Chelsea scored three objectives within the second half to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-Zero on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante, and Antonio Rudiger had been on the right track.
On a day marked by heartbreaking tributes to Jimmy Greaves, the Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, and England star who died early Sunday, Thomas Tuchel’s aspect demonstrated their title credentials in spectacular trend.
After a scoreless first half in north London, the guests gained management shortly after the interval when Silva headed Marcos Alonso’s nook past Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
Kante, a half-time substitution for Mason Mount who had recovered from an ankle harm, doubled Chelsea’s benefit with a long-range drive that took a deflection off Eric Dier earlier than looping in off the publish whereas the hosts had been nonetheless staggering.
Spurs had been boosted by the return of Heung-Min Son, Cristian Romero, and Giovani Lo Celso, however they had been unable to deal with Chelsea’s second-half show and slipped additional behind when Rudiger despatched Timo Werner’s cut-back in stoppage time.
HOW THE GAME WENT DOWN:
Earlier than kick-off, each units of followers gathered collectively in an emotional minute of applause for Greaves, which was led from the touchline by a bunch of Tottenham veterans together with Glenn Hoddle, Martin Chivers, Ledley King, and Ossie Ardiles.
The veteran striker started his profession at Chelsea earlier than changing into Tottenham’s all-time main goalscorer, however as soon as the game-the world’s first to attain net-zero carbon emissions-got underway, there was no love misplaced between his two former sides.
The sport obtained off to a frantic begin, with each groups urgent excessive up the pitch and attacking at breakneck velocity. Son, who had returned to the Spurs line-up after the worldwide break, appeared significantly harmful, however Chelsea’s Kai Havertz had the primary severe likelihood.
When Cesar Azpilicueta’s header landed on him within the Spurs field, the 22-year-old was in house, however he failed to attach correctly together with his shot, a lot to the delight of the house followers behind the goal-post.
Spurs rapidly re-entered the sport, however had been virtually caught off guard a couple of minutes later as Mason Mount raced ahead and swapped passes with Romelu Lukaku contained in the Spurs field. The Chelsea participant, like Havertz, sliced his shot extensive.
Sergio Reguilon obtained in behind the Chelsea protection after receiving a go from Son, however Rudiger lower off his low cross meant for Lo Celso.
Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen curled a long-range effort barely extensive, and Tottenham’s best likelihood of the half was squandered when Son’s heavy contact allowed Kepa Arrizabalaga, who had changed Edouard Mendy, to dam his shot.
Silva’s aim got here after two too good possibilities for Alonso, the primary of which noticed Lloris tip his stinging volley over the bar and the second of which was hacked off the road by Dier.
Chelsea gained’t have to attend lengthy to double their benefit, as Lo Celso misplaced management in his personal defensive third, permitting Mateo Kovacic to feed Kante, whose deflected shot caught Lloris off guard.
Chelsea’s lead was solely saved at a manageable stage because of Lloris’ fast reflexes earlier than Rudiger added their third.
As Chelsea pushed ahead, the Frenchman parried one other header from Silva and made sensible saves from Werner and Kovacic.
Tuchel’s aspect capped a dominant efficiency with Rudiger’s aim, leaving Spurs to face a second consecutive three-goal defeat, placing an finish to their unbeaten begin to the season.
Tottenham: Lloris (7), Reguilon (6), Romero (6), Dier (7), Royal (6), Hojbjerg (7), Ndombele (6), Alli (5), Lo Celso (5), Son (5), Kane (5).
Subs: Skipp (6), Gil (6), Sanchez (6).
Chelsea: Kepa (7), Azpilicueta (8), Rudiger (7), Christensen (7), Thiago Silva (9), Alonso (8), Kovacic (7), Jorginho (7), Mount (6), Havertz (6), Lukaku (7).
Subs: Kante (8), Werner (6).
Man Of Thee Match: Thiago Silva