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Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:38am On Sep 20
Chelsea stretched their unbeaten Premier League run to five games as Thomas Tuchel's team deservedly beat Tottenham.

After managing no shots on target in the first half, the visitors looked like a different team after the break and scored three second-half goals at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The Blues opened the scoring four minutes after the re-start, when Thiago Silva headed past Hugo Lloris from Marcos Alonso's corner.

Half-time substitute N'Golo Kante added a second with his first goal in 49 league appearances, though his long-range effort took a massive deflection from Eric Dier.

Antonio Rudiger found the bottom corner in injury time to complete the win.

Spurs started the game brightly and were the better side in the first half, but Nuno Espirito Santo's side managed just two shots on target throughout and struggled to find a response after going behind.

Silva, Alonso, Rudiger, Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner all came close as the Blues enjoyed 10 second-half shots on target, but Lloris made a number of saves to deny them.

Chelsea are one of only three teams yet to lose in the Premier League this season, along with Liverpool and Manchester United.

The victory lifts the Blues to joint top of the table, alongside Jurgen Klopp's side.

Before the game, tributes were paid to Jimmy Greaves who played for both clubs, after he died aged 81.

A tale of two halves

Thomas Tuchel said in his post-match interview that he was "absolutely not happy" with his side's first-half performance, and whatever he said at half-time clearly did the trick.
Chelsea's best chance in the first 45 minutes fell to Mason Mount, who ran the length of the pitch after winning the ball in his own half, but the England midfielder scuffed his shot from six yards out after playing a one-two with Lukaku.

It was Mount's withdrawal at half-time that changed Chelsea's system and the introduction of Kante was the catalyst for Chelsea's dominant second-half display.

Chelsea were undoubtedly the better team after the break and two minutes after the restart, a superb ball from Silva found Alonso, but the Spaniard's goal-bound volley was tipped over by Hugo Lloris.


Alonso repaid the favour not long after, with his brilliant delivery from the corner finding the Brazilian, who rose above Dele Alli to head in the opener.

Twelve minutes into the second half, Tuchel's side had a firm grip on the game after Kante's long-range effort took a big deflection off Eric Dier and went in off the post.

No team has managed more shots on target in a Premier League match this season than Chelsea did against Tottenham, with all 10 coming in the second half.

Lloris was probably Spurs' best player as he kept a respectable scoreline, but he was eventually beaten for a third time when substitute Werner picked out Rudiger in the box, allowing the German to drill the ball into the bottom left corner.

There are pleasing signs for Tuchel that his side managed such a comfortable win without any goals from his forwards.

The German said his side still aren't at their best - a stark warning to the teams expected to be challenging for the title come May.

Spurs continue to struggle in front of goal

After winning their opening three Premier League games, it is now back-to-back 3-0 defeats for Spurs, who have scored just one goal from open play this season.

Following a difficult Europa Conference League draw against Rennes on Thursday, Spurs started the game full of energy and showed their attacking intent from the first whistle.

Nuno's side were buoyed by the return of Son Heung-min, who returned to the squad after missing two games with a calf strain.

The South Korean was at the heart of Spurs' early chances and it was he who managed the only shot on target in the first half.

After being played in by Giovani Lo Celso, Son beat Alonso, but his shot was blocked as he collided with Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga who was off his line.

But Chelsea were resolute and difficult to break down. After the break it was one-way traffic as Chelsea grew into the game and a flat Spurs side looked lethargic after going behind.

Harry Kane was kept quiet and restricted to just two chances and often looked lost at the top of the pitch. It is the first time since 2015-16 that the England striker has failed to score in his first four Premier League appearances of a season.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/58533942

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Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by blues343(m): 4:45am On Sep 20
Blue is the COLOUR

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Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:46am On Sep 20
blues343:
Blue is the COLOUR
You can say that again Sir Blue ......

Osondi,
Owendi.
grin cheesy wink

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Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by Pierce008: 4:47am On Sep 20
Not a Chelsea fan, but I must admit...they are really doing well.....
Kudos to Tuchel and the boys

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Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by Decentdave(m): 4:47am On Sep 20
Chelsea is just so on point this season. The coach is just too good.i see Chelsea winning the EPL this season. UP BLUES
If u love Chelsea hit like Button and share if u hate grin

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Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by ChocolateWine(f): 4:50am On Sep 20
9jah:
Tuchel decided to use Kovacic, Jorginho and Kante against you and you didn't call the FA to cancel the match?

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Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by walozanga(m): 4:51am On Sep 20
We are the pride of London

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Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by anambraamaka: 4:54am On Sep 20
Chelsea is the best team in EPL now

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Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by karnafiu03(m): 4:56am On Sep 20
Any season that chealsea start better like this....they always win EPL.

Those bois are too good....10 Chelsea players are equivalent to Liverpool first 11

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Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:56am On Sep 20
Pierce008:
Not a Chelsea fan, but I must admit...they are really doing well.....
Kudos to Tuchel and the boys
Oiinn,
We are truly doing well.
Thanks for the wishes pierce kiss kiss

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Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by MANNABBQGRILLS: 4:57am On Sep 20
karnafiu03:
Any season that chealsea start better like this....they always win EPL
Gbam!
You can see the future.
You are different from some falseprophet (s) that abound tongue

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Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by ipobarethieves: 4:59am On Sep 20
sad Noisemakers sad

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Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by Andyblaze: 5:01am On Sep 20
Chelsea for life

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Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by 9jah(m): 5:01am On Sep 20
grin[quote author=ChocolateWine post=105988069][/quote]
Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by 9jah(m): 5:03am On Sep 20
Tuchel decided to use Kovacic, Jorginho and Kante against you and you didn't call the FA to cancel the match? grin

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Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by TheWolfen(m): 5:04am On Sep 20
What a time to be a Chelsea fan. We the winning team

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Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by Kingcalls: 5:05am On Sep 20
Chelsea bad sha...their offensive players cudnt perform ...it was their defensive players that stepped up ...thats how to know a very good team thats capable of winning titles...

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Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by pickatyoubackup: 5:06am On Sep 20
Tuchel is feeling bad ass up until he going to meet a boy called Rashford and a Team called Manchester United.

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Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by WowSweetGuy(m): 5:07am On Sep 20
KTBFFH

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Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by Onekind04(m): 5:12am On Sep 20
Na team wey finish above Chelsea go carry this league.
They look really good.

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Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by OrdinaryNigeria(m): 5:19am On Sep 20
Sweet
Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by driand(m): 5:25am On Sep 20
Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by wunmi590(m): 5:28am On Sep 20
tongue
Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by Oreoluwa5(m): 5:32am On Sep 20
Three points obtained
Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by Humanoid01(m): 5:40am On Sep 20
MANNABBQGRILLS:
You can say that again Sir Blue ......
Osondi, Owendi. grin cheesy wink
Between two of us, I nor know who like Chelsea pass o lol.

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Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by dboo442: 5:41am On Sep 20
Tuchel is so tactical, after d first half I said to d person besides me that we needed kante Voila! Here he comes the little man that cause big problem to an opponent.....I love coaches that reads game and do changes regardless of their candidate.

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Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by money121(m): 5:44am On Sep 20
Nice one
Re: Chelsea Beat Spurs To Extend Unbeaten Run And Go Joint Top by Humanoid01(m): 5:49am On Sep 20
dboo442:
Tuchel is so tactical, after d first half I said to d person besides me that we needed kante Voila! Here he comes the little man that cause big problem to an opponent.....I love coaches that reads game and do changes regardless of their candidate.
I've been so disappointed in Mount this season, he has been a shadow of himself, and I think that's because he's becoming selfish. Honestly, I wasn't surprised to see Kante come in after half time, but I was surprised it wasn't Kovacic that was taken off.

That made me happy, seeing it was Mount. You rarely see the K-J-K combination, that's actually beastly from Tuchel. I hope he does that again against City. I think he did it towards the end of the UCL final.

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