Mail Sport goes through the archives of Tottenham against Chelsea

Bitter foes since the Cockney Cup final! Tottenham and Chelsea’s rivalry intensified after the 1967 FA Cup final and ahead of their 176th meeting on Monday, Mail Sport has gone through the archives of some historic moments

  • Tottenham Hotspur host rivals Chelsea in the Premier League on Monday night
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Tottenham and Chelsea face off on Monday in the 176th edition of what is an increasingly cantankerous rivalry. 

It all began in 1967 when they contested the first all-London FA Cup final, dubbed the Cockney Cup final. 

And it came to a boil in the Battle of the Bridge in 2016, when a 2-2 draw ended Spurs’ title hopes and descended into a mass brawl with 12 yellow cards. 

Ahead of the game, we delved through the Mail Sport picture archive to the find the best images from this classic rivalry.

Jimmy Greaves (centre) scores for Chelsea against Tottenham at White Hart Lane on his First Division debut in 1957 – aged just 17

Greaves plays for Tottenham against his former club Chelsea in 1964. He ended up scoring 266 goals for the Lilywhites

Chelsea players Peter Bonetti, Terry Venables and Bobby Tambling (left to right) relax in a hotel room ahead of their league match against Tottenham in 1964

Chelsea manager Tommy Docherty (right) talks with Spurs manager Bill Nicholson ahead of their FA Cup final clash in 1967

Alan Gilzean (left) heads in Spurs’ first in a 2-0 victory at the Lane in 1967 over the Blues

Chris Garland (second left) scores for Chelsea in a 3-2 win in the first leg of the League Cup semi-final in 1971

Cyril Knowles (centre) tries to clear Alan Hudson’s late free-kick in the 1972 League Cup semi second-leg… but misses the ball and gifts Chelsea the goal which takes them to the final

Tottenham’s Peter Taylor (left) is tackled by Ron Harris in a league match in 1978-79 season

A police officer buys snacks from a vendor during the 1982 FA Cup quarter-final at Stamford Bridge


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