After defeating Real Madrid 2-0 (3-1 on aggregate) at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea will face Manchester City in an all-English Champions League final on May 29.
The goals were scored by Timo Werner and Mason Mount, meaning Thomas Tuchel will face Pep Guardiola in Istanbul.
Scorers: Werner 28′, Mount 85′.
Chelsea: 2 Real Madrid: 0
As predicted, the first half was cagey, but Karim Benzema came close to breaking the deadlock with a stunning save from Edouard Mendy with a curling attempt from the edge of the box.
Chelsea appeared to spring to life after that as they raced down the other end and into the lead.
Kai Havertz’s chipped shot deflected off the crossbar and into the hands of Timo Werner, who slid the ball into the empty net.
Moments later, Mendy was on hand to deny Benzema once more, this time deflecting the Frenchman’s header over the bar with his finger point.
Havertz should have scored a hat-trick in this contest, and he was guilty of squandering a few chances early in the second half when Chelsea should’ve been out of reach.
Thibaut Courtois’ leg denied the 21-year-old after he headed into the crossbar and found himself through on target.
Courtois almost single-handedly held Zinedine Zidane’s side in the tie, stopping Kante from close range with his foot as the Blues broke into the box almost at will.
Real struggled to test Mendy in the second 45 minutes, and Chelsea put the game to bed five minutes from time.
Kante drove forward once more, this time finding Christian Pulisic, who crossed the ball for Mount to score.
For the first time since winning the competition in Munich in 2012, the Blues have reached the Champions League final.