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King contemplates Chelsea challenge

King is relishing tonight's clash. (©GettyImages)
King is relishing tonight's clash. (©GettyImages).

Tottenham captain Ledley King has set his sights on another three points when Chelsea visit White Hart Lane in the Barclays Premier League this evening.

The Spurs skipper returned to first-team action in Sunday's 1-0 victory over Sunderland, to maintain his impressive win ratio when featuring for Harry Redknapp's side this season.

In the ten league games King has played in 2011-12, Tottenham have won nine and drawn one, whilst all three of the side's losses this campaign have come when the defender was missing from the team.

Spurs have won all of their last 14 games that King has completed the whole 90 minutes of - with their last defeat coming at home to Wigan Athletic in September 2010.

As the north Londoners look ahead to tonight's clash, King is anticipating a close encounter, but wants the players to capitalise on their home advantage.

"I've always enjoyed these games," he said. "Chelsea have quite a few English players and it's always nice to come up against them.

"We've always had good games against Chelsea, the atmosphere is fantastic at White Hart Lane and I'm sure it will be the same again. We've been good at home against them in recent years and we want to keep that run going.

"They are a good team with good players and you know a team like Chelsea isn't going to go through a bad period for too long with the characters in the squad.

"They've dug themselves out when things looked against them, turned it around and I'm sure they always look forward to playing against us as well. We certainly go into it feeling confident."

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Ledley King
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