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Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea Live Commentary, 22/12/2019

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Willian (12)
Willian (45+4 pen)
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That's all for today, goodbye!
That win ends Chelsea's two-game losing run and means that they stay in the top four heading into Christmas. Next up for them is a visit from Southampton on Thursday. Spurs miss the chance to leapfrog their opponents into fourth place and have now dropped to seventh in the table. Their attention now turns to their match against Brighton and Hove Albion.
Lampard gets the better of his old manager with a 2-0 win over Spurs. It was a brace from Willian in the first half which wrapped up the win for Chelsea. His first goal was a brilliant finish as he cut inside from the left and curled his shot into the far bottom corner. VAR then awarded a penalty to Chelsea after he crashed into Alonso and the Brazilian coolly slotted it into the back of the net. VAR intervened again as Son was sent off in the second half for violent conduct when he caught Rudiger in the ribs with his studs. Unfortunately, the game was marred by alleged racist abuse aimed at Rudiger. Three warnings about the behaviour were issued over the PA system, with a third announcement made in stoppage time.
90' + 7' Sissoko plays a clever throughball into Kane on the edge of the box and the captain takes a touch before aiming his shot towards the bottom corner. Zouma gets back and makes an important block that deflects the ball and helps it loop into Kepa's gloves.
90' + 6' Chelsea are more than happy to just keep hold of the ball in their own half at the moment as they just slow the pace of the game down a little and see out the final few minutes of added time.
90' + 4' CLOSE! It's a brilliant switch of play to Batshuayi from Willian and the substitute is in on goal. He has time to set himself before drilling his shot low towards the far bottom corner, but it's just wide of the post.
90' + 3' Mourinho is furious on the sidelines as he feels that his side should have a penalty. Alonso and Alli ran into each other in the box before Eriksen took a corner and Alli went to ground, but the referee doesn't give anything.
90' + 1' Into eight minutes of added time now and Spurs are on the attack again. Aurier gets forward down the right and squeezes a cross into Alli at the near post from the byline. He can't turn to get a shot away though as Tomori closes him down.
89' It's a wonderful cross from Willian to the right of the box where James has cut inside. He brings it down on his chest before drilling his shot towards goal, but it's a good block from Alderweireld.
87' No penalty is given so Eriksen swings a cross into the middle of the box. He can't beat the first man though as Batshuayi and the substitute puts it out for a corner.
86' Zouma clips the back of Alli's heels right on the edge of the box on the left wing and Spurs have a free-kick in a dangerous position. VAR is having a look at this one though to see if the contact was inside the box and if Spurs should have a penalty.
85' A second warning about racist behaviour has been issued over the public address system.
84' It's patient build-up play from Chelsea now as they confidently keep hold of the ball in Spurs' half and try to pass their way into the final third to get in on goal.
82' Spurs' passing in the final third has been letting them down in the last few minutes as Aurier and Sissoko try to link up down the right. It's a poor pass from the defender and he gifts the ball straight to Alonso.
R. James
César Azpilicueta
80' The final change for Chelsea sees Azpilicueta making way for James.
M. Batshuayi
T. Abraham
80' Abraham has just gone down and it looks like he might be struggling with an injury, so he's been taken off and Batshuayi is on in his place.
A. Rüdiger
Yellow Card
78' Rudiger is the latest player to be shown a yellow card as he brings Sanchez down with a late challenge.
76' Spurs fans and Aurier are furious as he goes down in the box under a challenge from Kante during a corner. They all think they should have a penalty, but the referee waves the claims away.
T. Ndombélé
Lucas Moura
Tottenham Hotspur
74' Lucas is the other player to make way as Ndombele comes on in his place.
D. Rose
J. Vertonghen
Tottenham Hotspur
74' Double change for Spurs now and the first player to come off is Vertonghen, with Rose coming on to replace him.
74' CLOSE! The ball falls to Kante outside the box and he takes a touch to set himself before firing his shot towards the top right corner. There's not enough dip on the shot though and it sails just over the bar.
73' An announcement has been issued over the public address system at the stadium, stating that "racist behaviour from spectators is interfering with the game".
72' It's well worked by Spurs as they up the pace of their attack and get in behind Chelsea. Kane picks out Aurier's over-lapping run and the right-back squares his cross into the six-yard box but Zouma makes a good block to clear it.
70' Son is the first player to be sent off three times in a calendar year in the Premier League since Lee Cattermole in 2010.
M. Kovačić
68' Lampard makes his first change of the game now and it's Jorginho that's coming on to replace Kovacic.
T. Alderweireld
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
67' Alderweireld touches the ball with his hand after going to ground and he's shown a yellow card.
66' Some of the Spurs fans behind Kepa's goal have started throwing things onto the pitch, with something hitting the back of the goalkeeper's legs. Meanwhile, Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger appears to have suggested he has been racially abused. The referee has briefly stopped the game and has gone to speak to both managers.
64' Sissoko is pushing forward to try and get his team back into the game after their latest setback and he makes a good run into the box. He's stopped by Alonso on the edge of the box though and Chelsea come away with the ball.
Son Heung-Min
Red Card
Tottenham Hotspur
62' IT'S A RED CARD! VAR had a long look at that incident between Son and Rudiger and have overturned the referee's decision. It was a bad challenge from the forward and he's shown a straight red card. Spurs are down to 10 men!
60' A heavy first touch from Son takes the ball away from him and Rudiger wins it back just as Son goes to ground. The forward has his legs in the air and catches Rudiger in the ribs with his studs and VAR is checking to see if he should receive a red card.
M. Sissoko
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
58' Sissoko just couldn't keep up with Willian's run down the left and he slides in, catching the Brazilian late. Chelsea have a free-kick and Sissoko picks up a yellow card.
57' It's a brilliant switch of play out to Azpilicueta on the right from Willian and the right-back does well to keep hold of it under pressure from Vertonghen. Spurs get their players back though and he can't get a cross into the box.
55' OFFSIDE! Willian's pass is deflected into the path of Alonso by Aurier and the left-back drills his shot towards goal first time. Gazzaniga gets down well to save it but doesn't hold it and Abraham finds the back of the net on the rebound. He was offside in the build-up though and the flag goes up.
54' Abraham cuts inside from the right and tries to chip his cross towards the far post from the byline. He has support up with him but gets the cross wrong as it lands on the roof of the net.
52' Willian's penalty was Chelsea 100th Premier League goal against Spur - in the history of the competition, only Manchester United against Everton (101), Liverpool against Newcastle (101) and Arsenal against Everton (107) have scored more goals against a single opponent.
50' It's a great throughball into the box from Mount and he's looking for Abraham, who is in a lot of space. He tries to square it back across to Mount instead of going for goal himself and gives it straight to Vertonghen.
48' Eriksen gets his head up and spots Aurier's run down the right, so plays a good throughball into him. Alonso gets there just ahead of him and a clumsy challenge from the right-back gives Chelsea a free-kick.
46' Spurs get us back underway for the second half!
C. Eriksen
E. Dier
Tottenham Hotspur
46' Mourinho has decided to make an attacking change ahead of the second half as he brings on Eriksen in place of Dier.
Lampard will definitely be the happier of the two managers at the break as his side have looked in control so far and he will be hoping for more of the same from his side when they come out for the second half as they've looked dangerous going forward. Mourinho will expect a response from Spurs though as they barely threatened Chelsea's goal in the first half and are yet to have a shot on target.
Chelsea dominated in the first half and lead Spurs 2-0 at the break. It took them 12 minutes to break the deadlock as Willian played a one-two with Kovacic from a corner before cutting into the box and curling a brilliant effort into the far bottom corner. Spurs had a couple of chances through Kane and Son but didn't trouble Kepa. Then in added time, Gazzaniga brought down Alonso with a really poor challenge and VAR awarded a penalty which Willian cooly converted.
Penalty Goal
45' + 4' HE SCORES THE PENALTY! It's Willian that steps up to take it and it's a confident run-up from him. He stops just before striking the ball and he nestles the spot-kick into the bottom right corner. 2-0 Chelsea!
P. Gazzaniga
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
45' + 3' Gazzaniga is shown a yellow card for that challenge on Alonso.
45' + 3' PENALTY! VAR has a long look at the incident and have decided that it should be a penalty for Chelsea and the referee points to the spot.
45' + 2' Gazzaniga came off his line quickly to try and clear the ball into the box and his leg is high as he runs towards Alonso. The two players crash into each other and go to ground and VAR is having a look to see if this should be a penalty to Chelsea.
45' Willian plays a good pass into Alonso down the left and he has a lot of space to run into. Lucas down really well to get back to help defend it and dispossesses him.
D. Alli
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
43' Alli also picks up a yellow card for his reaction to the incident.
M. Kovačić
Yellow Card
43' Tempers flared between Alli and Kovacic after the Spurs midfielder ended up on his back when he ran into him in an attempt to win the ball back. Kovacic reacted angrily and is shown a yellow card.
41' Sissoko tries to slide in and win a short pass back to Kepa and ends up catching the keeper with a heavy challenge. Both players are receiving treatment now, but are quickly back to their feet and will be able to carry on.
39' It's risky play from Spurs as they try to play out from the back but Dier holds onto it for too long in his own box and Mount almost dispossesses him. He slices his clearance as far as Abraham, but he can't pick out a team-mate with his cross.
37' Kane drills a cross into the box from the right and it's Alli that's making the run through the middle to get on the end of it. Rudiger gets there just before him though and helps see it into Kepa's gloves.
35' Sanchez spots Alli's run through the middle and tries to pick him out with a long ball over the top. Alli gets away from his defender, but Kepa is quickly off his line to collect it.
33' Spurs try to set up another quick counter-attack with Lucas playing a throughball up to Alli. He overhits the pass though and Azpilicueta gets back to win it for Chelsea.
K. Zouma
Yellow Card
31' Zouma picks up the first yellow card of the game after he stops Spurs from taking a quick free-kick.
29' GREAT CHANCE! It's a quick counter-attack from Spurs started by Gazzaniga and he picks out Kane down the right. He curls a low cross into the far post where Son is waiting, but he slices at the shot and fires it over from close range.
28' CLOSE! Spurs have their first chance and it's close from Kane. Sissoko drives into the box before cutting it back to Kane on the penalty spot. He takes the shot first time but fires his effort just over the crossbar.
26' Chelsea are happy to just keep the ball in their own half at the moment as Spurs are sitting back. It's patient play by the Blues as they try to open up the home side's defence.
24' Abraham picks out Mount with a great cross to the edge of the box and the midfielder's first touch is a good one, but the second one gets away from him which gives Sanchez the chance to get back and dispossess him.
22' Spurs can't get out of their own half at the moment as Chelsea are closing them down so high up the field. The Blues are causing them some real problems in the final third and Spurs are just about doing enough to clear their lines.
20' Alonso curls a great cross into the middle of the box from the left and picks out Abraham between two Spurs defenders. The forward gets his head to the ball, but can't direct his effort on target.
18' Willian has scored his first Premier League goal against Spurs in what is his 12th appearance against them in the competition.
16' The Spurs fans are starting to show their frustration now as the home side's build-up is really slow. Vertonghen is holding onto the ball in defence and tries to play a long ball over the top to Alli but overhits it and it rolls out for a goal-kick.
14' Spurs just can't get on the ball as Chelsea continue to attack after winning the ball back from the restart. They win another corner and this time, Willian swings a cross into the box, but he can't pick out a team-mate in the middle.
M. Kovačić
12' Kovacic gets his head up as soon as he gets the ball off Willian, but can't spot a pass into the box, so returns the one-two to set up the goal.
12' CHELSEA HAVE THE LEAD! Willian takes a corner short and plays a one-two off Kovacic. The Brazilian isn't picked up as he makes the run into the box and curls his shot through the crowd in the box and into the far bottom corner. 1-0 Chelsea!
10' Willian can't find a pass into the box, so he turns and spots Rudiger in a lot of space outside the box. He passes it to the defender, but he can't get his shot on target as it sails over the crossbar and into the stands.
8' Kante whips a brilliant cross into the box from the right and Abraham rises in the middle to meet it. He flicks it on but Sanchez is right behind him and it deflects off him for a corner.
6' Mount cuts inside and plays a good pass to Abraham just inside the box. He does well to keep hold of the ball under pressure from Alderweireld but the shot at the end of it is poor and it's well wide of the near post.
4' Spurs win the ball back high up the field and Son squares the ball out to Alli on the left. Azpilicueta is staying too tight to him though so he can't put a cross into the box and he's forced to pass it back to Dier.
2' It's Chelsea that are seeing a lot of the ball in the opening minutes here as they try to set the pace of the game and steadily move out from the back.
1' Mount gets the game underway for Chelsea!
The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away.
Mourinho has won 12 and lost none of his 13 home games in all competitions against sides he's previously managed, including winning all three against Chelsea (once with Inter and twice with Manchester United).
Lampard makes three changes to his team after their loss to Bournemouth last weekend as he brings in Tomori, Alonso and Kovacic. Jorginho and Pulisic drop down to the bench.
Mourinho was clearly impressed with his side's performance as they secured a stoppage-time win over Wolves last time out as he named an unchanged team today.
CHELSEA SUBS: Willy Caballero, Andreas Christensen, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic, Jorginho, Michy Batshuayi, Reece James.
CHELSEA TEAM NEWS (5-2-2-1): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger, Fikayo Tomori Marcos Alonso; N'Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic; Willian, Mason Mount; Tammy Abraham.
TOTTENHAM SUBS: Michel Vorm, Tanguy Ndombele, Danny Rose, Harry Winks, Christian Eriksen, Giovani Lo Celso, Juan Foyth.
TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS (4-2-3-1): Paulo Gazzaniga; Serge Aurier, Davinson Sanchez, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen; Eric Dier, Moussa Sissoko; Lucas Moura, Dele Alli, Son Heung-Min; Harry Kane.
Jose Mourinho faces Chelsea and his former player Frank Lampard for the first time since taking the Spurs job and comes into this game having lost just one of his five league games since becoming their manager (L1). A win over his old team today will take Spurs into the top four. Chelsea, on the other hand, have lost four of their last five (W1) in the Premier League, including their last two outings and Lampard will want to end that run today.
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