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Tottenham Hotspur faced Chelsea in a dramatic Premier League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England.

Tottenham Hotspur faced Chelsea in a dramatic Premier League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England.

Premier League 2023-24: Chelsea Ends Tottenham’s Unbeaten Run in VAR Drama-Filled Match

Match Report

FULL-TIME

The thrilling contest has come to an end, and Chelsea emerged victorious with a 4-1 scoreline. Tottenham started the game with confidence, taking an early lead through a deflected shot from Kulusevski. However, their fortunes took a turn when Romero committed a foul on Enzo, resulting in a penalty for Chelsea. Palmer converted the spot-kick to equalize, and Udogie received a second yellow card, reducing Spurs to ten men. From that point on, Chelsea dominated the game.

GOAL

In the 96th minute, Jackson completed a stunning hat-trick, capping off another devastating counter-attack.

GOAL

In the 94th minute, Jackson added another goal to his tally, scoring from a counter-attack after Son came close to equalizing in the box. It was a brace for the Gambia-born forward.

92

In the 92nd minute, despite being down to nine men, Spurs continued to push for an equalizer.

90’ – Nine Minutes Added

The fourth official signaled for nine minutes of added time, providing a glimmer of hope for a late Tottenham comeback.

YELLOW CARD

In the 88th minute, Mudryk received a yellow card for a mistimed challenge against Spurs’ goalkeeper Vicario.

86

In the 86th minute, Bentancur came close to equalizing for Spurs, nearly tapping in from a brilliant set piece delivered by Porro.

85

Spurs was awarded a free-kick close to Chelsea’s box.

82

Chelsea continued to dominate possession, but they couldn’t break through the resilient nine-man defense of Spurs.

80’ No Goal

A VAR review favored Chelsea, disallowing a goal.

77’ GOAL by Eric Dier but called offside

Drama unfolded as Eric Dier scored a superb goal, only for the linesman to rule it offside. VAR was consulted, and the decision was extremely close.

**GOAL**

In the 74th minute, Chelsea took the lead as Jackson slotted the ball into the net from close range, courtesy of a perfect pass from Sterling.

**72’**

Porro won another free-kick, this time in the opposition half.

**71’**

Porro won a foul in his own box against Mudryk.

**67’**

Vicario once again displayed his shot-stopping abilities with a superb save. He denied Marc Cucurella from close range but sustained an injury in the process.

**63’**

Vicario, often described as a “sweeper keeper,” kept Spurs alive in the game with timely interventions.

**60’**

Spurs made a double substitution, bringing on Skipp and Bentancur.

**58’**

Vicario made an excellent double save to keep Spurs in the game.

**57’**

Mudryk replaced Enzo as Chelsea sought to increase the pressure.

**RED CARD**

In the 54th minute, Spurs were reduced to nine men as Udogie received a second yellow card for a foul on Sterling. The Italian full-back was sent off.

**51’**

James wasted a free-kick from a promising position.

**48’**

Spurs began the second half with an attempt to resurrect their home support.

**Second Half Begins**

Spurs kicked off the second half. Marc Cucurella substituted for Colwill in the visiting side.

**HALFTIME**

The first half concluded with a 1-1 scoreline. Chelsea fought back after falling behind early, with Tottenham’s Romero receiving a red card and conceding a penalty for a challenge on Enzo Fernandez. Palmer converted the penalty, leveling the score in this London derby.

**YELLOW CARD**

In the 55th minute, Sarr and Colwill received yellow cards after a confrontation following Jackson’s foul.

**YELLOW CARD**

In the 54th minute, Jackson was cautioned for blocking off Sarr.

**51’**

Sterling appealed for a penalty after a challenge from Porro, but VAR ruled in favor of the defender.

**48’**

Chelsea had another opportunity as Vicario made a crucial save, pushing a dangerous ball from James away on the right flank.

**45’ – 12 Minutes Added Time**

The referee added 12 minutes of stoppage time after a dramatic first half.

**45’**

Madison was also substituted due to injury, with Hojbjerg taking his place.

**43’**

Micky van de Ven was substituted after sustaining an injury. Emerson Royal replaced him.

**42’**

Madison received some treatment, offering a brief respite in the midst of an intense first 40 minutes of football.

**38’**

Chelsea capitalized on its numerical advantage to mount a comeback after an uncertain start to the match.

**36’**

A goal by Jackson was ruled offside, halting Chelsea’s momentum.

**35’**

Tottenham found themselves a man down against the run of play, further complicating their task.

**GOAL**

In the 34th minute, Palmer calmly slotted home a penalty into the bottom right corner, equalizing for Chelsea.

**PENALTY**

In the 33rd minute, a penalty was awarded.

**RED CARD**

In the 32nd minute, Michael Oliver reviewed the incident involving Romero’s challenge on Enzo inside the box, deeming it dangerous and issuing a red card.

**29’**

Caicedo’s goal was initially disallowed, and VAR reviewed the situation for a potential penalty.

**27’ Caicedo scores but ruled offside**

Although Caicedo found the net, the linesman ruled him offside. VAR was consulted for confirmation.

**26’**

Enzo took a long-range shot in an attempt to break the deadlock.

**GOAL**

In the 21st minute, Chelsea appeared to have scored through Raheem Sterling. However, VAR intervened and disallowed the goal, citing a handball by Sterling inside the Spurs’ penalty box. This decision served as a warning to Spurs about Chelsea’s threat on the counter-attack.

**YELLOW CARD**

In the 17th minute, Tottenham’s Udogie received the first yellow card of the game. VAR reviewed the incident, confirming it as a yellow card offense.

**15’**

Tottenham put immense pressure on Chelsea, pinning them in their own box during the early stages of the match.

**OFFSIDE**

In the 12th minute, Son appeared to have scored for Spurs, but VAR determined that he was offside, and the goal was disallowed.

**10’**

Jackson attempted a shot, but Vicario made a brilliant save to deny him.

**9’**

Madison fouled Palmer, relieving Chelsea from the relentless early pressure applied by Spurs.

**GOAL**

In the 5th minute, Spurs took an early lead as Kulusevski’s left-footed curler from the right wing found the net. The shot deflected off Thiago Silva and wrong-footed Sanchez, giving Spurs the lead.

**4’**

Son received a through ball from Madison but shot straight at Sanchez, although he was in an offside position.

**2’**

Gallagher drew the first foul of the match, setting the tone for the game.

**KICK-OFF!!!**

Chelsea initiated the proceedings, aiming to launch an attack from the start. However, their early efforts went out of play.

Postecoglou Talks About Pochettino

Ange Postecoglou had guided Tottenham to an impressive second place in the Premier League, trailing only Manchester City. He reflected on Mauricio Pochettino’s impact on the club and acknowledged the respect Pochettino commands among those associated with the club.

“Everyone I speak to around here, there are still people who worked with him, they can’t speak highly enough of him as a person and as a manager,” Postecoglou said. “I doubt there will be anything but respect for Mauricio from anyone at this football club, supporters or people associated, but it doesn’t mean he will get a guard of honor on Monday night because we want to win.” – Reuters

Pochettino Talks About His Emotional Return to Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino, Chelsea’s manager, was in the spotlight as he made his first return to Tottenham since leaving the club. He expressed his sentiments regarding the potential reception he would receive.

“I’m not going to say anything at the moment because until Monday we cannot guess,” Pochettino said about the potential reception. “The most important (thing) is people know we cannot forget what we lived together. Amazing memories and then I’m going to respect the people, how they’re going to express. It won’t change my emotions, my view, my feelings about a club where we spent an unbelievable journey.” – Reuters

Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea: Live Streaming and Telecast Info

The Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea in the 2023-24 season is scheduled to kick off at 1:30 AM IST on Tuesday, November 6, 2023.

Did You Know?

– Tottenham has maintained an unbeaten record in its last 10 Premier League games.

– Chelsea has struggled, failing to win against teams in the top half of the Premier League in its last 26 matches.

– Chelsea displayed its attacking prowess, scoring six goals in its last two away league matches.

– Son Heung-min ranks second in the Premier League goal-scoring charts this season, with eight goals, only behind Manchester City’s Erling Haaland, who has scored 11.

Head-to-Head Record

In the Premier League since 1995, these two teams have clashed in 68 games, with Chelsea winning 38, Tottenham Hotspur winning 10, and 20 matches ending in a draw.

Total – 68

Tottenham – 10

Chelsea – 38

Draw – 20

Throughout their history, having faced each other 175 times since 1909, Spurs has won 56 matches while Chelsea has claimed victory in 77. An additional 42 of these encounters concluded in a draw.

Total – 175

Tottenham Hotspur – 56

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