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Mauricio Pochettino's Chelsea assistant Jesus Perez has risked the wrath of Tottenham fans ahead of the Argentine's first return to his old club on Monday night by posting a picture of his daughters wearing Blues kits.
Perez will travel with the ex-Spurs boss to the home of the Premier League high-flyers - who have enjoyed a remarkable start to life under Ange Postecoglou - having worked there as a coach between 2014 and 2019.
Chelsea looked to have turned a corner after a three-game unbeaten run, which included a creditable draw against Arsenal, but their home defeat to Brentford last time out has the raised the stakes for the match-up.
The 52-year-old, who will be alongside his longtime running mate on Monday despite having admitted to a misconduct charge from the FA earlier this week, added spice to the encounter with a photo of his children that will enrage Spurs fans.
Former Tottenham assistant boss Jesus Perez posted a picture of his daughters wearing Spurs and Chelsea shirts in past and present
Perez has been part of Maurico Pochettino's backroom staff for a decade and worked with him at Tottenham for five years before joining him at Chelsea
Pochettino took Spurs to the Champions League final in 2019 (above) but was sacked by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy (right) six months later
Perez included a caption which read 'Love is blind'.
The move is sure to delight Blues fans and anger Spurs supporters, who have seen their club's rivalry grow in recent seasons.
During his five-and-a-half year spell with Tottenham, Pochettino suggested matches against Chelsea were bigger than clashes against historic rivals, Arsenal.
Chelsea denied Pochettino a League Cup triumph in 2015 and an FA Cup final place by Chelsea in 201 and derailed Spurs' title chances in the infamous ‘Battle of The Bridge’ in May 2016.
Pochettino's side could climb into the top half of the Premier League table with a win while Spurs will be hoping to return to the league summit.
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