Top five stats from Capital One cup action, featuring Chelsea and Liverpool

Following the latest round of Capital One cup action, we bring you all the best Opta Stats.

Tuesday evening saw Chelsea advance to the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup with a 3-1 victory against Derby County at the iPro Stadium, while League One's Sheffield United caused an upset by seeing off Premier League Southampton 1-0 at Bramall Lane.

Wednesday saw Tottenham demolish a lacklustre Newcastle side 4-0 at White Hart Lane, while Liverpool brought an end to a miserable week with a 3-1 away victory over Championship outfit Bournemouth.

Here are the top five statistics from the Capital One Cup fifth round:

3 -  Following their unlikely 1-0 victory over Premier League opponents Southampton, Sheffield United are the first team from the third tier to make the League Cup semi-final since Stockport County in 1996-97. 

52 - Raheem Sterling scored his first competitive goal since September 2014 in Liverpool's 3-1 away win at Bournemouth. This goal saw 52 consecutive passes in the build-up, before Lazar Markovic’s cross was headed back across by Jordan Henderson for Sterling to open the scoring.


26 - Tottenham have scored in each of their last 26 home games in the League Cup, a run that goes back to January 1999. The Lilywhites netted four times in their fifth round victory over top flight rivals Newcastle.

3 - After scoring the opening goal against Derby, Eden Hazard has netted three goals in his last four appearances for Chelsea, as many as he had scored in his previous eight.

1 - Craig Bryson's goal came from Derby County's first shot on target against Chelsea.

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