Tottenham came out of the block quick on their toes and put the pressure early on in the game against the Europen Champions. The first half saw Spurs have the better share of possession and number of passes to create more chances than their London rivals but both sides were yet to score as they headed for the tunnel goalless at halftime. The second half saw the introduction of N’golo Kante in midfield for Chelsea that helped the Blues look a different side after their first-half display. The deadlock was broken in the 49th minute as Marcos Alonso corner found the head of the Brazilian Thiago Silva who further found the back of the net to make it 1-0. Kante’s long-range shot was deflected into the Spurs goal by Eric Dier before a 91st-minute goal by Rudiger sealed the win.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 19, 2021
Tottenham Hotspur hosted their visitors Chelsea at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday. Before today’s league game, Spurs suffered their first league defeat in the first London Derby out of the four when they visited the club from South London, Crystal Palace. This is Tottenham’s second defeat in the Premier League after today’s defeat as they now travel back to North London to face Arsenal in the North London Derby on the 26th of this month.
This morning, the footballing world was deeply saddened by the passing away of the Tottenham Hotspur legend Jimmy Greaves at the age of 81. Jimmy is currently Tottenham’s record top goalscorer as he served the Lilywhites from 1961 to 1970. Jimmy started his career as a Chelsea Academy graduate who went on to play over 100 games for the blue before a brief transfer in 1961 to AC Milan. The move to the Italian giants didn’t seem to work out for the Englishman as he moved back to London but this time to the might Spurs where he scripted history.