Date: 26th March 2018 at 10:11pm
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Chelsea have a long and bitter rivalry with Tottenham Hotspur. With the tedious international break over this week, we can begin to look forward to proper football returning.

Games that actually mean something. Sunday will see Tottenham arrive at Stamford Bridge with a poor record at the Home of the Champions. Down the years, according to 11 v 11, the two clubs have met 159 times. Chelsea have won 68, Tottenham 51 and there have been 40 draws.

In recent years Chelsea have dominated games at home. The last time the Lilywhites won at the Bridge, Gary Lineker scored the winning goal. It occured on 10th February 1990. It was a 2-1 defeat and Chelsea`s team lined up as follows,

Dave Beasant
Steve Clarke
Erland Johnsen
Graham Roberts
Clive Wilson
Tony Dorigo
John Bumstead
Peter Nicholas
Kerry Dixon
Kevin McAllister
Kevin Wilson


Just to give you a reminder, some facts of the day were,

⦁ Sinead O`Connor was at Number One with Nothing Compares 2 U.

⦁ South Africa`s president F.W de Klerk announced that Nelson Mandela would be released from prison the following day, after 27 year of imprisonment.

⦁ It was the weekend that Buster Douglas defeated Mike Tyson, to become the heavyweight world champion with a tenth round KO.

Chelsea were managed by Bobby Campbell and Spurs by Terry Venables. Lineker`s 88th minute winner was witnessed by 28,130. After that Chelsea never looked back and Spurs have remained winless since.

Back in August, Chelsea`s start to the season had not been the greatest. However two Marcos Alonso goals saw Tottenham beaten at their new temporary Wembley home. Coincidentally, Alonso`s winner came in the 88th minute, after a Michy Batshuayi own-goal had given Spurs hope.

When the two kick-off at 4pm on Sunday, Chelsea fans, like those from Tottenham will be hoping their team can pick up the three crucial points. With fourth place and Champions League football beckoning, the game is a real six-pointer.


 

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