Latest: Chelsea 2 Tottenham 0 – Blues heading for Cup win

Diego Costa doubled Chelsea’s lead early in the second half and put them on course to win the Capital One Cup final at Wembley.

The Spain striker’s shot from a tight angle clipped Spurs defender Kyle Walker and deceived goalkeeper Hugo Lloris before settling into the net.

Chelsea, ahead at the break through John Terry’s 44th minute goal, began the second half strongly and Cesc Fabregas fashioned an overhead kick which Lloris gathered at the second attempt.

After the Costa goal, Eden Hazard curled an effort narrowly beyond the far post as a confident Chelsea began to show some swagger in their play.

Blues captain Terry had put his side in front by drilling home a loose ball after Spurs had failed to clear a free-kick.

Hugo Lloris then prevented Chelsea scoring a second a minute later as he made a good save from Gary Cahill’s header.

Earlier in the first half, Christian Eriksen had gone closest for Tottenham as he struck the crossbar with a ninth-minute free-kick.

Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Zouma, Ramires; Willian, Fabregas, Hazard; Costa.
Subs: Courtois, Filipe Luis, Ake, Oscar, Cuadrado, Drogba, Remy.

Tottenham: Lloris; Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose; Bentaleb, Mason; Townsend, Eriksen, Chadli; Kane.
Subs: Vorm, Davies, Fazio, Dembele, Stambouli, Lamela, Saldado.

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