John Terry has insisted that Tottenham’s clash against Chelsea should not be called a London derby, given how much better his former side are compared to the other teams from the capital.
While Tottenham have finished above their North London rivals Arsenal for five years in a row, they have fallen well behind Chelsea, particularly since Thomas Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard.
Not only are the Blues now the reigning European Champions and holders of the Club World Cup but they have also comfortably pulled clear of all the teams barring Manchester City and Liverpool in the Premier League table.
Tottenham have suffered four defeats at the hands of Chelsea so far this season – two in the Premier League as well as both legs of the Carabao Cup semi-final.
Terry has now taken to social media to joke that Chelsea’s clash against other London teams should not be deemed derbies given the gap between the Blues and the other clubs.
When asked which London derby he enjoyed the most, the Chelsea legend said on Instagram Stories (20/02/22): “Playing against Spurs. Guaranteed three points.
“They shouldn’t be called London derbies anymore because none of the London teams are anywhere near us.”
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It is quite telling how obsessed Chelsea are with us, even though we do not even consider them our main local rivals.
One would think that if we are as irrelevant as they claim we are, their fans would not be signing about us every game and their legends would not be digging us out for clout on social media.