| Lampard celebrates Chelseas first goal against Liverpool on Wednesday. (AP) |
London: Holders Chelsea moved into the semi-finals of the English League Cup on Wednesday with a 2-0 victory over Liverpool.
They will now take on Everton over two legs while the draw also paired north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in the last four for the second year running.
Frank Lampards deflected shot just before the hour mark put the hosts in front and Andriy Shevchenko sealed the win in the final minute with a powerful low shot.
Liverpools miserable night was capped by a red card for Peter.
Liverpool were without captain Steven Gerrard while Benitez made wholesale changes to the side that was beaten by Manchester United on Sunday.