Tottenham have chance to draw level with Chelsea in FA Cup head-to-head
Tottenham Hotspur can draw level with Chelsea in their all-time FA Cup series if they win their semifinal at Wembley Stadium in April.
The clubs have played each other 11 times in the FA Cup, with their first meeting ending in a 1-0 win for Spurs in 1910. In all, Chelsea have won on five occasions to Tottenham's four, with two ties going to replays after the first match was drawn.
Next month's clash will be the second time they have met in the semifinals, after Chelsea's 5-1 victory at Wembley in 2012 coming en route to lifting the trophy for the seventh time. The two sides also met in the final in 1967, with Tottenham emerging with their fifth of an eventual eight FA Cup titles.
Recent results have not been kind to Tottenham, who have not defeated Chelsea in the competition since they beat their London rivals in the 1981-82 season -- a run of three matches.
Here's a look at their FA Cup clashes since the turn of the century:
Tottenham 1, Chelsea 5 (Semifinal, April 2012): Their meeting at Wembley was a controversial affair which raised the debate about goal-line technology. Chelsea were leading through Didier Drogba's goal when Ledley King and Benoit Assou-Ekotto blocked Juan Mata's shot. Replays suggested the ball did not cross the line but the goal was given. Gareth Bale pulled one back for Spurs but further goals from Ramires, Frank Lampard and Florent Malouda sent Chelsea through to the final.
Tottenham 1, Chelsea 2 (Quarterfinal, March 2007): Chelsea needed a late Salomon Kalou goal to secure a 3-3 draw and take Spurs back to White Hart Lane for a replay. Eight days later, goals from Andriy Shevchenko and Shaun Wright-Phillips early in the second half put the Blues firmly in control. Robbie Keane pulled one back for the hosts with a penalty but they could not force an equaliser and were sent tumbling out again.
Tottenham 0, Chelsea 4 (Quarterfinal, March 2002): Chelsea, beaten 5-1 by Spurs in the League Cup semifinal two months earlier, exacted revenge with a White Hart Lane walloping. William Gallas opened the scoring, Eidur Gudjohnsen made it two and Graeme Le Saux bagged the third. Gudjohnsen's second finished off Spurs while Le Saux was sent off for a second yellow card near the end.
The teams have already played their two Premier League fixtures, with each side winning at home -- Chelsea 2-1 in November and Tottenham 2-0 in January, which ended Chelsea's run of 13 consecutive victories.
Information from PA Sport was used in this report.
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