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Tottenham deliver statement of intent but derby revenge still tastes sweet | David Hytner

Mauricio Pochettino wanted his Spurs side to put down a marker against Chelsea yet games between these two clubs always come loaded with significance

Mauricio Pochettino has only been at Tottenham Hotspur for two-and-a-half seasons but, already, he has plenty of history with Chelsea – and it goes deeper than the now notorious 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge at the end of last season, when his team lost a lead, their heads and any chance of the title.

Pochettino can reflect on the 5-3 home win over them in his first season, which was one of the first indications that his side could play in the manner that he demanded while there would be the 2-0 Capital One Cup final defeat a couple of months later.

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