League Cup final player ratings: Chelsea 2-0 Spurs

John Terry led his side well. Credit: PA


PETR CECH: Chosen ahead of Thibaut Courtois, who has displaced him as first choice, in perhaps an emotional decision ahead of a likely summer farewell. Had little to do - 6/10.

BRANISLAV IVANOVIC: A disciplined defensive display from the often marauding Serbia right-back. Always a set-piece danger - 6.

CESAR AZPILICUETA: Linked up well with Eden Hazard down the left, providing an attacking threat. Finished the game wearing a head bandage in an indicator of his commitment - 7.

KURT ZOUMA: Deployed in defensive midfield in the absence of the suspended Nemanja Matic and kept Christian Eriksen quiet. Also played some nice passes. The Marcel Desailly comparisons will continue - 7.

JOHN TERRY: The captain netted the breakthrough goal ahead of the interval and was untroubled in defence as Chelsea sat deep - 7.

GARY CAHILL: Started despite being given a torrid time by Harry Kane in the last clash with Spurs. Much sturdier this time - 7.

RAMIRES: Stuck to his task well, sitting deep. Less rampaging than usual but used energy to good effect - 7.

CESC FABREGAS: Had an overhead kick saved by Hugo Lloris before providing the pass which led to Diego Costa's run and Chelsea's second goal - 7.

WILLIAN: Cross led to Terry goal and showed industry and willing throughout. Booked for a foul on Danny Rose and withdrawn as a precaution - 7.

EDEN HAZARD: Dazzled. Always a danger, drawing foul after foul. Almost curled in a third for Chelsea - 8.

DIEGO COSTA: Combative, as usual, making numerous enemies. The striker's goal drought is now five games as Kyle Walker was deemed to have scored Chelsea's second - 7.


JUAN CUADRADO (on for Willian, 76 minutes): Played a more orthodox right-wing role as Chelsea absorbed pressure late on - 6.

OSCAR (for Fabregas, 88): Played a defensive role in the final six minutes of play - 6.

DIDIER DROGBA (for Costa, 90): The hero of so many Chelsea cup finals played the final two minutes of stoppage time - 6.


HUGO LLORIS: Could do little about either of Chelsea's goals, which took late deflections, and made a couple of solid saves in the second half - 6.

KYLE WALKER: Kept Hazard fairly quiet in the first period but it was his touch that deflected past Lloris for an own-goal and Chelsea's crucial second - 6.

DANNY ROSE: Offered an attacking outlet down the left but could have been more ambitious with his runs and more clinical with his end product - 7.

JAN VERTONGHEN: One of a handful of Spurs defenders who should have cleared before Terry broke the deadlock but an otherwise assured performance - 6.

ERIC DIER: Showed no signs of nerves against Costa but was fortunate not to receive a second yellow card in the first half and it was his deflection that beat Lloris for the opener - 7.

NABIL BENTALEB: Tottenham's star performer, confidently dictating play from the base of the midfield and sliding clever passes through for those ahead of him - 8.

RYAN MASON: Harried Chelsea's attacking trio and remained tidy in possession under pressure. Replaced by Erik Lamela in the second half - 7.

NACER CHADLI: Struggled to get the better of Ivanovic and committed a clumsy foul on the Serbian, which gave away the free-kick for Terry's goal. Replaced by Roberto Solado late on - 5.

CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN: Hit the crossbar with a bending free-kick in the ninth minute but was restricted to glimpses of attacking threat thereafter - 6.

ANDROS TOWNSEND: Tested Azpilicueta with a number of runs forward in the first half but found it difficult to get round the Spaniard and was replaced by Mousa Dembele just after the hour - 6.

HARRY KANE: Made a couple of superb runs forward early on but struggled for service behind Chelsea's compact midfield and saw a finish late on blocked by Terry - 6.


MOUSA DEMBELE (on for Townsend, 62) Neat and tidy in possession but was unable to spark Spurs into life in the second half - 6.

ERIK LAMELA (on for Mason, 71): Looked a threat on the counter-attack but struggled to make an impact - 5.

ROBERTO SOLDADO (on for Chadli, 80): Linked up play nicely but failed to carve out a decisive chance - 6.