Five previous domestic cup clashes between Chelsea and Spurs
Chelsea (odds-on at 4/7 to win in 90 minutes) and Tottenham (9/2) face off in the Capital One Cup final on February 29th, which will be the eighth time they have met in cup competitions over the last 13 years.
Therefore, Coral writers help readers relive those crunch clashes by reminding you of the action…
Tottenham 1-5 Chelsea – FA Cup semi-final (2012)
While the Blues ended up thrashing Spurs on their way to winning the FA Cup against Liverpool, current Manchester United attacker Juan Mata scored a highly controversial goal to put his side 2-0 up.
The Spaniard’s shot after a scramble in the box clearly didn’t cross the line, but it set Chelsea on their way to reaching the final, despite Gareth Bale netting soon after to halve the deficit.
Tottenham 2-1 Chelsea – League Cup final (2008)
Under Juande Ramos, the north Londoners claimed their first piece of silverware for nearly 10 years at the time, as they came from a goal behind to see off Chelsea thanks to an extra-time header by Jonathan Woodgate.
Petr Cech had a helping hand (or two) in the late winner, though, as he punched the ball into the current Middlesbrough defender’s head.
Tottenham 4-5 Chelsea (aggregate) – FA Cup quarter-final (2007)
Chelsea had to come back from 3-1 down at Stamford Bridge to draw 3-3 in a thriller and force a replay with Spurs, which they went on to win 2-1.
Andriy Shevchenko was not known for getting many goals during his time as a Chelsea player, but netted a stunning opener at White Hart Lane. The Blues went on to win the FA Cup that year.
Tottenham 0-4 Chelsea – FA Cup quarter-final (2002)
In the year before Roman Abramovich took over Chelsea, the Blues had shown promising signs that they could be a dominant force, and they thrashed Spurs at Stamford Bridge on their way to reaching the final under Claudio Ranieri.
An Eidur Gudjohnsen double helped the Blues reach the semis, where they beat another London rival in Fulham, but they lost out in the end to Arsenal at the Millennium Stadium.
Tottenham 6-3 Chelsea (aggregate) – League Cup semi-final (2002)
Earlier that season, there was another 5-1 result in cup competitions that occurred between this duo in the semis second leg of the League Cup, this time in Tottenham’s favour. The likes of Teddy Sheringham, Tim Sherwood (who both grabbed goals) and Gus Poyet against his old club helped them overturn a first leg defeat.
A Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink double at Stamford Bridge wasn’t enough to see Chelsea through to the final. Spurs eventually lost to Blackburn Rovers at the Millennium Stadium, though.