Chelsea 0 vs 0 Tottenham Hotspur

Tactical tie sees a stalemate draw at Stamford bridge as Spurs earn a point against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.

Before kick-off Mourinho’s men had the best defensive record in the league, conceding nine, and Chelsea with the most goals scored tied with Liverpool with 22.

Tottenham began with almost the same 11 that started against Man City a week prior.

The only exception being a first Premier League start for central defender Joe Rodon, due to the groin injury picked up by Toby Alderweireld at the end of the City game.

Chelsea expectedly held possession for the first five minutes with Spurs sitting back anticipating a counterattack.

On the eighth minute the ball broke to a white shirt and the attack was on.

Kane played in Bergwijn on the left-hand side of the Chelsea box, but he leaned back whilst shooting and lifted it over the crossbar.

A few minutes later, the home side had control of the ball once again, after a mistake by Welshman Rodon on the halfway line.

An array of mistakes by the Spurs back line allowed Timo Werner to get his shot away, and beautifully finish past Hugo Lloris – in off the post.

However, with Moussa Sissoko slipping in the build-up, it caused the German striker to step just offside.

A let off for the away team.

With the game quite close, Tottenham were able to get another chance.

This time Aurier and Dier linking up nicely on the edge of the box, allowing the Ivorian full back to get a low driven shot away.

Goalkeeper Mendy was quick to save the attempt and keep his side in the game.

The only other distinct chance for either side in the first half, was a left-footed by Mason Mount, which did not give the Tottenham captain any worries – as it flew over the bar.

A tight half, with both sides defending well and not threatening enough going forward.

The second half was a fairly similar affair to the first 45 minutes.

Chelsea were the better side, as they continued to hold possession, but could not penetrate the strong defence of Spurs.

The Blues’ best chance came from another strike by attacking midfielder Mount, which was fired towards the bottom right corner of the goal.

Once again Lloris was quick to go to ground and palm the ball round the post, keeping a clean sheet for his team.

It was a frustrating evening for both sides, unable to find the cutting edge to separate themselves from their opponents.

One more opportunity arose in the dying embers of the match.

In the second minute of the four added on, Kurt Zouma mistakenly passed the ball to substitute Lucas Moura, who played in another substitute Giovani Lo Celso.

Unfortunately, the Argentinian could not find the shot or the pass for either Lucas or Kane to finish.

A chance that could have won the game for Spurs.

Overall, Tottenham Hotspur were defensively strong once again, even with the absence of Alderweireld.

Despite the mistake leading to Werner’s offside goal, Joe Rodon played well alongside Eric Dier, against a tough Chelsea team in fine scoring form.

Tanguy Ndombele once again was a delight to watch.

He glides past defenders with ease and the opposition kicked him to the ground several times throughout the 90 minutes.

Chelsea look strong, and definitely look to be fighting for the top spot.

Mourinho and his players can be happy with this result, as they stay top of the Premier League table for the second week running.

Unless Leicester win by seven goals against Fulham on Monday.  

The next game for Spurs is LASK away in Austria on Thursday, and then the North London derby, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium three days later.

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