It’s sad that you have to go back so far for a happy memory of a Spurs trip to Stamford Bridge these days. In recent seasons only the game where Jacques Santini’s side ‘parked the bus’ in front of goal sticks in the mind.
But it wasn’t always that way and for many Spurs fans, one of the best games at the Bridge came in 1982 towards the end of our second consecutive FA Cup winning run. Spurs were drawn to Chelsea in the sixth round and were expected to get through quite comfortably. At half time though, things were looking shaky after a brilliant Mike Fillery free kick gave the home side a 1-0 advantage.
In the second half , the quality of our side at that time came through. Hoddle, Ardiles, Hazard etc all played a part and after a scrambled goal from Steve Archibald levelled the scores, Hoddle and Hazard added two stunners. Alan Mayes pulled one back but Spurs held on to make it to the semis on their way to the 1982 final against QPR.
Here’s the video clip and let’s hope it’s not too long before we can enjoy some more happy memories of trips to Stamford Bridge.