Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood said on Friday that there was “no pressure” on his side to beat Chelsea, and added his team would “take the shackles off” as they look to end a 24-year wait for a win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

SOUNDBITE: (English) (Q: It is 24 years since Tottenham’s last win at Stamford Bridge, why have Spurs found it so tough under a variety of different managers?):

“No idea, no idea. Obviously what’s happened in the past we have to put in the back of our minds, you know, we have to go there and impose ourselves and hopefully we can get a positive result. But there’s absolutely no pressure on the boys is there, you know that record is so bad, you know, we can go there and take the shackles off and enjoy the day. You know the only people who expect us to win is inside our dressing room.”

(Q: And that’s one stat, another is that in 74 league games Jose Mourinho has never lost a match there. That’s some record isn’t it?)

“Incredible, incredible. I can’t believe why the Chelsea fans like him so much!”

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