Arsenal icon Thierry Henry has backed Chelsea to win the treble following their convincing League Cup final victory over Tottenham.

Jose Mourinho's side were in typically efficient form during Sunday's Wembley showpiece, registering a 2-0 goal lead courtesy of deflected efforts from long-serving captain John Terry and striker Diego Costa while largely nullifying the somewhat lacklustre opposition by deploying centre-back Kurt Zouma, who was compared favourably to Marcel Desailly after the match, as a defensive midfielder.

The trophy was the first won by Chelsea since Mourinho returned for a second spell in charge at Stamford Bridge in June 2013 and the manager's first overall since 2012. The Premier League leaders are perfectly positioned for further domestic success this season and have the advantage of an away goal ahead of their Champions League last 16 second-leg clash with Paris Saint-Germain later this month.

"I think they can," legendary striker turned pundit Henry told Sky Sports of Chelsea's treble chances. "They have all of the quality required to win the treble. I'm so eager to see that game against Paris Saint-Germain. That will be massive. If they beat PSG, you have to go through maybe Bayern Munich, then Real Madrid and Barcelona. Time will tell. But that PSG game will be a massive task for them."

Chelsea certainly appear to have the strength in depth necessary to complete such a feat, and the chance of an unprecedented quadruple was only scuppered following a disappointing FA Cup defeat to League One playoff hopefuls Bradford City.

Success in Europe's elite club competition would no doubt be particularly sweet for Mourinho. Although the Portuguese boss has already won the Champions League with both Porto and Inter Milan, it is the only major trophy that has so far eluded him during his time in West London and it will have no doubt hurt him that Chelsea's only success in the tournament was achieved without him.

As for Henry, he hit the headlines last week after declaring during a guest appearance on the Jonathan Ross Show that the chance to manage Arsenal one day in the future would be a "dream".

The former French international, who is the club's all-time leading goalscorer, returned to the Emirates Stadium in a coaching capacity in February 2015, and appears keen to learn the ropes with a view to potentially taking over the role one day.

Arsenal were also in action over the weekend, bouncing back sufficiently from a galling defeat to AS Monaco by dispatching struggling Everton 2-0.

Olivier Giroud, who was guilty of wasting a number of glaring opportunities during that chastening loss to Arsene Wenger's former employers, hit back at his critics with a well-timed first half-volley that gave the Gunners the lead before substitute Tomas Rosicky rounded off the win with a late effort that deceived goalkeeper Tim Howard after taking a deflection off Phil Jagielka.

Both Chelsea and Arsenal return to Premier League action on Wednesday, with short away trips to West Ham and Queens Park Rangers respectively.