SARRI HAPPY TO PLEASE THE FANS

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Tottenham remain one of Chelsea fans’ biggest rivals. The hated rivalry between the two sides is well documented, and we’d have to look back to the Battle of the Bridge to see when Chelsea performed their best performance in that season to come back from 2-0 down and draw the game 2-2.

A wonderful goal from Pedro in the 57th minute opened the scoring for Chelsea, while an own goal by Kieran Trippier sealed the win for Chelsea as Maurizio Sarri’s side returned to winning ways following the League Cup defeat to Manchester City.

Chelsea fans were delighted as Chelsea defeated Tottenham 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night in a derby game that has boosted Chelsea’s chances of finishing in the top four, and Sarri admitted after the game that he was pleased to win the game for the fans.

He said: “I know this match for our fans is really very important. It’s a London derby. The result and the performance were very important, but the most important thing is that we were able to fight for the result.

“For the relationship with the fans it was a very important match, but I am the coach and I have to think about my team.

“For us now we need continuity. We need to fight for 10 matches in a row. Maybe we will not be able to win 10 matches in a row, but we will be able to fight to do it.

“We need points. It was very important tonight because we are fighting for the top four. I don’t know but maybe with this result we could involve Tottenham in this fight. The gap is large, seven points, but we have to play one [extra] match. It’s not easy but maybe.”

Chelsea fans were delighted with the victory and celebrated at the end of the game with the players.

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VICTOR N
Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.