Tottenham won their first game at Stamford Bridge since 1990, thanks to a great performance against Chelsea last weekend. A brace from Dele Alli and a wonder strike from Christian Eriksen got us the three points and we are now 8 points ahead of the Blues.
A player from the victorious squad of 1990, David Howells scored in that 2-1 win which also had Gary Lineker scoring a goal.
Howells, who was part of the White Hart Lane finale, was speaking to the club’s website and was happy that the club have finally defeated the Blues at the Bridge after such a long time.
“Every year I look out for this fixture and think ‘I’ll be getting a few calls that week!’ and although it’s been quite nice for me to get a mention, from the Club’s point of view it’s been a negative statistic, so to bury it is brilliant.
“We’ve been close over the years, played really well there on occasions but it hasn’t fallen for us and for one reason or another we haven’t got a result. The way we did it was class as well.”
The former player also said that he likes the fact that the “team sticks to its principles”.
“It wasn’t going for us in the first half but we kept trying to do the right things, kept trying to do what the manager believes in and we never duck away from that.
“We kept trying to play. We did that at Liverpool as well. We don’t turn away from what we believe in and we’re good enough to do it.”
Howells was also full of praise for Eriksen, who is having a wonderful season for the club. The former player also pointed out a lot of positives in a number of other players.
“It was a sensational goal from Christian before half-time to help turn it around and that shifted momentum. We kept playing and eventually, as in most games, we break teams down. It takes a special player to be able to score a goal like Dele’s first, and he’s a special player.
“Sanchez and Vertonghen were brilliant with and without the ball. Dier was outstanding. Dele’s a sensational player. We showed real composure to see it out at 3-1 and that’s about experience – the players have learned from their experiences over the last couple of years.”
We are indeed having a good season and I truly believe that this bunch of players deserve to win a trophy.