Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur go into battle at Stamford Bridge this evening with both sides enjoying some excellent form in the Premier League.

The Blues have won their last six matches in the league while opponents Spurs are unbeaten from their opening 12 Premier League matches.

Ahead of the match, the Chelsea Presser takes a look at the history books to see which club has had the upper hand in past meetings between the two London rivals.

There have been 155 meetings between the two clubs with the first fixture taking place in December 1909. On that occasion, The Blues won the match 2-1 at Stamford Bridge with James Bradshaw and Jimmy Windridge scoring for Chelsea.

Over the years, Chelsea have won 42% of matches (65) while Spurs have won just 30% (50). The other 40 matches have ended in draws.

Chelsea have dominated recent meetings with The Blues having not lost to the North Londoners on home soil in any of their last 29 matches. Tottenham Hotspur’s last victory at The Bridge came in February 1990 when David Howells and Gary Lineker fired Spurs to a 2-1 success in a Division One fixture.

Last season, both matches ended in draws with Spurs holding Chelsea to a goalless draw at White Hart Lane while the two sides drew 2-2 in a bad tempered clash at Stamford Bridge in May. Chelsea are favourites to succeed in this evening’s clash but make no doubt about it, the challenge of Spurs is one which simply cannot be under-estimated.

About Author

I am Dan Pentland football writer and reporter at various levels including the English Football League, FA Women's Super League and in UEFA and FIFA affiliated competitions. In May 2015, I completed my childhood dream of visiting all 92 Football League grounds. Follow me on Twitter @DanPentlandpcuk

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