Chelsea last suffered league defeat away at Stoke on 7th December. Our win over Spurs has extended our run to fourteen league games undefeated and you have to admit watching Chelsea, it's all down to teamwork.
We are all still celebrating the victory over Tottenham on Saturday and most of us would have loved our bragging rights at work today however, as we all know, Tottenham were well in the game right up to the penalty and sending off.
Tim Sherwood's tactical flaws cost Spurs at the Bridge - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
On Saturday evening after his sides 4-0 defeat by Chelsea, an altogether flattering result for the home side, Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood called on his players to stop being so friendly with each other in a post-match interview with about as much life as his team's second-half display.
Entering last Saturday's London derby with Chelsea, Tottenham appeared to be well positioned to crack the top four party. The early season crisis of confidence and character under sacked manager Andre Vilas-Boas had been replaced by more free-flowing and assured performances under Tim Sherwood.
Tottenham's record at Stamford Bridge since the inception of the Premier League is one of great shame around the club.
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There's little doubt that Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood showed a bit too much of his hand after Saturday's defeat to Chelsea. Unless his post-match rant was a calculated measure to provoke a response from his team in next week's north London derby, he might be reflecting at this stage that it would have been better [.
Chelsea took on Tottenham on Saturday evening with the chance to extend their advantage at the top of the Premier League. Chelsea delivered yet another three points to sit seven clear of Liverpool and Arsenal and nine ahead of Man City.
Jose Mourinho surprised me with his team selection for this one.
Like most Arsenal fans, I have no great love or affection for the former Manchester United hardman Roy Keane. But Patrick Vieira's erstwhile foe is pretty entertaining as a TV pundit. He may say some of his comments to deliberately inflame the viewers, but he was spot on about Tottenham some weeks back when he [.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he was able to enjoy the easy 4-0 win over Tottenham yesterday. The Blues boss says his side were in total control after taking the lead. He said: "We can say the first goal was a mistake but we can also say the way Eto'o reads the mistake was fantastic, [...]
Chelsea stars Samuel Eto'o, Eden Hazard and Demba Ba posed with towels wrapped round them and various numbers of digits on display to celebrate their win over Tottenham yesterday evening. Hazard posted the photo online after the 4-0 victory at Stamford Bridge. He wrote: "Congrats @setoo9 for his 300 career goals.
Samuel Eto'o is a player in the twilight of his career. He is gradually losing some of the qualities that made him such a decorated player, but one thing that he has continuously shown to be gaining is anticipation. His goal against Tottenham was a testimony to that. A 20-year-old, no matter how talented, might [.
Sometimes tactical analysis can tell you exactly where a game was won and lost. This was not one of those games. Nonetheless, here's a breakdown of how the match was shaping up before fortune and individual error swung everything in Chelsea's favour. Blues boss Jose Mourinho came into this game with freshness very in his [.
Having been generously slid through on goal by Jan Vertonghen (see above), Samuel Eto'o opened the floodgates as Chelsea pasted Tottenham at The Bridge earlier celebrating his 56th-minute opener with a Mourinho-ribbing "OAP" routine (context) over by the corner flag.
Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points thanks to a 4-0 win against Tottenham at Stamford Bridge in a match that will have cured the insomnia of soccer fans worldwide.
After a absolutely boring first half, Spurs self destructed in the second half to hand Chelsea the win.
Tottenham produced a series of errors to allow Chelsea to coast to an easily win this evening. The icing on the cake was this hilarious 30-yard header back towards his own goal from Kyle Walker that allowed Demba Ba to muscle in and score the fourth and final goal for the Blues.
Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o took advantage of a disastrous error by Jan Vertonghen to give his side the lead against Spurs then took a potshot at manager Jose Mourinho. The Cameroon international nipped in to intercept Vertonghen's attempted backpass. But it's his celebration that will grab the headlines.
After Fernando Torres picked up an injury in the warm-up, his replacement Samuel Eto'o had to hurry his pre-match routine and even had to complete some of it on the pitch. That provided this moment of magic. The Chelsea striker was seen sniffing something up his nose before giving an impression that whatever it was [.
Tim Sherwood says he expects Chelsea to fall short in the title race ahead of his Tottenham side's visit to Stamford Bridge this evening. The Spurs boss believes Manchester City will ultimately have too much for Jose Mourinho's team, although he expects the Blues to be in contention until the end of the season.
Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood says his club's awful record at Chelsea means they are under no pressure when they visit Stamford Bridge this evening. Spurs haven't won at their London rivals for 24 years ahead of today's meeting. Asked why their track record is so bad, Sherwood said: "No idea. Obviously what's happened in the [.
Chelsea midfielder Willian appears to be parting company with his distinctive hairdo ahead of tomorrow's game against Tottenham. The Brazil international posted a photo to his Instagram account showing someone hovering over his head with clippers poised. Maybe compatriot Bernard advised him it was the best thing to do if he was planning on spending [.
Chelsea usually come out on top at home to Tottenham. The statistics are heavily in favour of the Blues: 24 years without a home defeat to Spurs and yet to lose in the league since New Year and if they win they will go seven points clear at the top of the table. Jose Mourinho [...]
Chelsea take on Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening with a chance to extend their lead to seven points in the Barclays Premier League. As we know with London derbies, anything can happen. Chelsea need to be at their best tomorrow to win this one.
Any game against Tottenham is massive and the game on Saturday evening will be no different.
Well Arsenal fans, we are into the last 10 Premier League games of the season. The Gunners had a fantastic first half of the campaign but have dropped off a bit in recent weeks. We are sitting in third place, four behind current leaders Chelsea and behind second placed Liverpool on goal difference. Man City [.
One is considered to be one of the best young managers in world football, having managed FC Porto, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur despite being only thirty-six years of age. The other has won the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers as a player and has been a coach at Tottenham since 2008. It is strange how, the first manager referred to, is unemployed, having been sacked by Spurs and replaced by his former assistant Tim Sherwood.
Brazil take on South Africa in Johannesburg on Wednesday in their last friendly before Luiz Felipe Scolari names his World Cup squad on May 7th. Chelsea's David Luiz and Oscar, Tottenham's Paulinho and Manchester City's Fernandinho are expected to start.
Andre Schurrle's devastating hat-trick against Fulham last weekend has opened debate for all of us ahead of Tottenham this Saturday. Has he given Jose Mourinho a real problem? Let's be honest, Schurrle although spent a time missing with injury, has played a bit part in Chelsea's run of thirteen Premier League games unbeaten that has seen us sit four points clear of second place.
After Tottenham's indifferent start to the season under Andres Villas Boas, chairman Daniel Levy replaced the Portuguese manager with former Spurs midfielder Tim Sherwood. Sherwood is a man who clearly loves the club. Now that the notion that Sherwood will be replaced in summer is gathering momentum, is it really justified?
Roberto Soldado, whose £26m move to Spurs turned into the subject of much ridicule, finally scored a goal from open play in the Premier League this season. His goal on Sunday was the first in the league during 2014. However, much like he did with Emmanuel Adebayor, manager Tim Sherwood has begun a reclamation project with a high-profile striker.
No one at Arsenal was under any illusion that pulling off a repeat of last season's Champions League win in Munich would be easy. In fact it would be close to a miracle, even though the Gunners did it before. We have to realise that Bayern took their eye off the ball a bit last [...]
Some interesting news this morning is being reported that the Tottenham director Daniel Levy has gazumped Arsenal's deal with Ian Broomfield, despite a verbal agreement with the Gunners having been confirmed. The ex-Spurs and QPR head scout even released a statement a week ago saying: "The opportunity to work for Arsene Wenger at one of [.
After his dainty Lalique ankles fissured again 20 minutes into England's friendly against Denmark in midweek, Arsenal invalid Jack Wilshere is once again facing a prolonged period on the sidelines giving (Tottenham-supporting, more likely than not!) Photoshop pranksters plenty of ammunition.
Arsenal will have midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Kim Kallstrom available to face Tottenham in next weekend's north London derby, according to manager Arsene Wenger. But both players are set to miss tomorrow's FA Cup clash with Everton and the Champions League last-16 second leg against Bayern Munich. Speaking at his press conference ahead of the [.
Tottenham, Southampton and West Ham are among the Premier League clubs expected to bid for Charlton Athletic's Diego Poyet at the end of the season. The Spanish-born England Under-17 international is likely to be playing Premier League football next season, according to the Daily Mail. But it appears that a link-up with dad Gus at [.
Spurs are reportedly planning to launch a bid to sign Everton forward Kevin Mirallas this summer. The Belgium international has caught the eye on the wing and through the middle this season, and reports suggest that he has been identified as a transfer target by the north London club. Reports suggest that Spurs boss Tim [.
I have seen Spurs lose many, many matches in the fifty years I have supported them buteven after all that time they can still come up with something new. 12 hours on, my jaw is still brushing the floor. Truly remarkable.
In a gloriously messy, drab first fifty minutes,Tottenham held the Blues and did somegood stuff of our own.
Falling for Football editedby Adam Bushby and Rob MacDonald Published by Ockley Books 2014, £11.99 [F]alling for Football is a highly significant book and not just because of the way it expertly conjures up why we fall for the sport, its tribulations and tensions, its vitality and emotion, in the first place.
Perhaps now we at least might have some understanding of why Vincent Tan has been so insistent on the subject of changing the colours of Cardiff City's shirts over this last couple of years or so. By wearing red, all associated with the club are better prepared to mask the redness of their faces as the club's owner repeatedly drags its name through the mud.