Thomas Tuchel continued his unbeaten start as Chelsea supervisor with victory at Tottenham, a consequence that moved them into the Premier League’s prime six.
Jorginho’s first-half penalty, awarded after Eric Dier upended Timo Werner, gave the blues a win their additional progressive technique deserved in opposition to a Spurs side devoid of ideas and ambition until it was too late.
Tuchel has now liked two wins and a draw, with out conceding a goal, since altering the sacked Frank Lampard, and whereas the animated German typically displayed indicators of frustration in his technical area, this was ultimately a satisfying closing consequence.
In distinction, it was a third successive defeat in a dismal sequence for Tottenham and supervisor Jose Mourinho as that they had been punished for a desperately unfavourable gameplan which, shorn of predominant marksman Harry Kane, barely gave Chelsea an anxious second until Carlos Vinicius headed Serge Aurier’s cross huge on the far put up when unmarked late on.
Demanding Tuchel continues good star
Tuchel has wasted no time in laying down his requires to Chelsea’s avid gamers and his presence on the touchline truly galvanises them into movement.
He was on the switch all via this win, expressing pleasure and discontent all via, on one occasion shouting “certain” and applauding his side vigorously after bellowing “go, go” to order Chelsea to pressurise Spurs.
It’s early days nonetheless Tuchel has purchased Chelsea participating in at a sooner tempo and the right-sided combination of Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi is clearly one factor he feels has promise.
In reality, this was a relatively comfortable night for the blues, no matter shedding the expert Thiago Silva with a hamstring injury inside the first half.
Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy was barely troubled, except for a diving save from Erik Lamela, whereas Mason Mount’s driving runs and vitality from midfield had been sure to have impressed his new supervisor.
Werner stays to be struggling for a break, nonetheless he gained the essential penalty and on no account stopped working no matter not always having enjoyable with the simplest of fortune.
All in all, this was a beautiful night for Tuchel and his new bills.
Harmful Spurs deserved nothing
Spurs supervisor Mourinho will little query degree to that unhealthy late miss to Vinicius as a second as soon as they could want snatched a level – nonetheless, genuinely, they purchased what their technique merited: nothing.
Mourhino’s side appeared desperately in want of threat with out the injured Kane, with even Son Heung-min struggling as he obtained little help or service.
In a bewildering first-half present, Spurs at events almost appeared unwilling to depart their very personal half, instantly handing the initiative to Chelsea. It was an invitation the visitors had been solely too glad to simply settle for.
Tottenham, as they wanted to do, confirmed additional optimistic intent after the break, nonetheless it was hardly a wave of assaults and, when he did make modifications, it was vital Mourinho turned to Lamela and Lucas Moura fairly than Gareth Bale, who was left unused.
Kane’s absence would strip any group of an fringe of menace nonetheless it was moreover Mourinho’s no-risk method that allow Tuchel’s side revenue for most of the recreation.
Late rally aside, considerably Vinicius’ miss, this was a grim evening for Spurs their supervisor.
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Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 0, Chelsea 1.
Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 0, Chelsea 1.
Strive missed. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) correct footed shot from the exact side of the sector is just too extreme.
Strive blocked. Timo Werner (Chelsea) correct footed shot from the left side of the sector is blocked. Assisted by N’Golo Kanté.
Strive missed. Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) correct footed shot from open air the sector misses to the left from a direct free kick.
César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) is confirmed the yellow card for a nasty foul.
Foul by César Azpilicueta (Chelsea).
Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick inside the attacking half.
Strive missed. Carlos Vinicius (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the center of the sector is shut, nonetheless misses to the left. Assisted by Serge Aurier with a cross.
Strive missed. Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) correct footed shot from open air the sector is just too extreme. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.
Strive missed. Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) left footed shot from open air the sector misses to the left.
Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) wins a free kick inside the attacking half.
Foul by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham Hotspur).
N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea) is confirmed the yellow card for a nasty foul.
Foul by N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea).
Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick inside the attacking half.
Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) is confirmed the yellow card for a nasty foul.
Strive saved. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from open air the sector is saved inside the bottom left nook. Assisted by Son Heung-Min.
Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea) wins a free kick inside the defensive half.
Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).