What is derby that was! End-to-end, exactly what we wanted to see. Chelsea failed to maintained their dominant record against the Spurs at it is now four points out of a possible six.
Chelsea dominated the match in possession and took the lead at the break through Koulibaly’s volley. The Senagalese converted the cross from Marc Cucurella and it was a dream home debut for the new pair.
Tottenham equalised through Emile Hojbjerg in the second half. A goal that brought about fury with the match officials as the Blue squad felt that Havertz was clearly fouled in the buildup.
The scoreline did not last long as Reece James reclaimed the lead for Chelsea. Harry Kane scored the late equaliser for Spurs and both teams shared the spoils.
Bad news for Tuchel as Ngolo Kante was taken off the pitch due to injury. The extent is not yet known and it will be accessed soon.
Here is how the players of both teams fared in the match:
Mendy (6.5) – Cucurella (7) – Silva (7) – Koulibaly (8) – James (8) – Loftus-Cheek (7) – Kante (7) – Jorginho (7) – Mount (7.5) – Havertz (7) – Sterling (6.5)
Substitutes: Azpilicueta (6.5) – Gallagher (6.5) – Broja (6.5) – Pulisic (6.5)
Lloris (6) – Dier (7) – Davies (7) – Romero (7) – Sessegnon (6) – Hojbjerg (8) – Bentancur (7) – Emerson (7) – Son (6.5) – Kane (8) – Kulusevski (6.5)
Substitutes: Bissouma (6.5) – Perisic (7.5) – Richarlison (6) – Moura (6.5)
Chelsea will travel to Elland Road to face Leeds United while Tottenham will host Wolves in the early fixture of the game week. Both teams will look to win their matches in order to keep up the pace with Manchester City and Arsenal who are the only teams to have won both of their first two matches.