Chelsea 4 Tottenham 2
By Steve Luckings
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
It was the side from North London who took a surprise lead against their "bogey" team, when Frenchman Freddie Kanoute scored after just 27 minutes.
With new signings Claude Makelele and Joe Cole on the bench, midfielder Frank Lampard did his best to remind coach Claudio Ranieri of his capabilities with an equaliser ten minutes before half-time.
Jesper Gronkjaer crossed the ball for the England international to head home at the far post as he attempts to put his under-par performances for his country behind him.
Blues then began to show their class and took the lead through Adrian Mutu who scored his seventh goal in as many games after Damien Duff played a ball inside Ledley King from the left for the Romanian to hit home first time.
Duff then made way for Cole on 73 minutes and the England star proved too much for Glenn Hoddle's men as he began to weave his magic wand and was at the heart of everything positive Chelsea mustered.
The ex-West Ham star set up Mutu for his second on 75 minutes with a perfectly timed through ball for the former Parma man to hit his fourth goal for the West London side.
Spurs did pull a goal back through Kanoute with just minutes remaining but Cole once again provided the ammunition this time for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink who tapped home to flatter the score line for Chelsea on the stroke of full-time.