Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli revealed that Chelsea is disliked more than Arsenal by the Hotspur players.
Back in 2016 Chelsea and Spurs had some tough matches including the ‘Battle of Stamford Bridge,’ where the Blues fought back a two-goal gap to draw the game and give the Premier League crown to Leicester City.
Alli told Copa90 the reasons why Chelsea jumped in competition for the Spurs squad ahead of Arsenal.
“I guess if you ask the crowd, they’ll offer you a different response, but as the player’s way, things progressed in the league and the games Chelsea’s rivalry is stronger than Arsenal’s because of what they’ve done to us in recent years. As for fans, it’s different, as the North London derby is huge, but as players, I believe it’s Chelsea.”
Chelsea still has the bragging rights over Spurs this season, earning the league double over Jose Mourinho’s team-leading 2-0 away from home in December, and then 2-1 back in February in west London.
The rivalry has heated up this phrase after Mourinho became the manager of Spurs.
Seven points behind fourth-placed Chelsea, Tottenham still remains in the Premier League behind Frank Lampard’s side.