Fixture to Fixture: Spurs vs Chelsea
Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea’s last Premier League clash saw the former end the latter’s run of 13 consecutive top flight wins, a victory in January 2017 that put the first significant dent in the Blues’ title hopes and announced Spurs as their biggest competitors in the hunt for the English crown.
As both managers setup their sides in incredibly vogue 3-4-3 formations, it was the Lilywhites’ midfield and wing-backs that asserted their dominance over the visitors – Kyle Walker and Danny Rose outshining Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses, and Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele out-muscling Nemanja Matic and N’Golo Kante – as Dele Alli, who Daniel Levy reportedly wouldn’t sell for even £150million, bagged an iconic brace.
The two London clubs, whose rivalry has moved to the very forefront of the English game over the last few years, do battle once again this Sunday in Tottenham’s first Premier League match at their new temporary home – Wembley Stadium.
From fixture to fixture, here’s a look at the journeys Chelsea and Tottenham have taken since their last meeting in the top flight.