of a cowardly practice to throw a hospital pass at good people on the foundation and board of trustees when it's quite clear they run the club." These top six club owners are insulated from reality, they think they are can put an intelligent PR team around them and trick us with fancy words, but unfortunately it doesn't work I'm pretty sure why Roman Abramovich made that statement. "If he wanted to make a statement of any importance, it would have been whether he supported the war in Ukraine or not supported the war in Ukraine." Chelsea have not made a formal legal approach to the Premier League to change their ownership status and as for the club's relationship with the league, Chelsea are still owned and controlled by Abramovich. Chelsea insist the club is not and will not be for sale, but the move is likely to spark interest which has urged groups and individuals to test Abramovich's resolve with takeover bids. Any change of ownership of any of the Premier League's 20 shareholders must be approved by the League Board, which has strict controls and an Owners and Directors Test (OADT) - no such change has been requested and Abramovich, through his company Fordstam Limited, is still the ultimate controlling party of Chelsea. It also means the club would still potentially be affected if the UK government imposes sanctions on Abramovich this week - Abramovich's refusal to directly condemn the action - is whether the owner will ever come back in full capacity. Saturday's announcement appears to be mainly a PR ploy aimed at protecting the club's reputation and allowing them to make statements about the invasion of Ukraine independently of Abramovich. Chelsea released a brief statement on their website on Sunday morning. Everyone at the club is praying for peace.” The club would also have to submit all new executives for Premier League review and approval. As things stand, the key people running the club remain in place, including director Marina Granovskaia, who had long been the key figure under Abramovich; Chairman Buck; Managing Director Guy Laurence; and Technical and Performance Director Petr Cech. Granovskaia, Buck, Laurence and Eugene Tenenbaum - a Ukrainian-born Canadian and a close associate of Abramovich - make up the club's PLC board. The Premier League OADT sets the requirements for individuals wishing to own clubs or sit on club boards. Those with criminal convictions are also prohibited from doing so, as are those who have achieved sports or football regulations or have been found guilty of match-fixing. Lawyers said more information was needed to clarify the legal position following Chelsea's testimony. "In a legal context, stewardship means no more than the job of overseeing or looking after something, in other words, the job of a 'caretaker'," said Stephen Taylor Heath, head of sports law at JMW Solicitors. A shareholder or stakeholder may well nominate a candidate for the board of directors of a company to represent their interests. There is a possibility that Abramovich is actually saying that the trust should serve as his de facto nominee on the board. "In that regard, it would be wise for the Trust to consider at this stage whether it should even accept the concept of acting as stewards ... on the basis that their position could actually be compromised." Abramovich says he believes the Trust has the best interests of the club at heart, as he does. The authenticity of this statement becomes clear should a situation arise in which the interests of the club could collide with the interests of Abramovich. What if the club tried to take steps to sever legal ownership?" Abramovich said he's always seen himself as "the club's manager whose job it is to make sure we're that way today succeed as we can be as built for the future while playing a positive role in our communities.”