BY MOSES ADEYEMI

Chelsea lifted the League Cup after a 2-0 victory over Tottenham in a final at Wembley.

John Terry gave Jose Mourinho’s men the lead just before half-time when Spurs’ poor defence of a free kick gave him the time and space to fire home via a deflection.

And the Blues cushioned that advantage soon after half-time when Diego Costa’s finish was diverted in by Kyle Walker for an own goal.

Tottenham struggled to create genuine chances to get back into the game and the final drifted towards its conclusion as the Premier
League leaders secured their first trophy of the season.

Mourinho made five changes from Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Burnley and saw his side make the brighter start as Terry headed over
Willian’s cross before Branislav Ivanovic’s looping cross threatened Spurs’ goal.

Chelsea demonstrated their defensive solidity to see out the victory with minimal fuss and collect the first of three potential trophies this season, while Spurs must focus on securing European qualification.

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