Chelsea, on Sunday, August 14, were in touching distance of defeating Tottenham Hotspur to register their second straight win in the Premier League 2022-23. However, that wasn’t the case, as the Spurs scored in added time and the match ended at 2-2.
After Jorginho’s penalty saved them in their opener against Everton at Goodison Park, Chelsea looked the better team against Spurs, but the result didn’t quite go in their favour.
Chelsea didn’t allow their opponents much breathing space and they maintained 70 percent possession for a significant amount of time. Kalidou Koulibaly gave them an early lead and Chelsea went into half-time with the scoreline reading 1-0.
Thereafter, England skipper Harry Kane had a golden chance to draw level for Tottenham, but he hit the ball wide. During this while, Raheem Sterling also failed to find the net and missed a chance to give Chelsea a much-needed 2-0 lead.
Thereafter, a massive brawl broke out between the Spurs and Chelsea. Jurgen Klopp was not pleased after a tackle by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, which seemed to be a foul to the naked eye, resulting in a goal.
Klopp was absolutely livid and charged towards the Tottenham dugout. However, the referee’s decision stood and Hojbjerg helped the Spurs smash the equalizer.
Nevertheless, Spurs’ joy was short-lived as Reece James gave Chelsea a lead in the 77th minute. Thereafter, Kane made amends with a stupendous goal to make it 2-2 in the 96th minute. The VAR didn’t make it any easier for Chelsea either.
Tottenham started their campaign with a resounding 4-1 win over Southampton at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and they somehow managed to evade defeat against Chelsea.
Tuchel and Conte were also shown red cards after they engaged in a tussle at the end of the match.
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