The many faces of Arsene Wenger as Chelsea attempted to equal Arsenal's winning record against Tottenham

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A win for Chelsea against Tottenham would have put the Blues eight points clear in the league, but it also offered the chance to equal a record.

That particular title was Arsenal and Arsene Wenger's 14-game Premier League winning streak in 2003, and the Gunners' north London rivals were all that stood between Antonio Conte's side equalling the feat.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger - (John Walton/PA)
(John Walton/PA)

As the game kicked off, Chelsea looked strong from minute one.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger - (Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport)
(Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport)

And it was Eden Hazard who went close early on, steering a header just inches the wrong side of the post.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger - (Adam Davy/PA)
(Adam Davy/PA)

A tiff broke out between Diego Costa and Pedro mid-way through the first half, perhaps unsettling the West London side.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger - (Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport)
(Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport)

But still Chelsea had chances, with Costa finding space to shoot over.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger - (Andrew Matthews/PA)
(Andrew Matthews/PA)

The half had not been all Chelsea by any stretch however, and Dele Alli guided a fine header past Thibaut Courtois just before the break to put Spurs in control.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger - (Anthony Devlin/PA)
(Anthony Devlin/PA)

Tottenham came out in the second half looking just as dangerous, and again Alli found space from a Christian Eriksen cross to nod across goal and in for 2-0.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger - (PA)
(PA)

Chelsea huffed and puffed, but to little effect as their hopes of equalling Arsenal's winning run came to an end.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger - (Owen Humphreys/PA)
(Owen Humphreys/PA)

Bad news for Arsene though, as the result takes Tottenham above Arsenal into third, leaving the Gunners fifth.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger - (Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport)
(Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport)

You can't win them all, Arsene.