Chelsea marches on. The defending European champions registered their newest shutout win, this time on the street in a London derby in opposition to Tottenham Hotspur, 3-0. Chelsea joins Liverpool and Manchester United atop the Premier League desk on 13 factors, however the Blues are first on a tiebreaker. Subsequent up for Chelsea is Manchester Metropolis in a rematch of the 2021 UEFA Champions League remaining.
Thiago Silva scored on a corner-kick header 4 minutes after the halftime break and N’Golo Kante noticed his shot deflected for a purpose lower than 10 minutes later to set the Blues on their approach. The remainder of the affair was an train in recreation administration, which Chelsea has perfected below head coach Thomas Tuchel. And Antonio Rudiger added a 3rd for good measure in stoppage time.
Tottenham opened sturdy and its stress had Chelsea frazzled to start out the match. Giovani Lo Celso missed an unbelievable early probability within the Chelsea field, Harry Kane noticed a harmful free kick blocked by the wall and Sergio Reguilon led a harmful break which was defused by wonderful Chelsea defending. A sloppy Chelsea might by no means get in a groove and it led to Tuchel making a key halftime change.
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“The primary half we had been excellent,” Tottenham supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo mentioned after the match. “The primary half we competed effectively and we had been the higher staff urgent excessive and creating conditions. For 50 minutes we held on. After the primary purpose, the sport modified. It turned very arduous for the boys … The concept was that we clearly wanted to start out the match actually sturdy and we did it with actually good urgent, recovering the ball and creating conditions. The plan was to attain. There have been probabilities to do it and we did not do it. However the first half — improbable.”
Then at halftime, Chelsea supervisor Thomas Tuchel introduced on N’Golo Kante, whose introduction as a 3rd midfielder helped tip the steadiness of play in Chelsea’s favor after a reasonably even opening stanza. As quickly as the primary purpose hit the again of the online within the forty ninth minute, there was a sense that it could be sufficient for the guests to see out the end result. The second purpose by Kante put the sport away and there was no coming again for Spurs, who solely had one shot on purpose by Harry Kane after happening.
“I used to be completely not pleased with the first 45 minutes,” Chelsea supervisor Thomas Tuchel mentioned. “Usually we lacked vitality and we lacked to be extra relentless in duels, to resolve 50-50 balls for us. I had a sense that we wished to impress with pure expertise, however a recreation like this in a derby in opposition to Tottenham it is not solely skilful play. It is about successful duels and we lacked vitality and we spoke clearly about it at halftime. Second half was an excellent efficiency and a well-deserved win.”
Chelsea performed the sport with out beginning goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, who couldn’t overcome the knock suffered in opposition to Zenit Saint Petersburg within the Champions League. Kepa Arrizabalaga crammed in capably for him. American Christian Pulisic additionally missed the match as a result of ankle harm he picked up whereas on U.S. nationwide staff responsibility.
Tottenham vs. Chelsea remaining rating
CHE – Thiago Silva (Marcos Alonso) – forty ninth min.
CHE – N’Golo Kante – 58th min.
CHE – Antonio Rudiger (Timo Werner) – 92nd min.
Tottenham vs. Chelsea updates & highlights
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Last: Tottenham 0, Chelsea 3
Last: A dominant efficiency by Chelsea within the second half. Tottenham was by no means within the recreation after conceding. That is how matches go together with Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea: If the Blues take a lead, they will lock down the end result. Tottenham threw Chelsea off to start out the match, however the N’Golo Kante sub at halftime and the purpose proper after the break modified the sport.
92nd min.: Purpose Chelsea! On the following nook, the ball circulates to Timo Werner on the correct, and his cross finds Antonio Rudiger for the low, angled end. It is 3-0.
91st min.: Large probability for Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic. However Hugo Lloris stops it for a nook.
86th min.: Romelu Lukaku practically will get his purpose. He heads an Antonio Rudiger cross on targert, but it surely’s proper on the goalkeeper. Tottenham is not on this recreation and hasn’t been for a while.
83rd min.: SUB – Davinson Sanchez replaces Cristian Romero at heart again for Tottenham.
81st min.: Timo Werner is put via by N’Golo Kante and Hugo Lloris comes off his line to dam it. The ball is floated again into the field for Werner, however Lloris thwarts him once more.
eightieth min.: Timo Werner brings down Tottenham’s Bryan Gil from behind and will get a yellow card. One warning, one missed probability and one nook earned for Werner in his first 10 minutes.
78th min.: Lukaku leads a break and feeds Werner, who cannot get the ball off his toes and loses the prospect. Lukaku’s response makes it clear that he was disenchanted with Werner there. The German’s first contact failed him (once more).
seventy fifth min.: Thiago Silva with one other nook kick header and Tottenham ‘keeper Hugo Lloris has to make the save. Chelsea get a few extra corners after that.
seventieth min.: SUB – Timo Werner on for Kai Havertz. We’ll see what number of counters Werner may help lead.
66th min.: Tottenham spending some extra time within the Chelsea half, however Thiago Silva & Co. are so tidy with their defending. Good luck to Tottenham looking for a approach via. It may be powerful. Striker Romelu Lukaku was even clearing a ball in his personal field. This staff is dedicated to defending.
sixty fourth min.: Harry Kane fires a shot that is simply stopped by goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
58th min.: SUBS – And now the modifications for Tottenham to attempt to change issues up. Bryan Gil on for Giovano Lo Celso and Oliver Skipp on for Tanguy Ndombele.
58th min.: And there is the second! N’Golo Kante receives the ball close to the highest of the field and he is huge open to fireplace a shot that goes off Eric Dier and previous Tottenham ‘keeper Hugo Lloris. It is a merciless deflection, however Chelsea has dominated the opening of this second half.
53rd min.: Practically a second for Chelsea! Cesar Azpilicueta will get the ball within the field and Marcos Alonso (sure, left winger Alonso!) within the heart of the field places the ball on internet and Tottenham’s Eric Dier clears off the road.
forty ninth min.: Purpose Chelsea! Thiago Silva heads house a Marcos Alonso nook and he outjumps Tottenham’s Delle Alli for that ball. What timing for the Chelsea breakthrough 4 minutes after the break.
forty seventh min.: What an opportunity for Chelsea! Lengthy ball from Thiago Silva for Marcos Alonso, who sends a volley on purpose in stride and Hugo Lloris has to parry for a nook.
forty sixth min.: Second half is underway. Chelsea carry on N’Golo Kante for Mason Mount. Now it is Jorginho with Kovacic and Kante on both aspect of him.
Halftime: Tottenham 0, Chelsea 0
Halftime: Tottenham had its probability. Spurs had Chelsea on the ropes within the opening 10-Quarter-hour, however then the Tottenham stress eased as the primary half progressed and Chelsea had longer intervals of possession. However Chelsea couldn’t do a lot with that possession and the Blues had been most harmful in moments they may counter and run on the Spurs again line. Whereas Mason Mount and Jorginho have had the very best concepts on the ball for Chelsea, Kai Havertz has been poor. That could possibly be the primary sub for supervisor Thomas Tuchel, along with bringing on N’Golo Kante. Tottenham might be pleased with that first half, however we’ve not seen a lot from the 2 massive stars to this point: Harry Kane (Tottenham) and Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea).
forty fifth min.: It hasn’t helped this recreation that Tanguy Ndombele has a contact lens subject which introduced the sport to a halt.
forty third min.: The match is tapering off because it nears halftime with neither staff eager to take a lot of a danger earlier than the break.
thirty fifth min.: When Tottenham is sitting again ready for Chelsea, Spurs are defensively strong. And so they look harmful after they break via the likes of Son Heung-min. They transfer shortly after they win the ball again. It is unclear how Chelsea goes to discover a approach via. The guests have appeared finest when working on the counter.
thirty third min.: Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa comes off his line to stuff Son Heung-min who latches onto a go into the field. It appeared prefer it might have been offside. Kepa and Son spend a while on the bottom after the collision.
twenty sixth min.: Chelsea heart again Andreas Christensen exhibits off some fancy footwork exterior the field, however his shot is off the goal. Nonetheless scoreless right here. Tottenham nonetheless urgent arduous, however Chelsea placing extra sustained assaults collectively.
twenty first min.: Tottenham break via left again Sergio Reguilon, who makes it into the field however cannot discover Giovani Lo Celso. It is a wonderful play by Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger to snuff out the hazard.
twentieth min.: After a robust recreation in midweek, Tanguy Ndombele is off to a very good begin, pulling off some good possession-saving strikes.
fifteenth min.: What a break by Chelsea. Lukaku holds up the ball, brings Mount into it and it launches a 3-v-2. Mount will get the ultimate shot within the field and it is blocked.
eleventh min.: What a whiff by Kai Havertz! Azpilicueta serves up the proper ball for the volley within the field, however Havertz does not make contact.
tenth min.: Chelsea has but to get settled on this match to this point. Tottenham are chasing and urgent and making life powerful on Chelsea. Nuno Espirito Santo promised Spurs would make it powerful on the European champs.
fifth min.: Harry Kane takes a free kick simply exterior the field and it goes off the wall for a nook. It does not quantity to something.
third min.: Tottenham with an early flurry of probabilities! Giovano Lo Celso extremely misses redirecting the ball proper in entrance of purpose. And Chelsea lastly clears the hazard.
1st min.: We’re off. Tottenham Hotspur kick it off.
11:31 a.m.: The tribute at Tottenham Hotspur stadium for Jimmy Greaves:
11:30 a.m.: Unloved below Jose Mourinho. Irreplaceable with Nuno Espirito Santo.
10:48 a.m.: Harry Kane talked concerning the passing of Spurs and England legend Jimmy Greaves:
8:12 a.m.: Chelsea is heading to a stadium the place it has been victorious earlier than:
Tottenham vs. Chelsea beginning lineups
Tottenham starters Giovani Lo Celso , Cristian Romero and Davinson Sanchez can be found after spending quarantine in Croatia following their return from South American World Cup qualifiers. Romero makes his first Premier League begin.
Son Heung-min and Eric Dier reportedly did not practice all week, however they’re each beginning, whereas the knocks that compelled Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura out of Thursday’s Convention League match are sufficient to maintain each of them out vs. Chelsea. Spurs are already with out suspended defender Japhet Tanganga and Ryan Sessegnon , who’s nonetheless battling a hamstring subject.
Tottenham beginning lineup (4-3-3, left to proper): 1-Hugo Lloris-GK — 3-Sergio Reguilon, 15-Eric Dier, 4-Cristian Romero, 12-Emerson Royal — 18-Giovani Lo Celso, 5-Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, 28-Tanguy Ndombele — 20-Delle Alli, 10-Harry Kane, 7-Son Heung-min
Tottenham subs (9): 22-Pierluigi Gollini-GK, 2-Matt Doherty, 6-Davinson Sanchez, 14-Joe Rodon, 33-Ben Davies, 29-Oliver Skipp, 8-Harry Winks, 11-Bryan Gil, 44-Dane Scarlett
By comparability, Chelsea is pretty wholesome heading into this recreation with American Christian Pulisic being the one harm absence as a result of ankle knock picked up with the U.S. nationwide staff. Extra unhealthy information for Tottenham: All-terrain midfielder N’Golo Kante is again on the bench for the defending European champions. Beginning goalkeeper Edouard Mendy will miss the match after sustaining an harm late in opposition to FC Zenit within the Champions League.
“Edu bought an enormous hit [in the last minute vs. FC Zenit] and we tried all the things within the final days, however he wasn’t comfy. Yesterday in coaching, we determined that if a miracle did not occur in a single day that Kepa would play,” Tuchel mentioned previous to the match.
Chelsea beginning lineup (3-4-3, left to proper): 1-Kepa Arrizabalaga-GK — 2-Antonio Rudiger, 6-Thiago Silva, 4-Andreas Christensen — 3-Marcos Alonso, 8-Mateo Kovacic, 5-Jorginho, 28-Cesar Azpilicueta — 19-Mason Mount, 9-Romelu Lukaku, 29-Kai Havertz
Chelsea subs (9): 13-Marcus Bettinelli-GK, 14-Trevoh Chalobah, 21-Ben Chilwell, 24-Reece James, 17-Saul Niguez, 7-N’Golo Kante, 20-Callum Hudson-Odoi, 22-Hakim Ziyech, 11-Timo Werner
The way to watch Tottenham vs. Chelsea
- Date: Sunday, Sept. 19
- Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
- TV channel: none
- Spanish-language TV: none
- Dwell stream: Peacock
The match will solely be out there to followers within the USA by way of NBC’s Peacock streaming platform.