Chelsea aim to make it another Bridge of sighs for Spurs

Chelsea will look to stretch one of the longest unbeaten sequences in the top flight when the runaway leaders entertain arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.

Reuters| Updated: Dec 02, 2014, 09:08 AM IST
Chelsea aim to make it another Bridge of sighs for Spurs

London: Chelsea will look to stretch one of the longest unbeaten sequences in the top flight when the runaway leaders entertain arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.

There has been little love lost between the fans of both sides since Spurs beat Chelsea 2-1 at Wembley in the first all-London FA Cup final in 1967.

The Stamford Bridge club, however, can boast a proud 24-year unbeaten home streak against the team from White Hart Lane, stretching back to 1990 when Gary Lineker scored one of the goals as the visitors triumphed 2-1 in the old First Division.

Chelsea have yet to taste defeat in 20 matches in all competitions this season and, after dropping two points in a 0-0 draw at lowly Sunderland on Saturday, Jose Mourinho`s men will be keen to instantly get back to winning ways.

"I wouldn`t say we are happy with a point but one is better than no points," Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois told the club website (www.chelseafc.com) on Monday.

"If you score early then you know the opposition have to come at you and there will be more space but we couldn`t do that and it was a difficult match."

Chelsea are six points ahead of second-placed Manchester City after 13 Premier League games and Courtois is hungry to keep churning out victories.

"We don`t have to focus on clean sheets, the most important thing is to win games," he said.

"Obviously it`s nice to keep a clean sheet but I`d rather win a match 2-1. It`s good that we haven`t lost a match but we want to win rather than draw."

Spurs are in seventh place, 13 points adrift of Chelsea, and will go to Stamford Bridge buoyed by their 2-1 comeback victory at home to Everton on Sunday.