On a day of emotional remembrance to Jimmy Greaves who has played for Chelsea, Tottenham and England respectively, Thomas Tuche’s ruthless side ran a heavy defeat on London rival Tottenham.
Despite a goalless draw in the first half at the North London, the visitors took the lead of the game when Thiago Silva headed in Marcos Alonso’s corner beyond spurs French goalkeeper Hugo lloris shortly after the break.
The home team were still struggling to get back to the game after the first goal when Ngolo Kante who was brought in at half time for mount scored with a long range shot that was deflected by Eric Dier before bouncing in off the post.
The return of Son Heung Min had boosted the host team squad before the match along side; Crisitan Romero and Giovani Lo Celso but unfortunately, they couldn’t respond to Chelsea ruthless performance in the first half.
The danger became more intense at the end of the stoppage time when Rudiger dispatched Timo Werner’s cut – back into the net.
This defeat served as Tottenham second goal defeat with 3 goals in the premier league after losing with the same number against palace last weekend.
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The both fans of the club paid an emotional tribute moment for their bereaved legend, Greaves before kick off along side with a group of some Tottenham legends such as; Glenn Hoddle, Martin Chivers, Ossie Ardiles and Ledley King.
Greaves had started his career at Chelsea before moving on to become Tottenham where he became Tottenham’s record goal scorer.
Despite his movement from the former team to the later, the love for the player was still given to him by the both club.
Tottenham 0-3 Chelsea First half review.
The match started with lots of energy and pace as the both side seem to be high on the pitch with great attacking speed. Son, who started the match having missed the previous ones since the international break, seems so dangerous in the game before Kai Haverz got the first real chance to put Chelsea ahead.
The 22 year old was in space in the spurs box when Azpilicueta’s header redirected to him but couldn’t connect with ball on time to make a fantastic shot.
Spurs were swiftly back on the attack but was almost got punished on the break a few minutes later as Mason Mount attacked forward and switch passes with Romelu Lukaku inside the spurs box.
Just as usual, Kai Havertz sliced the shot away.
Spurs had the chance to score shortly after the miss by Havertz when Sergio Reguilon dashed behind Chelsea defense from Son’s pass, but his cross to Lo Celso was blocked by Rudiger as there is no enough momentum to push it through.
Getting to the end of first half, Andreas Christensen curled a long range effort narrowly wide for Chelsae and Son wasted Tottenham’s glorious opportunity of the first half as his heavy touch on the ball allowed Kepa to punch it away.
Tottenham 0-3 Chelsea Second half Review
After the introduction of Kante in place for Mason Mount for which was his first start since the end of last month
Spurs could not meet up to Chelsea pressure as Tuchel’s Chelsea seems to have gain control of the game as they changed strategy and formation.
In a short while after the dominance, Silva headed home from close to the penalty spot through Marcos ALONSO corner.
Right after then, Marcos Alonso saw his effort to double the lead got denied by Lloris as the goal keeper pushed over his vicious volley shot
Chelsea wasted no time to double the lead after Lo Celso lost possession in his own defensive third thereby allowing Mateo Kovacic to feed Kante, whose deflected shot sent Lloris to the wrong way.
Despite Lloris’s effort in the game, Chelsea were still relentless as they went on to extend the score line to three goals through Rudiger’s effort.
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.”
“in the second half, the set piece and goal changes the game. Then it becomes much harder, the game totally changed and Chelsea took control and were the better team in the second half.”
“its difficult, but I’m proud of the first half and of all the game because we had troubles in the team and the players went to their limits.”
Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel:
“I was absolutely not happy with the first 45 minutes.”
There were individual performances which 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.
“I had the feeling we wanted to impress by pure skills but in decisive like this it is not always about just skills.
It is about aggression, winning duels and performing better as a team”
“we spoke clearly about it at half time. In the second half it was a very good performance and a deserved win.
It was a very good reaction so I am happy with the performance in the second half”
Man of the match.