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Jota's 13th and 14th club goals this season underlined his value at a time when Liverpool are without Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane due to the African Cup of Nations.
Liverpool badly missed the firepower of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane as they laboured to even create chances against the 10 men.
Rudiger's first half header ensured Chelsea pressed home the advantage they had earned with a 2-0 win in the semi-final first leg last week.
Chelsea's victory was their first in three games, building on their spirited fightback from two goals down to draw 2-2 against Liverpool on Sunday.
Liverpool's League Cup semi-final first leg match with Arsenal, scheduled to be played on Thursday, has been postponed due to a surfeit of COVID-19 cases, Liverpool announced on their website.
The club have cancelled Wednesday's pre-match press conference, at which Lijnders was due to speak.
Premier League: Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers gears up for City challenge after agonising League Cup exit
The Foxes twice conceded a two-goal lead in their midweek League Cup quarter-final against Liverpool before losing on spot-kicks
As it stands Liverpool will face Arsenal in the first two midweeks of January with Conte facing his old club Chelsea in the last four.
Minamino scored a late equaliser only to miss a potential winning penalty, but Kelleher saved from Luke Thomas and Ryan Bertrand before Jota fired home the winning penalty.
Premier League: Tottenham's Harry Kane rues 'disappointing season' despite winning Player of the Year award
Sunday's loss to Manchester City in the League Cup final followed defeat in the 2015 League Cup final and the 2019 Champions League final, while Premier League title challenges fell away in 2016 and 2017.
Aymeric Laporte's header eight minutes from time finally ended Tottenham's resistance as their 13-year wait to win a trophy goes on.
EFL Cup: Kevin de Bruyne fit to play final despite picking up injuries in FA Cup clash against Chelsea
De Bruyne was a doubt for two of the biggest games of City's season after the Belgium star suffered ankle and foot injuries during last weekend's FA Cup semi-final defeat against Chelsea.
EFL Cup: Spectators attending Manchester City-Tottenham final required to produce negative COVID-19 test
A total crowd of 8,000 will be allowed to attend with the other 50 percent of tickets going to local residents near Wembley and National Health Service staff.
League Cup: Manchester City compound Arsenal’s woes with 4-1 win; Brentford enter semis for the first time
Arteta made eight changes from Saturday's defeat at Everton, yet City made seven switches of their own and still went ahead in the blink of an eye.
Tottenham Hotspur host Chelsea in the League Cup fourth round on Tuesday before a final Europa League qualifying tie at home to Maccabi Haifa just 48 hours later.
According to the report, Liverpool are confident the mitigating factors will ensure they escape the most serious sanction of expulsion from the competition and could instead be fined.
League Cup: Paul Pogba likely to return for Rochdale clash, says Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects Paul Pogba to make his return from injury against third-tier Rochdale in the League Cup on Wednesday.
The Football Association authorises referees in England's lower leagues to show cards to managers for misconduct
According to new regulations, referees will be able to show yellow cards and red cards to misbehaving managers for a number of clearly defined offenses.
League Cup: With win over Arsenal, Pep Guardiola can reiterate that his coaching style has been successful in England
Victory for Manchester City in the League Cup final will profoundly corroborate the rightfulness of Pep Guardiola's high standing in the coaching cosmos.
League Cup final: When and where to watch Arsenal vs Manchester City, live streaming on JioTv and coverage on TV
The season’s first piece of major silverware is up for grabs as Arsenal and Manchester City go head-to-head in the 2018 League Cup final. Here's how you can watch the match live.