Premier League

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Premier League
White Hart Lane
Attendance 31,491


    • KICK OFF
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      G D. Alli Assist C. Eriksen
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      Eriksen provides an peach of a cross there, serving it on a platter for Alli to head home.
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      SPURS HAVE LIFTOFF AT THE LANE! And it's the man who can't stop scoring! Dele Alli gets on the end of a superb cross from Eriksen, and places a header back across into the far corner! Courtois can't keep it out, at full-stretch, and the Premier League's runaway leaders are in an unfamiliar position
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      Alli is booked for his celebration.
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      SI Heung-Min Son SO C. Eriksen
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      A quiet night for Kane ends in the late stages, as Spurs make their final change, with Heung-min Son on to replace him.
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      A pair of Dele Alli headers, assisted by Christian Eriksen crosses, lift Spurs into third place in the Premier League as the Blues' winning run ends at 13 games. Chelsea posted a perfect record from October to December, but their 2017 opens in defeat, while Tottenham's winning run extends to five ma
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      Through 45 minutes in north London and its Spurs who lead the leaders, thanks to a combination of Christian Eriksen's masterful cross and Dele Alli's exquisite header. Tottenham did hold the advantage in possession, but there was little to separate the two sides before the breakthrough. Chelsea have
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      Antonio Conte implements a pair of amendments to his side from the victory over Stoke on New Year's Eve. Nemanja Matic comes into midfield to partner N'Golo Kante, forcing Cesc Fabregas to the bench, while Pedro is chosen to play on the right side of the attacking trident ahead of Willian, who nette
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      Mauricio Pochettino makes three changes from the Watford victory on New Year's Day. Jan Vertonghen comes in at centre-half, with Kyle Walker restored at right-back, pushing Kevin Wimmer and Kieran Trippier to the bench. Mousa Dembele is brought into the XI as well, with Pochettino opting for his mid
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      SUBS: Begovic, Ivanovic, Fabregas, Zouma, Willian, Batshuayi, Chalobah.
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      CHELSEA (3-4-3): Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Matic, Kante, Alonso; Pedro, Hazard, Costa.
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      SUBS: Son, Vorm, Trippier, Sissoko, Wimmer, Winks, Davies.
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      TOTTENHAM (3-4-3): Lloris; Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Walker, Dembele, Wanyama, Rose; Alli, Eriksen, Kane.
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      Needless to say, tensions will be high tonight under the lights. All eyes will be on White Hart Lane, with kick-off under 30 minutes away, for a match that promises plenty of fireworks.
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      Tottenham can make major moves of their own. A win tonight would not only halt Chelsea’s superb run, but vault Spurs into third place in the table, moving them ahead of both Arsenal and Manchester City.
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      While no one can win the league title tonight, there’s still plenty on the line in north London. Chelsea are aiming to tie a Premier League record with a 14th successive victory, which would take them eight-points clear at the top.
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      These two have developed into bitter enemies over the past few years, playing out some wonderfully entertaining matches, including last season’s 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge, featuring 12 yellow cards, which clinched Leicester the title.
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      Hello and welcome to White Hart Lane for this delectable Premier League clash between London rivals Tottenham and Chelsea.
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      AND WE'RE OFF! Tottenham get us underway, attacking right to left.
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      Both teams feeling each other out in these opening stages, exchanging inquisitive, if not hesitant, spells in possession. High pressing appears to be the order of the evening for these two sides. Spurs enjoy the first threatening attack, through Vertonghen, but his final ball into the area is too de
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      INCHES WIDE! Well how about that?! Matic picks out an absolute peach of a ball to spring Hazard to spring him clean through behind the defence. He has all the time and space to shoot, but opts to take it first time, dragging a half-volley mere inches beyond the far post!
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      It's already starting. No love lost between these two teams. Vertonghen fouls Pedro, and then continues to foul him on the ground to prevent the free-kick from being taken quickly. Azpilicueta runs in and shoves Vertonghen down, in defence of his teammate. Bodies converge near the incident, but cool
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      STAT: Mauricio Pochettino's side are unbeaten at White Hart Lane this season (W7 D2); their longest unbeaten start to a PL season at home since 2000/01 (13 games).
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      CLEVER! Tidy, probing run there from Dembele, who powers his way past Kante before filling the vacant space ahead of him. He dinks a nifty ball through for Kane upon his arrival at the penalty area, but Courtois is off his line in a flash to collect it.
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      Spurs are the side asking the questions here, enjoying more possession and looking a bit more positive in their passing. When they do lose possession, some excellent tackles are flying in to keep Chelsea at bay.
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      There's a good width to Tottenham in their approach play, with the likes of Rose and Walker doing well on the overlap. Rose skips past a challenge on this latest attack, before being tripped from behind by Moses, winning a free-kick in a threatening area. Martin Atkinson opts to leave his cards in h
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      Chelsea appear a bit reluctant to commit too many bodies forward. They're struggling to create much, and the work rate of these Tottenham midfielder has been superb, as they continue to get back and put in some really excellent tackles to limit the Blues' time in possession.
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      Pedro receives the first yellow card of the night, and it's been coming. He slides dangerously into the front of Rose, sending him toppling over, and he knew it right away, extending an apologetic hand to the Spurs full-back.
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      STAT: Chelsea have won six successive Premier League away games; they last embarked upon a longer winning run in September 2009 (seven games).
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      Terrible decision. No way around that as Chelsea break in numbers with Spurs stretched following a corner. Costa leads the charge, and has plenty of options, but he plays a brutal ball in for Pedro. There seems to be some miscommunication between them, as Costa has a go as Pedro after the pass goes
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      NEARLY THERE! That's not a position you want to be letting Eriksen shoot from! The Dane pounces on a loose pass from Kante and cuts in towards the centre, before placing an effort back across goal that just narrowly misses the target!
    • 26'
      Chelsea are growing into the game a bit here, enjoying their best spell inside the Tottenham half. It's not produced much in terms of an end product, but they're at least keeping Spurs pinned back a bit and off the ball for the time being.
    • 28'
      Smart challenge from Wanyama! That's an important piece of defensive play from the midfielder, who gets back to strip Pedro of possession, after a stray pass from Rose kick-started a dangerous Chelsea break, deep in the Spurs end.
    • 30'
      STAT: Tottenham have won just one of their last 13 Premier League meetings with Chelsea (W1 D7 L5); 5-3 on New Year's Day 2015.
    • 32'
      Chelsea have a concern here as Moses stays down following a challenge from Rose. There wasn't much malice in the tackle, but it resulted in an awkward landing for Moses, who gets up and tries to walk it off. Play resumes, but only for a moment as Rose goes down and signals over to the bench to indic
    • 34'
      Looks like nothing more than an impact injury for Rose, who gets tended to by the training staff before popping up to his feet and looking no worse for wear. Play resumes here, and Rose gets right back out onto the pitch.
    • 36'
      WASTED OPPORTUNITY! Costa is visibly disappointed with himself, as he skies an effort from 20 yards after being picked out in space by Hazard. That looked a real chance for Chelsea, but they fail to make Lloris work yet again.
    • 38'
      Cahill heads a ball straight to Eriksen, who quickly tries to push forward. Recognising the danger, Cahill drags him cynically to ground with a rugby-style tackle, picking up the game's second yellow card.
    • 39'
      Courtois called into action as Rose's free-kick is allowed to run through for Dier at the far post, who really had no business getting on the end of that. He tries to head back across the face of goal, but Courtois reads it well to parry.
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      Fouls are piling up now. Wanyama drags Hazard down to prevent a break, and this is an easy decision for Martin Atkinson who issues the Spurs midfielder a yellow card.
    • 41'
      STAT: This is the first fixture to be played 50 times in the Premier League.
    • 43'
      No one can question the intensity and dedication of these two sides in this first half. Everybody is putting in the work asked of them by their managers, and then some. It's like a game of chess right now. Both sides appear organised and disciplined. It very well could come down to who flinches firs
    • 45'
      There will be two minutes added on at the end of this first half.
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      Chelsea get the second half underway...
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      FIRST SAVE FOR LLORIS! And it's a big one! Costa picks up the ball, cuts into the centre and nearly squeezes one it at the near post, but Lloris is able to get down in a hurry to parry. The pressure stays on and Alonso whips in a terrific cross, that's anxiously put behind by Spurs for a corner.
    • 49'
      SHOULD HE HAVE SCORED THERE?! Chelsea asking all sorts of questions as they ramp up the pressure. Alonso picks out Hazard at the near post with a header, but the Belgian can't direct it in with a header of his own! He had space there to find the goal, and will be really disappointed with himself for
    • 51'
      Claims for a penalty as Moses is knocked over from behind, but Martin Atkinson says play on! There was certainly contact there into the back of Moses, but you wonder if maybe he went down a bit too easily there? Conte is jumping up and down on the sideline pleading for a decision, but he doesn't get
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      STAT: Spurs have won just one of the last eight Premier League games against Chelsea that they have held a lead in (W1 D4 L3).
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      G D. Alli Assist C. Eriksen
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      Alli will snatch the headlines, but Eriksen is the architect for Spurs. His face won't be on the goals, but his name is all over both of them.
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      HE'S GONE AND DONE IT AGAIN! Alli stamps his name on the London derby in a big way! It's Eriksen's cross again that gets the job done, placing it on the head of Alli at the far post, and he really couldn't miss that. Chelsea down two goals at the Lane!
    • 56'
      Chelsea had produced an incredible response to falling behind, dominating the early stages of the second half, but Spurs score with their first attack, and Chelsea now have a mountain to climb. It came completely against the run of play, but the quality of Eriksen is the difference.
    • 58'
      Costa twists and turns in the area, but he bites off more than he can chew, holding onto the ball for too long as he fails to find a way past Walker. It almost looked like he was trying to win a penalty there, not get a shot off, and if that's the case, Chelsea are getting desperate.
    • 60'
      Spurs appear to be in control, but they will have to be wary of getting complacent. They led in the reverse fixture this year, but faded a great deal in the second half, before going on to lose the match. There's still 30 minutes left to play here, so no lead is safe quite yet.
    • 62'
      STAT: Dele Alli has equalled his Premier League goal tally from last season (10 in 33 apps, in just 19 PL apps this season.
    • 64'
      Chelsea have to start considering a change. They need to take a gamble if they are to get back into this game. They have plenty of options off the bench to help them find a goal, including the likes of Fabregas and Willian, who combined for two goals and two assists against Stoke.
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      SI Willian SO C. Eriksen
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      Antonio Conte does go to his bench here, bringing Willian on for Alonso. That should see Pedro move to left-wing back.
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      Tottenham don't appear at all nervous as we approach the last 20 minutes. This would be a massive result for them, and their focus and intensity isn't wavering despite the two-goal lead. They know any complacency is sure to be punished.
    • 69'
      Frustration starting to set in for Chelsea. They're not getting their passes right in the final third, and Spurs always seem to have more than enough bodies behind the ball. There's not enough time left for the leaders to be wasteful.
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      STAT: Spurs have won four consecutive Premier League home games for the first time since August 2014 (five wins).
    • 73'
      Chelsea are ensconced in the final third now, passing it around patiently, but threateningly, as they try and find the goal that would set the match up for a grandstand finish. They have Spurs hemmed in at the back here, as tired legs start to creep in. You wonder if Pochettino will be considering a
    • 74'
      SI H. Winks SO C. Eriksen
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      There is indeed a change made now by Spurs, which will see Dembele replaced by Harry Winks.
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      NOT FAR AWAY! Courtois read that all the way, but still had some ground to make up as Eriksen tries to slot in a free-kick at the near post. The Dane really wants his goal, and it's fully deserved should he get it - it must be said.
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      SI Fàbregas SO C. Eriksen
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      Chelsea make their second change of the night as Cesc Fabregas is brought on, met by a chorus of boos by the Spurs supporters, replacing Kante.
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      Into the final 10 minutes and it can presumably safely be said now that Chelsea's winning run will come to an end tonight. It's going to prove a monumental task for them to find two goals to steal a point, let alone three in 10 minutes to win it. Fans from Liverpool, Manchester and north London can
    • 82'
      STAT: The Blues have not won at White Hart Lane since a 4-2 victory in October 2012 (D2 L1 since).
    • 85'
      SI M. Batshuayi SO C. Eriksen
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      Chelsea make their final change - a last roll of the dice for Antonio Conte. Michy Batshuayi comes on to replace Moses.
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      SI M. Sissoko SO C. Eriksen
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      Spurs make their final change as well, as Dele Alli walks off to a rousing ovation from these home supporters, set to be replaced by Moussa Sissoko for the final few minutes.
    • 87'
      Rose goes into the book late on here for a relatively needless challenge in the Chelsea half. There's no reason for him to be sliding in like that, in that position to boot.
    • 89'
      Into the final minute of the 90 now and these Tottenham supporters are screaming their side through to full-time. This is some night for Spurs, who will end the day in third place in the Premier League, on the back of a terrific performance against the runaway league leaders.
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      There will be four minutes added on at the end of this match. Four more minutes for these Spurs supporters to run their voices hoarse.

    Line Up

    David Luiz


    Marcos Alonso


    Mauricio Pochettino
    Frank Lampard



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 7 8
    Yellow Cards 3 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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