Chelsea captain John Terry took his opportunity to wind up Tottenham on Monday night following the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.
Spurs needed a win to keep the Premier League title race alive heading into this weekend, but they were held by their bitter London rivals and evidently the Blues enjoyed every minute of it.
What a game that was last night. ?? Great character from the players to come back from 2-0 down. The atmosphere was incredible and we know how much that result means to you supporters. 27 years #notonmyshift Well done @garyjcahill and @hazardeden_10 on two superb finishes ????. Congratulations Leicester City and all their players, Claudio Ranieri who fully deserve the league title this year ???? @chelseafc
Goals from Gary Cahill and Eden Hazard turned the game around after the visitors had opened up a two-goal lead at half-time, as Chelsea maintained their 26-year unbeaten record at home against their city rivals.
Having simultaneously denied Mauricio Pochettino’s men a chance of winning the title, it was a successful night for home side despite the fact that the ill-tempered affair threatened to boil over on various occasions.
With several Chelsea players insisting in recent weeks that they didn’t want Tottenham to win the title, they ensured that their wishes came true by taking matters into their own hands.
Terry, who will see his contract with the club expire this summer, was delighted to help maintain a long-standing record against Spurs, although it remains to be seen if he will be featuring in any more derbies beyond this season.