Five things we learned from the 1-0 win against Chelsea

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Tottenham Hotspur got their noses in front in the two-legged Carabao Cup battle against Chelsea tonight at Wembley.

Spurs will take a 1-0 lead into the away leg, with a spot in the first final of the season up for grabs.

Harry Kane gave Tottenham the lead before half time after VAR was used to overturn an offside call, before also giving a penalty to the England man.

Here are five things we learned from the win:

VAR is great!

Tottenham Hotspur fans will be loving VAR tonight after it was used to award their side a much-needed penalty in the 1-0 win. In all seriousness though, this advancement in technology can only be a good thing for the game, as long as the guidelines are clearly marked for all to see.

Missing key players

Spurs seemed to be missing some impact from the bench tonight, with key injuries mounting up. The game was crying out for the solidity of a Dembele, Dier, or Wanyama, or even the attacking flair of Lucas Moura. Hopefully these guys should be back before long (if Dembele is still at the club).

Son is tired

After a superb run of goal scoring form, it appears the Duracell bunny has finally gone a little flat. Son looked tired this evening, and struggled to get involved in the game at all. One more game against Man United, then he can be as tired as he wants for South Korea.

Super fullbacks

The Tottenham fullbacks were amazing tonight against a pacey and tricky Chelsea front three. Pochettino had obviously asked Rose and Trippier to tuck in close to the centre backs, allowing Chelsea space out wide, but blocking any in-roads into the box itself. Both performed very highly at the back, and offered something moving forward too.

Final is there for the taking

Tottenham head into the second leg 1-0 up, and with their top away form this year, they have every chance of making the final. Could the wait for a trophy finally be over?

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