Chelsea man claims his side are desperate to beat London rivals Tottenham

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea come head to head in the Premier League on Sunday evening, as both look to book a place in the top four for Christmas day.

A month ago when Jose Mourinho took over at Spurs, it looked inevitable that Chelsea would be ahead of the Lilywhites on the 25th of December, but things have changed.

Mourinho has won four of the last five Premier League games in charge of Spurs, while Chelsea have lost four of their last five under Frank Lampard.

Jose Mourinho, of course, managed Chelsea on two separate occasions in the Premier League, even managing Lampard himself.

Spurs currently sit on 26 points, with Chelsea on 29, but the Lilywhites’ superior goal difference means that they will go above the Blues with a win.

Chelsea keeper, Willy Cabellero, has claimed that his side are desperate to win the match after their poor run of form in the league.

He said (Sky Sports): “We love this kind of game and this rivalry. It’s a massive derby.

“We want to win because it’s a derby and because we lost the last game. We need these three points.

“We know they’re putting in better performances now, they’re running differently from two months ago. We’ll have to do a great job over there.

“We know we can do better than we did in the last couple of games at home.

“They’ve improved a lot but, on the other hand, Chelsea know Mourinho very well. Also Frank knows Mourinho very well.

“The advantage will be on the pitch and not on the bench.

“They had a game when Frank was at Derby last season and Jose was at United. Nothing happens on the benches. The only thing that’s important is the players on the pitch.”

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