SPURS PREVIEW: Can Harry burst the Hiddink bubble?
CHELSEA arrive at the Lane in buoyant form for Saturday s eagerly-awaited London derby. The Blues 1-0 win over Manchester City on Saturday was their fourth consecutive league victory and lifted them above Liverpool on goal difference into second spot. A
CHELSEA arrive at the Lane in buoyant form for Saturday's eagerly-awaited London derby.
The Blues' 1-0 win over Manchester City on Saturday was their fourth consecutive league victory and lifted them above Liverpool on goal difference into second spot.
And after Manchester United's shock home thrashing by Liverpool, Guus Hiddink's outfit find themselves just four points behind the reigning champions for the run-in.
Chelsea have been boosted by the timely return of Michael Essien and Ricardo Carvalho from injury. The Ghana international scored the winner against City and was also on target against Juventus in the Champions League last week.
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Didier Drogba, who faces a late fitness test, is a striker reborn under Hiddink and is playing with a smile on his face.
But it is the English trio of John Terry, Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard who Hiddink - just as his predecessors Big Phil Scolari and Jose Mourinho did - will look to for the drive as the Blues chase cups on three fronts.
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Spurs held the Blues to a 1-1 draw at the Bridge in August but much water - and heads - has flown under the clubs since then.