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Full time: Tottenham 2-0 Chelsea

The Premier League takes a huge sigh of relief as Chelsea's winning run is ended by Tottenham, as Dele Alli's double either side of half time does for Antonio Conte's side. There is no record-breaking 14th top flight win, while Spurs leapfrog Arsenal into fourth. The Blues' lead at the top is five points and it at least means the title remains partially up for grabs.

Well that brings an end to our live coverage for another evening. We're back with live coverage of the FA Cup third round this weekend, but until then goodbye.

Four added minutes at White Hart Lane. It won't make much difference.

Heading into the closing minute. No sign of a Chelsea comeback as things stand, though David Luiz does head over a presentable opportunity. Tottenham's fans are buoyant.

Last throw of the dice for Chelsea sees Michy Batshuayi come on for Victor Moses. Dele Alli meanwhile comes off after a knock, and is replaced by Moussa Sissoko.

Dele Alli on the ground after a late challenge, but the damage is very much done for Chelsea and his goals look like ending their 13-match winning run. Unless we see some more late heroics to rival last night's game at the Vitality Stadium.

Diego Costa goes to extreme lengths to try and get Chelsea back in the contest.

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Cesc Fabregas coming on for Chelsea. Just over 10 minutes left to continue this unbeaten, if not winning, run. Tottenham look comfortable however.

Moses survives being sent off after tripping Rose, while already on a yellow card. Eriksen with a free-kick for Tottenham and it beats Courtois, but bounces just wide.

And yet we know Arsenal will finish in the top four.

Willian on for Marcos Alonso as Chelsea look to find their way back into this game. Not looking likely as things stand.

Alli soars to double the Spurs lead.

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Goal: Tottenham 2-0 Chelsea (Dele Alli)

Chelsea fail to take their chances and Tottenham take full advantage. Christian Eriksen is the provider again and he puts the ball on a plate for Alli, who heads home for the second time tonight. Conte's side's run might be done.

Alli plants a headed past Courtois to give Spurs the lead in the first half.

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More pressure from the title favourites. Alonso heads goalwards and it sits up for Eden Hazard, but he can't find the target from six yards out.

Better from Chelsea and twice they come close to levelling inside the first three minutes of the restart. Hugo Lloris keeps out Costa's stinging drive, before Alonso's cross just evades the Premier League's leading marksman.

Players back out for the second half and Chelsea get the game back underway. Just 45 minutes remain for them to continue their winning run.

The omens look good for Tottenham.

Thibaut Courtois is powerless to prevent Alli giving Tottenham the lead.

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Half time: Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea

Cagey 45 minutes with the occasionally flashpoint, but it is Tottenham who played to the whistle and they lead at half time through Dele Alli's sixth league goal in four matches. Chelsea have been happy to sit in and take a draw, but they'll be forced to come out in the second half if they want to win a 14th straight top flight game.

Goal: Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea (Dele Alli)

Two added minutes at White Hart Lane but Spurs only need one to take the lead over the league leaders. Christian Eriksen is afford too much room around 25 yards from goal and his dinked cross is headed across goal and beyond Courtois by Dele Alli. He is booked for his celebration but he won't care, as he gives the hosts the advantage.

Interesting point if the wave of ill-discipline continues.

Not exactly a classic.

Victor Wanyama becomes the third player to be booked as he chops down Hazard in full flight. Pretty untidy spell in the game, which is approaching half time.

And it almost leads to the opening goal. Rose goes towards the back post with his delivery and Eric Dier heads across goal, with Courtois force to palm the ball away from danger.

Gary Cahill wipes out Chris Eriksen after an awful defensive error saw him head the ball straight to the Dane, and gets a yellow card. Free-kick for Spurs in a decent position.

Chelsea with some patient build-up and they carve Tottenham open when Hazard finds Costa, but the Premier League's top scorer blazes the ball over. Decent chance, but a horrid finish.

Danny Rose receiving treatment after a clash with Victor Moses. Plenty of blood and thunder in the opening half an hour, but no goals as yet. Think Chelsea will be the happier of the two sides.

Dier getting the better of Costa early on.

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David Luiz is without a Premier League goal for nearly three years and that run continues as he skies a free-kick over the bar from 30 yards.

Best chance of the game comes for Tottenham. They win the ball in the Chelsea half and Eriksen, with Kane peeling to his right, shoots just wide of Courtois' goal.

Chelsea break from a Tottenham free-kick, but Costa can't find Pedro - leading to the Spanish pair arguing over their lack of telepathy. The ex-Barcelona man was on his heels a little it must be said as Costa's threaded pass evaded him.

First booking comes after 18 minutes as Pedro lunges in on Danny Rose and Martin Atkinson barely hesitates before brandishing the yellow card.

Part of White Hart Lane has of course been knocked down to assist with the building of their new stadium, but nevertheless there is a decent noise tonight and they've just watched Tottenham's first opening as Kyle Walker drags a volley wide.

Brilliant roaming from Mousa Dembele, who strides through the Chelsea midfield - including Kante - but his pass for Kane runs away from the England forward.

First bit of handbags as Cesar Azpilicueta and Jan Vertonghen coming together. Martin Atkinson steps in to separate the pair and we can play football again.

First chance of the evening and it comes for Chelses. Matic disguises a chipped through ball and finds Hazard all along but he drags his shot wide. The Belgian had more time than he probably realised.

Big night for the man in the middle, Martin Atkinson.

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The talking is over and we're underway at White Hart Lane. The holiday period comes to an end with a real cracker.

Teams on their way out at White Hart Lane.

Minutes away from kick-off, so it's prediction time. These two have played out some thrillers in recent seasons and with both having had a decent recovery period since their last game there is no reason to suggest why we won't see a repeat. I'm going:

Tottenham 2-2 Chelsea [not only because I've put a bet on]

Mauricio Pochettino confirms that Tottenham will go with three at the back for a second straight game. Can they tame the Chelsea juggernaut?

This is how Chelsea compare to teams across the world. The LA Lakers and the New York Giants among the esteemed company.

White Hart Lane looks a picture ahead of kick-off.

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Chelsea are currently level with the Arsenal Invicibles side on 13 straight Premier League wins. That was the team of Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp which ended up going an entire campaign unbeaten in the 2003-04 season, a run which was ended at 49. Can Chelsea's squad of Diego Costa, N'Golo Kante and Eden Hazard join those illustrious names?

Marcos Alonso and Diego Costa
Marcos Alonso and Diego Costa celebrate Chelsea's fourth goal against Stoke Steve Bardens/Getty Images

Martin Atkinson is the man in the middle tonight. This fixture really boiled over last season in that thrilling 2-2 draw, so the official will be under pressure to keep a lid on things. Lots of scrutiny on referees tonight, so let's hope that is the first and only time I mention Mr Atkinson's name this evening.

Another look at that Tottenham team and it looks as though Mauricio Pochettino is the latest manager to attempt to tame Chelsea's 4-3-3 formation. Eric Dier, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen will play at the back, with Mousa Dembele, Victor Wanyama and Christian Eriksen in midfield. Interesting.

Marcos Alonso on Sky Sports: "It's a derby. We are thinking game by game. This is just for another three points and we know it's going to be tough. Teams defend as a block and that is what is making us win games. We have to keep our focus and give everything on the pitch."

Huge police presence in place for this feisty London derby.

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Kyle Walker and Jan Vertonghen return for Tottenham after suspension. Mousa Dembele is back from injury.

Chelsea recall both Nemanja Matic and Pedro, with Willian and Cesc Fabregas missing out.

Teams in from White Hart Lane....

#THFC: Lloris (C), Walker, Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Wanyama, Dembele, Eriksen, Dele, Kane. #COYS

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 4, 2017

Chelsea team tonight: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard. #TOTCHE

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 4, 2017

Arsenal were unable to keep themselves in the title picture last night, though they showed great spirit to come back from 3-0 down to draw with Bournemouth. Victory for Chelsea tonight would see the Gunners fall 11 points behind, and surely end their title aspirations.

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Bournemouth failed to hold their lead against Arsenal after the late dismissal of Simon Francis GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images

Chelsea have arrived in north London.

Big night for Tottenham, less than a year on from when they flirted with challenging for the title.

We're around half an hour away from the teams being confirmed, but how will both sides line-up tonight?

Chelsea are expected to recall Nemanja Matic in midfield, while Pedro is available again after suspension.

Kyle Walker and Jan Vertonghen are expected to return from suspension after they missed the win at Watford, while Mousa Dembele is likely to feature.

Though the silverware isn't handed out until May, Chelsea can ensure the fat lady starts warming up, the Premier League's resident engraver can start practicing his C's and the blue ribbons can star to be cut, if they can claim a record 14th straight top flight win at Tottenham tonight.

Antonio Conte's side could eight points clear by 10pm this evening and go from odds on to win the title in 2017, to near certainties. In their way stand a Spurs side, themselves on a winning run and with revenge on their minds after Leicester were confirmed as champions after last season's ill-tempered 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge.

All the team news and build-up ahead of a fascinating night in north London, on the way ahead of the 8pm kick-off.