Diego Costa and John Terry fires CHELSEA FC to League Cup success at Wembley
Jose Mourinho claimed the 21st trophy of his career as Chelsea overcame Tottenham with a clinical 2-0 victory in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley.
John Terry‘s deflected close-range effort beat Hugo Lloris to put Chelsea ahead at the end of the first half and Kyle Walker turned Diego Costa‘s low drive into his own net after the break to give Mourinho victory in the pouring rain.
Both goals were slightly fortuitous — but few would argue the Chelsea boss was lucky to win the trophy on Sunday.
Tottenham came to Wembley full of hope after their recent rejuvenation under Mauricio Pochettino. Spurs played some fantastic football — and Christian Eriksen went close to giving them the lead when he struck the bar in the first half but ultimately he was outwitted by his opposite number.
Shorn of the giant protective presence of Nemanja Matic, the theory was Chelsea’s defence would be vulnerable to the threat caused by boy wonder Harry Kane and the tricky Eriksen.
But Kurt Zouma, operating as a defensive midfielder, kept Eriksen quiet all afternoon.
It says much about the Portuguese that his two-and-a-half year wait for a trophy was described as a “drought” in the build up to this game.
This was Mourinho’s ninth win in 12 major finals.written by glonaija.com … His 21st trophy has come in his 15th year in management.
The first time he won this cup in 2005, it triggered an avalanche of trophies and he will now hope that is the case again.
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