clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Spurs vs. Chelsea Carling Cup 2008: relive the highlights

New, comments

Sunday's coming fast, and all of us are nervous. Let's look at the last time we played Chelsea in a cup final.

Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur face an amazingly good Chelsea team in the Capital One Cup final on Sunday, and let's face it – we're all a little nervous. Chelsea are the presumptive league champions, on a run of good form (regardless of what happened last weekend against Burnley), and are loaded with talent. Tottenham, by contrast, haven't won since the North London Derby, are struggling with form and fixture congestion, and are coming off of a disappointing 2-0 loss to Fiorentina that knocked them out of the Europa League.

Most of us probably expect to lose this Sunday.

In trying times like these it's often helpful to look to the past. Take a trip with me in the Wayback Machine, dear reader, to the LAST time a huge underdog Tottenham squad faced an incredible Chelsea team at Wembley in a cup final. It was the era of Dimitar Berbatov and Robbie Keane, of Steed Malbranque and Paul "Robbo" Robinson. It was the high-water mark for Juande Ramos at Tottenham. It was also the last time Spurs won a cup.

Let's go back in time to the 2008 Carling Cup final. Watch this video and remember that good things can happen. Sometimes, they even happen to Spurs.