Chelsea captain talks of “being the top team in London” ahead of Spurs clash » Chelsea News

Chelsea are back in Premier League action again this weekend after bringing all three points back from France in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The Blues are on a string of 13 games unbeaten, and they will be going into the match against Tottenham at the weekend with confidence.

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However, you cannot ignore the fine form of their opponents as well, who currently sit top of the league and will also be full of confidence.

Jose Mourinho faces his former side once again, and it is a London rivalry full history, flair, and a lot of the time, anger.

But it is always a mouth-watering prospect when these two face up against each other, and Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has learned this over the years.

He has been involved in many battles against Spurs, most notably in 2016 when they stopped their close rivals from winning the title.

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Azpilicueta said:

“It’s one of those kinds of games when you usually feel a special atmosphere at the Bridge and that game [in 2016], we were having a terrible season, we were losing 2-0 at half-time. But, in the second half, the electricity around the stadium… I think something clicked that day that even though we were not playing for anything, just to not let Tottenham win the league. It was not only the game, it was the title race as well that they were involved in.

“Every year is different and we had a very good record against them until two or three seasons ago when we lost, but, hopefully, we can keep beating them at the Bridge.

“Since I arrived at Chelsea, I always tried to have the winning mentality of every game to finish at the top for the top trophies. That includes being the top team in London and we want to be at the top because that means we are the No 1s. That’s what we fight for. We are in good form and, hopefully, we can improve on last season and now reach higher…


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