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White Hart Lane (ATT 35,857) 28th September 2013 - Kick off 12:45 Ref: M Dean

Tottenham Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea Chelsea

Tottenham 1

G Sigurdsson (19)


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J Terry (65)
F Torres (S/O 81)

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  1. The final whistle blows at White Heart Lane and it ends in a 1-1 draw. The managers have a friendly chat before Mourinho heads down the tunnel.

  2. 90

    Lampard down with what looks an ankle injury in the centre-circle but he hobbles back into position.

  3. 90

    Chadli tries to make a real name for himself with a wild strike on goal but he had other options there.

  4. 90

    Patient play from Tottenham as they attempt to unlock the Chelsea defence but there is nobody in the middle when the cross finally comes in.

  5. 90

    There will be a minimum of four added minutes.

  6. 90

    Defoe plays a nice one-two before shooting from 25 yards but the ball is deflected wide for a corner, which Cech catches confidently.

  7. 89

    Tottenham win it back and roam forward down the right but Chelsea are quickly back into shape.

  8. 88

    Chelsea have a spell of possession down the right and win a free kick deep in the Tottenham half.

  9. 87

    A wicked effort from Sigurdsson on the volley but it drifts a yard wide.

  10. 86

    Dembele really pulling the strings in the middle now and Dawson is even advancing as Tottenham push for the winner.

  11. 85

    Great pass from Dembele finds Defoe but his shot is saved by Cech.

  12. 85

    Chelsea are now sitting deep and looking to hot Tottenham on the break.

  13. 84

    Tottenham building steadily as they look to take advantage of the extra man.

  14. 83

    Paulinho tees up Holtby but his long-range effort is blocked. This is going to be end-to-end stuff.

  15. 81

    The Spurs fans are in full voice again as Oscar is replaced by Cesar Azpilicueta.

  16. 80

    Torres and Vertonghen clash heavily in the air and it's Torres who is shown a second yellow and red card. That looked incredibly harsh.

  17. 78

    Dembele now booked as the game hots up again.

  18. 77

    Brilliant save from Lloris with Schurrle effectively in on goal after being fed by Torres.

  19. 77

    Jermaine Defoe is the latest player off the Tottenham bench and he's on for Roberto Soldado.

  20. 76

    Mata sends over another teasing cross but Ivanovic drifted offside at the back post.

  21. 75

    Torres caught by Dawson and the Tottenham man is the latest name into the book.

  22. 75

    Holtby swings in a free kick from the left but Vertonghen is caught offside.

  23. 74

    Tottenham have stopped the Chelsea tide in the last couple of minutes and are trying to maintain possession.

  24. 73

    Cracking cross-field ball from Chadli but Dembele can't bring it under control.

  25. 72

    Walker appeals for a penalty after going down under pressure but he was looking for it.

  26. 71

    Chelsea really going for it now but it's still a wide-open game.

  27. 70

    Lewis Holtby has come on in place of Eriksen.

  28. 70

    Andre Schurrle is on for Hazard.

  29. 69

    Tottenham's dangerous-looking attack ends in a weak shot from Naughton and Chelsea launch a counter.

  30. 68

    The corner is cleared at the front post though Chelsea attack again. Ivanovic gets the cross over but Tottenham eventually win a free kick.

  31. 67

    Torres forces a corner now down the right and Mata will swing it in.

  32. 66

    A fully deserved equaliser on the basis of this half so far.

  33. 65

    GOAL TERRY! Juan Mata makes a real impact, curling a peach of a free kick onto Terry's head and he glances it past Lloris.

  34. 64

    Vertonghen into the book now and rightly so. Ramires was almost in on goal but there was just about enough cover.

  35. 64

    Mata and Oscar link well down the left but Lloris deals with the high ball into the area.

  36. 62

    Andros Townsend is replaced by Chadli.

  37. 61

    Walker heads back to Lloris, despite Mata's attentions.

  38. 60

    Tottenham under pressure all over the pitch and there's another coming-together between Torres and Vertonghen now. This is bubbling up nicely.

  39. 59

    Chelsea looking very bright all of a sudden and Hazard has the latest attempt on goal. He tries to curl to the far post but it's not hit with much venom.

  40. 58

    Ivanovic talks himself into the book.

  41. 57

    Mata has the ball in the net but offisde is given.

  42. 56

    Brilliant from Dembele again as he beats his man down the left and whips in a cross but it's just beyond the attacking Spurs players in the middle.

  43. 55

    Tottenham win a throw in deep inside the Chelsea half and they then force a corner.

  44. 54

    High octane action now at White Heart Lane and Dembele shows great skill to beat three men in the middle.

  45. 53

    Torres is buzzing now and goes on a winding run but his attempt on goal is blocked by Lloris.

  46. 52

    Terry prevents Soldado as the Spain striker bursts forward.

  47. 52

    Chelsea pressing high up the pitch now and Tottenham look a shade vulnerable.

  48. 51

    Handbags in the corner between Torres and Vertonghen after the striker is penalised for tripping. He then has a swipe at Vertonghen and is shown a yellow card.

  49. 50

    Ivanovic was the target but the big man can't get enough of a header onto it.

  50. 50

    Mata fouled on the left and he'll take it himself.

  51. 49

    Ramires penalised for bringing down Dembele and Tottenham look to keep the ball after Chelsea's quick start to the second half.

  52. 48

    Torres beats his man down the right and sends over a great cross but Oscar can't quite manage to convert after sliding in at the back post.

  53. 48

    Dawson deals with an attempted throughball well but Chelsea win the ball back it midfield.

  54. 47

    Chelsea trying to move the ball quickly after the break. A few stern words ringing in their ears, no doubt.

  55. 46

    Tottenham get the second half under way and it looks as though Ramires has dropped into the centre to play alongside Lampard, with Mata up on the right.

  56. 46

    Juan Mata has come on for Mikel at half-time.

  57. Sky Bet are now offering 13/2 for Chelsea to recover and win the game, while the draw is 11/4 and Tottenham can be backed at 1/2 to seal the victory.

  58. Tottenham lead 1-0 at half-time but Chelsea finished the first instalment strongly and Mourinho will be hoping for more of the same in the second period.

  59. 45

    Terry tries to end the half on a high and launches himself at Ramires' cross but it goes over the top.

  60. 45

    A second booking for Tottenham and it's Eriksen into the book for shirt-pulling as Oscar tries to break.

  61. 45

    There will be a minimum of two additional minutes.

  62. 45

    Paulinho should have made it two for Tottenham. Walker's brilliant back-heel finds Townsend who slips it through for Paulinho. His effort flicks the outside of Cech's left-hand upright and goes wide.

  63. 44

    Paulinho's effort at the other end is blocked, before Vertonghen tries a very speculative shot from around 40 yards.

  64. 44

    Oscar keeps a volley down really well but it's straight at Lloris.

  65. 43

    Townsend is the first man in the book and it's for diving.

  66. 42

    Eriksen muscled off the ball by Mikel. A bit of a mis-match that one.

  67. 41

    Soldado offside when found in space on the right. His attempt on goal is way wide anyway.

  68. 41

    Tottenham back in control of matters as they try and keep the ball at the back.

  69. 40

    Hazard shoots from the edge of the box and it defelcts wide for a corner, which Spurs deal with and pump the ball long.

  70. 39

    Lloris is a bit lost as Lampard's free kick comes in but Tottenham scramble clear and it results in a Chelsea corner. Gradual pressure being built by the away side.

  71. 38

    A brief tussle between Terry and Soldado but the referee is happy to let play move on. Torres is then fouled by Vertonghen, but still no cards.

  72. 37

    Eriksen sets up another Tottenham break but Chelsea clear and Ramires is brought down by Dembele.

  73. 36

    Luiz wins a corner down by the corner flag before Ivanovic is penalised for a foul throw. Yes, a foul throw in the Premier League.

  74. 35

    Hazard tricks Walker into a foul and Chelsea take it quickly but Oscar's cross is put out for a corner by Dawson.

  75. 34

    A bit of a lull in play following a rather frantic opening.

  76. 33

    Naughton slings the ball forward but Chelsea deal with it and look long for Torres but Mikel's pass is way over-hit.

  77. 32

    Luiz finds Ivanovic roaming down the right but his low cross is cleared before Luiz fouls Soldado as Tottenham look to break.

  78. 31

    It's been scrappy at times but Eriksen has really shone in the first half-hour. Oscar struggling to make much of an impact for Chelsea.

  79. 30

    Naughton is found by Eriksen on the edge of the area but his shot is tame and Cech gets down for a comfortable stop.

  80. 29

    Chelsea just getting a little foothold in the game but Tottenham still look dangerous in the wide positions.

  81. 28

    Lampard's free kick is straight at Lloris, who clears long for Soldado.

  82. 27

    Foul on Ramires in the middle of the pitch and it's Naughton the guilty party.

  83. 26

    Dembele gets to his feet following that tough tackle.

  84. 25

    Lampard does well in defence and Chelsea break thorugh Oscar. Tottenham win it back but then knock it out of play as Dembele needs some treatment.

  85. 24

    The corner comes to nothing but Spurs soon win the ball back and Chelsea need to be careful here. Luiz hacks one clear for a Tottenham throw in.

  86. 23

    So nearly a second for Spurs but Ivanovic saves the day just as Paulinho is about to tap in. Corner Tottenham.

  87. 22

    The Spurs fans in full voice as Chelsea now try to get a foot on the ball in the middle of the park.

  88. 21

    Tottenahm keeping the ball well and clearly full of confidence after that goal.

  89. 19

    GOAL SIGURDSSON! Tottenham open the scoring and it's Eriksen who starts the move before Soldado lays it off to Sigurdsson, who just evades the last defender, Terry, and slots past Cech.

  90. 19

    Torres feels hard done by as he goes down on the edge of the box but nothing is given. The ironic applause he aims at the officials won't have gone down well.

  91. 18

    A lot of long balls are being attempted at the moment, mainly because neither side is getting any time on the ball.

  92. 17

    Eriksen sends in a wicked free kick and Terry is forced to head out for a Tottenham throw in on the left deep inside the Chelsea half.

  93. 16

    Hazard fouled by Vertonghen just inside the Spurs half and Chelsea opt to play it back and build patiently.

  94. 15

    Soldado wins the ball on the right and finds Eriksen but Luiz is across to clear the danger.

  95. 14

    Torres caught offside now, with Terry launching the ball forward from the back. Torres looking lively in the early stages here.

  96. 13

    Chelsea probe at the other end but Oscar can't create anything too dangerous this time.

  97. 12

    Eriksen sends it into the middle and Vertonghen gets his head to it but it goes harmlessly wide.

  98. 11

    Eriksen getting some good early touches of the ball and he finds Sigurdsson, who is brought down. Free-kick to Tottenham around 35 yards out on the angle.

  99. 10

    The Belgium midfielder is fit to continue and returns to the field with a hole in his sock after Walker's challenge. It was purely accidental.

  100. 9

    Hazard down injured and it looks a nasty one at first glance.

  101. 9

    Hazard and Torres link up well down the left and the ball drops back to Lampard but he can't wrap his left foot around it properly.

  102. 8

    Cole doing what he does best to shut out the tricky Townsend down the Tottenham right.

  103. 7

    Paulinho has been amongst the goals lately but his effort goes wildly over the bar. A complete mis-hit from the Brazil international.

  104. 6

    Lampard can't find Hazard, who made a run down the middle for Chelsea.

  105. 6

    Both teams working hard to close down the other side when not in possession and neither side dominating yet.

  106. 5

    Eriksen fires the ball to Soldado in between Chelsea's centre-halves but the striker couldn't quite get the ball under control.

  107. 4

    Soldado looks to get in behind following a long ball forward from Sigurdsson but it's struck too hard and run through to Cech.

  108. 3

    Corner to Tottenham on the left and Eriksen fires it into the middle but Cech claims easily.

  109. 2

    Hazard breaks up a Tottenham attack but Oscar loses out to Dembele as both sides try to stamp some authority in midfield.

  110. 1

    Ramires caught offside as Lampard tries to feed a ball over the top.

  111. 01

    Chelsea get the first half under way and the atmosphere inside White Heart Lane is terrific.

  112. A bit more info from our friends at Sky Bet now. Spurs have won just three of 42 Premier League meetings with Chelsea but start this one as slight favourites at 6/4. The Blues are available at 19/10 and the draw is 23/10. Fernando Torres gets the nod over Samuel Eto'o in attack and is 9/1 to score the opening goal of the game.

  113. Sky Bet are offering a few Price Boosts for the match, including Roberto Soldado to score first at 15/2. That looks juicy enough to me, but head now to Sky Bet if you have other ideas and want to check out the full markets.

  114. Spurs team: Lloris, Walker, Dawson, Vertonghen, Naughton, Paulinho, Dembele, Townsend, Eriksen, Sigurdsson, Soldado. Subs: Chiriches, Lamela, Holtby, Defoe, Chadli, Friedel, Sandro.

  115. Chelsea team: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Lampard, Oscar, Torres, Hazard. Subs: Essien, Mata, Schurrle, Schwarzer, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Eto'o.

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