Tottenham Hotspur secured a crucial 2-0 victory over Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday, with Harry Kane scoring both goals to send the home fans into raptures.
The England captain’s first goal came in the 57th minute, when he latched onto a loose ball and fired a low shot past Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. Kane then doubled Tottenham’s lead in the 83rd minute, when he headed home a Son Heung-min cross.
The victory was a much-needed one for Tottenham, who had lost their last three Premier League matches. It also moved them above Chelsea into fourth place in the table.
Conte’s Tactical Masterclass
Antonio Conte was once again the architect of Tottenham’s victory. The Italian tactician set his team up to defend deep and hit Chelsea on the counter-attack. This tactic proved to be very effective, as Tottenham were able to exploit Chelsea’s defensive weaknesses.
Kane was in superb form for Tottenham, and he was rewarded with two goals for his efforts. The England captain was a constant threat to the Chelsea defence, and he was always willing to run in behind.
Son was also excellent for Tottenham, and he provided the assist for Kane’s second goal. The South Korean winger was a constant menace to the Chelsea defence, and he was always looking to create chances for his teammates.
Chelsea’s Lack of Cutting Edge
Chelsea were disappointing on the day, and they were unable to find a way past Tottenham’s resolute defence. The Blues were toothless in attack, and they lacked a cutting edge.
Romelu Lukaku was particularly poor for Chelsea, and he was replaced by Kai Havertz in the second half. Havertz did little to improve Chelsea’s attacking threat, and the Blues were ultimately well beaten.
Thomas Tuchel was clearly frustrated with Chelsea’s performance, and he admitted that his team were not good enough on the day.
“We were not good enough today,” Tuchel said. “We were not clinical enough in front of goal, and we were not good enough defensively. We need to do better.”
The Match in Numbers
- Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Chelsea
- Kane (57′, 83′)
- Possession: Tottenham 42%, Chelsea 58%
- Shots: Tottenham 6, Chelsea 11
- Shots on target: Tottenham 3, Chelsea 4
- Corners: Tottenham 2, Chelsea 6
- Fouls: Tottenham 12, Chelsea 13
Tottenham’s victory over Chelsea was a well-deserved one. The home side were the better team on the day, and they were able to exploit Chelsea’s defensive weaknesses. Kane was the star of the show for Tottenham, and he scored two goals to lead his team to victory.