Tottenham Hotspurs' Scott Parker (Centre R) tussles with Chelsea's Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi (R) folloowing a challenge during the FA Cup semi-final football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium in London on April 15, 2012. Both players were booked after the argument and Chelsea won the game 5-1. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS


6 Classic Clashes Between Tottenham & Chelsea Ahead of Saturday’s Premier League Clash

On Saturday, a London rivalry will be renewed as Tottenham entertain Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.   

Although it is not as anticipated as the North London Derby, it is a fixture that's produced some incredible moments over the years. 

From FA Cup final wins to historic league draws, this fixture has had it all since it was first played 109 years ago. On Saturday, it will be about picking up three points, but it means far more than that for both Tottenham and Chelsea.   

So in honour of Saturday’s big Premier League clash, here’s a look at six classic clashes from across the years between Tottenham and Chelsea.  

1. Tottenham 2-1 Chelsea (May 1967)

The 1967 FA Cup Final is seen as the origin of Chelsea's rivalry with Tottenham.

In front of an estimated 100,000 people at Wembley, Jimmy Robertson and Frank Saul scored to put Spurs 2-0 up. Although Bobby Tambling pulled one back on 85 minutes, it was too little too late for the Blues, as Spurs won their fifth FA Cup.

2. Tottenham 1-6 Chelsea (December 1997)

Fast forward 30 years to a ruthless Chelsea display at White Hart Lane.

Spurs and Chelsea went into half time level at 1-1, after goals from Roberto Di Matteo and Ramon Vega. However, once the teams came out for the second half, the floodgates opened.   

The Blues produced a dominant second half display, scoring five goals in 42 minutes to thrash Spurs 6-1. This included a hat-trick from Chelsea icon Tore Andre Flo, whose heroics that day made him a cult hero at Stamford Bridge, where he now works as a club ambassador.  

3. Tottenham 4-4 Chelsea (March 2008)

After taking a 3-1 lead, it looked as if Chelsea had secured all three points at White Hart Lane. However, the hosts had other ideas.   

Spurs scored twice in 14 minutes to draw level, before another goal from Joe Cole and a beauty from Robbie Keane saw the game finish in a remarkable 4-4 draw. However, the result wasn’t the only shock of the afternoon.    

Ashley Cole lunged in on Alan Hutton with a disgraceful tackle, as he flew in studs up, off the ground and his boot on his ankle. Despite this horrible challenge, referee Mike Riley only gave him a yellow card. This tackle alone showed how feisty this fixture could be.  

4. Chelsea 5-1 Tottenham (April 2012)

When the two teams were drawn together in the 2012 FA Cup semi-final, it was certain to be a game to remember.    

Didier Drogba opened the scoring just before half time, before Juan Mata was controversially awarded a goal that didn’t cross the line. Gareth Bale soon pulled one back for Spurs, but Chelsea went all out as goals from Ramires, Frank Lampard and Florent Malouda sent the Blues through to the final.    

5. Tottenham 5-3 Chelsea (January 2015)

This was truly a remarkable game of football, and was a defining moment in the career of a then 21-year-old footballer.   

After Diego Costa gave Chelsea the lead, Spurs responded fantastically to go 4-1 up. This included two fantastic goals from a man called Harry Kane, in a performance that made him known to the world of football.   

Although Eden Hazard and John Terry scored for the Blues, they were mere consolations as Spurs ran out 5-3 winners. Chelsea went on to win the Premier League under José Mourinho, but Tottenham’s outstanding display gave them the bragging rights that season.  

6. Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham (May 2016)

In the most recent match on this list, Tottenham travelled to Stamford Bridge knowing they had to win to keep their title hopes alive. On the other hand, Chelsea were coming to the end of an infamous season, where they would finish in 10th.   

In a game known as ‘The Battle of Stamford Bridge’ due to its feisty tackles, this meeting was definitely one both teams wanted to win. For Spurs, they needed it for their title hopes. For Chelsea, they could snatch the title from their rivals’ grasp and hand it to surprise package Leicester City. 

The game started awfully for the Blues, as goals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min put Spurs 2-0 up before half time. However they fought back though a Gary Cahill goal, before a sumptuous finish from Eden Hazard seven minutes from time ended Spurs’ title hopes.   

The game ended 2-2, as Leicester City were confirmed as Premier League champions.