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Spurs aiming to set down Chelsea marker

15 Jun 2017
Eric Dier, Spurs

Eric Dier and Mauricio Pochettino excited to face London rivals in their first home match at Wembley Stadium in August

Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to send out a statement of intent when they face defending champions Chelsea in their first home match at Wembley Stadium in the new Premier League season.

"I'm positive about the fixtures," said manager Mauricio Pochettino after the schedule for the new campaign was released on Wednesday.

"Our first match at Wembley will be Chelsea. Our fans will be excited and we are excited." 

Midfielder Eric Dier added: "We've had some great games against them in recent seasons and we will be looking to set down an early marker."

See: Dier on Chelsea and Newcastle opener

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