Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen rules out Chelsea fear

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Tottenham Hotspur sealed a League Cup final date with Chelsea after beating Sheffield United over two legs.

Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Christian Eriksen has told reporters from the Daily Star that his side don’t fear Premier League leaders Chelsea ahead of their League Cup final clash.

Spurs secured their passage to final after beating Sheffield United 3-2 on aggregate and can now look forward to an intriguing encounter with the Blues.

The White Hart Lane outfit over the last few years have often suffered at the hands of their London rivals, winning just one of their previous 11 encounters.

However, it was their most recent meeting where the North Londoners ended their wretched run against Jose Mourinho’s men with an astonishing 5-3 victory at White Hart Lane.

It was a result which was seemingly the straw which broke the camel’s back, prompting midfielder Eriksen to state that any previous fear of the Blues is now over.

"That win removed any fear factor. It gave us belief. What we did against Chelsea last time gave us a lot of confidence, not just against them but other big teams as well,” he told the Daily Star.

"It showed we shouldn't be scared of Chelsea and shouldn't be scared of anyone.

"But the final is a new game on a different pitch and there will be a few matches between then and now - and they are going to want their revenge."

The two clubs have met in a League Cup final before as an extra-time header from Jonathan Woodgate separated a tense 2008 contest and handed the Lillywhites a memorable 2-1 victory.

The Blues, however, will enter the Wembley clash as many people’s favourites and the incentive for Mourinho to win his first piece of silverware in his second stint as boss only adds to the drama.

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