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Posted on 19 March 2008  - 12:00

Michael Dawson would love to turn the clock back 16 months at the Lane tonight.

Michael Dawson would love to turn the clock back 16 months at the Lane tonight.

The defender has happy memories of last season's home clash against Chelsea in November, 2006, when he claimed his first goal for the club in a 2-1 win.

'Daws' climbed highest to flick home a free-kick to equalise after Chelsea had taken the lead and a memorable victory was claimed when Aaron Lennon slotted home from Robbie Keane's cross in the second half.

"That goal was a long time coming and I'd had a bit of stick off the lads for not scoring," smiled Daws as he recalled that win at Spurs Lodge this week. "What a game to save it for! Lenny then scored the second goal and we finally beat them in the league. It had been a few years, as we all know."

The national focus has been on Chelsea's title ambitions in the lead up to this latest encounter but Daws stressed that we've plenty to play for as well - climbing into the top half of the Barclays Premier League the immediate target with nine games remaining.

"Chelsea will want to come and prove a point against us after the Carling Cup Final," said Michael. "But we have to go out there and give it the same commitment and hopefully come out on top again.

"It's a big game for them and they aren't just looking to put one over us after the final, they've also their league position to look at.

"We have a lot to play for as well and we want to finish well in these last nine games. We know what this game means to everyone and we'll give it our all."

A quick note to fans - the Spurs Megastore will NOT be open after tonight's game...