Chelsea 0 – 0 Tottenham : Spurs Reclaim EPL Top Spot After Stalemate

Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur

Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur settled for a point after battling out a goaless draw at Stanford Bridge on Sunday evening.

Jose Mourinho’s Spurs went back in top of the Premier League table with the draw and have lost their away points this season. Tottenham would have led the table with two point at the end of this weekend, if they were able to defeat the the Blues.

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea lost the opportunity to at-least go second on the Premier League with the draw and will remain third on the League with 18 points from their 10 outings. Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud wasted the opportunities for Chelsea to lead or even win the game, drawing trademark saves from Hugo Lloris but before then Spurs were rarely threatened.

Both teams failed to make their chances in the final third count and Mourinho as usual displayed his trade mark defensive display which was enough to earn them a point to send them above Premier League champions Liverpool on goal difference.

The first 10 minutes of the game was cagey but after then both teams were able to create chance at both ends. Spurs led buy a Harry Kane charge almost got themselves a lead. The English forward was able to slip a ball to Bergwijn but the resulting shot went over the bar.

Chelsea, some moments later felt they had taken the lead, when Timo Werner capitalised on a slip from Moussa Sissoko, firing a shot into the far post but that was ruled out by VAR as the German was marginally offside in the build up.

Tottenham Hotspur Son And Chelsea FC Mendy

Chelsea changed their attack coming in from the break and were almost immediately able to create two heading chances for Tammy Abraham by the forward was unable to finish each of them because of pressure from Spurs centrebacks.

Chelsea began controlling the game creating more chances, while Spurs became Passive. Mason Mount almost lifted the deadlock with in the 81st minute but Lloris was able to kick the ball to safety and also was able to make a magnificent save in the closing minutes, prying Olivier Giroud’s shot to safety as they both shared points.

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  • Spurs have won 13 points away from home in the Premier League this season (W4 D1); their most in their opening five away games of a league campaign since 1991-92 (also 13).

  • Chelsea are now unbeaten in their last 14 games in all competitions (W8 D6) – their longest run without defeat since November 2018 (a run of 18).

  • Tottenham have won just one of their last 35 away games against Chelsea in all competitions (D12 L22), with that lone victory coming in April 2018.

  • Following today’s draw, Spurs (9) and Chelsea (8) are now the two teams on the longest current unbeaten runs in the Premier League.

  • Chelsea’s Édouard Mendy has kept more clean sheets than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League this season, with this being his fifth in six appearances in the competition.

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