Chelsea registers first league win since boxing day in 2-0 win over Tottenham
Chelsea secured their first win in the Premier League since Boxing Day as they beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 on Sunday.
Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte made his league return to Stamford Bridge however he was unable to guide his aspect to a win as Hakim Ziyech and Thiago silva scored for the home side.
It’s the third time that Spurs are beaten by Chelsea this month after they knocked Conte’ side out of the Carabao Cup over 2 legs.
“We were operating very hard for it and it had been a tricky match. the trouble was outstanding and it was a deserved win. it’s therefore hard to make possibilities against them but we were relentless and unbroken on believing,” Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel aforementioned after the match.
“Keep on going, there was no need for changes, some details of when to require the risk and when not. Encouragement to keep ongoing.”
It sounded like Spurs had taken the lead within the half when Harry Kane had the ball in the net from eight yards out. However, referee Paul Tierney had already blown his whistle for a push on silva and therefore the goal didn’t stand.
“It is extremely difficult to comment and I don’t wish to comment on the referee’ decision. however to disallow this goal in England, was unimaginable for me,” Conte aforesaid post-match.
Chelsea came out in the last half with a renewed vigour and quickly got their first goal simply 2 minutes into the restart. Callum Hudson-Odoi found Ziyech in space and he curled the ball into the top corner together with his left foot.
Chelsea’ second came eight minutes later once Mason Mount whipped a free-kick into the box which silva hit past Hugo Lloris.
“The game against Brighton [when he did not celebrate a goal] we have a tendency to didn’t play well, therefore, there was frustration. however these days we played well, that they had some counterattacks but it wasn’t dangerous at all,” Ziyech said after the game.
“How sensible was the goal? i feel it was ten out of 10. i assumed perhaps I hit it a little bit hard and in the end, I saw it go in.”
The loss puts a dampener on Spurs’ Champions League ambitions after fellow top-four contenders Arsenal drew 0-0 with Burnley earlier in the day. A win would have sent them above their north London rivals with a game in hand.
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