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Two deflections, two goals for Chelsea. A Christian Eriksen free kick that rattled the bar for Spurs. Sometimes games come down to fine margins, but only a die-hard Lilywhite would claim that Tottenham were unlucky in the Capital One Cup final. In all the key areas, Chelsea were just that bit better and the right team won.
The loss will hurt, though, because Spurs know that their London rivals were there for the taking. Chelsea have been on a run of indifferent form in the last few weeks, and...
LONDON -- Roman Abramovich hasn't always had a lot of luck with big-money strikers at Chelsea. Signed for the first time 11 years ago, Didier Drogba was clearly a palpable hit, while Fernando Torres offered mostly misses for 50 million pounds. Andrei Shevchenko was another crushing disappointment who never seemed more than a fraction of the player he had once been. Mateja Kezman, Adrian Mutu, Hernan Crespo, for one reason or another, none of them enjoyed the success his price tag implied.
Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino is proud of his players despite losing the Capital One Cup final 2-0 to Chelsea, but insists his young side must use the experience to improve.
Spurs started brightly in Sunday's Wembley final but failed to defend a free kick late in the first half, with John Terry pouncing to send Chelsea into half-time a goal ahead.
Diego Costa then saw his shot fly in off Kyle Walker 11 minutes after the interval, and Pochettino's side struggled to find a way back into the game...