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Ledley King takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Cole.
Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save. Luka Modric decides to take a short corner.
A cross is delivered by Emmanuel Adebayor, Petr Cech makes a comfortable save.
Ramires takes a shot. Blocked by Ledley King. Raul Meireles has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.
Gareth Bale concedes a free kick for a foul on Paulo Ferreira. Paulo Ferreira takes the direct free kick.
Scott Parker handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Juan Mata produces a cross, Ramires produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Raniere Sandro takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech. Gareth Bale takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by John Terry. The ball is delivered by Gareth Bale, Effort from close range by William Gallas goes wide left of the target.
Effort on goal by Gareth Bale from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Shot from 30 yards by Daniel Sturridge. Save made by Brad Friedel.
Ramires delivers the ball, blocked by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Ashley Cole crosses the ball.
Juan Mata crosses the ball, clearance made by William Gallas.
Luka Modric gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Raul Meireles. Oriol Romeu takes the free kick.
Fernando Torres delivers the ball. The referee blows for offside against Daniel Sturridge. Free kick taken by Brad Friedel.
Unfair challenge on John Terry by Emmanuel Adebayor results in a free kick. Didier Drogba leaves the field to be replaced by Fernando Torres. Free kick taken by Jose Bosingwa.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Juan Mata. Indirect free kick taken by Brad Friedel.
The ball is delivered by Ashley Cole, Ledley King manages to make a clearance.
Daniel Sturridge fouled by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, the ref awards a free kick. Jose Bosingwa takes the direct free kick.
Kyle Walker delivers the ball, John Terry makes a clearance.
Luka Modric crosses the ball, Paulo Ferreira manages to make a clearance.
Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.
Centre by Juan Mata, clearance made by Luka Modric.
Ramires delivers the ball, Kyle Walker makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata from the left by-line to the near post, William Gallas manages to make a clearance.
Gareth Bale challenges Ashley Cole unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee cautions Gareth Bale for unsporting behaviour. Petr Cech takes the direct free kick.
Header from deep inside the area by Benoit Assou-Ekotto goes over the bar.
Luka Modric takes a shot. Ashley Cole gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Luka Modric from the right by-line to the near post, Raniere Sandro has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.
A cross is delivered by Luka Modric, clearance made by Daniel Sturridge.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Walker on Didier Drogba. Raul Meireles crosses the ball in from the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Didier Drogba, Luka Modric gets a block in.
Daniel Sturridge delivers the ball, clearance by William Gallas.
Kyle Walker crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Emmanuel Adebayor misses to the left of the target.
Juan Mata delivers the ball, clearance made by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.
Corner taken by Juan Mata from the left by-line played to the near post, Raniere Sandro manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Bale by Ramires. Luka Modric takes the direct free kick. The offside flag is raised against William Gallas. Petr Cech takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Kyle Walker, clearance made by Jose Bosingwa.
A cross is delivered by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, clearance by Oriol Romeu.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Oriol Romeu on Roman Pavlyuchenko. Free kick taken by Luka Modric.
Ramires takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel. Corner taken by Juan Mata played to the near post, John Terry takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.
Centre by Didier Drogba, Headed effort from inside the box by Daniel Sturridge misses to the right of the target.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto takes a shot. Ramires gets a block in.
Effort from outside the penalty area by Daniel Sturridge goes wide left of the goal.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart played to the near post, Didier Drogba manages to make a clearance.
Shot from outside the box by Ramires goes wide right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Oriol Romeu by Scott Parker results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Petr Cech.
Effort from outside the box by Raul Meireles goes wide right of the target.
Paulo Ferreira takes a shot. Blocked by Ledley King.
Oriol Romeu on for Mikel.
The ball is delivered by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.
Didier Drogba fouled by Scott Parker, the ref awards a free kick. Didier Drogba has an effort direct from the free kick. Corner from the right by-line taken by Juan Mata, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Didier Drogba goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Luka Modric takes a shot. Blocked by John Terry.
Roman Pavlyuchenko is brought on as a substitute for Rafael Van der Vaart.
Gareth Bale fouled by Ramires, the ref awards a free kick. Ramires receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Luka Modric, Raul Meireles makes a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Emmanuel Adebayor. Petr Cech takes the indirect free kick.
Kyle Walker produces a cross.
Foul by Emmanuel Adebayor on Mikel, free kick awarded. Jose Bosingwa takes the direct free kick.
Kyle Walker concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Cole. Petr Cech takes the direct free kick.
Gareth Bale fouled by Ramires, the ref awards a free kick. Luka Modric takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Kyle Walker.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ramires on Ledley King. Paulo Ferreira replaces Branislav Ivanovic. Free kick taken by Luka Modric.
Kyle Walker takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Cole.
Effort on goal by Ramires from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
The ball is sent over by Jose Bosingwa, Didier Drogba produces a left-footed shot from inside the six-yard box and bounces off the post.
Emmanuel Adebayor challenges Ashley Cole unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ashley Cole.
Shot from 35 yards from Raul Meireles. Brad Friedel makes a comfortable save.
A cross is delivered by Kyle Walker, clearance made by John Terry.
Centre by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, John Terry makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Emmanuel Adebayor, Jose Bosingwa makes a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Ashley Cole, Daniel Sturridge fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea.The assist for the goal came from Ashley Cole.
Luka Modric gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Branislav Ivanovic. Branislav Ivanovic takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Raul Meireles by Emmanuel Adebayor results in a free kick. Emmanuel Adebayor receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.
Unfair challenge on Raniere Sandro by Didier Drogba results in a free kick. Ledley King takes the direct free kick.
The official flags Ramires offside. Brad Friedel restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Ashley Cole by Rafael Van der Vaart results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ashley Cole.
Didier Drogba concedes a free kick for a foul on Rafael Van der Vaart. Kyle Walker takes the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Gareth Bale. Mikel restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart played to the near post, Ramires manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Branislav Ivanovic on Gareth Bale. Branislav Ivanovic is given a yellow card. Rafael Van der Vaart produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Corner taken left-footed by Rafael Van der Vaart to the near post, Ramires makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Raul Meireles, save made by Brad Friedel.
Juan Mata has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Brad Friedel makes a save. Close range shot by Daniel Sturridge clears the bar.
The ball is swung over by Daniel Sturridge.
A cross is delivered by Gareth Bale, Goal scored by Emmanuel Adebayor from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea.The assist for the goal came from Gareth Bale.
Gareth Bale crosses the ball, John Terry manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, blocked by Jose Bosingwa.
Gareth Bale takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Cole. Corner taken right-footed by Luka Modric from the right by-line to the near post, Raul Meireles makes a clearance.
Redknapp hoping Lampard is left out again
Harry Redknapp is hoping Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas will leave Frank Lampard on the bench for Thursday's mouth-watering London derby at White Hart Lane.
Lampard has been a regular starter for Chelsea for most of the last decade, but has had to play a largely peripheral role recently, starting three of the last six games from the bench.
The 33-year-old returned to the Chelsea starting line-up last weekend at Wigan, but the Blues' failure to beat Roberto Martinez's strugglers may cause Villas-Boas to make changes in midfield again.
The Portuguese has opted to play Raul Meireles in Lampard's place recently after making it clear that the former West Ham midfielder is no longer guaranteed a place in the Blues starting XI.
Redknapp is Lampard's uncle and knows him well having seen the midfielder come through the ranks at West Ham.
The Tottenham boss thinks Lampard is by no means a spent force and hopes he will be omitted from the Blues' team for the important clash in north London.
"I hope he isn't playing," Redknapp said.
"He is a fantastic player so if he is not playing I wouldn't be too disappointed.
"Look at his record - he scores nearly 20 goals a year every year.
"That's incredible for a midfielder."
Despite playing one less game than their rivals, Spurs have opened up a five-point gap over Arsenal and will have the same advantage over Chelsea if they win.
Redknapp denies this means his team are favourites to win the derby, however.
"I wouldn't say we are favourites," Redknapp said.
"It looks like an even game and we were not saying that a few years ago. We have come a long way."
But Redknapp's team go in to the match as marginal favourites having lost just once in their last 13 league games.
Their last defeat at White Hart Lane came in August and they have looked almost unplayable at home for the majority of the season.
The excellent form of speedy winger Gareth Bale has played a huge part in helping propel Spurs up to third in the league, but the Welshman missed Sunday's game against Sunderland with a sprained ankle and is a major doubt.
"He (Bale) is struggling at the moment. He hasn't been able to train so he is very doubtful," Redknapp said.
Captain Ledley King is also a doubt as he struggles to play more than one game a week due to his chronic knee injury.
Emmanuel Adebayor should overcome a minor foot injury and start, but there is a big question mark over the fitness of Jermain Defoe, who sat out Sunday's game with a hamstring complaint.
"Jermain thinks he has a chance but the physio doesn't," Redknapp added.
"The physio feels if we take a chance on him he could tear it quite badly and then it's a six-week job. We don't need that really, but he loves training and playing."
And Chelsea and Tottenham could be set for yet another transfer tug-of-war after Villas-Boas admitted his interest in signing Gary Cahill.
The January transfer window could perpetuate current hostilities, with Villas-Boas and Redknapp both confirmed admirers of Bolton defender Cahill.
Redknapp narrowly missed out on the England star last summer and recently admitted he was considering trying again to sign him next month.
Villas-Boas has now denied reports Bolton had accepted a #7million bit from Chelsea but confirmed Cahill, who is out of contract next summer, was a potential target.
"We are aware of Gary's contractual situation," Villas-Boas said.
"His talent is never in question.
"He is an interesting player for the club."
Chelsea are short of experienced cover in central defence, with Alex having been banished from the first-team squad after handing in a transfer request.
Villas-Boas, who said he had yet to receive any offers for the Brazilian, added: "We have taken a decision this season regarding Alex - a transfer request accepted - but we haven't decided yet on what we are going to do with the Alex situation.
"We'll have to let the market open and make the wisest of decisions, whether it be on Alex, Cahill or other central defenders who are available."
Villas-Boas must decide whether to drop Lampard for another big game, with Ramires fit to return from a leg knock.
All-square at the Lane
Chelsea captain John Terry endured a barracking from the Tottenham supporters as the battle for supremacy in the capital ended in a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane.
Terry, playing his first game since learning that he would be charged for his alleged racist comments towards Anton Ferdinand, was hounded for the majority of the match by the home crowd, but performed solidly and Chelsea were unlucky not to return to west London with three points.
Spurs started at break-neck speed, taking the lead through Emmanuel Adebayor's tap-in, but they soon faded and the Blues equalised with Daniel Sturridge's 10th of the campaign.
Ramires wasted two gilt-edged chances to give the Blues what would have been a morale-boosting victory and Didier Drogba rattled the woodwork as Spurs were made to hang on for a point.
The result means Spurs remain two points ahead of Chelsea having played one match more, but Harry Redknapp will be disappointed not to have inflicted a telling blow on their neighbours in a game they went in to as favourites.
Heckled during the warm-up, Terry received a frosty reception as he took to the field and a huge boo greeted his first touch.
Spurs looked out-of-sorts against Sunderland on Sunday without Gareth Bale flying down the left flank and the fit-again Welshman was the catalyst for the hosts' early dominance.
With barely a minute gone, the winger burst past two defenders before seeing his shot blocked by Ashley Cole.
Tottenham maintained a relentless tempo in the opening stages and took the lead after seven minutes.
Sandro put in a crunching tackle to dispossess Sturridge on the halfway line and the Brazilian released Bale down the left.
The winger flew past Jose Bosingwa before crossing to Adebayor, who had peeled off Terry to nip in between the defender and Petr Cech to tap home unmarked.
Villas-Boas cut a worried figure, crouching and fretting on the touchline as Spurs pushed for a second.
Ivanovic was booked for a desperate push on Bale on the edge of the box before Adebayor joined him in the book for an innocuous late challenge on Raul Meireles.
Spurs failed to add a second despite their early dominance, however, and the once raucous atmosphere inside White Hart Lane went flat.
Chelsea found their rhythm and equalised in the 23rd minute. Rafael van der Vaart's slide caused the ball to ricochet off Ashley Cole's hand down the Chelsea left. The ball fell back in to the path of the full-back and he crossed for Sturridge, who stabbed home after giving Ledley King the slip at the back post.
Despite the now incessant chanting aimed his way, Terry, and Chelsea, grew in confidence.
The defender snatched the ball off Adebayor in a dangerous position before cutting out Modric's cross-field ball with a lion-hearted diving header.
Jose Bosingwa then sent over an inch-perfect cross that flew over Kyle Walker, Drogba chested the ball down and rattled the woodwork with a fierce half-volley as Chelsea started to take a grip on the game.
Villas-Boas was forced in to a change just after the half hour when Branislav Ivanovic came off with an injury and he made way for Paulo Ferreira, who came on for his first league appearance of the season.
Just before half-time Ramires went into the book for a dangerous two-footed tackle on Bale, who went down clutching his ankle, but he picked himself up and carried on.
Chelsea's injury worries deepened when John Obi Mikel limped off moments later with a groin problem and he was replaced by Oriol Romeu.
Spurs, meanwhile, had problems of their own as Van der Vaart was forced off at half-time, with Roman Pavlyuchenko taking his place.
Drogba played in Ramires in the early stages of the second half but Friedel put in a crucial stop with his legs before Terry sent a powerful header in to the American's arms.
Tottenham had the ball in the net just before the hour when Adebayor chested the ball past Cech from a Modric free-kick, but the linesman flagged for offside.
Chelsea thought they should have had a penalty when the ball struck Benoit Assou-Ekotto's hand in the box but referee Howard Webb waved play on.
Juan Mata had a strike ruled out for offside and Adebayor was lucky not to receive a second booking for hacking Terry down.
Villas-Boas looked to freshen his attack up by bringing on Fernando Torres for Drogba, but it was Tottenham who suddenly looked the more dangerous side.
Cech did well to tip over Sandro's looping shot which had taken a deflection off Meireles before Gallas poked wide from the resulting corner when free in the box.
Chelsea recovered and darted up the other end and won a free-kick. Mata delivered an inch-perfect ball to find the unmarked Ramires but he inexplicably headed wide from eight yards.
At the other end, Bale left four Chelsea defenders in his wake before finding Adebayor unmarked at the back post. The former Arsenal man wasted his golden opportunity by dribbling a weak shot wide.
King fired at Cech in injury time as Spurs aimed to snatch a winner, but it did not come and the final whistle arrived, closely followed by a homage from Terry to the travelling fans in the far corner.
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