Tottenham won at home this Sunday against Chelsea (2-0, 25th day of the Premier League) thanks to goals from Skipp and Kane.
Another catastrophic league day for Chelsea. On the move this Sunday on the lawn of Tottenham, the Blues logically lost (2-0) and have more lost Thiago Silva to injury. Graham Potter’s future is increasingly compromised on the bench, especially since his team is only ten points ahead of the red zone. For Tottenham on the other hand, the victory is good after the slap received in Leicester last week (4-1). The partners of Harry Kane, once again goalscorer for his team, are fourth in the Premier League.
The first period was not bad for Chelsea, however, who held off Spurs. Significantly more ball possession (57%) and slightly more shots. Attempts almost all off target (three out of four) and which did not allow the visitors to take the lead before returning to the locker room. The luck of Blues had passed.
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Because upon returning to the field, Tottenham drove a first nail. While he had never scored a single goal in the jersey of the Spurs, Oliver Skipp fired a cannonball from twenty-five meters, seeing his ball be lightly touched by Kepa before hitting the bottom of the crossbar and finishing in the back of the net (1-0, 46th). Something to definitely wake up his supporters and his team.
Kane remembers Lineker
And even if the possession of the ball increased again on this second act in favor of Chelsea (63%), the efficiency was once again for Tottenham. On a corner extended by a partner, Harry Kane thus doubled the bet at the end of the game (2-0, 82nd). Nineteenth personal goal for the English goleador with Tottenham this season, in all competitions. Kane even became the first player of the Spurs since Gary Lineker in the 90s, to score on the first leg and return against Chelsea.
Thanks to this success, Tottenham consolidates its fourth place while Chelsea has a fifth game in a row without a win in all competitions and stagnates in tenth place. The crisis is indeed there despite the millions spent since his arrival by owner Todd Boehly.