It was a case of sweet revenge for Chelsea on Sunday as they comprehensively brushed Tottenham aside to book a spot in the FA Cup semi-finals.
There was certainly no gloating from the north London contingency come 5.50pm. In an ill-tempered clash that saw seven bookings and a dismissal for Graeme Le Saux, Chelsea systematically destroyed their hosts by four goals to nil - a result which makes qualification for Europe extremely difficult now for Spurs.
But such are the quirks of the fixture calendar that Tottenham have an instant chance to make some amends when they travel to west London to face Claudio Ranieri's men on Wednesday night in the league.
With two routes into Europe now blocked for Glenn Hoddle's side, Tottenham desperately need a result at Stamford Bridge to keep their slim hopes of UEFA Cup inclusion for next season alive.
But that is a tall order indeed given Chelsea's recent form at home, the latest result between the two sides and the fact that the Blues have already triumphed over Spurs in front of their own fans this season - not to mention Chelsea's recent historical dominance of the fixture.
The Blues may blow hot-and-cold on their travels but have won nine and lost just one of their last 11 matches at home in all competitions, scoring 32 times in the process.
A staggering 21 of those goals have come in the six league matches in that time and, with 50 Premiership strikes to their name this season there are few teams who can match the Blues for sheer firepower.
Indeed Chelsea's strikes represent an outstanding 15% of all efforts on goal and only Arsenal and Manchester United can boast more success with the chances that come their way.
Meanwhile with 40 goals despatched past them, Tottenham have one of the worst defensive records in the Premiership. Indeed only West Ham and Derby County have allowed opponents more shots on target than Spurs this season, so when you consider that Chelsea's tally of 155 shots on target is the fifth-best in the league, it doesn't look good for Hoddle's men.
Only two places separate the two teams in the league, but Chelsea are nine points clear of their capital rivals and a win would almost certainly ensure that they finish above Spurs in the league.