London is home to some of the best clubs in England, including north Londoners Tottenham Hotspur and west London outfit Chelsea. They are not derby rivals in the traditional sense, as Spurs are closer to Arsenal and Chelsea to Fulham. However, sparks have regularly flown whenever the two teams have met in London.
On Monday night (November 6), Spurs and Chelsea will renew hostilities at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. To add gasoline to the fire, Mauricio Pochettino will sit in the opposition dugout, just under four years after he bid the Lilywhites goodbye.
In anticipation of the mouth-watering London showdown, we will take a look at a handful of players who know what it feels like to be loved and jeered by both fanbases. Here are the top five players who have played for both Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea.
#5 Jimmy Greaves
Jimmy Greaves Is Tottenham’s Second-Leading Scorer Of All Time
Jimmy Greaves, who is rightly regarded as a Tottenham Hotspur legend, earned prominence at Chelsea. Between 1957 and 1961, the 1966 FIFA World Cup winner scored 132 goals for the Pensioners.
Greaves joined Milan following his Chelsea stint but returned to England just half a season after, signing a deal to play for Tottenham. He shattered numerous scoring records over the next nine years, bagging a whopping 266 goals and helping the club to two FA Cups, two Community Shields, and one Europapokal der Pokalsieger Sieger trophy. Greaves is currently Spurs’ second-leading scorer of all-time behind Harry Kane (280).
#4 Bobby Smith
Bobby Smith Won 2 FA Cups And 2 Premier League Titles In His Career
Legendary center-forward Bobby Smith joined Chelsea in 1950. Over the next five years, Smith scored 23 goals in 74 appearances, helping them to the First Division title in the 1954-55 season. Impressed with his work at Chelsea, Tottenham signed Smith in 1955.
Between 1955 and 1964, Smith scored a staggering 208 goals in 317 senior matches. His invaluable goals helped the club…
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Author : Sushan Chakraborty
Publish date : 2023-11-06 07:58:28
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