Spurs v Chelsea notes

02.08.1934 Spurs lost to Chelsea 2-3 in in the final of the Professional Football Club’s Lawn Tennis Championships with a team of Allan Taylor, Walter Bellamy, Willie Hall and Jimmy McCormick.



May 1999 to September 2001 Spurs went 451 minutes without scoring a goal against Chelsea.

September 2003 to March 2006 Tottenham went 409 goal-less minutes against Chelsea.

They are linked to both

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 at White Hart Lane.

Dave Beasant

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

Carlo Cudicini

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

Jose Mourinho

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.

14.11.1970 Match receipts of £24,500 were a Stamford Bridge record at the time.

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.

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.

03.04.2004 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.

15.01.2005 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.

27.08.2005 Frank Lampard makes his 150th consecutive League appearance.
Joe Cole plays makes his 100th appearance for Chelsea.

11.03.2006 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.
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 had conceded in their Premier League history.
Pascal Chimbonda makes his 100th Premier League appearance (Wigan Athletic and Spurs).
Frank Lampard makes his 400th career league appearance (West Ham, Swansea and Chelsea).

20.03.2009 Aaron Lennon makes his 150th career league appearance (Leeds and Tottenham).
Guus Hiddink’s first defeat as Chelsea manager.

30.04.2011 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.

29.11.2020 Kurt Zouma made his 50th Premier League appearance.
1,000th match since Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea.

29.11.2020 Kante’s deflected goal (Chelsea’s second of the match) was their 50th Premier League goal away to Tottenham.

Transfers from Chelsea to Tottenham

Name Date Fee

Carlo CUDICINI 26 January 2009 Free

Gustavo POYET June 2001 £1,000,000+

Jason CUNDY June 1992 £700,000

Gordon DURIE August 1991 £2,000,000

Terry VENABLES May 1966 £80,000

Les  ALLEN December 1959 £20,000 (swap for Johnny BROOKS)

Bobby SMITH December 1955 £17,000

Harry WILDING November 1928

Buchanan SHARP March 1923

Bill CARTWRIGHT May 1913

Eddie BIRNIE July 1910

Percy HUMPHREYS December 1909

Max SEEBURG May 1907

Transfers from Tottenham to Chelsea

Name Date Fee

Neil SULLIVAN August 2003 Free

Micky HAZARD September 1985 £310,000

Colin LEE January 1980 £200,000

Johnny BROOKS December 1959 £20,000 (Swap for Les ALLEN)

Sid TICKRIDGE March 1951

John KIRWAN May 1905

David COPELAND May 1899