Chelsea has proved why they should remain on the top of league leaderboard this season with their brilliant Capital One Cup win against struggling Tottenham. The match was all the way one sided in the second half, however, first one was more in control of the Spurs who kept firing on the goalpost and once Dane Christian Eriksen’s free kick even rattled the Chelsea crossbar. It was the second half that saw league toppers proved why they are invincible this year. They never let their opponents take charge and keep firing the net at regular intervals. The Wembley was full of spectators who chanted for Chelsea throughout ninety minutes and Mourinho’s men did not let them down either. This became the first title win for the second term serving Portuguese manager who also targets the English premier league one this season. The first silverware of the season was powered by Captain John Terry and leading scorer Diego Costa who dashed all the hopes of White Hart Lane side. The highly energetic manager said after the game, “Finals are not to play but to win,” he was right and how!
Former Everton manager further added, “It is important to feel like a kid at 52 years old. It’s the first trophy this season and it’s massive. It meant an awful lot to us when we won it in Jose’s first year in 2005 as well. That could be the start of something very good. We have to kick on and we have got the league to focus on, but it’s a great day and a great win.
“You see the semi-finals we played against Liverpool, you see Tottenham going to Fiorentina and they played with players they didn’t use at Wembley. They saved players to win the Cup. In this country it’s much more difficult to win than in my first period.”
Fact wise, it is the first domestic trophy for Stamford Bridge side in five years and first for the Portuguese since 2012 and looking at the way they have been ruling the English topflight since beginning, no one has any doubt they can’t win English premier league as well. This win could mean few extensions as well for the North Londoners and first of them is of course for John Terry who expects few more years at the helm. Talking about how many more years he would like to serve the Blues he said, “I have my little target to play next year, but, beyond that, two or three years, I don’t know.”