Chelsea survived Southampton shootout, Arsenal hit Leeds

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Kepa Arrizabalaga was the hero of Chelsea as he made a series of late saves to deny Saints a place in the last eight when the game ended 1-1 at Stamford Bridge after 90 minutes.

Both goals came minutes either side of half as Kai Havertz gave Chelsea the lead before Southampton hit back quickly as Che Adams bundled the ball home after Kepa parried Kyle Walker-Peters’s shot.

The Spanish goalkeeper rescued Will Smallbone, Mohammed Salisu and Lyanco to lead the tie to penalties.

Kepa then denied Theo Walcott from the point and Smallbone shot over as Chelsea progressed despite Mason Mount’s penalty being saved by Fraser Forster.

Two goals in 14 minutes of the second half from Callum Chambers and Eddie Nketiah brought Arsenal through in the Emirates.

Mikel Arteta had named a strong team in the last two rounds, with the Gunners not participating in European football for the first time in 25 seasons.

But the Spaniard made nine changes to the side that started with a 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Friday.

Leeds coach Marcelo Bielsa tried to get his side out of the crisis with just four changes after a 1-1 draw with Wolves on Saturday when England international Kalvin Phillips returned from injury.

The guests enjoyed the better first half but paid a heavy price for not counting.

Chambers was on the pitch barely a minute after replacing Benjamin White when he forced the ball over the line from a corner to score.

Eddie Nketiah then made the most of a rare start to seal the duel against his former club.

The England U21 international lunged towards his own Liam Cooper goal after a weak header and shot the ball over Illan Meslier before being lucky when his miss slipped into the net.

“We understood the game and what we had to do, we did it right,” said Arteta.

“They gave us some problems, they always do, but we created a lot of shots and situations without being very clinical. We adjusted a few things at halftime and were better and stronger.”

League One Sunderland are also in the quarterfinals when they beat Queen’s Park Rangers 3-1 on penalties after a 0-0 draw on Loftus Road.

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