Today marks the end of football at White Hart Lane demolition starting just hours after their game against Manchester United.
This is understandably an emotional day for Spurs fans, your home ground is a special place, hallowed ground where you watch your team through thick and thin. The stadium may be bricks and mortar but to fans, it is so much more.
With the changes to Stamford Bridge slowly getting closer, it may not be long until we undergo the same ritual at Stamford Bridge.
That does not mean that we cannot have a little bit of fun. As Spurs draw a curtain on White Hart Lane, we thought we would reflect on the positive experiences Chelsea fans have a
At 31 years old our memories of White Hart Lane have mainly been when Chelsea have had the ascendancy over Tottenham. Even in the early to mid 90’s when Tottenham were above Chelsea in the league, the Blues had our north London rivals number.
From 1990 we went 12 years without defeat against Spurs in any competition and sixteen in the league.
So with this in mind here are three games from the last 25 years that stick in our mind when thinking about Chelsea at White Hart Lane.
Best Chelsea White Hart Lane Demolition Jobs
Six one at the Lane 1997
We start with a classic from the 1996/1997 season where Chelsea went to White Hart Lane with Christian Gross in charge. This was a proper demolition job as we won 6-1 at the lane!
4-0 – 2002
In the 2002 FA Cup Quarter Final Chelsea thumped four nil in a commanding performance. Goals from William Gallas, Eidur Gudjohnsen (x2) and Graeme Le Saux giving the Chelsea fans in the away end plenty to celebrate.
4-2 Oct 2012
A game months after Chelsea had become the first team in London to lift the European Cup, it was a great opportunity to remind Spurs fans that this cost them a place in the Champions League.
Chelsea took the lead but goals from former Blue William Gallas and Jermain Defoe put Spurs ahead after 54 minutes.
Juan Mata roared back though scoring twice in 3 minutes to give Chelsea a 3-2 lead, in the final moments Sturridge secured the points to make it 4-2. Here is a low-quality video of the third goal by Juan Mata.