Result: Chelsea outclass Leeds United to reach Capital One Cup semi-finals

Chelsea come from behind to beat Leeds United 5-1 in the Capital One Cup quarter-finals at Elland Road.

Chelsea have reached the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup thanks to a 5-1 win over Leeds United at Elland Road.

The Blues found themselves behind at the break, but goals from Juan Mata, Branislav Ivanovic, Victor Moses, Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres turned the tie around.

Chelsea's Juan Mata is congratulated by team mates after scoring the equaliser against Leeds on December 19, 2012© PA Photos

After a feisty start, the visitors took the lead in the 36th minute when Luciano Becchio converted Jerome Thomas's cross following a mistake by David Luiz.

Leeds goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown was in inspired form during the first half and he made sure that his side went in ahead at the break with saves from Mata and Frank Lampard.

However, he was beaten two minutes after the restart as Mata's effort squirmed under the shotstopper's hand.

Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic celebrates scoring his team's second goal on December 19, 2012© PA Photos

Chelsea were soon in the ascendancy and they went in front just after the hour as Ivanovic took advantage of some poor marking to head in from Lampard's corner.

Chelsea's Eden Hazard slots home his team's fourth goal against Leeds on December 19, 2012© PA Photos

The result was put beyond doubt minutes later when Moses drilled the ball past Ashdown from 20 yards.

Chelsea's Fernando Torres is congratulated by team mates after scoring his team's fifth goal against Leeds on December 19, 2012© PA Photos

Substitute Eden Hazard kept a cool head to make it 4-1 with 10 minutes left to play before Torres tapped in to complete the rout.

Rafa Benitez instructs his Chelsea boys on December 1, 2012
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