Chelsea came to life in the second half to secure one of the surprising football scores in the Premier League. The first half was a cagey affair with neither team really asserting their dominance in the game. The day was an emotional one with Chelsea and Tottenham legend Jimmy Greaves passing away on Sunday. Greaves still holds the record for most goals scored in the top flight of English football.
Thiago Silva opened the scoring for Chelsea with a brilliant header from a Marcus Alonso corner. Ngolo Kante then doubled their lead with his deflected strike creeping into the bottom corner of the post. Antonio Rudiger then completed the scoring after he was set up by Timo Wener.
Tottenham: Lloris (7), Reguilon (6), Romero (6), Dier (7), Royal (6), Hojbjerg (7), Ndombele (6), Alli (5), Lo Celso (5), Son (5), Kane (5).
Subs: Skipp (6), Gil (6), Sanchez (6).
Chelsea: Kepa (7), Azpilicueta (8), Rudiger (8), Christensen (7), Thiago Silva (9), Alonso (8), Kovacic (7), Jorginho (7), Mount (6), Havertz (6), Lukaku (7).
Subs: Kante (8), Werner (6).
Man of the Match: Thiago Silva
Tottenham head coach Nuno Espirito Santo: “There were a lot of things that went wrong. Let’s start with the first half – I think it was a good game, competitive. We were on the front foot, started pressing high, creating problems, and had chances.”
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel: “I was absolutely not happy with the first 45 minutes. There were individual performances that were great in the first half from Kepa and Thiago Silva. More players were good but in general, we lacked intent, energy, and relentless in duels and 50-50 balls.”
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