Spurs earned derby bragging rights on Sunday as second-half goals from Oliver Skipp and Harry Kane maintained their hunt for a top-four finish and extending the Blues’ miserable run under coach Graham Potter. Skipp picked up a clearance by Chelsea’s British record signing Enzo Fernandez and fired in from more than 20 yards, before Kane secured the three points when he pounced at the far post after a corner by Heung-min Son was flicked on by Eric Dier in the 82nd minute.
Chelsea, who failed to score for fourth time in five league games despite spending around £300 million on players in January alone, failed to create any clear-cut chances to get themselves back into the game.The win – the first for the hosts in nine league games against Chelsea – kept Spurs fourth in the table, four points ahead of fifth-placed Newcastle United who have played two games less.
Chelsea sit in 10th position, 14 points behind Spurs. Potter’s side have now won only two games in their last 15 in all competitions. Read the game back below with our dedicated match blog, featuring expert insight and analysis from Dan Kilpatrick and Nizaar Kinsella at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Does Graham Potter survive this?
Dan Kilpatrick at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Spurs’ two academy graduates score to down Chelsea Galacticos.
For all Chelsea’s struggles, there was also pressure on Spurs to consolidate 4th & put away a hopelessly out-of-form opponent and they responded well. The gap between clubs is now 14 points. Chelsea are sinking fast.
Tottenham assistant manager Cristian Stellini is enjoying quite the run.
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Nizaar Kinsella at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
“Chelsea can forget about top four now.
“A typical display that lacked fluidity, saw a poor reaction to an opposition goal and with a sense of self-sabotage thrown in the mix for good measure.”
96min: That’s it! Derby delight for Spurs.
92min: Richarlison is replaced by Porro.
90min: Six minutes added on.
85min: Tottenham fans in full voice, singing “Chelsea get battered everywhere they go” as we enter the final five minutes.
82min: Another goal from a corner for Spurs as Dier flicks on to Kane unmarked at the back post!