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Andrew Tibot 25th Feb 2015 - 16:26

Capital One Cup Final Opta Facts

Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur

This will be the second time Chelsea and Tottenham have met in the League Cup final - Spurs were the winners in 2008, 2-1 after extra time.

Both Chelsea and Tottenham are looking to secure their fifth League Cup success. Only two sides have managed to achieve this - Liverpool (eight League Cups) and Aston Villa (five).

That 2008 triumph is Tottenham's most recent trophy win, before losing on penalties to Manchester United in the League Cup final the following year (2009). Spurs have alternated between winning and losing in their last five League Cup final appearances.

Chelsea's last two League Cup final victories came under Jose Mourinho in 2005 and 2007. All three of Mourinho's domestic final appearances as Chelsea boss have ended with the Blues lifting the trophy (FA Cup in 2006/07).

Petr Cech, John Terry and Didier Drogba played in both the 2005 and 2007 finals under Mourinho, with Drogba scoring in both (once in 2005, twice in 2007). The Ivorian also scored Chelsea's goal in defeat to Tottenham in 2008.

The only Spurs player currently at the club from Spurs' 2008 League Cup win over Chelsea is Younes Kaboul, who came on in extra time (Aaron Lennon started that match but is on loan at Everton).

Only one of the last 11 League Cup finals has seen fewer than three goals scored (Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur in 2009).

This will be the third time the League Cup final has been contested between two London clubs, the previous two occasions coming in 2007 and 2008.

The Blues scored the opening goal in each match on their way to the final and yet to trail in this year's tournament. However, only against Liverpool in the second leg of the semi-final did they keep a clean sheet.

Only two of Spurs' 12 League Cup goals this season have been scored in the first half.

Chelsea have lost two of their three previous meetings against Spurs at Wembley, both by a 2-1 scoreline (1967 FA Cup final and 2008 League Cup final). They did however beat them 5-1 there in the 2012 FA Cup semi-final.

Harry Kane has been involved in more of Spurs' goals in this competition than any other player so far (four, scoring three and assisting another).

Spurs' 5-3 win over Chelsea in January ended a run of 10 games against the Blues without a win (D5 L5).

Felipe Luis has played more minutes in Chelsea's road to the final than any other player (438) and the only Chelsea player to start all five games.

Jan Vertonghen and Michel Vorm have played every minute of Spurs' League Cup campaign so far.


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