Cardiff, February 25:

Didier Drogba scored two goals to help Chelsea win the League Cup final with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal here on Sunday.

Chelsea captain John Terry was taken off the field on a stretcher after Arsenal defender Abou Diaby kicked him in the head in the 58th minute. Drogba headed in the winning goal at the Millennium Stadium in the 84th minute from a cross from Arjen Robben. He also scored in the 20th minute, eight minutes after Theo Walcott had given the Gunners a 1-0 lead.

Terry was attempting to head a corner from Robben when Diaby went for the ball with his foot. Terry then fell to the ground and appeared to be unconscious. Players from both the teams immediately called for medical assistance from the benches.

The Chelsea defender was put on a stretcher with an oxygen mask placed over his mouth and a brace around his head. Play was halted for six minutes before Terry was carried off the field and the game resumed.

Walcott gave Arsenal the lead after exchanging passes with Diaby and sending a rising shot into the far corner. Drogba levelled when he took a pass from Michael Ballack and beat Arsenal goalkeeper Manuel Almunia.

In the more than 10 minutes of injury time, players on both sides brawled.

John Obi Mikel, who replaced Terry, was sent off along with Arsenal defender Kolo Toure. Emmanuel Adebayor was then also sent off before play restarted. Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard and Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas were given yellow cards.

Arsenal played their youthful second team — with Thierry Henry, Jens Lehmann, Gilberto and Tomas Rosicky — not even in the squad. Chelsea, however, fielded the same lineup that started in the 1-1 Champions League draw at FC Porto on Wednesday.