spurs v chelsea notes


02.08.1934 Spurs met Charlton Athletic on the tennis courts in the Professional Football Club's Lawn Tennis Championships winning 5-0 with a team of Allan Taylor, Walter Bellamy, Willie Hall and Jimmy McCormick.  Spurs then beat West Ham 3-2, but lost out in the final to Chelsea 2-3.



May 1999 to September 2001 Spurs went 451 minutes without scoring a goal against Chelsea.  The club also spent 409 goal-less minutes against Chelsea from September 2003 until March 2006.


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Clive Allen -
Les Allen Came to Spurs in a swap deal with Johnny Brooks.
Jimmy Armstrong -
Alex Anderson Started at Hearts in Scotland, before guesting for Chelsea as a goalkeeper on eight occasions during the Second World War and did so once for Spurs in a Football League South game against Charlton Athletic on 13th January 1945.
Eddie Baily Was at Chelsea as an amateur, but signed for Spurs when it came to turning professional, spending the bulk of his career there.
Eddie Birnie A centre-half, who had played for Newcastle United and Crystal Palace, joined Chelsea in 1906 and played over 100 times in his three year stay with the club.  MOved to Tottenham in 1910, but only played four games.  Another who coached abroad - at Mulheim in Germany, before doing the same role at Sunderland and Rochdale.  Managed Southend United from 1922 to 1934.
Johnny Brooks Signed from Reading, Johnny stayed at Spurs for six years playing 179 games and scoring 51 goals.  Brooks joined Chelsea in 1959 in a swap deal that brought Les Allen to White Hart Lane and scored 15 times in 52 matches with the Blues.
Frank Boulton A war-time goalkeeper who guested for both clubs, Boulton played once for Chelsea in 1941-42 and was in goal for Spurs when Chelsea came to the Lane in October 1944. 
Bill Cartwright -
Sid Castle Winger Sid Castle played for non-league clubs in Surrey before being spotted by Tottenham in 1919.  Only featured in five games for Spurs and made a 1921 move to Charlton Athletic (making 66 appearances) and then Chelsea in 1923, playing 30 times.  Finished his playing days at Guildford United and then took coaching posts at Ajax, ZAC, PEC and Heerenveen (in two spells) either side of coaching Meppel, all clubs in Holland.
David Copeland -
Jason Cundy -
Gordon Durie -
Mark Falco Spurs striker who spent a loan spell at Stamford Bridge.
William Gallas -
Jimmy Greaves -
Tommy Harmer -
Micky Hazard -
Glenn Hoddle -
Percy Humphreys An inside right who began his career at QPR, then moved to Notts County before returning to West London with Chelsea in 1909, via Leicester Fossee.  Spent two years at Stamford Bridge playing 45 times, but crossed London to play for Spurs and made exactly the same number of appearances, but with a good goal return of 24 in his time with Tottenham.  Rejoined Leicester Fossee before playing for non-league Hartlepools United.  Went on to manage the North-East club, then coached abroad with Swiss club FC Basel and Allessandria in Italy,
Jakey Jackson Played two wartime games for Spurs in 1944, but the goalkeeper spent some time at Chelsea from 1933 until the war broke out. 
John Kirwan Followed Tottenham bound John Cameron into the Everton side and after one season was playing for him, as Cameron had become manager.  Spent six season (347 appearances, 97 goals) winning the FA Cup and was the first Spurs player capped by Ireland.  Signed by Chelsea in 1905, staying for three season and making half the number of appearances and scoring half the number of goals.  Finished off his career at Clyde and Leyton FC. In September 1910, he took over as the first manager of Ajax, getting them into the Dutch First Division for the first time and also coached at Bohemians (Ireland) and AS Livorno (Italy).
Colin Lee -
Graham Roberts -
Max Seeburg Signed from Chelsea for 30 in August 1908, he became the first overseas player to play in the Football League.  Stayed only until October when he joined Leyton for 50.
Buchanan Sharp Signed by Chelsea from Clydebank Juniors in 1921, he scored 30 goals in two seasons before moving to Tottenham in 1923.  Only made three appearances for Spurs as he left for Leicester City, then played for Nelson and Southport.
Bobby Smith Signed for 17,000 in December 1955 and played 317 games scoring 208 goals before leaving for Brighton in 1964.
Neil Sullivan -
Sid Tickridge Came through the Spurs Juniors, joining in 1946 before playing 100 games for the club at full back, including one in the 1950-51 First Division Championship-winning "Push and Run" side.  Moved on to Chelsea in the summer of 1951, playing over 60 times for them, before making a similar number of appearances for Brentford, who he signed for in 1955.
Jimmy Townley -
Terry Venables Chelsea midfielder who started his career at Chelsea in 1958, but signed for Spurs in 1966, staying for three years before going off to QPR.  Returned to Spurs as manager from 1987 to 1991, winning the FA Cup in his last year in charge.
Keith Weller -
Harry Wilding A solid centre-half who served his apprenticeship in the game for the Grenadier Guards, from where he joined the Pensioners in 1919.  Made nearly 250 appearances for the West London side, scoring 22 times, but when he came to White Hart Lane in 1928, Harry only played 12 times with a solitary goal scored.  Left to sign for Bristol Rovers, where he played out his career.
Clive Wilson -
Vivian Woodward -


debuts for club - against chelsea

Arthur Kerry 30.04.1910
Alex Wright 03.03.1951
Neil McNab 03.04.1974
Sol Campbell 05.12.1992
Danny Hill 20.03.1993
Stuart Nethercott 20.03.1993
Paul Konchesky 13.09.2003
Stephane Dalmat 13.09.2003
Aaron Lennon 27.08.2005


last game for club - against chelsea

Charlie Woodruff 18.12.1909
Arthur Kerry 30.04.1910
Sid Crowl 08.09.1917
Frank Hartley 27.10.1930
Edwin Herod 27.10.1930
Ted Ditchburn 27.08.1958
Keith Weller 18.03.1967
Andy Gray 27.02.1994
Rory Allen 19.12.1998


first goal for club - scored against chelsea

Arthur Grimsdell 6.09.1913
Jim Fleming 27.12.1913
Doug (D.A.) Hunt 30.01.1935
Alex Wright 03.03.1951
Arthur Willis 14.03.1953
Johnny Gavin 13.11.1954
Tony Marchi 25.02.1956
Terry Naylor 22.12.1971
Ralph Coates 15.04.1972
Sol Campbell 05.12.1992
Michael Dawson 05.11.2006


last goal for club - scored against chelsea

Arthur Willis 14.03.1953
Bill Nicholson 17.11.1951
Peter Baker 21.09.1963
Terry Naylor 22.12.1971
John Duncan 26.08.1978
Alex Wright 03.03.1951
Ray Evans 03.04.1974
Paul Miller 04.09.1985
Andy Gray 27.02.1994
Sergei Rebrov 23.01.2002
Tim Sherwood 23.01.2002


25.10.1952 Ron Greenwood makes his Chelsea debut.
07.11.1953 Tottenham's win gave them 1,000 league points since entering the Football League in 1908.
24.08.1957 Jimmy Greaves makes a scoring debut ... for Chelsea.
03.04.1973 Mike Brolly makes his debut for Chelsea.
19.04.1975 Teddy Maybank makes his debut for Chelsea, while Ron Harris plays his 600th game for the Pensioners.
14.11.1970 Match receipts of 24,500 were a Stamford Bridge record at the time.
28.10.2000 Darren Anderton plays the 250th game of his Spurs career.
13.09.2003 Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink makes his 100th League appearance for Chelsea.

Christian Ziege makes his 50th start for Spurs.

19.09.2004 Frank Lampard sets a new Premiership record of successive appearances for outfield players by making his 114th consecutive appearance since 13 October 2001.

Frank Lampard scores his 50th and 51st goals in top flight League football.

Eidur Gudjohnsen makes his 200th English League appearance.

John Terry makes his 200th appearance for Chelsea


Frank Lampard makes his 150th consecutive League appearance.

Joe Cole plays makes his 100th appearance for Chelsea.


John Terry makes his 250th start in English club football (Chelsea and Nottingham Forest).

Ledley King makes his 100th club career appearance for Spurs.

05.11.2006 Martin Jol picks the Tottenham team for the 75th time in the Premiership.

This will be both Chelsea's and Tottenham's 555th Premier League match.

Robbie Keane plays the 300th league game of his career.

07.04.2007 Chelsea win their 50th game against Tottenham in the league.

Paul Robinson makes his 250th club career appearance (Leeds and Tottenham).

Jermaine Jenas makes his 50th Premiership appearance in a Tottenham shirt.

John Terry makes his 200th career League start (Nottingham Forest and Chelsea).

12.01.2008 Nicolas Anelka made his Chelsea debut as a substitute.
19.03.2008 Tottenham's second goal scored by Dimitar Berbatov was the 600th that Chelsea have let in during their Premier League history.

Pascal Chimbonda makes his 100th Premier League appearance with Wigan Athletic and Spurs.

Frank Lampard makes his 400th career league appearance (West Ham, Swansea and Chelsea)


Aaron Lennon makes his 150th career league appearance (Leeds and Tottenham).

Guus Hiddink's first defeat as Chelsea manager.

John Terry makes his 500th Chelsea appearance.

Didier Drogba makes his 200th Premier League appearance

John Obi Mikel makes his 200th total appearance for the club.

Peter Crouch makes his 350th career appearance.

Sandro scores his first goal for Tottenham.

01.01.2015 Tottenham become the first team to score five goals against a Chelsea side managed by Jose Mourinho.
29.11.2015 Christian Eriksen makes his 100th Spurs appearance.
08.01.2019 Mauricio Pochettino takes charge of Tottenham for the 250th time.
27.02.2019 David Luiz plays his 150th Premier League game.
22.12.2019 Chelsea's second goal was their 100th in the Premier League against Tottenham.
22.02.2020 Hugo Lloris plays his 250th Premier League game for Spurs.


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