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Tottenham Hotspur reignite their fiercely fought rivalry with Chelsea on Sunday as they host the Blues in the day’s thrilling late kick off. The game is undoubtedly the most eye-catching fixture of the weekend schedule, with the two sides not only posing as long-term adversaries but also as the two most formidable Championship title challengers to date.
It will certainly be a momentous occasion for fans up and down the land on Sunday, as Wembley samples its first instalment of cutting-edge Premier League action. The towering national stadium has savoured its fair share of sensational sporting moments over the years but never before has it hosted a fixture in the world’s most renowned domestic league.
The stage is set for a captivating encounter in the capital and the setting could not be more appropriate for a titanic clash that could – even at this early stage – be a season-defining moment.
As Conte’s Chelsea look to build on their outstanding title victory of last term, Mauricio Pochettino’s men will be all too keen to prove their mettle as they look to avenge their most recent Premier League heartbreak that saw them finish as reluctant runners up.
In preparation for what promises to be yet another fascinating occasion, we’ve decided to take a brief trip down memory lane to re-live some of the most memorable Premier League encounters between the two over the last couple of years.
Spurs 5 – 3 Chelsea, Saturday 1st January 2015
Chelsea were left stunned by a Harry Kane-inspired Spurs side as Mauricio Pochettino’s scintillating Lilywhites romped to a spectacular victory at a packed White Hart Lane.
The visitors had taken the lead in the early stages after Diego Costa tapped in from close range, but the ubiquitous Kane levelled soon after with a fizzing 20-yard drive that soared beyond the reach of a helpless Thibaut Courtois.
Full back, Danny Rose, opened his account shortly after when he followed up a rebound in the box, before an Andros Townsend’s penalty put the hosts in cruise control on the stroke of half time.
Kane’s terrific turn and shot shortly after the restart gave Tottenham a magnificent fourth with Nacer Chadli adding late on to put Spurs out of sight. Goals from Eden Hazard and John Terry proved to be nothing more than a mere consolation as Pochettino’s men ran away with a memorable Premier League victory.
Chelsea 2 – 2 Spurs, Monday 2nd May 2016
Tottenham saw their Premier League title dreams shattered after Chelsea came from 2-0 to secure a last-gasp draw at Stamford Bridge. Super-sub Eden Hazard sent Leicester City fans across the land into overdrive when his sublime long-range effort beat Lloris with ease, to give the Foxes a first Championship title in their history.
Spurs’ hopes of claiming a first top-flight title since 1961 had hinged on them winning their final three games of the season, but the immense pressure proved too much as Chelsea emerged an unbearable foe in the second half.
Pochettino’s men were by far the better team in the early stages, storming into an impressive 2-0 lead before half time. Chelsea, however, buoyed by the introduction of Eden Hazard, halved the deficit before the hour mark thanks to a Gary Cahill strike before Hazard himself, struck home a thundering effort from outside the box to ignite Leicester’s rapturous celebrations and consign Spurs to a heart-breaking end to the season.
Chelsea 2 – 1 Spurs, Saturday 26th November 2016
Chelsea came from behind in fabulous fashion at Stamford Bridge to inflict Tottenham’s first Premier League defeat of the season. The league leaders fell behind in the opening stages when a fiery Christian Eriksen struck an audacious long-range effort beyond the clutches of Thibaut Courtois to give the visitors an early lead.
Spurs had looked on course to recover from their midweek Champions League exit but Pedro’s superb curling effort levelled proceedings on the stroke of half time to draw the hosts level.
Spurs’ poor record at Stamford was extended to a 30 game winless run – dating back as far as 1990 – after Blues’ winger, Victor Moses, sunk the visitors with a fine second half strike, giving Chelsea a seventh league successive victory as they marched relentlessly towards the Premier League title.
Spurs 2 – 0 Chelsea, Wednesday 4th January 2017
Tottenham ended Chelsea’s outstanding thirteen game winning run with a thrilling 2-0 victory to keep the hosts within touching distance of the sought after number one spot. Two sensational headers from Dele Alli, either side of half time, was enough to give Spurs a comfortable victory as they looked to push on with their relentless pursuit of the Premier League title.
Tottenham’s season had been in disarray following a disappointing Champion’s League exit but they responded magnificently to halt Antonio Conte’s in-form Blues. Alli’s delightful double made it an impressive seven goals from four games, and it looked like Spurs were once again beginning to gather some much needed momentum as the race for the title began to hot up.
Eden Hazard had Chelsea’s best two chances in each half but the Belgian was unable to convert on either occasion, and Conte’s side were consigned to a rare league defeat.
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