Chelsea crush Tottenham 4-1, as home team suffers first defeat in 10 league matches


The Premier League clash between Tottenham and Chelsea produced some drama as the game featured five goals, five more that were disallowed, two red cards, and a an overly 12 minutes Video Assistant Referees (VAR) checks at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Spurs boss, Ange Postecoglu remained unbeaten across his 10 league matches at Tottenham until the team met Chelsea manager, Mauricio Pochettino, who returned to north London to face his old club.

Dejan Kulusevski deflected shot put Spurs in front in sixth minute before Son Heung-min had an effort narrowly ruled out for offside as the home side looked to capitalize on their early dominance.

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Raheem Sterling’s equalizer was chalked off for handball and Moises Caideco’s for offside.

Cristian Romero was sent off after lengthy VAR check in which he crudely challenged Enzo Fernandez in the box which saw Chelsea an equalizer after being awarded a penalty.

Since the start of 2021-22 season Cristian Romero had been sent off four times in all competitions for Tottenham, more than any other Premier League player.

Destiny Udogie collected a second yellow card for an inexplicably reckless tackle on Sterling and was dismissed while the teams were level.

Raheem Sterling finally set Chelsea on the lead in last 15 minutes of the game when he set up Nicolas Jackson for a simple finish.

Spurs almost squared the game as Eric Dier had a superb finish ruled out for a narrow offside.

Jackson scored twice more in stoppage time to securing a late hat-trick and gave the scoreline far more comfortable than the evening had been for the visitors.

Spurs were proving to be Manchester City’s closest rivals for the title at this stage and would have regained top spot if they had defeated the Blues.

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