Chelsea played against Tottenham in 1 matches this season. Fresh from a pulsating London derby win over Arsenal during their Mind Series opener, Chelsea prepare for their second encounter of the pre-season event against Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.The Blues marched to a 2-1 victory in front of a dejected Emirates crowd on Sunday, while Spurs’ most recent pre-season game saw them claim a 3-1 win over MK Dons.
Having survived a wave of early Arsenal pressure, Chelsea took advantage of an exposed Gunners backline to strike first through Kai Havertz on the 26-minute mark before Hakim Ziyech inexplicably failed to double his side’s lead with the goal at his mercy in the second half. The Gunners took advantage of the Moroccan’s mishap to equalise through Granit Xhaka, but Arsenal’s error-strewn performances are not a thing of the past just yet as Hector Bellerin’s misplaced pass allowed Tammy Abraham to slot home the winning goal in the 72nd minute.
Last season’s battle between Spurs and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge finished goalless, but a Jorginho penalty propelled Tuchel’s side to victory over their counterparts in North London back in Februar
Sunday’s game was not without a healthy dose of controversy, though, as Joe Willock’s late effort cannoned off the crossbar and over the line, but Chelsea survived what would have otherwise been a clear goal with no technology assisting Andre Marriner on the day. Nevertheless, Chelsea secured a confidence-boosting victory for an upbeat Thomas Tuchel who was “very happy” with his side’s showing in North London, and Wednesday’s battle with Spurs represents one final opportunity for pre-season tweaks before next week’s UEFA Super Cup versus Europa League winners Villarreal.
NAME: Chelsea – Tottenham
DATE:19 Sept 2021
Location: London Venue: London Stadium