Carling Cup: Wycombe draw Chelsea

December 23, 2006

League Two Wycombe have been paired with Premiership champions Chelsea in the Carling Cup semi-finals.

Wycombe manager Paul Lambert told Sky Sports: 'It's a terrific tie. Regardless of who we got it was always going to be tough. It's a terrific achievement and we've earned the right to be there.

'It's a massive game for us against a team that can win the Champions League, never mind the Premiership.'

Lambert praised his players for reaching this stage, which they achieved with victory over Charlton this week.

The former Scotland international added: 'They've not let me down this season. They've been excellent and I can't speak highly enough of them.'

Wycombe, who reached the FA Cup semi-finals in 2001, have already knocked Premier League sides Fulham and Charlton out of the tournament this season.

The first leg will take place in Buckinghamshire on either January 9 or 10, with the return at Stamford Bridge two weeks later.

The winners of the January 9 quarter-final between Liverpool and Arsenal will face a two-legged match with Tottenham - the first match of which is likely to take place at White Hart Lane on January 17.