Tottenham vs Chelsea ended with a pulsating 2-2 draw in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. It was a feisty match where even the managers got into it with both seeing red. Harry Kane scores in the final minute as Spurs earn a draw at Stamford Bridge.
Goals for Chelsea from Kalidou Koulibaly and Reece James were canceled out by Pierre-Emile Hojbejerg and Harry Kane from Tottenham.
Chelsea saw the center-back Kalidou Koulibaly mark his home debut on the opening goal in the first half. And then they totally dominated the opening period with managing the game for 60 minutes, not allowing Spurs to get as much as a corner kick.
However, Chelsea wasted several chances to increase their lead, with Raheem Sterling blazing one great chance over, and it was easy to understand Tuchel’s frustration when Hojbjerg levelled.
Then, Richarlison‘s debut changed the tenor of the match, but a breakdown trying to clear the ball gave Raheem Sterling an open run to pass to James for the easy finish 15 minutes from time for a 2-1 lead to Chelsea.
Later on, Kane glanced home Ivan Perisic’s corner in the sixth minute of stoppage time to salvage a point for the visitors who have now won only once in their last 38 visits to Stamford Bridge. At last, the match ended with Tottenham vs Chelsea 2-2.
Then the managers came together again after the whistle seeing both receive red cards in what was a thrilling affair. After the match, when asked about the red cards, Tuchel said, “I thought when we shake hands you looked in each other’s eyes; he had a different opinion. It was not necessary, but a lot of things were not necessary.”
Chelsea and Tottenham, who finished third and fourth respectively last season, both have four points from two games.
With Spurs being back in Champions League, this is a clash between London rivals that has been kicked up in intensity. Conte’s side could not make inroads, and Chelsea were faster. But Conte will be happy with the fight that they showed to get a result in stoppage time. Tuchel thought that Chelsea played a brilliant game. In February, the two will meet again in the Premier League, and it should be a highly anticipated game.