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Tottenham vs Chelsea - the stats

Chelsea are set for new surroundings on old ground this weekend, and our preview to a first trip to this corner of north London in nearly three years begins with the key facts and figures...

Tottenham vs Chelsea head-to-head record

Chelsea have won more Premier League matches against Tottenham (28) than we have against any other team in the competition.

Tottenham have won three and lost two of their last five Premier League games against Chelsea.

Chelsea have won two of our last 13 away league games against Tottenham (five draws, six defeats).

We have won 11 away Premier League games against Tottenham – only versus Southampton (13) and Man City (12) have we won more on the road in the competition.

Tottenham are looking to win three consecutive home games against Chelsea in all competitions for the first time in their history.

Biggest league win for each team:

Tottenham 5-0 Chelsea 1920/21
Tottenham 1-6 Chelsea 1997/98

Last season's corresponding game

Premier League, Wembley, 24.11.18, 5.30pm

Tottenham Hotspur (4-3-1-2) Lloris (c); Aurier, Foyth, Alderweireld, Davies; Sissoko, Dier, Eriksen; Alli (Winks 86); Son (Lamela 77), Kane.
Unused subs Gazzaniga, Walker-Peters, Vertonghen, Moura, Llorente.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino
Scorers Alli 8, Kane 16, Son 54

Chelsea (4-3-3) Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c), Rudiger, David Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic (Barkley 57); Willian (Giroud 75), Morata (Pedro 57), Hazard.
Unused subs Caballero, Zappacosta, Christensen, Fabregas. 
Head coach Maurizio Sarri
Booked Rudiger 19, Hazard 45+2, Jorginho 72
Scorer Giroud 85

Referee Martin Atkinson
Attendance 55,465

New ground

We play at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the first time. We defeated Spurs 2-1 on our first league meeting at their temporary Wembley home in 2017 with two Marcos Alonso goals.

Chelsea stand fourth with 29 points from 17 matches, six points behind third-placed Man City.

No team has won more Premier League London derby matches than Chelsea (128, level with Arsenal), while only West Ham (100) have lost more such games than Tottenham (87).

Chelsea have lost four of our last five Premier League matches. We haven’t lost three consecutive Premier League games since November 2015.

Mateo Kovacic has been fouled 29 times in the league this season, more than any other Chelsea player.

The Blues have kept just one clean sheet in our last 17 Premier League games on the road, drawing 0-0 at Leicester in May.

Frank Lampard’s playing record for Chelsea against Tottenham was 16 wins, nine draws and five defeats, scoring nine goals.

Premier League scorers

Abraham 11, Mount 5, Pulisic 5, Kanté 3, Willian 2, Alonso 1, Batshuayi 1, Jorginho 1 (pen), Kovacic 1, Tomori 1


Captain Cesar Azpilicueta made his 250th Premier League appearance for the club against Bournemouth last week. He has become the first Spanish player and seventh overall to reach that landmark for Chelsea behind John Terry 492, Frank Lampard 429, Petr Cech 333, Branislav Ivanovic 261, Dennis Wise 261 and Didier Drogba 254. 

Tottenham statistics

Last season
Premier League: Fourth
FA Cup: Fourth round
Carabao Cup: Semi-finals
Champions League: Runners-up
Top scorer all competitions: Harry Kane 24

This season’s Premier League stats
Most appearances: Sissoko 17, Alderweireld 16, Kane 16
Most goals: Kane 9, Alli 5, Son 5
Most assists: Son 7, Alli 3
Most clean sheets: Gazzaniga 1, Lloris 1

A win for Jose Mourinho’s side will see them overtake Chelsea on goal difference.

Since a 1-3 defeat as Chelsea’s head coach in October 2015, Mourinho hasn’t lost any of his last 54 Premier League games when his side has scored the opening goal (48 wins, six draws); Chelsea 1, Man Utd 49, Tottenham 4.

Tottenham have picked up 12 points from a possible 15 under Mourinho (four wins, one defeat). Only Liverpool (15) and Leicester (13) have won more in this period.

Mourinho has won 12 and drawn one of his 13 home games in all competitions against sides he’s previously managed, including winning all three against Chelsea (once with Inter Milan, twice with Manchester United).

Tottenham’s Dele Alli has scored five goals in his last four Premier League meetings against Chelsea. Against no side has he scored more goals in the competition (five).

Son Heung-min has been directly involved in 12 goals in his last nine home games for Tottenham in all competitions, scoring seven and assisting five.

The Lilywhites have only lost two of their last 24 Premier League London derbies at home, against Chelsea in August 2017 and West Ham in April.

Spurs have won 17 points from a possible 24 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this term:
Aston Villa W 3-1
Newcastle L 0-1
Crystal Palace W 4-0
Southampton W 2-1
Watford D 1-1
Sheffield United D 1-1
Bournemouth W 3-2
Burnley W 5-0

Jose Mourinho’s record v Chelsea

Won: 4
Drawn: 1
Lost: 4

Premier League scorers 

Kane 9 (1 pen), Alli 5, Son 5, Moura 4, Lamela 2, Ndombele 2, Sissoko 2, Eriksen 1, Vertonghen 1, own goal 1

Tottenham’s last Premier League game

Sunday 15 December
Wolves 1 Tottenham 2
Team 4-2-3-1: Gazzaniga; Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Sissoko, Dier; Moura (Eriksen 89), Alli (Winks 90+2), Son (Foyth 90+2); Kane (c)
Booked: Sanchez, Alderweireld, Dier, Kane
Scorers: Moura 8, Vertonghen 90+1

Tottenham vs Chelsea referee and VAR

Referee: Anthony Taylor
VAR: Paul Tierney

Anthony Taylor is the official for his third Blues game this term. He was the referee in our opening Premier League game at Old Trafford against Manchester United and our 2-1 win at Watford in November.


There are no suspensions. 

In the Premier League, five yellow cards received before 19 league fixtures have been played will result in a one-match suspension in the competition.

Chelsea Jorginho 6, Kovacic 4, Alonso 3, Abraham 2, Christensen 2, Mount 2, Tomori 2, Willian 2, Emerson 1, Hudson-Odoi 1, Kante 1, Zouma 1

Tottenham Rose 5, Dier 4, Winks 4, Eriksen 3, Sanchez 3, Sissoko 3, Kane 2, Lamela 2, Ndombele 2, Alderweireld 1, Alli 1, Davies 1, Foyth 1, Vertonghen 1, Wanyama 1