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PMB: Tottenham v Chelsea - history


We have a long and historic cup past with Tottenham Hotspur, as club historian Rick Glanvill and club statistician Paul Dutton recount...


We Have History

This is the sixth time Chelsea and Tottenham have met in the League Cup and third at the semi-final stage.

On 5 January 1972 Peter Bonetti recovered from an ankle injury to end a goalkeeping crisis that had led to defender Dave Webb deputising between the sticks on Boxing Day.

However, Spurs took the lead just before half-time on home soil through centre-forward Martin Chivers to level the last-four tie 3-3-on aggregate. Chris Garland equalised in the second half – his first for the club – before the drama really unfolded inside the final 10 minutes, with Alan Hudson at the centre.

Firstly the young midfielder handled a long throw by Chivers in the 18-yard area, with Martin Peters converting from the spot. Then, a minute before extra-time would be required, the Blues won a free-kick. The angle to goal was obtuse, so Huddy fired speculatively, low and hard, into the Spurs area. Cyril Knowles’ panicked attempt at a clearance missed and the ball slithered past Pat Jennings to win the tie.

The semi-final draw the following season meant the two avoided a rematch, and the Blues lost to Norwich so there was no repeat of the 1967 FA Cup final at Wembley in the League Cup of 1973.


BLUE NOTES

Three players made their debut – Jiri Jarosik, Steven Watt and Nuno Morais – and Mateja Kezman netted his only FA Cup goal as the Blues came from behind to beat plucky round-three opponents Scunthorpe 3-1 on 8 January 2005.


The only other away leg at this stage of the competition was a disastrous one for the Blues – as well as a poor one for referee Mark Halsey. Aiming to protect a 2-1 advantage from the first leg at the Bridge, Claudio Ranieri’s side conceded in the second minute.

Further goals for the hosts either side of the break were followed by a red card for bemused Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. Replays showed the hand that pushed Teddy Sheringham’s face was Mario Melchiot’s and the sending-off was later annulled.

The 10 men conceded twice more, with Mikael Forssell replying in the dying moments.

Enough said on that – here is a cheery video of some of the greatest League Cup goals we have scored…


Chelsea v Tottenham in the League Cup

Semi-final 1st leg 22 Dec 1971 Stamford Bridge
Managers: Dave Sexton and Bill Nicholson
Chelsea………………3 Tottenham………………..2
Osgood 38                   Naylor 50
Garland 75                   Chivers 52
Hollins 86 pen
                     Att: 43,330

Semi-final 2nd leg 5 Jan 1972 White Hart Lane
Managers: Bill Nicholson and Dave Sexton
Tottenham…………2 Chelsea…..………………..2
Chivers 44                  Garland 62
Peters 81 pen             Hudson 89
                        Att: 52,755

Quarter-final 16 Jan 1991 Stamford Bridge
Managers: Bobby Campbell and Terry Venables
Chelsea………………0 Tottenham………………..0
                            Att: 34,178

Quarter-final replay 23 Jan 1991 White Hart Lane
Managers: Terry Venables and Bobby Campbell
Tottenham…………0 Chelsea…..………………..3
                                    Townsend 16
                                    Dixon 70
                                    Wise 83 pen
                             Att: 33,861

Semi-final 1st leg 9 Jan 2002 Stamford Bridge
Managers: Claudio Ranieri and Glenn Hoddle
Chelsea………………2 Tottenham………………..1
Hasselbaink 10, 76       Ferdinand 65
Att: 37,264

Semi-final 2nd leg 23 Jan 2002 White Hart Lane
Managers: Glenn Hoddle and Claudio Ranieri
Tottenham…………5 Chelsea…..………………..1
Iversen 2                     Forssell 90
Sherwood 33
Sheringham 50
Davies 76
Rebrov 87
                         Att: 36,100

Final 24 February 2008 Wembley
Managers: Juande Ramos and Avram Grant
Tottenham…………2 Chelsea…..…………..1
Berbatov 70 pen        Drogba 39
Woodgate 94 after extra-time
                         Att: 87,660

Final 1 March 2015 Wembley
CHELSEA 2 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 0

Chelsea (4-3-3): Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Ramires, Zouma, Fabregas (Oscar 88); Willian (Cuadrado 75), Diego Costa (Drogba 90+2), Hazard.
Unused subs: Courtois, Filipe Luis, Ake, Remy.
Manager: Jose Mourinho
Booked: Willian, Cahill, Cuadrado.
Scorers: Terry 45, Diego Costa 56.

Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris (c); Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose; Mason (Lamela 70), Bentaleb; Townsend (Dembele 61), Eriksen, Chadli (Soldado 79); Kane. Unused subs: Vorm, Fazio, Davies, Stambouli.
Manager: Mauricio Pochettino.
Booked: Dier, Bentaleb.

Referee: Anthony Taylor
Attendance: 89,297


Other cup meetings (all FA Cup)


Biggest win at Tottenham for each team

09/10/1920 Tottenham 5-0 Chelsea Division One
06/12/1997 Tottenham 1-6 Chelsea Premier League

 

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