6 Of The Best Tottenham vs Chelsea Clashes

Top flight football returns this Saturday lunch time with rivals Tottenham and Chelsea kicking us off at White Hart Lane.

This always entertaining encounter has a habit of delivering goals and controversy in equal measure, so we trawled the archives to have a look at some of the most memorable moments from down the years.

6. Juan Mata ‘ghost’ goal

Six months ago these two sides met at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final with a closely fought tense encounter expected – Chelsea ultimately ran out comfortable 5-1 winners but the result was a mere footnote to the real story; Juan Mata’s ‘ghost’ goal.

5. Tottenham Carling Cup Triumph

The League Cup may not be the most coveted of prizes on offer each season but as the first team line-ups illustrated, this was a final both sides were desperate to win. The game was settled in extra time when Chelsea keeper Petr Cech tried to clear the ball via Jonathan Woodgate’s face…

4. Tottenham win at last!

Few Spurs fans will have to be reminded that before 2006 they had not beaten Chelsea in the league since 1990. A rare Claude Makelele strike looked to prolong this streak before goals from Michael Dawson and Aaron Lennon broke the hoodoo.

3. Chelsea 4-3 Tottenham (1994)

This was a typically topsy-turvy game between these sides with defending once again going out of the window. At 3-3 Andy Gray had a chance to win it from the spot for Tottenham; he missed, and then Mark Stein won the game for Chelsea with his own penalty in the dying seconds. Epic! 

2. Chelsea win 6-1 at White Hart Lane

An even first half saw the sides go in 1-1 at half time here, but a Gianfranco Zola-inspired Chelsea struck five times in the second half to give the Blues their biggest ever win over their fierce rivals.

1. Tottenham 4-4 Chelsea

This White Hart Lane meeting has to go down as one of the all-time Premier League classics with both these sides pouring forward at every opportunity, while also seemingly forgetting how to defend. A glut of great goals ensued, the pick of the bunch being a stunning Robbie Keane strike in the dying minutes that ensured the spoils were shared.