Chelsea also lost against Tottenham Chelsea won 2-0 against Bournemouth on December 27 last year. Then Graham Potter’s team forgot to win. The Blues also lost the battle for status against another London club, Tottenham.
Chelsea lost 2-0 against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League match on Sunday (February 26). Oliver Skipp and Harry Kane scored two goals for Spurs in the second half.
Chelsea are winless in the last 10 matches across all competitions. The number now stands at 11 in Tottenham’s field. The goal difference has been reduced to minus two in this match! That means Chelsea have conceded two more goals than they have scored in the league this season.
A couple of days ago, Chelsea coach Graham Potter received a death threat from an anonymous supporter. In addition to the fear of that threat, the fear of losing his job may be added to the life of the former boss of Brighton.
There were six changes to Chelsea’s XI at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium today. However, there is no change in the field game.
On the contrary, Chelsea captain Thiago Silva left the field after getting injured in 18 minutes. Silva was given the captain’s armband in the match against Southampton due to Cesar Azpilicueta’s injury. The Blues’ defense is weakened by his departure. Chelsea almost scored in the 26th minute. Chelsea survived the trip when Emile Højberg’s shot was deflected off the post.
Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyash was shown a red card in first-half added time. The Moroccan winger was shown a red card by the referee after shouldering Tottenham’s Emerson Royal. Which creates a dramatic situation. However, after seeing the VAR, the referee changed the decision and showed a yellow card.
Tottenham scored early in the second half. Emerson took a low shot from the right in the 46th minute. Despite blocking his shot, Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa could not keep it in his hands. Nearby Argentine midfielder Enzo Fernandez threw the ball out to clear the danger. But Tottenham’s 22-year-old midfielder Oliver Skip got the ball. He scored with a strong shot.
Chelsea did not stop trying to get back to parity after scoring a goal. Several times they attacked the defense of Tottenham. But Kai Havertz, Raheem Sterling could not finish despite entering the D box several times. On the other hand, Tottenham captain Harry Kane put the final nail in Chelsea’s coffin in the 82nd minute.
An unguarded Kane got the ball from Son Hyun-min’s corner. The top goalscorer in the club’s history didn’t have much speed to put the ball into the net from close range.
This is Chelsea’s ninth defeat in the league this season and second in a row. Chelsea is number 10 with 31 points in 24 matches. On the other hand, Tottenham consolidated the number 4 position with 45 points in 25 matches.