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Highlights after Chelsea’s victory over Tottenham

06 Jan 2022 | 09:30 | Football

 

Chelsea vs Tottenham match ended with a score of 2-0 in favor of the home team, let’s look back at the highlights after the match at Stamford Bridge ended.

Kai Havertz scores and leaves the field due to injury

Midfielder Kai Havertz was the one who opened the scoring for Chelsea against Tottenham. In the 5th minute, Marcos Alonso grabbed the ball in a dangerous position before setting up Kai Havertz to hit Lloris’s net. Statistically, Havertz has scored five goals in three Carabao Cup appearances for Chelsea, just one less than his record in 42 Premier League games (6).

Kai Havertz put Chelsea ahead early

However, the teammates of the player born in 1999 were a bit overboard when celebrating, causing the German midfielder to wince in pain with his little finger. He was bandaged his right hand and continued to play. But with the German star showing discomfort due to pain, the team’s coaching staff decided to withdraw him from the field immediately after the first half. The compatriot teacher replaced Havertz with Timo Werner.

Coach Thomas Tuchel later said Havertz broke his finger. After this accident, the 22-year-old player does not know if he will recover in time for the match against Chesterfield in the FA Cup at the weekend.

Romelu Lukaku kicks back

Romelu Lukaku is one of the most mentioned names in recent times. He stated that he was unhappy at Chelsea in front of the press, this incident angered the Chelsea Board of Directors and coach Thomas Tuchel. The Belgian player was left out of the squad against Liverpool. Recently Lukaku apologized, he accepted to pay a fine of £ 500,000.

Lukaku starts against Tottenham

Lukaku starts against Tottenham

The player born in 1993 then returned to normal training with his teammates. In the Chelsea vs Tottenham match, No. 9 started the game. Coach Thomas Tuchel explained the reason for using Romelu Lukaku in the first place, he said: “Lukaku has apologized after the inappropriate statement. He returned to training with his teammates. Lukaku is in good shape and has a very strong determination to play, there is no reason for him to be on the bench.”

In this match, the 28-year-old player did not score, but Mr. Tuchel still expressed satisfaction. Speaking after the match he said: “I am completely satisfied. He is unaffected by the recent incident. Also, mentally, he always wants to move on. Lukaku can deal with pressure and adversity. And it was a good performance.”

Chelsea put one foot in the final

Chelsea have not been in good form recently, both of their last 2 matches in the Premier League ended in a draw. In addition, the Blues do not have the best force. Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has confirmed that NGolo Kante and Thiago Silva are both absent from Tottenham due to positive Covid-19.

Chelsea close to the final of the English League Cup

Chelsea close to the final of the English League Cup

In addition, Mendy returned to focus with Senegal, while two wingers, Ben Chilwell and Reece James, were both injured and absent. Despite not having a good squad and form, Chelsea still played at the foot of the away team. They controlled the ball 64%, shot 19 times, 6 on target was superior to Tottenham’s 6 stops and 2 on target.

With a dominant position, Chelsea won 2-0. With this result, the Blues almost put one foot in the final. According to statistics, 29 of the 30 teams that won the first leg of the League Cup semi-final with a difference of 2 or more goals have won tickets to the final, except for Tranmere (vs Aston Villa) ) in 1994.

Conte disappoints on his return to Stamford Bridge

Speaking before the game, coach Conte claimed he had fond memories of his time in charge of Chelsea, but would put that aside to help Spurs aim for a good result. The away team came out with almost the best squad, but they didn’t prove much. Tottenham let the opponent take the lead from the 5th minute with Kai Havertz’s goal, before Ben Davies’ own own goal helped the Blues double the lead. Although there was still the second half, the away team could not find a goal.

Antonio Conte lost on the day he returned to Chelsea

Antonio Conte lost on the day he returned to Chelsea

Losing 0-2 in the first leg, Tottenham faced many difficulties in the second leg at home. Since winning three consecutive matches against Chelsea from 2018 to 2019, Tottenham have not won in the last 9 matches against the Blues in all competitions (2 draws and 6 losses).