Not only did Chelsea lose an unbeaten home record in Cups going back for more than two years, they also conceded four goals in the process.
Chelsea hadn’t conceded ANY goal at home all season, and to make it worse Newcastle hadn’t beaten the Blues at Stamford Bridge since 1986.
But Carlo Ancelotti was not unhappy with the performance, considering there were a lot of youngsters on the pitch. He said: “I am disappointed for the result, this is normal,’ explained the Italian, ‘but I am happy for the performance, absolutely happy.
“We had a fantastic reaction when we went down 3-1, playing 10 against 11.
“We showed good spirit, good personality, especially from the young players and this is good for us.
“This was a competition for the young players, they needed to have experience and they had a fantastic experience tonight.
“It was very difficult but at the end we can say that we are happy with the performance of our players and that’s it.”
Yes, thats it! We also lost Yossi Benayoun, Gael Kakuta and Salomon Kalou to injury, so all-in-all it was a very bad night for Chelsea, but it was certainly an exciting game!