What unlikely honour do Spurs and Newcastle have this season?

Defence - Spurs v Chelsea

The two Premier League sides will meet at St James's Park on Sunday, with each looking for an upturn in form.

Tottenham and Newcastle are two sides who haven't had much to write home about in recent weeks, but they are special in this Premier League season for being the only sides to have beaten champions elect Chelsea in the league so far.

The Blues are 10 points clear at the top of the league but their two defeats came against the sides set to face each other at St James's Park on Sunday.

Newcastle won 2-1 at home in December, with Papiss Cisse netting a double before Didier Drogba's consolation.

Things were even better for Spurs a month later, as they beat their London rivals on January 1 in an astonishing 5-3 match at White Hart Lane. Harry Kane was one of the stars on that day, scoring two goals and creating two more to really announce his arrival.

But Tottenham and Newcastle especially have been in disappointing form in recent times.

Spurs have failed to win their last two games, despite those matches coming against opposition they would normally have been looking to beat. A 1-0 loss to Aston Villa in their last outing effectively ended any genuine hopes Mauricio Pochettino and his side would have when it comes to Champions League football, and Spurs fans will be hoping their players can display anything like the will to win and quality they displayed on New Year's Day.

Things are much worse for Newcastle, who have slipped down the league after an extended period of losses. After losing five games in a row, and with just one win in nine league matches, many Newcastle supporters are beyond frustrated with their club, and there are reports that some home fans will boycott the match against Spurs in protest to Mike Ashley's running of the club.

But both sets of players will be looking to channel the form they displayed against Chelsea on Sunday to ensure their season doesn't fizzle out any more than it has already.

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