Tottenham and Chelsea play on a draw 1:1 in a match of the 11th round of the Premier League.
As early as the 6th minute, Chelsea’s defense cracked as Pape Sarr found Kuluszewski and he was given a lot of free space, with Kouliel not closing him at all, which allowed the Swede to shoot, and after the resulting ricochet, the ball flew into Sanchez’s goal – 1:0 for Tottenham.
Immediately afterwards, Spurs created another opportunity as Pedro Porro attempted a shot from distance, but Robert Sanchez was prepared to make the save. In the 11th minute, Chelsea created their first goal-scoring opportunity when Raheem Sterling brought Jackson alone against the keeper, but the latter delayed before shooting and Vicario showed great reflexes to clear for a corner.
In the 13th minute, Tottenham doubled the score after Son was found in a wonderful way in the penalty area, and the Korean managed to put the ball into the opponent’s goal, but the goal was canceled due to an offside. The decision was discussed with VAR for a long time, but it was finally confirmed and the game continued with the same result.
Moments later, Udoji only got away with a yellow card for a dangerous tackle on Raheem Sterling. The situation was reviewed again, but no major penalty followed, mainly because the Spurs player played with the ball, and the contact was not that serious.
In the 21st minute, Raheem Sterling broke into the opposition penalty area well and managed to finish in a wonderful way to level the scores. Chelsea’s goal was disallowed for offside as the England international touched the ball with his hand during the attack.
Shortly after, Moises Caicedo received on the edge of the penalty area and fired a bomb shot with his left foot, leaving Vicario no chance. However, the hit was canceled due to an ambush. However, that was not all of the situation, as from VAR I noticed a rough entry of Christian Romero into the penalty area, and Michael Oliver examined the situation himself on the monitor. In the end, Romero was sent off for excessive roughness and a penalty was awarded. With the performance, Cole Palmer shouldered the ball, and the Tottenham guard hit the ball into the post, but it still ended up in the net – 1:1.
At the end of the first half, Tottenham had the misfortune of two of its players getting injured. Mickey van de Ven picked up a strain and James Maddison was clearly in discomfort as well, with both forced to be substituted.
The second half also started with a bang, as in the 55th minute Udoji was late with his entry and fouled Sterling, and the referee had no choice but to show him a second yellow card and a red, respectively, and “Spurs” were left with 9 men on the field.
Seconds later, Nicolas Jackson received a magnificent ball in a clear position, about two meters from the goal line, to head in, but his shot was cleared at the last minute by an opposing defender.
In the 60th minute, Reece James had a chance to shoot on target from inside the penalty area, but the ball went wide of Vicario’s right side post. In the 67th minute, Marc Cucurea ran behind the opposing defense and was face-to-face with Guillermo Vicario, but the Spanish defender slowed down, and the Tottenham goalkeeper again shone with his incredible reflexes.
Tottenham: 13. Guillermo Vicario, 38. Yenoma Udoji, 37. Mickey van de Ven, 17. Christian Romero, 23. Pedro Porro, 29. Pape Sarr, 8. Yves Bissuma, 22. Brennan Johnson, 10. James Maddison, 21. Dejan Kulushewski, 7. Hyun-Min Son
Chelsea: 1. Robert Sanchez, 26. Levi Cowil, 6. Thiago Silva, 2. Axel Dizazzi, 24. Reece James, 8. Enzo Fernandez, 25. Moises Caicedo, 7. Raheem Sterling, 7. Conor Gallagher, 20. Cole Palmer, 15. Nicholas Jackson