Jose Mourinho is back on the trophy trail with Chelsea after a 2-0 win over Tottenham on Sunday sealed League Cup success at Wembley.
Chelsea celebrated their first trophy in Jose Mourinho’s second spell as manager as goals from John Terry and Diego Costa defeated Tottenham 2-0 to seal the League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday.
On a day when Premier League title rivals Manchester City were beaten at Anfield by Liverpool, goals either side of the break secured Mourinho’s first silverware since returning to Stamford Bridge in 2013 on a hugely positive afternoon for Chelsea.
Spurs came from a goal behind to win the last League Cup final meeting between these teams in 2008, but even in-form Harry Kane – who struck twice in January’s 5-3 league win over Chelsea – was unable to haul his side back into the contest after Terry’s opener.
In a competitive first half that saw Christian Eriksen strike the crossbar with a curled free-kick and the feisty Costa heavily involved in a number of flashpoints, Terry’s 45th-minute strike sent Chelsea in ahead at the break.
Costa then got on the scoresheet 11 minutes into the second half, courtesy of a hefty deflection off Kyle Walker, with Chelsea able to successfully shut out the likes of Kane despite Kurt Zouma having to slot into a makeshift midfield due to Nemanja Matic’s much-discussed suspension and John Obi Mikel’s injury.