EPL: ‘Everywhere is now blue’ as Chelsea thrash Tottenham 4-1
Written by admin on November 7, 2023
Chelsea returned to winning ways in the Premier League after a 4-1 victory over London neighbour, Tottenham Hotspur, on Monday.
It was a memorable night for the visitors’ Senegalese striker, Nicolas Jackson as he registered a hat trick in the league.
The Blues got to a fine start after 21-year-old Cole Palmer converted a penalty kick in the 35th minute.
Chelsea triumphed in a tumultuous contest at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium which saw the home side reduced to nine men, concede four goals and receive a standing ovation from their own fans at the end of the game.
Spurs started perfectly as Dejan Kulusevski cut in from the right side and saw his deflected effort find the back of the net in the sixth minute. The hosts almost doubled their lead only for Son Heung-Min’s goal to be ruled out for offside but the first of many VAR calls.
The video refs then chalked off a goal for Raheem Sterling before cancelling out Moises Caicedo’s equaliser. This VAR check also resulted in the first of Tottenham’s red card as Cristian Romero was judged to have seriously fouled Enzo Fernandez. Cole Palmer then slotted home the resultant penalty.
In the second half, Destiny Udogie clipped Sterling and earned a second booking causing Tottenham to finish the game with nine men. They kept Chelsea at before Sterling nipped in behind and played in Nicolas Jackson. He added two more goals in stoppage as Chelsea ran away with the game, but Spurs performance won over the fans and the scoreline doesn’t do their efforts justice
In the sixth minute in the north London, Dejan Kulusevski cut inside from the right and his shot deflected off Levi Colwill and spun beyond the wrong-footed Robert Sanchez.
That gave Tottenham, who started the weekend on top of the standings, the lead over Chelsea – languishing in the bottom half of the standings.
Minutes later, Heung-Min Son thought he had doubled the Spurs lead but his effort was ruled out for a marginal offside call. That was close, but it was only the start of a scarcely believable period of chaos.
Chelsea’s top man, Jackson, gave the Blues the lead after receiving a smooth, laid pass from Sterling in the 75th-minute mark.
Right in added time, Jackson netted his second and third for the Blues in the 94th and 97th minutes, respectively.
The visitors now make the first half of the league table as they sit in the 10th position.
Tottenham Hotspur lost their first game in the league with tonight’s heavy defeat on home soil.
They remain one point behind table leaders, Manchester City.
Chelsea coach, Mauricio Pochettino, who guided his former charges to the final of the Champions League in the 2018/19 season before losing out to Liverpool, will have a good, yet emotional night to remember.