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Galway man Cathal Daniels has had a good week at Millstreet International in Cork with with his two mounts OLS Back Chat and EI Tanretto DHI. OLS Back Chat, owned by Michelle Nelson and Kieran Connors put in a solid performance all week adding just 4 jumping faults to his dressage score to finish 3rd in the Sport Ireland CCI2*. EI Tanretto DHI owned by Ian Woodhead won the 5 year old Potential Event Horse class.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email
MAURICIO POCHETTINO admits even HE can barely remember what things were like the last time Spurs won at Chelsea.Gary Lineker’s winner back in February 1990 was the most recent occasion Tottenham returned from Stamford Bridge with bragging rights.6 Gary Lineker fires the winner in February 1990 but Spurs have not triumphed at major rivals Chelsea since thenCredit: Action Images – ReutersTheir 30 subsequent trips to SW6 have brought 19 DEFEATS and 11 draws in all competitions.Chelsea supporters have revelled in their superiority and even celebrated the 2-2 comeback draw two seasons ago — which handed Leicester the league title — as ANOTHER win.Pochettino does not have to be told about the depth of the animosity between the two sides, having also lost against the Blues at Wembley three times.And that hat-trick of defeats includes Spurs’ opening home game at their temporary home in August.6 Spurs frontman Gary Lineker hails what has now become an historic winnerCredit: Action Images – Reuters6 Mauricio Pochettino says it was a totally different world for him in the days when Spurs last triumphed at Stamford BridgeCredit: Getty – ContributorBut the Argentine conceded he had no real knowledge of English football when the Tottenham fans last had something to really celebrate at the Bridge.Boss Pochettino said: “I was in a different world. A completely different world in 1990.HOT SPUR Tottenham star Mousa Dembele casts doubt over future with contract talks on hold until after World Cup“I was playing at Newell’s Old Boys in Argentina. My debut was in 1989, so my second season was 1990.“Yes, I remember. I remember. I was so young — 17 or 18 years old.“Argentina was not in the period it is now with the internet where you can see everything. There were not too many TV channels to watch games.“Maybe sometimes you heard things on the radio but it was somewhere very distant.”One player every Premier League club should sign this summer Back then, Spurs were ahead of Chelsea both on and off the pitch, and Pochettino would love that to be the case again.Victory tomorrow would put fourth-placed Tottenham eight points clear of the Blues, who are fifth, in the battle for Champions League slots.Poch has conceded Spurs’ lack of big results away from home have been a key factor in his impressive side falling short of their title ambitions.The only win at a so-called ‘Big Six’ rival in his four seasons at the helm was the 2-1 victory at Manchester City in 2016-17.6 Chelsea chief Antonio Conte is protecting an amazing home record against SpursCredit: Getty – ContributorThis term, four of Spurs four defeats came at the hands of Arsenal, Manchester United and City on the road, and Chelsea at home.They also needed a late penalty from Harry Kane to salvage a draw against Liverpool at Anfield.Laying that Stamford Bridge hoodoo to rest would help end jibes about Spurs not having the bottle for the battle.6 Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino knows Spurs ending their Stamford Bridge jinx would put them eight points clear of ChelseaCredit: PA:Empics SportAnd it would also set up Poch’s men for their FA Cup semi-final with Manchester United next month — and a potential final against Chelsea IF both get through their last-four clashes.More crucially, perhaps, it would settle the nerves of the Spurs fans, who fear missing out on the top four and a third successive season of Champions League football to coincide with their return to N17 and the club’s gleaming new home.CLAIM YOUR FREE £30 BET Check out this new sign up offer from Sun BetsA win would see Spurs pull a healthy distance away from Antonio Conte’s Blues with just seven games to go and make them look secure.Yet Poch insists his team do not have to beat the past — merely the 11 men in blue sent out by Italian Conte.But they are set to go into the game without Kane, who seems likely to have a spot on the bench at best.Pochettino said: “Of course the history is the history and it is there. But it is not going to help Chelsea or us.6 Tottenham will still be without their top scorer and best player Harry KaneCredit: PA:Press Associationmost read in footballRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bash“There are still a lot of games to play this season. It’s not a final — just a decisive game.“But it’s important for confidence and motivation to win.“To compare with Arsenal, the rivalry between the clubs — it’s similar. Similar in everything. It’s a derby.“For me it is similar type of opponent and, of course, for the fans it is so important. Three points would put us in a very good position in the table.”