Chelsea marches on. The defending European champions registered their newest shutout win, this time on the highway in a London derby towards Tottenham Hotspur, 3-0. Chelsea joins Liverpool and Manchester United atop the Premier League desk on 13 factors, however the Blues sit on high on a tiebreaker.
Thiago Silva scored on a corner-kick header 4 minutes after the halftime break and N’Golo Kante noticed his shot deflected for a objective lower than 10 minutes later to set the Blues on their method. The remainder of the affair was an train in sport administration, which Chelsea has perfected beneath head coach Thomas Tuchel. And Antonio Rudiger added a 3rd for good measure.
Tottenham opened sturdy and its strain had Chelsea frazzled to begin the match. Giovani Lo Celso missed an unbelievable early likelihood within the Chelsea field, Harry Kane noticed a harmful free kick blocked by the wall and Sergio Reguilon led a break which was defused by wonderful Chelsea defending.
“The primary half we have been excellent,” Tottenham supervisor Nuno Espirito Santo mentioned after the match. “The primary half we competed properly and we have been the higher group urgent excessive and creating conditions. For 50 minutes we held on. After the primary objective, the sport modified. It grew to become very arduous for the boys … The concept was that we clearly wanted to begin 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 possibilities to do it and we did not do it. However the first half — incredible.”
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 objective hit the again of the web within the forty ninth minute there was a sense that it will be sufficient for the guests to see out the consequence. The second objective by Kante put the sport away and there was no coming again for Spurs, who solely had one shot on objective after taking place.
Chelsea performed the sport with out beginning goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, who couldn’t overcome the knock suffered towards Zenit Saint Petersburg within the Champions League. Kepa Arrizabalaga stuffed in capably for him.
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 dwell updates, highlights from Premier League match
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Last: Tottenham 0, Chelsea 3
92nd min.: Aim Chelsea! On the following nook, the ball circulates to Timo Werner on the fitting, and his cross finds Antonio Rudiger for the low, angled end. It is 3-0.
91st min.: Huge likelihood for Mateo Kovacic. However Hugo Lloris stops it for a nook.
86th min.: Romelu Lukaku practically will get his objective. He heads an Antonio Rudiger cross on objective, nevertheless it’s proper on the goalkeeper. Tottenham are not on this sport and hasn’t been for a while.
83rd min.: SUB – Davinson Sanchez replaces Cristian Romero at middle again.
81st min.: Werner is put via by 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. One warning, one missed likelihood and one nook earned for Werner in 10 minutes.
78th min.: Lukaku leads a break and feeds Werner, who cannot get the ball off his ft and loses the prospect. Lukaku’s response makes it clear that he was upset with Werner’s there. The German’s first contact failed him (once more).
seventy fifth min.: Thiago Silva with one other nook kick header and 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 might 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 method via. It should be robust. Striker Romelu Lukaku was even clearing a ball in his personal field. This group 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 broad 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 middle of the field places the ball on web and Tottenham’s Eric Dier clears off the road.
forty ninth min.: Aim Chelsea! Thiago Silva heads residence 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 objective in stride and Hugo Lloris has to parry for a nook.
forty sixth min.: Second half is underway. Chelsea deliver on N’Golo Kante for Mason Mount. Now it is Jorginho with Kovacic and Kante on both facet of him.
Halftime: Tottenham 0, Chelsea 0
Halftime: Tottenham had its likelihood. Spurs had Chelsea on the ropes within the opening 10-Quarter-hour, however then the Tottenham strain eased as the primary half progressed and Chelsea had longer durations of possession. However Chelsea couldn’t do a lot with that possession and the Blues have been most harmful in moments they may counter and run on the Spurs again line. Whereas Mason Mount and Jorginho have had the perfect concepts on the ball for Chelsea, Kai Havertz has been poor. That might be the primary sub for supervisor Thomas Tuchel, along with bringing on N’Golo Kante. Tottenham can be proud of that first half, however we’ve not seen a lot from the 2 large stars thus far: Harry Kane (Tottenham) and Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea).
forty fifth min.: It hasn’t helped this sport that Tanguy Ndombele has a contact lens concern which introduced the sport to a halt.
forty third min.: The match is tapering off because it nears halftime with neither group eager to take a lot of a threat earlier than the break.
thirty fifth min.: When Tottenham is sitting again ready for Chelsea, Spurs are defensively stable. And so they look harmful once they break via the likes of Son Heung-min. They transfer rapidly once they win the ball again. It is unclear how Chelsea goes to discover a method 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 middle again Andreas Christensen reveals 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 superb play by Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger to snuff out the hazard.
twentieth min.: After a powerful sport in midweek, Tanguy Ndombele is off to a great 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 thus far. Tottenham are chasing and urgent and making life robust on Chelsea. Nuno Espirito Santo promised Spurs would make it robust 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 possibilities! Giovano Lo Celso extremely misses redirecting the ball proper in entrance of objective. 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 beneath Jose Mourinho. Irreplaceable with Nuno Espirito Santo.
? Dele Alli makes his 250th profession League app – he has performed each minute of Tottenham’s 4 PL video games this season, having performed solely 18% of minutes in PL final season
Tanguy Ndombele makes his 1st PL begin since Apr 21 pic.twitter.com/WShHfARwxy
— Sky Sports activities Statto (@SkySportsStatto) September 19, 2021
10:48 a.m.: Harry Kane talked in regards to 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 prepare all week, however they’re each beginning, whereas the knocks that pressured 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 concern.
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 sport with American Christian Pulisic being the one harm absence because of the ankle knock picked up with the U.S. nationwide group. Extra dangerous 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 towards FC Zenit within the Champions League.
“Edu bought an enormous hit [in the last minute vs. FC Zenit] and we tried every part within the final days, however he wasn’t snug. 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 right way to watch Tottenham vs. Chelsea
- Date: Sunday, Sept. 19
- Time: 11:30 a.m. ET
- TV channel: none
- Spanish-language TV: none
- Reside stream: Peacock
The match will solely be obtainable to followers within the USA by way of NBC’s Peacock streaming platform.