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Insane stat appears before Chelsea take on Tottenham Hotspur

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Chelsea know their hopes for the top four depend on beating Tottenham Hotspur this weekend at Stamford Bridge – and given the form Spurs have shown when playing the Blues in the past, Antonio Conte’s men are favourites going into the game.

However, this season Chelsea have been hit and miss, and inconsistent when they’ve needed to be at their best, so it’s anyone’s guess how the game will turn out, with the Blues struggling to score goals at times and Spurs being without Harry Kane.

Both sides know finishing in the top four is the least that’s required from them, and there may even be a meeting in the FA Cup final should both teams get past their respective opponents in the semi finals at the end of the month, meaning another showdown could be on the cards.

Harry Kane

Asmir Begovic of AFC Bournemouth speaks to Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur as he goes down injured during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur at Vitality Stadium on March 11, 2018 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Bad record

Kane is of course injured, and will miss the game – but even with him, Spurs have struggled to win at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League – in fact the amount of teams who have beaten Chelsea at home since the north London side picked up three points against the Blues is astonishing.

Teams that have beaten Chelsea at Stamford Bridge since Spurs last won there in February 1990:-
(as at 31.03.18)

Everton (2)
Oxford Utd (FA Cup)
Sheffield Wednesday (3 – once in League Cup)
Southampton (3 – once in Full Members’ Cup)
Leeds (4)
Norwich (3)
Manchester United (9 – twice in FA Cup, plus once in Champions League)
Sheffield United (2)
Manchester City (4)
Aston Villa (5)
Blackburn (3)
Oldham
Arsenal (7 – once in FA Cup)
Coventry
West Ham (4)
Nottingham Forest
Stoke (League Cup)
Wimbledon (2)
Blackpool (League Cup)
Huddersfield (League Cup)
Lazio (Champions League)
Leicester
Sunderland (3)
Charlton (2)
Southampton (2)
Besiktas (Champions League)
Bolton
Liverpool (6 – once in League Cup)
Barcelona (Champions League)
Inter (Champions League)
Newcastle (2 – once in League Cup)
Queens Park Rangers
Basel (Champions League)
Atletico Madrid (Champions League)
Bradford City (FA Cup)
Crystal Palace (3)
Bournemouth (2)
Paris Saint-Germain (Champions League)
Burnley

 

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