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Brief: Tottenham 1 – Chelsea 1

One point that could have been three!

Chelsea came into this game against our North London rivals needing a good result to get back in to the title race after dropping to forth before this game begun. Ancelotti kept Drogba on the bench and played with Anelka and Kalou up front, Lampard was on the bench for the first time since his long lay off.

After a very positive start the inevitable happened, 15 minutes played and Pavlyuchenko took the ball past two defenders in the box and slotted it past Cech to put Spurs ahead, albeit Defoe looked offside in the build up. Once again we go into half time a goal down having to once again chase the game to get anything from it.

The second half saw Didier Drogba come on for Mikel and the game was end to end. Finally after 70 minutes Drogba scored the equaliser after Gomez failed to hold the shot. It all looked like a draw when the game went into injury time and Chelsea get a penalty when Ramires is bought down by Gomez, Drogba takes it, Gomez saves!

One all the final score and should have come away with two more points than we did.

“Win or Lose – Up the Blues”

Stats from the BBC sports page:

Tottenham

01 Gomes – yellow card
02 Hutton
03 Bale
19 Bassong
20 Dawson
32 Assou-Ekotto – yellow card
07 Lennon
12 Palacios (Sandro 89)
14 Modric
09 Pavlyuchenko (Keane 78)
18 Defoe (Crouch 60)

Substitutes

23 Cudicini, 22 Corluka, 05 Bentley, 30 Sandro, 10 Keane, 15 Crouch, 17 Giovani

Chelsea

01 Cech
02 Ivanovic
03 A Cole
19 Ferreira
26 Terry
05 Essien – yellow card
07 Ramires
12 Mikel (Drogba 46 – yellow card)
15 Malouda (Lampard 77)
21 Kalou (Sturridge 68)
39 Anelka

Substitutes

22 Turnbull, 38 Van Aanholt, 43 Bruma, 08 Lampard, 46 McEachran, 11 Drogba, 23 Sturridge

Ref: Dean

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