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Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur Live Commentary, 8/14/22

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2 - 2
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TOT
K. Koulibaly (19)
R. James (77)
P. Højbjerg (68)
H. Kane (90+6)
Stamford Bridge

Commentary

That's all for today, goodbye!
That draw sees both teams move onto four points in the table. Next up for Chelsea is a trip to Leeds United, while Tottenham host Wolves next weekend.
Kane snatches a point for Spurs with a stoppage-time header in a 2-2 draw with Chelsea. The Blues were in control in the first half and Koulibaly rifled them ahead with a brilliant volley from a corner. Spurs' equaliser came out of nowhere, with Jorginho losing the ball in his own box and Hojbjerg drilling it in. It looked like James had sealed the points with his strike, but Kane glanced in a corner in the 96th minute to earn the draw. Tempers boiled over in the second half though, with both managers being shown a red card for another argument after the final whistle.
Red Card
90' + 8' Conte shook Tuchel's hand on his way out of the technical area, and the Chelsea manager refused to let go, pulling him into another argument. They have to be split up by officials again, and this time, they both see red from the referee.
90' + 8' FULL-TIME: CHELSEA 2-2 TOTTENHAM.
I. Perišić
Assist
Tottenham Hotspur
90' + 6' Perisic goes for the in-swinger on this one, and he picks out a great cross to the near post for Kane.
H. Kane
Goal
Tottenham Hotspur
90' + 6' KANE EQUALISES! Spurs have come back again! It's another good delivery from Pulisic and this time, Kane isn't picked up as he moves towards the near post. He leaps highest and glances his header on. Mendy is static on his line and can't stop it from hitting the bottom corner. 2-2!
90' + 4' GREAT SAVE! It's a dangerous corner in from Perisic and Dier's flick-on hits Silva before looping towards goal and Mendy tips it over. In the middle of that, VAR is checking an incident where Romero dragged Cucurella by his hair, but nothing is done.
90' + 2' Only Mount (27) has been involved in more Premier League goals under Tuchel than James (15).
A. Broja
K. Havertz
Chelsea
90' Havertz is taking his time leaving the field and the referee is hurrying him along. Broja comes on for the last few minutes.
88' Havertz and Romero are still getting involved with each other and the referee steps in to split them up again after the German doesn't get the throw-in he thought should've gone his way.
K. Havertz
Yellow Card
Chelsea
86' Havertz barges into Romero in an attempt to get the ball and then squares up to the defender when the foul goes against him. He's shown a yellow card.
C. Pulišić
R. Sterling
Chelsea
85' Chelsea are actually going to make a double change here. Sterling is the first to be taken off, with Pulisic coming on for him.
85' MISS! James bursts forward down the right and pulls a great cross back to Gallagher just inside the box. Romero is in front of him so he helps it onto Mount, who drags his shot wide of the near post.
C. Gallagher
N. Kanté
Chelsea
84' And Kante does go straight off the pitch, with Gallagher replacing him.
83' Chelsea have a problem here as Kante has stayed down holding his knee after getting in a tangle with Bissouma. He's receiving treatment now, but the physio gestures to the bench that a change needs to be made.
Lucas Moura
Emerson
Tottenham Hotspur
82' Final roll of the dice for Spurs now and it's an attacking one as Lucas comes on in place of Emerson.
81' Spurs are putting Chelsea under pressure as they look for their second equaliser of the game. They win another corner, but Perisic hits it straight against Havertz at the near post.
Y. Bissouma
R. Bentancur
Tottenham Hotspur
79' And Bentancur is the other player making way, with Bissouma on in his place.
I. Perišić
Son Heung-Min
Tottenham Hotspur
79' Spurs' are making a double change in response to going behind again. Son is the first to go off, with Perisic replacing him.
78' Tuchel is receiving another warning from the fourth official after sprinting past Spurs' bench and down the touchline after the goal was scored.
R. Sterling
Assist
Chelsea
77' Kante slides it through to Sterling and he thinks about taking the shot before realising James is in a much better position.
R. James
Goal
Chelsea
77' JAMES SCORES! Kulusevski is caught on the ball and Spurs just can't get back into their shape in time. Sterling sets himself to take a shot from the edge of the D but slides it through to James, who has acres of space in the box. He hits the shot first time, firing it past Lloris into the back of the net. 2-1 Chelsea!
75' WHAT A CHANCE! James bursts down the right and Son doesn't close him down so he whips a pacy cross into the six-yard box. Havertz makes a run between the two defenders and tries to sidefoot it past Lloris, but hits it into the stands.
César Azpilicueta
Jorginho
Chelsea
73' Chelsea are making their first change following Spurs' goal and it's Jorginho that's going off for Azpilicueta.
Yellow Card
71' Tempers boiled over for both sets of staff and some of the players on the bench, but Tuchel and Conte have both been shown a yellow card for their part in the argument.
69' That goal has sparked fury among the Chelsea backroom staff as Conte raced over to their bench to celebrate in front of them. Tuchel already wasn't happy with a challenge on Havertz earlier in the move and he's having to be dragged away.
B. Davies
Assist
Tottenham Hotspur
68' Davies was waiting in the six-yard box when Son nicks it off Jorginho, and he just touches it into Hojbjerg's feet.
P. Højbjerg
Goal
Tottenham Hotspur
68' HOJBJERG EQUALISES! Jorginho loses the ball inside his own box, and Davies touches it to Hojbjerg. He keeps his shot low as he drills it through the crowd of bodies in the box, and Mendy sees it late so can do nothing to stop it from nestling into the bottom corner. 1-1!
66' Chelsea work it down their right again and after playing a clever one-two with Loftus-Cheek, Sterling clips a cross in from the byline. It's over everyone though and Emerson hooks it away.
64' Spurs have their first corner of the game, but a poor cross from Son sees them win another in quick succession. This one is deeper, but it sails over everyone and Sterling breaks on the counter.
É. Mendy
Yellow Card
Chelsea
62' Mendy is taking too long over the goal-kick in the referee's opinion, so he's booked for time-wasting.
61' GREAT CHANCES! Sterling blazes a shot over the bar for Chelsea and Spurs go straight down the other end, with Hojbjerg picking out Kane. He peels off the back of the defender and hits the shot just before he slips, dragging it wide of the far post.
59' Chelsea are slow to close down Emerson as he darts forward down the right and he swings a dangerous cross onto the edge of the six-yard box. Kane is caught on his heels though and Cucurella hooks it away.
Richarlison
R. Sessegnon
Tottenham Hotspur
57' Spurs are making the first change of the game as they look to find an equaliser. Sessegnon makes way for Richarlison, who makes his Tottenham debut.
56' Spurs struggle to clear another Chelsea corner into the box and it falls to Cucurella on the edge of the box. He runs onto it, striking it first time, but Bentancur is in the right place.
54' SAVE! Son is caught on the ball inside his own box by Sterling and he bundles the ball back to Mount on the left. It looks like he's crossing it, but it's swerving in, and Lloris takes no chances as he helps it onto the roof of the net.
52' Chelsea haven't lost at home in the Premier League when leading at half-time since October 2011 vs Arsenal (W78 D18 since then).
50' The cross bounces away from Havertz, but Dier can only scuff his clearance to Mount on the edge of the box. He squares it to James, who drills a first-time shot on goal, but it's blocked by Davies.
48' GOOD SAVE! Spurs are moving it upfield much quicker already than in the first half and Kane curls it in behind James to pick out Son. He's forced wide with the bounce but gets the shot away and Mendy makes himself big to stop it.
46' Spurs get us back underway for the second half!
Tuchel will be pleased with his side's performance so far, but they could've been further ahead with better quality into the box. As for Spurs, the front three have struggled to make any impact so far. Conte will be looking for a way to change that as they look to get back into this match.
Koulibaly's first Chelsea goal gives the Blues a 1-0 lead over Spurs at half-time. The hosts dominated the majority of the first half and took the lead when two new signings linked up. Cucurella swung in the corner and Koulibaly rifled in the volley. Just before that, Havertz also had a good chance that Lloris tipped wide. Spurs' only chance of note fell to Sessegnon, who saw his effort smothered by Mendy.
45' + 4' HALF-TIME: CHELSEA 1-0 TOTTENHAM.
45' + 2' It's threaded through to Sterling and he has Romero against his back, but he still manages to backheel it onto Havertz. The space opens up ahead of him, but Dier slides in with a vital block.
45' Jorginho has time to get his head up and he curls a wonderful cross towards the far post. Loftus-Cheek is just inches away from getting his head on it, and that was a great chance for Chelsea!
43' Son tries to break away after another poor corner for Chelsea, but he runs straight into traffic this time. The hosts are making it really difficult for Spurs' front three to get into the game.
R. James
Yellow Card
Chelsea
41' Son is breaking quickly on the counter and James reaches around him to stop the run. He's shown the first yellow card of the game.
40' Mount swings another corner in from the right and all of the Chelsea players peel away to the far post. There's not enough on the cross and Dier easily deals with it.
38' Chelsea work it quickly upfield again and Mount knocks it past Kulusevski as he cuts inside for the left before having a go from range. There's no curl on it though and it flies high and wide of the far corner.
36' Spurs have come back to win four of the 10 previous Premier League games in which they've conceded first under Antonio Conte (D1 L5).
34' Kante is quickly being closed down so he decides to go long this time, playing it down the right for Sterling. There's a lot on it and Lloris rushes out to the edge of his box to collect it.
32' Chelsea win another set-piece on the left and Cucurella curls it in. The delivery isn't as good this time though as Romero clears it at the near post.
30' Sterling cuts inside from the left and curls a shot towards goal, but there are a lot of bodies between him and the net. There are some shouts for a handball against Hojbjerg, but there was nothing in it.
28' The players make their way to the sidelines for the first cooling break of the game and the managers are using the opportunity to get their messages across.
26' CHANCE! Another corner for Chelsea sees Mount whip in the cross and Dier's header at the near post goes straight to the unmarked Koulibaly. He goes for the acrobatic effort this time, but his volley sails high over the bar.
24' Loftus-Cheek's low cross deflects to Son and he spins before trying to slide it through to Kane for the counter. Jorginho sticks out a leg to make an important interception just in time.
22' GOOD SAVE! Chelsea are caught out by a long ball over the top from Hojbjerg to Sessegnon, and he curves his run to stay onside. The angle is closing down as the defenders flood back and Mendy rushes out to smother his low shot.
21' Spurs are enjoying a good spell of possession after the restart, but it's all in their own half. Chelsea are pressing them high up the field and making it difficult for them to get forward.
Marc Cucurella
Assist
Chelsea
19' Cucurella spots that Koulibaly isn't being marked and picks him out with a great cross from the corner.
K. Koulibaly
Goal
Chelsea
19' KOULIBALY SCORES! From the resulting corner, Chelsea lead! It's a great cross from Cucurella, and Koulibaly is in acres of space next to the penalty spot. He watches it drop and hits the shot on the volley. Sterling ducks out the way of it and Lloris has no chance of stopping it. 1-0 Chelsea!
19' GOOD SAVE! Sterling has Romero tight to him, but he manages to flick it back to Havertz who is following in. He takes it first time, fizzing it towards the far post and Lloris tips it wide.
18' Jorginho's floated cross is too high for Havertz and Romero heads it away as far as Koulibaly on the edge of the box. He lets it bounce before hitting the shot, but it flies wide of the far post.
16' Chelsea work it down their right again and Havertz lays it off to Kante, who knocks it through Bentancur's legs before having a go from the edge of the box. There's a lot of power on it, but Dier makes a good block.
14' James takes a free-kick short to Mount and he's looking for Sterling with his clipped cross. It's congested in Spurs' box and an offside flag goes up just before it's cleared.
12' Loftus-Cheek cleverly flicks it past Sessegnon and the space opens up for Chelsea in behind. He touches it into James, who threads it through to Mount, but he's blocked off by Davies.
10' Since losing consecutive Premier League games against Spurs in 2018, Chelsea are unbeaten in seven games against their London rivals (W6 D1), conceding only one goal in that run.
8' It's a good cross from Loftus-Cheek on the right, but Davies glances it away. He gets it as far as Cucurella, whose drilled shot is blocked by Dier. Jorginho works it back out to Kante on the wing, but his cross evades everyone.
6' Spurs' high press is causing Chelsea some difficulty early on here, but the hosts play themselves out of trouble this time. Koulibaly goes long looking for Havertz, but overhits it straight out.
4' Chelsea just can't get out of their own half at the moment as Bentancur cuts out Cucurella's clearance. He slides it through to Son, who hits the shot on the turn, but Silva gets in the way of it.
2' Chelsea's attack is broken down and Spurs break quickly on the counter. Kulusevski has options on either side and chooses to go left for Son, but he's crowded off it by James and Silva.
1' Sterling gets the game underway for Chelsea!
The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away!
Spurs have won just one of their last 37 away matches against Chelsea in all competitions (D12 L24); a 3-1 win in April 2018 in the Premier League.
Conte was clearly impressed with his team's performance in last week's win over Southampton as he sticks with the same side here. Richarlison is available among the subs today after serving a ban on the opening weekend.
Thomas Tuchel makes two changes to the side that beat Everton last Saturday, switching both wing-backs. Loftus-Cheek and Cucurella, who makes his full Chelsea debut today, are both brought in, with Chilwell and Azpilicueta dropping to the bench. Koulibaly is okay to start after going off with cramp in that game.
TOTTENHAM SUBS: Yves Bissouma, Fraser Forster, Bryan Gil, Ivan Perisic, Matt Doherty, Lucas Moura, Davinson Sanchez, Japhet Tanganga, Richarlison.
TOTTENHAM STARTING XI (3-4-2-1): Hugo Lloris; Christian Romero, Eric Dier, Ben Davies; Emerson Royal, Rodrigo Bentancur, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Ryan Sessegnon; Dejan Kulusevski, Son Heung-Min; Harry Kane.
CHELSEA SUBS: Trevoh Chalobah, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Cesar Azpilicueta, Conor Gallagher, Armando Broja, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Hakim Ziyech, Ben Chilwell, Christian Pulisic.
CHELSEA STARTING XI (3-4-2-1): Edouard Mendy; Reece James, Thiago Silva, Kalidou Koulibaly; Ruben Loftus-Cheek, N'Golo Kante, Jorginho, Marc Cucurella; Mason Mount, Kai Havertz; Raheem Sterling.
Antonio Conte returns to Stamford Bridge on the back of a winning start to the season, with Spurs coming from behind to record a comfortable 4-1 victory over Southampton last Saturday. Chelsea also started their campaign with three points, but in a much tighter game as Jorginho's first-half penalty helped them edge to a 1-0 win over Everton.
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