With a victory over Chelsea in the London derby, Tottenham increased their chances of finishing in the top four of the Premier League, putting further pressure on Blues manager Graham Potter.
After the half, Oliver Skipp’s thunderous 20-yard effort gave the hosts the lead, and Harry Kane’s late turn of Eric Dier’s knockdown clinched their victory.
As the game came to a close, the majority of fans at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium were celebrating, but after Kane’s goal, Chelsea’s previous struggles persisted, and the visitors started to leave.
The Blues currently sit 14 points outside of the Champions League spots after winning just two of their previous 15 matches in the top tier.
With two games remaining, Newcastle is in fifth position, four points behind fourth-place Tottenham.
In the early going, the home team had the best chance to break the score when Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s deflected shot went past a stationary Kepa Arrizabalaga but struck the right-hand post.
The most talked-about moment of a lackluster first half was referee Stuart Attwell’s original decision to dismiss Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech following a scuffle in which visitors Kai Havertz and Emerson Prince received bookings.
After giving those players yellow cards, Attwell expelled the Moroccan winger for raising his arm against the advise of his assistant referee. Later, however, after the video assistant referee suggested that the official reevaluate his choice, Attwell downgraded the dismissal to a yellow.
after Tottenham defeated Chelsea
How would you rank the Spurs’ effort? Say something here
How would you rate Chelsea’s performance? Leave us a remark right here.