There is no love lost between the teams in London, from the violent encounters between West Ham and Millwall to the loveless competitions between Tottenham and Chelsea.
Let’s be fair, Spurs and Blues hate each other. At the very heart. Chelsea even added their aversion to Spurs in their pre-game ‘Liquidator’ anthem. Heavy thing.
Someone played for both of them and was ready to give us their verdict on key questions, such as “who has the better mascot?” And which lot has the best toilets.
Former Uruguayan midfielder Gus Poyet played for Chelsea between 1997-2001 and helped Les Bleus win the 2000 FA Cup and the 1998 European Cup Winners’ Cup before joining London rival Tottenham where he finished the rest of his career.
Speaking about his time at Chelsea, Poyet said: “I think we were a team that played great football, it was beautiful to watch and to become champion you have to win games in a lousy way, everything what it takes to get three points on the table, we weren’t that team.
“We were a team who really made people watch us and that meant we had to play well to win games.”
And his three-year stint at Tottenham followed by a year as an assistant manager where he led Spurs to the League Cup in 2008, resulted in an unfortunate dismissal.
It’s fair to say that the departure left a disturbing feeling for the 53-year-old.
The man himself has given us his brutal verdicts on which club he says shines the most.
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