The last time Tottenham Hotspur FC faced Chelsea FC they were defeated 2-nil, but midfielder Eric Dier says that the Spurs are prepared to tackle the blues this time around.

21 year old English defensive midfielder Eric Dier, who recently earned his first international cap, expressed his confidence ahead of an important Premier League match against struggling Chelsea and he feels that Tottenham have learnt their lessons after the defeat to Chelsea and are more than capable of getting a win.

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“I personally learnt a lot that day and I think everyone else did,” he said, according to goal.com.

“They were very impressive that day because I think we were the better side but they just knew how to win. You could tell they had a lot of experienced players who have played a lot of games and won a lot of trophies and they knew how to win, to grind out a result.

“But I think we’ve proved that we learnt from that this season and we’ve ground out results like the one at Qarabag [1-0 on Thursday].”

A tale of two strikers

Dier also spoke about handling Blues striker Diego Costa, who he’ll need to take care of, a few times in the match
“You just don’t get involved with him,” he said. “I think he feeds off it and it helps him so the best thing to do is worry about playing your own game.

Diego Costa has not had a good run of form this season, he’s scored only 7 goals in the past 10 months, but scored a goal against Norwich in Chelsea’s previous premier league outing. Harry Kane on the other hand has now scored 9 goals in his last 6 games.