Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur bring down the curtain on the first round of Premier League fixtures for 2015 and it promises to be a cracker with Spurs unbeaten in five and Jose Mourinho’s side looking to shake off the 1-1 draw with Southampton last time out.
The clashes between the Lilywhites and the Blues have been tense down the years, with a fair few red cards cropping up here and there. And you’d put good money on at least one player having an early bath today with Fazio and Diego Costa both starting.
During their La Liga days with Atletico Madrid and Sevilla, respectively, Costa was giving the now-Tottenham defender some, erm, close attention which Fazio took an exception to and felt that Chelsea’s frontman deserved a blow to the ribs.
Fazio is a braver man than me!
— FootballFanCast.com (@FootballFanCast) January 1, 2015