Tottenham eyeing club record against Chelsea in first Prem game at Wembley
Tottenham Hotspur will look to set a club record for home victories on Sunday when they host defending champions Chelsea in the first Premier League game to be played at Wembley Stadium.
Should they defeat Chelsea, Spurs would have 15 consecutive home victories -- surpassing the 14-game run that ended in October 1987.
Those games were played at White Hart Lane, which had been Tottenham's home since 1899. It was demolished in the spring as a new stadium is being completed on the site, forcing the move to Wembley this season.
Spurs are no strangers to the new Wembley, but they have yet to find sustained success there. They hosted their four Champions League home games at the stadium last season and won just one of them -- their only victory in their last nine appearances and their first at Wembley since February 2008.
That stands in contrast to their success at White Hart Lane, as Tottenham did not lose a top-flight league game at home last season for the first time since 1964-65.
While Spurs have yet to lose a London derby at home under Mauricio Pochettino, winning nine and drawing four, Chelsea have not opened a season with consecutive defeats since 1973.
With a loss, Chelsea would become the first reigning top-flight champions to lose their opening two league games of the following season since Aston Villa in 1981-82.
One player who could help prolong Chelsea's woes would be Tottenham striker Harry Kane, who won the Premier League's Golden Boot each of the last two seasons.
Kane would become the 17th player with 100 goals for Tottenham if he were to score on Sunday. He has never scored a Premier League goal in August -- a run of 11 appearances.
Meanwhile, Antonio Conte will manage his 50th game in all competitions with Chelsea. Conte has won 37 of those games and lost nine since taking over prior to last season.
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