Tottenham or Arsenal: Who’s your biggest London rival?

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Tottenham and Arsenal are among the biggest clubs in London, and they are two of Chelsea’s biggest rivals.

The tempo is usually different when Chelsea meet Spurs or the Gunners, and Chelsea have had many feisty games with the two sides.

Arsenal might represent a bigger foe for the Blues in London, but the past decade has seen more heated clashes between Chelsea and Tottenham than when we meet the Gunners.

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard refused to join in the debate but he believes that Spurs games in recent years have become the bigger of the London derbies.

“We know it’s a huge rivalry and probably in my era as a player it became the bigger of the London derbies,” the Chelsea boss claimed.

“It certainly felt like that, the fans felt it, the atmosphere in the stadium and on the pitch felt like it so it possibly is.

“Any rivalry or local derby is a game that ups the ante slightly for players and fans. I definitely felt that as a player and I remember going into those games feeling the eagerness to win but also the desperation not to lose because of what it meant. That’s how it should feel for all of us and it certainly does for me.”

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