Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham: The Super thrilling Sunday ended with a dramatic draw, and the two managers being sent off
Chelsea: Despite some off-the-pitch problems, Chelsea were still higher-appreciated. When it came to the recent head-to-head matches. The Blue have been unbeaten against Spurs in their last 12 meetings with 10 wins and 2 draws. With the addition of many high-profile players this summer, Chelsea’s fans were confident about the home team’s winning posibility. The only notable absence from the home team was the midfielder Metteo Kovacic.
Tottenham: Under Antonio Conte, Tottenham are always considered an arch rival to every team in the Premier League. They have been transformed from a club fighting for the Champions League or even Europa League to a team that seems capable of challenging Man City and Liverpool for the trophy this season. They just had an impressive 4-1 victory against Southampton and took the lead after the opening game. Since Kulusevski was in high form, the new record signing of the club, Richarlison, was sidelined.
Chelsea: Mendy, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly, Cucurella, James, Jorginho (Azpilicueta 73'), Kante (Gallagher 85'), Loftus-Cheek, Mount, Havertz (Broja 90'), Sterling (Pulisic 84')
Tottenham: Lloris, Davies, Romero, Emerson (Lucas Moura 82'), Son (Perisic 79'), Hojbjerg, Dier, Bentancur (Bissouma 79'), Sessegnon (Richarlisn 57'), Kane, Kulusevski
Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham Hotspurs:
After the opening whistle, Tottenham deliberately pushed up the squad, creating significant pressure on the Chelsea pitch. However, with home advantage, the Blues quickly regained control. They had a good chance to take a lead. In the 19th minute, after receiving a ball through from Kante, Sterling gave a nice back heel pass for Havertz to finish. However, Hugo Louis’ outstretch leg prevented the Blues from scoring the opening goal.
However, one minute after the chance, a glorious right-foot volley from Koulibaly, the team’s rookie, from another rookie’s corner, Marc Cucurella, gave Chelsea a lead. It is worth mentioning that his volley is no less than a prolific striker’s.
New rockie, Koulibaly took Chelsea a 1-0 lead
In the 23rd minute, Spurs had a good chance to equalize. Taking advantage of Chelsea’s high defensive line, Sessegnon escaped the offside trap, putting him in a one-on-one situation with the Blues’ goalkeeper. But his shot in the corner was blocked by Mendy.
Chelsea still maintained control of the game but were unable to extend their lead. It was unfortunate for the Blue when the incompetence of the referee and the clumsiness of the defensive system led to a Spurs equalizer, with a potential foul uncalled on Havertz and Richarlison being in the path of Hojberg’s shot seemingly not judged as interfering.
After the cooling break, the home team immediately reestablished the lead. Reece James had an easy finish after Sterling slayed the ball for him, leading Chelsea 2-1.
It was all believed that this would be the final result of the game, but NO, the drama did not come to an end. Right at the end of the match, Spurs equalized with a late goal from none other than Harry Kane with a brilliant header, making both teams share points in the end.
Ridiculous red cards for Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel:
The battle yesterday was really entertaining not only because of the quality that the two teams produced on the pitch, but also because of the hot temper and impulsive actions of Conte and Tuchel, which were the main highlights.
During the game, the two coaches were in each other’s faces on the touchline, with each making a point to celebrate in front of the other after their team scored. The conflict came after Chelsea conceded an equalizer. While Tuchel was upset with an apparent foul on Kai Havertz, before the goal was not awarded as a freekick, Conte ran to the home team’s technical area, making Tuchel angrier. The referee, Anthony Taylor, gave a yellow card to both coaches.
Tuchel and conte lost their cool
After the match, Both the managers came to shake hands, but it ridiculously turned into another clash between them. Neither of them seemed to let the other’s hand go. Both the managers clashed verbally for a while and had to be separated by coaching staff and players before the referee booked them for red cards. As a result, both the coaches will not be able to be on the sidelines for their next match.