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Branislav Ivanovic was relieved jet lag did not force Chelsea out of the Capital One Cup at Leeds last night and is determined the Blues capitalise by putting more silverware in the Stamford Bridge trophy cabinet come the end of the season.

Rafa Benitez’s team now face Swansea in a two-legged semi-final and, with Aston Villa taking on League Two Bradford in the other last four match, the Londoners are odds-on favourites to win the competition.

Chelsea were also handed a favourable draw against Sparta Prague in the Europa Leagueand Ivanovic is hoping to quickly banish memories of their Club World Cup final loss to Corinthians last Sunday.

‘Leeds was a very difficult game which came at a very difficult moment for us,’ said Ivanovic, one of five Chelsea scorers at Elland Road, after Luciano Becchio had given their Championship hosts an early lead.

‘We were tired and that is…

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