In pictures: Chelsea join Liverpool at the highest by sweeping Tottenham

foot4live September 18, 2021

In pictures: Chelsea join Liverpool at the highest by sweeping Tottenham

Chelsea continued its distinguished results this season, defeating its host and its London neighbor Tottenham 3-0, on Sunday evening, within the fifth round of English Premier League.

The Blues hat-trick was scored by: Thiago Silva (50), N’Golo Kante (57), and Antonio Rudiger (90 + 2).

Chelsea’s balance rose with this victory to 13 points, with Liverpool participating within the lead with an equivalent number of points and therefore the same goal difference, and before Manchester United by only two goals, while Tottenham’s balance froze at 9 points in seventh place.

The first dangerous chance within the meeting came within the sixth minute, through Tottenham striker Son Heung-min, who rebounded his shot from the defenders, before returning the ball to him to direct a cross, which was removed by Chelsea defender Thiago Silva.
Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen tried his luck with an attempt from outside the penalty area that crossed the goal within the 27th minute.

Goalkeeper Kepa came out of his net to prevent Son alone, after an elaborate pass from Argentine Giovanni Lo Celso, within the 33rd minute.

Chelsea started the last half better, as midfielder Jorginho passed a special lob, which was reached by Spaniard Marcos Alones to follow it from a difficult angle, but goalkeeper Lloris kept it from his goal within the 48th minute.

The Blues opened the scoring within the 50th minute, when Alonso took a free kick , which Silva headed to the left of Lloris.

Chelsea quickly added the second goal, within the 57th minute, when Tottenham lost the ball within the middle of their stadium, to succeed in French substitute N’Golo Kante, who fired an attempt from a distance that bounced off Tottenham defender Eric Dier then the post, before settling within the goal.