Stamford Bridge, England

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  • Oscar 11'
  • Ramires 39'

2 - 2


Tottenham Hotspur

  • Emmanuel Adebayor 26'
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson 80'

    That is all from us tonight. Hope you enjoyed it and see you at the weekend for more Premier League drama as well as the FA Cup final.


    That result means Chelsea sit third with 69 points, Arsenal fourth with 67 and Spurs fifth with 66. All teams have two games left to play.


    In the end it finishes all square and that is probably just about the right result. Chelsea's performance dropped as the game went on while Spurs upped their level and deserved their second-half equaliser.

  • 94'

    And there goes the final whistle...

  • 94'

    We're into the final minute of the game...

  • 93'

    Bale takes the free-kick but he can only strike the ball right down the middle and Cech makes a comfortable save.

  • 92'

    Bale stands over the free-kick...

  • 91'

    Ramires goes into the book for a late challenge on Bale. Free-kick to Spurs in a dangerous position.

  • 90'

    Four minutes of injury time to be played...

  • 90'

    Dempsey's turn to race down the right. He fires an effort at goal but Cech makes a decent save.

  • 90'

    Scott Parker finds himself racing down the right once again. He gets another cross into the box but it just eludes the two Spurs players in the middle.

  • 89'

    Tottenham win a free-kick in a dangerous position but Huddlestone wastes it completely as his delivery sails out for a throw.

  • 88'

    Some nice work from Adebayor. He soon picks out Parker on the right but his cross lands straight into the arms of Cech. Chelsea look very tired now all over the pitch.

  • 87'

    Bale picks up a yellow for a late challenge.

  • 86'

    Assou-Ekotto plays in a ball from the left but Ivanovic clears. Chelsea look shattered.

  • 85'

    Chelsea bring on Benayoun for Oscar.

  • 84'

    Bale picks up the ball from outside the box and once again takes on the shot but he sends it wide. This game is set up for a late Bale winner, isn't it?

  • 83'

    Chelsea come forward but Moses is unable to play in Torres. This game could really go either way.

  • 82'

    Tottenham with the upper hand now and continue to pile the pressure on Chelsea. Bale shoots from distance but his effort canons back off a defender.

  • 81'

    What a finish we have in store for us now. Ten minutes left and both sides will be in search of the winner.

  • 80'

    A superb move from Spurs as Assou-Ekotto picks out the run of Adebayor in the box. The striker neatly flicks it to Sigurdsson who then curls an effort into the bottom corner from close ragne.

  • 80'


  • 80'

    Luiz has a go from the resulting free-kick but it was never troubling Lloris in goal.

  • 79'

    Vertonghen goes into the book for kicking the ball away after the referee had blown for a foul on Torres.

  • 78'

    There were 19 shots in the first half but only three in the first 30 minutes after the break.

  • 77'

    Chelsea on the other hand, have had plenty of joy penetrating the Tottenham defence and could really be more than 2-1 up as a result.

  • 76'

    Spurs have really struggled going forward tonight and have rarely managed to penetrate this Chelsea defence.

  • 75'

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    Tottenham Hotspur to win, with bet365  

  • 75'

    Dempsey picks up the ball on the edge of the box and beats Cole before taking aim at goal. Ivanovic is there to make an excellent block, however.

  • 74'

    Huddlestone picks up the ball from Bale. He tries to send the ball into the box but his delivery sails out for a goal kick. Poor.

  • 73'

    Chelsea bring on Moses for Hazard. The Belgian has been brilliant tonight but it looks like he may have a tight hamstring again as he makes his way to the dressing room.

  • 72'

    Talking of Bale, he has 11 goals in the final 30 minutes of Premier League games this season. Watch this space.

  • 71'

    Spurs make another change as Dempsey comes on for Holtby.

  • 70'

    This game is beginning to get very stretched as Spurs continue to push forward for an equaliser. Chelsea look very dangerous on the break.

  • 69'

    Chelsea break down the other end instantly as Hazard plays in Mata down the right but the Spaniard's delivery sails out for the goal kick.

  • 69'

    Chelsea break down the other end instantly as Hazard plays in Mata down the right but the Spaniard's delivery sails out for the goal kick.

  • 69'

    Chelsea break down the other end instantly as Hazard plays in Mata down the right but the Spaniard's delivery sails out for the goal kick.

  • 69'

    Chelsea break down the other end instantly as Hazard plays in Mata down the right but the Spaniard's delivery sails out for the goal kick.

  • 69'

    Chelsea break down the other end instantly as Hazard plays in Mata down the right but the Spaniard's delivery sails out for the goal kick.

  • 69'

    Chelsea break down the other end instantly as Hazard plays in Mata down the right but the Spaniard's delivery sails out for the goal kick.

  • 69'

    Holtby spots the run of Sigurdsson in the box but the midfielder's touch lets him down and the move comes to an end.

  • 68'

    Bale still having a very quiet game by his standards but it only takes one moment of brilliance from the Wales international...

  • 67'

    Bale goes down under a challenge from Cole right on the edge of the box. Looked like a foul but the referee waves play on.

  • 65'

    Huddlestone picks out the unmarked Holtby at the far post but Vertonghen gets his foot to it and sends it over the bar. A real waste as Holtby would have had a great chance of equalising.

  • 64'

    Spurs win another free-kick in a dangerous position. This time Oscar brings down Assou-Ekotto on the edge of the box.

  • 63'

    Bale has gone out to the right and Holtby to the left. Sigurdsson is playing just behind Adebayor.

  • 62'

    Spurs bring on Sigurdsson for Lennon. The winger has been quiet tonight.

  • 61'

    Chelsea break from the Spurs' corner and Mata looks to be clear. He sees Ramires in space inside the box but just as the ball is played to him, the Brazilian slips. Would surely have been a goal otherwise.

  • 61'

    Bale does well to win a corner. This is a better period for Spurs who have struggled all half.

  • 60'

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    Tottenham Hotspur to win, with bet365  

  • 60'

    Huddlestone sends in the free-kick but his delivery canons back off the wall and out for the throw.

  • 59'

    Walker does well to win a free-kick off Hazard in a dangerous position. That is the first foul Chelsea have committed.

  • 59'

    Spurs finally enjoying some possession until Holtby gives the ball away carelessly.

  • 58'

    Spurs look to be bringing on Sigurdsson. Villas-Boas is passing on some instructions to the midfielder.

  • 57'

    Spurs once again opened up far too easily there. Dawson perhaps would have intercepted Oscar's pass if he was better positioned.

  • 56'

    Oscar picks out the run of Hazard who bears down on goal. He turns Walker before firing an effort at goal but he sends it well over the bar. Should have scored but he lent back just at the wrong time.

  • 55'

    Azpilicueta sends a cross into the box and his effort nearly creeps into the top corner only to sail just over the bar. Lloris was back pedalling there.

  • 54'

    Chelsea are looking dangerous every time they have come forward. Mata and Hazard especially have been a real threat.

  • 53'

    It's Hazard this time who picks out Torres in the box but Assou-Ekotto does well to put off the striker and his header sails just wide of the target.

  • 52'

    Luiz forces his way down the right and does very well to squeeze a cross in. He picks out Torres but the striker fails to get decent contact onto his effort and Lloris makes a comfortable save.

  • 51'

    Bale, however, is there to head clear Mata's corner.

  • 51'

    Chelsea win yet another corner...

  • 50'

    Azpilicueta is down in pain after a strong challenge from Bale. He is soon up on his feet, though.

  • 49'

    Tottenham have won only one of their last 31 Premier League away games when they've trailed by a single goal at half-time. Not good reading for Spurs fans.

  • 48'

    Huddlestone sends in the corner but Chelsea head clear the danger.

  • 47'

    Spurs instantly break up the other end through Lennon. He soon releases Walker who wins the corner.

  • 47'

    Mata sends the corner into the box but Tottenham do well to clear.

  • 46'

    Chelsea putting Tottenham under pressure right away as Vertonghen concedes the corner.

  • 46'

    Tottenham get this second half underway. The away side really need to go for it now.


    Chelsea did not concede a single foul in the first half, while Azpilicueta made twice as many tackles as any other defender (from either side).


    As it stands Chelsea will go six points clear of Spurs in the Premier League. Villas-Boas' side will stay two points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.


    Andre Villas-Boas shakes the hand of his former captain John Terry.


    Oscar has now scored three goals in his last four Premier League appearances after bagging only one in his opening 29.


    Chelsea players celebrate Oscar's opening goal against Tottenham.

  • 45'

    There goes the half-time whistle. A very enjoyable first half which Chelsea deservedly lead due to the fast-flowing football they have been playing. Spurs very much still in this, though.

  • 45'

    Parker finds himself shooting at goal from a similar position to that of Adebayor for his goal. Sadly for Spurs the midfielder's effort sails high and wide.

  • 45'

    Two minutes of injury time to be played...

  • 45'

    Lovely play from Chelsea as they work the ball from one side of the pitch to the other. Hazard cuts in from the left before teeing up Oscar on the edge of the box but his first-time strike was never causing Lloris any major problems.

  • 44'

    That was Ramires' fifth Premier League goal of the season, with all five coming at Stamford Bridge.

  • 43'

    Walker plays a neat-one two with Adebyor in the area before running onto his pass and curling a strike just wide of Cech's near post. Good effort.

  • 41'

    Spurs having to come from behind again then. Chelsea will be pretty content taking this well-deserved 2-1 lead into the break.

  • 40'

    Vertonghen and Dawson were opened up far too easily for that goal, however. Spurs' defence has not been at its best tonight.

  • 39'

    A lovely move from Chelsea as Torres picks out the run of Ramires, following some good work on the right. The midfielder shoots first time and finds the bottom corner.

  • 39'


  • 39'

    Spurs need to be more alert when defending these set-pieces.

  • 38'

    Chelsea win another free-kick. They take it quickly again and Ramires shoots from well outside the area but his effort sails over the bar.

  • 37'

    Assou-Ekotto plays a dangerous ball over the top of the Chelsea defence and picks out the run of Adebayor but his volley sails over the bar. Unlucky.

  • 36'

    Lennon is back on the right, with Bale on the left. Expect to see these two swap again at some point...

  • 35'

    Bale, who has now moved to the right, cuts inside and races into the box only for Cahill to make a superb block and deny the winger a shot on goal.

  • 34'

    Lloris gets a hand to Mata's corner but he can only punch it as far as Azpilicueta on the edge of the box but the defender's header sails well wide.

  • 34'

    Torres plays in Oscar in the box. The youngster looks to pull the ball back across the area but his effort deflects off for the corner.

  • 33'

    Spurs passing it around patiently at the back at the moment...

  • 31'

    Bale has not featured as much as he would have liked in this game so far. Spurs will be wanting to involve him far more than they have done.

  • 30'

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    Tottenham Hotspur to win, with bet365  

  • 30'

    Bale comes forward and shapes to shoot from the edge of the box only for Azpilicueta to make an important tackle.

  • 29'

    Adebayor's goal was Tottenham's 250th in Premier League London derby games.

  • 28'

    What a game this is shaping up to be. Spurs will hope to step up their attacking display after that strike.

  • 27'

    Adebayor has barely featured up to that point. What a goal, though.

  • 26'

    Spurs break from the Chelsea corner through Adebayor. The striker comes forward before curling a fine effort into the top corner from the edge of the box. Cech no chance.

  • 26'


  • 26'

    Chelsea's corner is cleared only as far as Hazard but his effort rebounds off a Spurs' defender.

  • 26'

    Hazard has been everywhere so far...

  • 25'

    Hazard cuts in from the left and rifles a strike at goal. It looks to be heading for the top corner only for Dawson to make a vital block with his head.

  • 23'

    Despite Chelsea being the more effective of the two sides, it is Tottenham who have seen the most possession so far, with 53%.

  • 22'

    Luiz steps up to take a free-kick from distance but his effort flies straight into the Tottenham wall.

  • 21'

    That Oscar header was Chelsea's 16th headed goal this season. More than any other team in the Premier League this term.

  • 20'

    Holtby latches onto a mistake from Chelsea's defence and looks to set himself for the shot from distance, only for Hazard to race back and make an important challenge.

  • 19'

    Assou-Ekotto's cross-field ball to Walker sails out for a throw-in. That sums up Spurs' start to this game. Pretty disjointed.

  • 18'

    On only one occasion this season have Tottenham failed to score away from home in the Premier League.

  • 17'

    Chelsea take the free-kick quickly. Azpilicueta finds himself in space down the right and picks out Mata in the box with a good pass but the midfielder is unable to keep his first-time shot down.

  • 16'

    Chelsea win another free-kick. This time around Dawson brings down Torres.

  • 15'

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    Tottenham Hotspur to win, with bet365  

  • 15'

    Holtby cuts in from the right and decides to shoot from distance. His effort whistles just past the post but Cech always had it covered.

  • 14'

    You have to say Chelsea deserve that goal. They had been by far the more lively of the two sides leading up to that point.

  • 14'

    Lennon picks up the ball again in a dangerous position. He sends a decent cross into the box but Cahill does well to head clear.

  • 13'

    Some nice play from Tottenham as Bale finds Lennon in the box. The winger tries to play in Adebayor on goal but his pass is poor and Ivanovic is able to intercept.

  • 12'

    What have Tottenham got in response now? Chelsea will be brimming with confidence and fancy another.

  • 11'

    Cahill gets on the end of Mata's corner and Oscar arrives at the far post to turn the ball in. Fine start from Chelsea.

  • 11'


  • 10'

    Mata picks out the run of Ivanovic with the free-kick but his deflected header sails wide. Corner.

  • 10'

    Hazard tries to play the one-two with Mata but the Belgian is brought down by Huddlestone. Free-kick to Chelsea...

  • 9'

    A very lively start to this game with both sides looking to move the ball around at pace and get forward.

  • 8'

    Huddlestone picks up the ball in space and decides to shoot from distance but he was never troubling Cech.

  • 8'

    Chelsea come forward again as Torres lays the ball off to Mata on the edge of the box. The Spaniard takes a touch before lashing an effort at goal but it sails just over the bar. Unlucky.

  • 7'

    Some nice touches between Hazard and Mata before Luiz plays a first-time ball over the top looking for Torres but he puts just too much on the pass.

  • 6'

    Bale with his first contribution of the game. He storms down the left only to be tackled by Azpilicueta.

  • 5'

    Spurs, if you were wondering, have Bale on the left, Lennon on the right, with Holtby tucked in behind Adebayor.

  • 4'

    Hazard is out on the left for Chelsea, with Mata in the middle and Oscar on the right.

  • 3'

    Walker tries to force his way down the right only to lose control of the ball, leading to a goal kick. A fairly nervy start from the away side up to now.

  • 2'

    Ivanovic picks out the run of Mata with a long ball forward from deep but play is stopped due to the Spaniard being offside.

  • 1'

    A bright start from Chelsea as Cole gets forward down the left and manages to swing a cross into the box only for Assou-Ekotto to make an important clearance.

  • 1'

    Chelsea get this first half underway...


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    The two sides are making their way onto the pitch. We are just moments away from kick-off...


    Spurs have not won at Stamford Bridge for 23 years so walking away with three points tonight would be a huge ask for the North London side.


    Three points for Spurs, however, would mean they would move above Arsenal and into fourth, level on points with Chelsea. So all to play for.


    Three points for Chelsea would effectively seal a top-four finish for the Blues, as they would then hold a six-point lead over Tottenham with a far more healthy goal difference.


    Chelsea make three changes with Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres coming into the side. Andre Villas-Boas also makes three changes for his first return to Stamford Bridge with Lewis Holtby, Emmanuel Adebayor and Scott Parker coming in.


    Tottenham subs: Friedel, Caulker, Naughton, Carroll, Dempsey, Sigurdsson, Defoe.


    Chelsea subs: Turnbull, Terry, Lampard, Ake, Moses, Benayoun, Ba.


    Tottenham team: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto, Huddlestone, Parker, Lennon, Holtby, Bale, Adebayor.


    Chelsea team: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole, Ramires, Luiz, Oscar, Mata, Hazard, Torres.


    Join us for live commentary of the vital Premier League clash between Chelsea and Tottenham which will go a long way to deciding who qualifies for next season's Champions League. Kick-off is at 1945GMT.

Goal Shot Video
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Chelsea

  • 15(5)

  • 29

  • 6

  • 44%


  • Tottenham Hotspur

  • 14(5)

  • 21

  • 17


POS No Name


1 Petr Cech


2 Branislav Ivanovic


3 Ashley Cole


24 Gary Cahill


28 César Azpilicueta


4 David Luiz


7 Ramires


10 Juan Mata


11 Oscar
30 Yossi Benayoun


17 Eden Hazard
13 Victor Moses


9 Fernando Torres
POS No Name
G 22 Ross Turnbull
D 26 John Terry
M 8 Frank Lampard
M 13 Victor Moses
M 30 Yossi Benayoun
M 57 Nathan Aké
F 29 Demba Ba

Match Stats

  • Chelsea
  • Tottenham Hotspur
15(5) Shots (on goal) 14(5)
6 Fouls 17
6 Corner kicks 5
3 Offsides 3
44% Time of Possession 56%
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
3 Saves 3

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