Chelsea are unbeaten in 13 league matches, winning 10 and drawing three, but in Tottenham they face a team with designs on a Champions League place and Jose Mourinho is determined to ensure his players don't get complacent.
England midfielder Jack Wilshere faces at least six weeks on the sidelines after scans revealed he had sustained a hairline fracture of his foot. If all goes to well with Wilshere's rehabilitation, he could be available for selection for World Cup in Brazil.
Nicolas Anelka performed the gesture, known in France as a "quenelle" and described by many as being anti-Semitic, after scoring for West Bromwich Albion against West Ham during a Premier League match in December.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew was involved in the nasty altercation when he clashed with David Meyler during his team's 4-1 away Premier League win against Hull City at the KC Stadium on Saturday.
Per Mertesacker, 29, has established himself as a first-team regular since signing from Werder Bremen in August 2011, while 33-year-old Tomas Rosicky is now in his eighth season at the club.
Benteke smashed in an equaliser in the 25th minute and then nodded home his second just two minutes later.
Soldado completed a counterattack in the 28th minute at White Hart Lane as Tottenham bounced back from last Sunday's loss at Norwich.
Germany international Schurrle scored three times in 17 second-half minutes as Chelsea won 3-1 at Fulham and a 1-0 loss for Arsenal at Stoke City left Jose Mourinho's side with a four-point lead over their London rivals.
After naming his 30-man squad for next week's friendly against Denmark at Wembley on Thursday, Hodgson warned his old guard, including ageing stars Cole and Lampard, that he is ready to make tough decisions when he announces his final party for Brazil on May 13.
Jose Mourinho said Manchester City, who are three points behind leaders Chelsea, remain the leading candidates to win the Premier League title.
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