Jose Mourinho, 51, proved that there is no one better when it comes to winning finals, as he claimed his first trophy in English #Football, since returning for his second spell in charge of Chelsea. The Blues won the Capital One Cup final 2-0 against Tottenham at Wembley.
As the first-half looked to be drawing near to anti-climatic conclusion, John Terry excelled as centre-back and scored the opener. It was another key deflection that led to the Blues doubling their lead 11 minutes into the second period; Diego Costa was at his best when Kyle Walker deflected his shot to give Chelsea a two-goal cushion. Thereafter, there were no more major chances in the game and the Blues' skipper John Terry, 34, lifted the League Cup for the third time in his career, which coincided with Mourinho completing his hat-trick of trophies too.
The win gave Mourinho his first taste of silverware since his maiden La Liga title triumph with Real Madrid in 2012. Despite winning twenty trophies to date in a successful career, he claimed that this win was one of the most important of his career. The Blues also won their first trophy in two years, since their 2013 Europa League success against Benfica in Amsterdam.
Mourinho, who was without the suspended Nemanja Matic, 26, made a strategic decision in selecting Kurt Zouma, 20, to play in a more advanced, holding-midfield role. This proved to be a stroke of genius, as Zouma filled the void left by the big Serbian with great effect and managed to nullify the brilliant Christian Eriksen - Harry Kane communication link, which left Tottenham without their goal threat.
So, is this just the start of a new era of success for the Blues? Have they got their sights on winning the Premier League and hoping for European glory?
Chelsea's nearest rivals for the Premier League title, Manchester City lost ground in the race away at Anfield, with a 2-1 defeat, which left Chelsea with a five-point gap and a game-in-hand. After this win at Wembley, the Blues can now concentrate on their league results.
As for Europe, the Blues face Paris St. Germain in the second leg of their last-16 Championship League tie next week, and the appetite is there to get to the semi-final or final. After all, Mourinho is only interested in winning!