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Premier League 2018-19, Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea: Combined XI 

The rivalry once again grew in stature since the 1970s before reaching the level of intensity existing between the clubs today
The rivalry once again grew in stature since the 1970s before reaching the level of intensity existing between the clubs today
Varun Nair
ANALYST
Modified 22 Nov 2018
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A fixture that is more than a 100 years old history with the first match between these two London clubs being played on the 18th of December 1909 in a League Division One fixture.

On Saturday, Chelsea and Tottenham will be facing each other for 161st time in their history with Chelsea leading the tie with 68 wins to Tottenham's 52 wins.

A rivalry dating back to 1967 FA Cup final, often referred to as the Cockney Cup Final, where the Chelsea fans saw two of their former players, Jimmy Greaves and Terry Venables, winning the FA Cup.

The rivalry once again grew in stature since the 1970s before reaching the level of intensity existing between the clubs today.

On Saturday, Chelsea and Tottenham will be facing each other at the Wembley Stadium with a victory for Spurs meaning they end the unbeaten run of The Blues, while a victory for Chelsea will see the Blues extend their lead over Spurs to four points. 


Goalkeeper - Kepa Arrizabalaga

Kepa looks at ease since his move from Athletico Bilbao
Kepa looks at ease since his move from Athletico Bilbao

The World's most expensive goalkeeper has slipped into the Chelsea goalposts with ease. The Former Athletico Bilbao shot stopper seems to be at home whenever he has been between the posts for Chelsea.

Kepa Arrizabalaga has kept an impressive six clean sheets in 12 appearances in the league. The Spaniard has conceded just 8 goals in his 12 appearances.

The 24-year old has seemingly slotted into the Sarri ball system with the shot-stopper having already made 348 passes with an average of 29 passes per match.

An equally impressive stats is the 85.3 pass success percentage that the young Spaniard has, with him having already made 66 successful accurate long balls till date in the league.

The 6 ft 2-inch keeper has also made 23 saves till date in the Premier League.

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Published 22 Nov 2018
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