Woody fears Blues revenge bid

Tottenham defender prepared for Chelsea backlash

Tottenham defender Jonathan Woodgate is wary of Chelsea seeking revenge on Wednesday for losing the Carling Cup final.

Woodgate scored the winner at Wembley when Spurs ended their nine-year trophy drought at the expense of Avram Grant's men last month.

Now Chelsea travel to White Hart Lane looking to keep the pressure on Arsenal and Manchester United in the Premier League title race.

Woodgate said: "It will be a harder game than the final, without a doubt and they will want to put that right.

"They are going for the league title, they've always been there or thereabouts and the race is still wide open. They've top players who are hitting form at the right time.

"But we always fancy ourselves to beat anyone, home or away, and this is no different. We also want to put matters right after losing at Manchester City.


"When you are a professional footballer you want to win as many games as you can and keep pushing up the league. We don't want to be in the bottom half of the table.

"We've nine games left, 27 points to play for and we'll be looking to win every game."

Head coach Juande Ramos is demanding professionalism from Tottenham as they look to avoid their lowest Premier League points haul.

And the Spaniard has warned no player is guaranteed to play.

"We have got nine games left until the end of the season so it is a case of looking at those nine games and assessing the players in that period and starting to make decisions about squad changes or reinforcements in the summer," said Ramos.

"In spite of the fact that maybe points don't have the same meaning as they did earlier in the season, we are all professionals and we will be looking for any signs of people not trying."