Saturday’s 4-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur saw the Blues extend our lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League table, as well as equalling our biggest margin of victory at home against the White Hart Lane outfit. Here, the official Chelsea website looks back on a memorable evening through images…
The two teams emerge on to the field of play with not a spare seat to be seen in the West Stand in front of them. The atmosphere, throughout the game, was one of the best at Stamford Bridge for a long time.
Jose Mourinho exchanges handshakes and a few friendly words with Tim Sherwood and Les Ferdinand shortly before kick-off.
A banner is unfurled in the lower tier of the Matthew Harding stand, a simple reminder that the Blues are the only London club to have lifted the Champions League trophy.
Kerry Dixon, a true Chelsea legend, not to mention a player who scored a few memorable goals against Tottenham during his time as a player, was the half-time guest on the pitch. Unsurprisingly, he received a wonderful ovation from the home supporters.
The breakthrough came early in the second half when Samuel Eto’o, seen here wheeling away in celebration, pounced on a Jan Vertonghen mistake and fired his strike past Hugo Lloris. It was the 300th club goal of the striker’s career.
Just four minutes later Younes Kaboul was dismissed after fouling Eto’o in the penalty area. To compound the visitors’ misery, Eden Hazard dispatched the penalty to double our advantage and all but seal the victory.
Demba Ba was only on the pitch for 14 minutes, but the Senegalese striker scored a brace to put the seal on our victory. Here he celebrates the second of his two goals, with Oscar in hot pursuit.
Having come through the ranks at Chelsea, wins over Tottenham mean as much to John Terry as any supporter. The captain, who impressed once again, leads the celebrations at the final whistle. It’s 24 years since the north London side won in SW6.