One of London’s greatest rivalries will take place tonight. Tottenham will accept Chelsea in the eagerly awaited derby of the 11th round of Premier League of Anlia.
The Spurs are the only team that has not yet tasted defeat since the start of the season. The intrigue is also heightened by the fact that Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will return Mauricio Pochettino. However, the Argentine will be at the head of the “blues” from “Stamford Bridge”. We recall that Tottenham fired Poch 3 years ago.
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The hosts started the derby more intently. They tried to attack Sanchez’s goal and made two rushes to the penalty spot.
GOOOOL! Tottenham opened the scoring in the 6th minute. Dejan Kulushewski checkmate Sanchez for 1:0. Pape Sarr perfectly found the Swede in the penalty, who shot and checked the visitors’ goalkeeper.
Shortly after, Robert Sanchez dealt with a shot from Pedro Porro. Chelsea responded with a Nicholas Jackson pass. Sterling headed it in alone against Guillermo Vicario, but the keeper tipped his shot into a corner.
In the 13th minute, he sent the ball into Sanchez’s net again. The goal was scored by Hyun Min Son. VAR reviewed the situation at length and eventually disallowed the Korean’s goal for offside.
In the 21st minute, Chelsea scored a goal. Realized by Raheem Sterling. On his foray into the penalty area, however, the ball ricocheted into his hand before sending it into the net. In the end, the VAR did not recognize his goal.
In the 28th minute, the guests scored another goal. This time Moises Caicedo scored with a shot from the penalty arc. However, the Ecuadorian’s goal was disallowed due to an ambush.
GOOOOL! However, the drama was yet to come. VAR continued to review the entire situation in the course of Chelsea’s attack. Thus, VAR saw Christian Romero’s rough entry into the penalty area. Referee Michael Oliver looked at the situation himself on the monitor, then even explained to Hyun Min-sung what decision was about to be made. So Romero was sent off for excessive rudeness, and Chelsea were awarded a penalty. Cole Palmer took responsibility and shot from the penalty spot, Vicario felt the direction and hit the bar, but it still crossed the goal line – 1:1.
The home side’s problems continued after Mickey van de Ven and James Maddison picked up injuries. They were forcibly replaced.
The first half ended up being played for a total of 58 minutes despite the dramas.
Tottenham: Vicario, Porro, Romero, De Ven, Udoji, Bissuma, Sarr, Kuluszewski, Maddison, Johnson, Son
Chelsea: Sanchez, James, Disazzi, Silva, Colville, Caicedo, Fernandez, Palmer, Gallagher, Sterling, Jackson
BEFORE THE MATCH
Tottenham remained the only unbeaten team in the Premier League. Angelos Postecoglou’s men are on a 4-match winning streak in the championship. They are unerring at home, recording 4 wins.
“Spurs” are in second place in the standings with 26 points after 8 wins and 2 draws. An eventual success will propel them to the top. In their last Championship match, they beat Crystal Palace 2-1 away in another London derby.
Chelsea have performed more than shakily since the start of the campaign. The Blues are in an unenviable 13th position in the table with an asset of just 12 points. In their last meeting, they lost 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to Brentford in a London derby.
In the last match between the two teams, Tottenham beat Chelsea 2-0 in February. However, in general statistics, the “blues” are an advantage.