Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League: Post-match reactions, ratings

Tottenham got off to a good start to the game with the help of many cheap gifts given by Chelsea. But we survived this early pressure and took control of the proceedings. Tuchel spoke before the game about wanting to do just that while preventing Spurs from responding, and we were already doing it very well.

Things improved as Chelsea opened the scoring within 20 minutes. Hugo Lloris had a great shot from Kai Havertz, but he couldn’t do anything about Kalidou Koulibaly’s superb shot from Marc Cucurella’s corner.

Chelsea retained control of the match but were unable to add an advantage, and that state of play held true after the break as well – with the added change of Chelsea squandering several great chances.

And then a bit of officiating incompetence, helped by a bit of lackluster play at the back, leveled Spurs midway through the second half, with Havertz and Richarlison having an undue foul in the way of Hogberg’s shot apparently not considered to be overlapping. . .

The seats were cleared in the aftermath of the goal, but after nerves cooled we quickly reclaimed the lead thanks to Reece James.

Unfortunately, Harry Kane’s last-second equalizer on a corner kick, which followed some referee incompetence, would see the points shared.

With peace of mind.

  • Two changes from last weekend, with Cucurella and Loftus-Cheek starting, both at full-back, and James falling to the right center back.
  • Azpi joined Jorginho after the goal, and fell behind with James moving to right-back and RLC to midfield. Gallagher heads to Kante after injury. Pulisic for Sterling and Broja for Havertz in additional changes similar to the example.
  • It’s now 40 Premier League games ‘indomitable in the first half’
  • Chelsea have not lost a home game in the Premier League that we have led at halftime since October 2011
  • Next: Leeds United next Saturday
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