Where are they now? Chelsea's 2015 League Cup winning squad - including West Ham and Man City stars

The Blues beat Tottenham Hotspur in the final at Wembley to lift the trophy nine years ago.
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It has been nine long years since Chelsea last got their hands on the Carabao Cup. Back in 2015, with the competition still sponsored by Capital One, Jose Mourinho's Blues saw off bitter rivals Tottenham Hotspur in a fairly routine 2-0 win at Wembley to claim the trophy for a fifth time in their history.

Fast forward to 2024, and Chelsea are once again bidding to take the League Cup back to Stamford Bridge. On Sunday afternoon, they will face a rampant Liverpool side in the hope of causing a minor upset and claiming the first piece of silverware of Mauricio Pochettino's tenure.

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But where are the squad who tasted success almost a decade ago now? We've taken a look back at Chelsea's starting XI that day, plus their bench, to find out...

Petr Cech

Cech may have hung up his gloves in 2019, but his sporting career is far from over. The legendary Czech is currently on the books at ice hockey club Belfast Giants where he plays, unsurprisingly, as a goalkeeper.

Branislav Ivanovic

The formidable Serbian turned 40 on Thursday, and hasn't kicked a ball competitively since 2021. His last club was West Brom, who he suffered relegation with in inglorious fashion.

Gary Cahill

After a brief stint in the Championship with AFC Bournemouth, Cahill hung up his boots in 2022. He is now making his first forays into the world of punditry, as so many former professionals do.

John Terry

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The quintessential Chelsea legend, Terry was actually named Man of the Match in that 2015 final win over Tottenham. In the summer of 2023, he returned to Stamford Bridge to take up a coaching role in the club's academy.

Cesar Azpilicueta

Azpilicueta - or Dave, as he was affectionately know around Stamford Bridge - is the first player on this list who is still actually playing. Now on the books at Atletico Madrid, the 34-year-old has turned out 16 times in La Liga this season.

Kurt Zouma

A key player for West Ham, Zouma is still very much a recognisable presence in the Premier League. The Frenchman was appointed captain of the Hammers at the beginning of the current campaign.


Now 36, Ramires ended his career in 2020 with a stint back in his native Brazil at Palmeiras. Prior to that, he was one of several big name stars who made highly lucrative moves to China during the Super League's brief boom.

Cesc Fabregas

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At the time of writing, Fabregas is heavily involved with Italian outfit Como, and even spent a fleeting stint as their interim manager towards the back end of last year. Over five matches, he won three, drew one, lost one. Not too shabby.


Still in West London, Willian has established himself as a pivotal player for Marco Silva's Fulham side. He has four goals and two assists in 21 Premier League outings this term.

Eden Hazard

Hazard made headlines around the world when he announced his retirement from professional football last year. For many, his departure from Chelsea and his £142 million move to Real Madrid marked the beginning of the end.

Diego Costa

One of the goalscorers at Wembley on that day in 2015, Costa is still plying his trade over in Brazil, and completed a transfer from Botafogo to Gremio earlier this month. Now 35, one would assume that his retirement is not far off.

Thibaut Courtois

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Generally acknowledged as one of the best goalkeepers in world football, Courtois is currently injured, but is usually Real Madrid's first choice between the sticks. A genuine elite talent, by just about any metric.

Filipe Luis

Luis announced his retirement from football in December following a celebrated stint with Brazilian giants Flamengo. The 38-year-old spent 20 years in the professional game, and amassed 44 caps for his home country in the process.

Nathan Ake

In the years since leaving Chelsea, Ake has gone on to establish himself as one of the most admired defenders in the Premier League. Now on the books at Manchester City, he was part of the side that won a historic domestic and continental treble last season.


Incredibly, Oscar is still in China. The midfielder was arguably the biggest name to make the move to the Super League, and while most others have since fallen away, the Brazilian is still plugging away for Shanghai Port FC. His contract does expire this year, however, and return to either Europe or Brazil has been touted.

Juan Cuadrado

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At 35 years of age, Cuadrado is still going strong. Now turning out for Inter Milan, the wide man is one of the most decorated players in Colombia's recent history, and has 116 caps to his name at the time of writing.

Didier Drogba

Another certified Chelsea legend, Drogba has made the transition into punditry since retiring in 2018. His final club was Phoenix Rising in the USL Championship over in America.

Loic Remy

Remy's career ended with something of a whimper last year. A forgettable stint with Adana Demirspor in Turkey was followed by a fleeting spell with French outfit Brest, where he failed to make a single appearance.