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Chelsea v Tottenham in numbers

London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham renew hostilities in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at some of the numbers around the fixture.

1909 - year of the first meeting, a 2-1 win for Chelsea in League Division One.

156 - Saturday's match will be the 156th meeting between the teams.

25-4 - Chelsea's lead in number of Premier League victories against Tottenham, with 19 draws.

4 - Number of points, and league places, separating table-topping Chelsea from fifth-placed Spurs heading into the weekend's action.

32 - Number of matches in Chelsea's record unbeaten league run between the sides, from December 1990 to March 2006 by an aggregate of 63 goals to 23. The Blues won 21 games during that time, with 11 drawn.

2 - The number of players to score a hat-trick in matches between the teams in the Premier League era, both for Chelsea. Tore Andre Flo netted three in a 6-1 win at White Hart Lane in December 1997, and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink achieved the feat in a 4-0 Stamford Bridge victory in March 2002.

26 - Number of years since Tottenham won at Stamford Bridge in the league, Gary Lineker netting the decisive goal in February 1990.


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