Mourinho and two League Cup Final Before It
Jakarta – Throughout his career, Jose Mourinho had twice won the English League Cup with Chelsea. Here is a bit of a flashback when Mourinho won the two titles with the Blues.
When Mourinho first came to Stamford Bridge, at the start of the 2004/2005 season, he immediately gives success. Premier League trophy for the 2004/2005 season is one of them.
The thing to remember also, Mourinho also won the League Cup in the same season, making him achieve the status of a double-winner in the inaugural season deal with Chelsea.
Mourinho became the Premier League champions again in the 2005/2006 season. However, no additional trophy she won that season.
In the 2006/2007 season, Mourinho failed to retain the Premier League trophy. However, he successfully won two trophies of domestic competition: League Cup and FA Cup.
Trophy League Cup and FA Cup it at least makes Mourinho always win a trophy in his first three seasons at Chelsea. He then parted ways with Chelsea at the beginning of the 2007/2008 season and only returned at the beginning of the season 2013/2014 –sekitar six years later.
In this second term with Chelsea, Mourinho has never grabbed a trophy. This weekend, there is an opportunity to lift the first trophy in the future both in Chelsea. ‘The Blue’ will appear in the English League Cup final to face Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday (03/01/2015) night, at Wembley.
In the 2004/2005 season, Chelsea face Liverpool in the final of the League Cup when it was held at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales. Chelsea squad in the final of the time, only a John Terry, Petr Cech and Didier Drogba who survived.
While the pinnacle of Liverpool, Steven Gerrard just stay still survive from the squad at the final moment. Unfortunately for Gerrard, he scored an own goal in the final game.
Liverpool was winning 1-0 thanks to goals from John Arne Riise in the first minute, before an own goal Gerrard in the 79th minute to make the score changed to 1-1. The score lasted until 90 minutes that the game was continued into extra innings.
Didier Drogba and Mateja Kezman then put Chelsea 3-1 up with goals in 107 minutes and to 112. Meanwhile, Liverpool only scored one more goal through Antonio Nunez at minute 113.
Two seasons later, in the 2006/2007 season, Chelsea comeback in the final of the League Cup. At that time, Chelsea were competing with Manchester United for the Premier League title.
In February, when the season’s League Cup final was played, Chelsea’s performance is good. Before the final match, they won three consecutive wins in the league –atas Blackburn, Charlton, and Middlesbrough– and make them competitive with the United maintained.
Chelsea appear to face Arsenal in the League Cup final. Cech, Terry and Drogba back in the squad for the finals. Meanwhile, Arsenal in the final squad when it was leaving Theo Walcott and Abou Diaby.
Just like in the previous finals, Chelsea left earlier. Walcott, who was then 17 years old, took Arsenal 1-0 over the tally in the 12th minute. However, Drogba equalized to 1-1 in the 20th minute.
Chelsea’s victory is determined by Drogba’s header in the 84th minute. Feed for Drogba was given by midfielder who currently plays for Bayern Munich, Arjen Robben. Final score 2-1 to Chelsea victory.
Final 2007 was also remembered as the final where John Terry inadvertently exposed kick of Abou Diaby in the head. Terry also had rushed to the hospital, but returned to the field to celebrate the title and colleagues.