Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Jose Mourinho won his first trophy following his return to Chelsea in 2013, as Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 to secure the Capital One Cup, in front of a packed Wembley crowd. In a game broadcast live on Air3 Xtra, Mourinho surprised everyone by naming Kurt Zouma as a holding midfielder. Zouma had a great game, keeping the threat of Christian Eriksen quiet, in what was an intriguing battle. The first half was very open, with both sides showing plenty of promise but not really creating any chances of note, barring a Christian Eriksen free-kick that rattled the bar. Diego Costa was relishing his physical battles with England under-21 international Eric Dier, and the pair clashed on numerous occasions, in what was a lively battle. The breakthrough came just before halftime. A Willian freekick was not dealt with well by the Spurs defence, and it fell to John Terry, who prodded the ball home, with a deflection off Harry Kane wrongfooting Hugo Lloris in the Spurs goal. Spurs became more attack-minded in the second half, perhaps out of necessity, and it was from this that Chelsea secured their second goal. After a swift counter-attack, Diego Costa fired a shot that cannoned off Kyle Walker, and into the back of the net, to make it 2-0 Chelsea. Chelsea usually do not slip up from leads such as this (apart from their 4-2 humiliation at the hands of the mighty Bradford City), and there was to be no complacency today. Chelsea retained their lead in a professional manner, working the ball round well, and apart from a couple of Harry Kane chances, Spurs never really troubled Chelsea. Mourinho will be looking to complete a treble this season, with his side in prime position to claim the Premier League, and set well in the Champions League, and after losing to a great footballing side in Bradford City, in the FA Cup, this trophy will come as a relief to Mourinho. There is every chance, now, that Chelsea could go on and build from this Capital One Cup victory.

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