Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger have been heading in the right direction as Chelsea produced a superb second-half efficiency to beat Tottenham 3-0 in #GameZero on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
On a day of emotional tributes to Jimmy Greaves, the Tottenham, Chelsea and England legend who died on Sunday morning, Thomas Tuchel’s facet underlined their title credentials in spectacular type.
Following an excellent first half in north London, the guests took cost of the sport when Silva headed Marcos Alonso’s nook past Hugo Lloris shortly after the break.
Tottenham have been nonetheless reeling from that setback when Kante, a half-time substitute for Mason Mount having recovered from an ankle damage, doubled Chelsea’s lead with a long-range strike which took a deflection off Eric Dier earlier than bouncing in off the publish.
Spurs had been bolstered by the return of Heung-Min Son in addition to Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso however that they had no reply to Chelsea’s second-half efficiency and fell additional behind when Rudiger dispatched substitute Timo Werner’s cut-back in stoppage time.
This was Tottenham’s second three-goal defeat in as many Premier League video games following final weekend’s loss at Crystal Palace however for the upwardly-mobile Chelsea, it was simply the newest assertion of intent.
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