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Blues record 'irrelevant'

Posted on 14 September 2001  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Glenn Hoddle has a fresh take on our now famous poor recent record against Chelsea.

Just for the record, we haven’t beaten the Blues at the Lane since 1987 and in all competitions since February 1990 when goals from Steve Sedgley and Gary Lineker secured a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge.

Glenn aims to put that right against his former club when Chelsea travel to N17 for Sunday’s potential cracker in the Premiership.

Speaking at Friday’s pre-match press conference, he insisted: “The team that we’ll send out on Sunday will never have lost against Chelsea.

“We’ve four or five new players and in the same way, the team Chelsea put out will never have beaten Tottenham, because they have new players as well. I think that’s how we’re approaching this game.

“With Dennis Wise gone, he always used the record, Gus Poyet here, even though he won’t play and some of the home-grown players gone, I don’t really think the record is relevant anyway.

“This Tottenham team, the togetherness, has never lost to Chelsea.

“It’s a new team and it would be a nice way to show everyone it is a new team by getting the right result on Sunday. It goes without saying it will be a hard game — Chelsea are an excellent side.”