Violent Battle of the Bridge ends in a draw with Spur’s injury-time equalizer

Tottenham Hotspur’s tense 2-2 draw at Chelsea on Sunday did little to improve their Premier League record against their London rivals.

Spurs have come from behind twice, but have only won seven of 61 meetings, with a draw and 33 defeats.

The PA news agency examines the teams’ recent results and how they compare to others in the Premier League era.

Seven victories out of 61
The Blues have won six of the last eight league derbies between the sides and drawn the other two, scoring 13 goals and conceding just three – the last of which was a late own goal by Antonio Rudiger in a 2-1 win in February 2020.

That has only served to extend the Blues’ dominance over Spurs, which dates back to the first meeting in the rebranded Premier League, which they won 2-1 in December 1992.

Spurs are Chelsea’s second fellow Premier League ever-present this season, after Everton last week – the 61st renewal of those fixtures.

Chelsea have won more than half of those against Spurs, whose first of seven isolated victories came in November 2006 – the 15th season of the Premier League. Chelsea has also scored nearly twice as many goals as Spurs, with 110 to 57.

Tottenham’s best run came in 2017 and 2018, when they won three of four games – Dele Alli scored in all three of those victories, totaling five goals – but that has since faded.

In addition, Chelsea won the Carabao Cup semi-finals at home and away last season, won on penalties at the same stage of the competition in 2018-19, and defeated Spurs in the 2014-15 final and the 2016-17 FA Cup semi-final. Spurs’ only consolation in the last four seasons was a penalty shootout victory in the 2020-21 League Cup.

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