Chelsea pile more misery on Spurs

English Premier League

Chelsea piled more misery on Tottenham Hotspur with a 1-0 win in Premier League action on Thursday evening.

Thomas Tuchel made one change from the win over Burnley in Reece James, who replaced Tammy Abraham while Serge Aurier, Eric Dier and Carlos Vinicius started for the host.

It was the Blues who threatened first with a flying header from the far side of the area by Timo Werner in the opening seconds following a diagonal long ball from Cesar Azpilicueta.

However, Chelsea did go on to take the lead at the midway mark through a perfectly taken spot-kick by Jorginho after Werner was brought down under the challenge of Dier in the area.

The Blues made a change ten minutes to halftime as Andreas Christensen came on for Thiago Silva, who couldn’t continue playing after picking up an injury.

Chelsea carried their dominant first spell over to the second period and as Callum Hudson-Odoi was presented with a chance near the area but he dragged wide.

Werner went close from a ball behind the defence minutes later, but saw the chance cleared before Marco Alonso hammered a first-time strike from close-range over the top.

Spurs continued to sit behind the ball in the closing stages, as Matteo Kovacic went wide with a low shot whilst Mason Mount’s snap-shot forced Hugo Lloris to an outstretched save.

The host began to push numbers forward before fulltime and managed to get a look in on goal through a smart attempt from Erik Lamela, but goalkeeper Edouard Mendy saved.

Vinicius had a golden opportunity to bring his side level three minutes from time with a towering header in the area, but he went wide as Tuchel claimed back-to-back league victories.