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And that is that. A truly pulsating London derby and credit must go to Spurs for their part in it. However, the difference between the sides was probably Juan Mata, who offered a demonstration in attacking midfield play. Chelsea move seven points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League.
Hazard, who was probably the least effective of Chelsea's creative trio but still played well, makes way for Frank Lampard.
Oscar, who put in an excellent shift, makes way for Daniel Sturridge.
It's Dempsey off, Adebayor on.
GOAL - Mata! Well, that's six in five for Mata and it looks like it's Livermore's fault. The Spaniard plays it to Oscar and goes for the return, before finishing well. Livermore just let him go and Chelsea lead.
Change for Spurs as Livermore replaces Huddlestone.
GOAL - Mata! Well, that came out of nowhere. Gallas clears Oscar's cross directly to Mata, and his shot from 20 yards is right in the bottom corner, Friedel no chance.
GOAL- Defoe! Well, phenomenal stuff and reward for a completely different Spurs performance so far this second half. Lennon shoots from the edge of the box but drags it straight into Defoe's path and he guides it past Cech in the style of a classy, confident finisher.
Gabriel is back with a revised assessment: 'Probably a deserved lead for Chelsea and an important one - with Bale out of the Spurs team I'd be more inclined to back Chelsea for a clean sheet, and there are so many players in the Blues capable of finishing this game with a moment of magic. I'm now thinking 2-0 Chelsea.'
Can Spurs come from behind to win? Sky Bet boost a 2-1 home win to 16/1, but if you fancy Chelsea to go on and win 3-0 that's 12s. Dempsey is 10/1 to score next, Hazard 11s, while Torres next and Chelsea to win 2-0 is 22/1.
And that's the last act of the half, one Chelsea dominated early before gaining a deserved lead through Cahill. Spurs came back into it but haven't yet forced Cech into a proper save.
Another yellow and in similar circumstances, this time Ramires bringing down Lennon as he threatened to get in behind the Chelsea midfield.
Walker is booked for bringing down Ramires moments after Defoe played a dangerous cross which forced Cole to clear. Chelsea had looked like launching a counter before the foul and it's a definite yellow.
Gallas is furious as he's booked for a foul on Torres. He's unlucky as it was one-footed, from the side, and he got the ball. Certainly looked worse than it was.
Ivanovic is booked for a dive. Contentious that, as he did go to ground without contact but made no claim for anything, got up and got on with the game. Hmm.
GOAL - CAHILL! It's a world-class finish...from Gary Cahill. Gallas heads the corner out to the edge of the area and the England defender unleashes an unstoppable volley into the roof of the net. What a goal and just about a deserved lead.
Jordan Lester says: 'I think that this London derby will be a great encounter between two great london teams. I think chelsea will win it 2-1 with Torres and Mata scoring for Chelsea and Dempsey for Tottenham. It should be a great game, two great teams with a good set of players but chelsea boss Di Matteo has a better track recored than AVB - glad he left Chelsea.'
With Bale out (Twitter rumours say his partner is in labour), Sky Bet have boosted Sigurdsson to score first to 10/1. Hazard to score first and Chelsea to win 2-1 is 60s, while you can have 25/1 that Torres scores first and Chelsea win either 1-0 or 2-0.
And Sreekanth is delighted with the team news: 'No Bale and no Dembele for Spurs? The best news Chelsea fans like me could have heard today?'
Josh from Leeds is another in the away camp: 'I feel Chelsea will have too much pace for tottenhams back 4 this afternoon. 3-2 win for Chelsea.'
James Mottershead is going for a 4-1 Chelsea win and writes: 'As a United fan, it's only natural that I want nothing less than a Tottenham win today. Unfortunately, Chelsea are in far too much form in my eyes, so I am expecting a landslide today.'
Nikhil agrees: 'Tottenham are going to miss Bale badly. I think Chelsea can capitalise on this and claim the three points. So I'm going with 3-1 Chelsea.'
Eugene Dunne says: 'I think we will attack from the first whistle. Without bale, Spurs have no chance. 4-0 chelsea today with a brace from 'nando.'
Speaking of value, Sky Bet make Chelsea their 6/4 favourites, with Spurs 17/10 and the draw 12/5. Their Price Boosts are Spurs 2-0 at 14/1, Chelsea 2-1 at 10/1 and the in-form Juan Mata to score first at 9s.
Akshet follows with: 'I predict a very close game today, huge midfield battle but I think that it will be Chelsea edging it due to better quality up front. 1-0 Chelsea.'
Gabriel is first in and says: 'I fancy this to be an entertaining match; both sides have creative players in their team whilst neither look completely solid at the back. Villas-Boas' new side are in-form at the moment and beating Aston Villa 2-0 last time proved the win at Old Trafford wasnt a one-off result. For Chelsea, the effects of Hazard, Mata and Oscar combining to provide for Torres have been devastating at times, but I also think Lampard's knowhow and Ramires's dynamism has given them the platform they need in midfield for these players to get time on the ball. I just can't see the Blues being knocked off their perch at the moment, so will say 2-3.'
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