League Cup: 2015

The Blues secured the League Cup for the fifth time in our history courtesy of a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur.

In what was a repeat of the 2008 final, the result never looked in serious doubt from the moment John Terry fired us in front with his first cup final goal on the stroke of half-time.

Early in the second half our lead was extended when Cesc Fabregas rolled the ball into the feet of Diego Costa, whose subsequent strike deflected off Kyle Walker into the back of the net.

There had been little to choose between the sides up until the opening goal, with Christian Eriksen thumping the bar with a free-kick for Tottenham, while the Blues had looked dangerous on the break.

Eden Hazard went close to adding a third when he curled a right-footed strike inches past the far post, and at the other end it required a brilliant tackle by Terry to prevent Harry Kane from reducing our lead.

The road to Wembley had begun with a 2-1 win over Bolton at Stamford Bridge, with Kurt Zouma scoring a debut goal and Oscar firing home the winner.

A tricky test in difficult conditions at Shrewsbury followed, and while we looked on course for a routine victory when Didier Drogba gave us the lead, the home side hit back soon after and we needed a late goal to secure our progression.

In-form Championship side Derby County were next up, where goals from Eden Hazard, Filipe Luis and Andre Schurrle gave us a 3-1 victory and set up a two-legged semi-final against Liverpool.

An inspired performance by Thibaut Courtois ensured the game at Anfield ended 1-1, after Raheem Sterling cancelled out a Hazard penalty.

Back at Stamford Bridge it was another tight affair, so much so that extra-time was required to separate the two teams, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the decisive goal, heading home a Willian free-kick to book our place at Wembley.

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