Five Positives From Chelsea's 6-1 Win Over Middlesborough

Chelsea cruised into the Carabao Cup Final, demolishing Middlesborough 6-2 on aggregate along the way. The Blues have now reached the League Cup Final for the 10th time in their history, with only Liverpool making more appearances in the competition's final (13).

Chelsea v Middlesbrough - Carabao Cup Semi Final Second Leg
Chelsea v Middlesbrough - Carabao Cup Semi Final Second Leg / Vince Mignott/MB Media/GettyImages
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4. Debut For Leo Castledine

Leo Castledine
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Domestic Cups are often an occasion for a promising Academy graduates to make their first team debut. While the likes of Alfie Gilchrist, Alex Matos, and Michael Golding have already made their debuts, Castledine has had to wait for his chance.

Castledine has been one of the standout players in Chelsea's Development team. The 18-year-old has 6 goals and 5 assists this season and has arguably been deserving of a first-team debut on multiple occasions prior to this game. John Terry has been a big admirer of Castledine, and the Chelsea legend will certainly hope that this is not the last time fans get to see this young, promising talent.