Jorginho’s first-half penalty rightly earned Chelsea 1-0 against Tottenham when Thomas Tuchel won his first game on the road to blame for the Blues.
The Italian playmaker left the field after 24 minutes after a foul by Eric Dier, who unnecessarily defeated Timo Werner at the crucial moment of the game.
?️ Tottenham’s last 2 PL home games:
L1-3 against Liverpool
L0-1 against Chelsea
❌ For the first time in his career as a manager, Jose Mourinho has lost PL home games in a row #TOTCHE pic.twitter.com/vwbPGiXDCc
– Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) February 4, 2021
Jose Mourinho’s side barely threatened a lackluster performance from the hosts, who have now lost their last three games in a row, including the previous two at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the first time on their new floor.
As a result, Chelsea have jumped to sixth place in the Premier League, while Spurs remain in eighth place in the table.
Spurs: Lloris (7), Aurier (7), Alderweireld (6), Dier (5), Davies (4), Hojbjerg (6), Sissoko (6), Ndombele (6), Sohn (5), Bergwijn (5 )), Vinicius (5)
Subs: Lamela (7), Rodon, Moura (6)
Chelsea: Mendy (7), Azpilicueta (8), Silva (7), Rüdiger (7), James (8), Jorginho (8), Kovacic (8), Alonso (7), Hudson-Odoi (7), Mount (9), Werner (8)
Subs: Christensen (7), Kante (6), Pulisic (7)
Man of the game: Mason Mount
How Tuchel did it in a row wins
Much of the pre-game conversation focused on Werner as the misfiring Chelsea striker wanted to get back under the goals – the Blues summer signing came into play after scoring just once in all of their last 18 competitions – and the German would have done this almost immediately after kick-off with a header that was only a few centimeters over the crossbar.
That was a foretaste of the future in the first half, however, as the visitors strangled the trial early on, pushed back their London rivals and dominated possession as Spurs battled to get out of their own half.
Carlos Vinicius was forced to plow a lonely furrow in attack on his first Premier League start for the North Londoners and it was no surprise when Chelsea rightly scored the goal in the middle of the first half.
Cesar Azpilicueta recognized Werner’s run in the area and while there didn’t seem to be any real danger, Dier couldn’t resist hanging a leg out and so the English center-back caught his husband leaving referee Andre Marriner no choice but to point to the Job.
Spurs gave Carlos Vinicius his first start in the Premier League for the London derby against Chelsea.
Vinicius has only appeared as a substitute since his October loan from Benfica, but was reinforced in the absence of Harry Kane and Spurs returned to the four.
In the meantime, Chelsea started with Marcos Alonso and Timo Werner in a 3-4-3 formation when N’Golo Kante was canceled in Thomas Tuchel’s first away game.
After a recent mixed penalty record, Jorginho gave up his normal jumping and jumping routine and instead drove the ball into the lower left corner of the net to score his fourth league goal of the season. Kicks.
Despite losing seasoned central defender Thiago Silva with a muscle problem nine minutes before the break, Chelsea continued to dominate in the driving rain and narrowly missed several times in the second half to double their lead.
A combination of good defense against Serge Aurier – the right-back made an important interception to deny a certain Werner goal – but poor finish and Hugo Lloris’ reflexes kept the result balanced until the end.
And on another night, substitutes Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura may have scored an unjustified point for the hosts before Vinicius got past the far post late as Chelsea tried to protect their slim advantage.
Tuchel matches Mourinho feat – Opta statistics
- For the first time since November 2012, Tottenham have suffered three defeats in a row in the Premier League under André Villas-Boas.
- Chelsea have won seven points in their three Premier League games under Thomas Tuchel (W2 D1), as many as in the last eight top games under Frank Lampard (W2 D1 L5).
- Tottenham have lost four of their last five Premier League games when Harry Kane did not play (D1). Two of those four losses came to Chelsea (1-2 in February 2020 and 0-1 tonight).
- Tottenham manager José Mourinho has not won any of his last seven games with Chelsea in all competitions (D3 L4) – his longest winless run against an opponent in his managerial career after another run of seven games against Barcelona (between April 2011) January 2012).
- Jorginho’s opener for Chelsea marked his 10th goal in the Premier League, eight of which were scored from penalties – the highest percentage of any player who scored at least ten times in competition (80%).
- In addition to Jamie Vardy, Anthony Martial and Patrick Bamford, Chelsea striker Timo Werner has won the most penalties in the Premier League so far this season (3 each).
? Least appearances to reach PL10 clean sheets for Chelsea:
1️⃣5️⃣ Petr Cech
1️⃣8️⃣ EDOUARD MENDY
2️⃣1️⃣ Kepa Arrizabalaga
2️⃣4️⃣ Ed de Goey # TOTCHE pic.twitter.com/lFpQAtUwGm
– Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) February 4, 2021
What the managers said …
Jose Mourinho: “The first half performance was worse than Chelsea. They had the initiative and they had the ball. We were in very low positions. The reality of the first half is that with them considering a penalty kick decided the game second half they were not superior and had the low block. “
On the performance of referee Andre Marriner: “I told him something he already knows. I consider him to be one of the best referees in the Premier League. I take care of him and he is a referee I have great admiration for. That gives me a good position, to tell him I didn’t like him. ” his performance.”
Regarding Bale’s situation: “I do my best. He does his best. Everyone does their best.”
Thomas Tuchel: “In general, I’m very satisfied with the result and the well-deserved win. We were very, very good and very dominant in the first half, very strong on the ball and good at counterpressing, we didn’t allow any counterattacks against.” one of the most dangerous teams in Europe for counter attacks.
“So that was very strong, even though we lacked the precision in the penalty area to make it 2-0. Serenity to score more goals and decide the game. The second half was more difficult as we had a few slight losses. We have lost.” a little bit of possession and confidence, but we never lost the intensity and structure to defend ourselves.
“We’ve never lost the intensity to push high and the courage to defend high and up front and I’m very, very happy with that. It’s normal to play a dominant game like this and not score the second goal.” There may be a few minutes that will make you suffer.
“But we were absolutely ready mentally and physically for it and I’m super satisfied with the effort. We defended superbly. We had half the chances again, great chances with counterattacks, but we couldn’t finish them.”
“So we only gave one chance and then Tottenham risked a lot so I’m happy.”
“Spurs are miles away from Champions League football”
Ex-Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hara speaks on Sky Sports News:
“Spurs would have been booed out of the park for this performance. Once at halftime and again at full time.
“They had a 10-minute break in the second half where they might want to press but it was too desperate. When they got the ball there was no plan, no one got in their pockets trying to make a difference It was all lackluster, trying to get the ball to Carlos Vinicius and he didn’t hold it up.
“It was a really disappointing performance. It looks like they are working so hard on the defensive to keep a clean sheet that they don’t know what to do with it if they move forward. There is no plan and nothing to do.” Your game. There is no movement or rotation.
“It was really bad and the salvation for the players out there was that they would have been booed off the pitch if fans had been in the ground.
“Tactically, Spurs were totally outclassed and that happened a couple of times. Brighton and Graham Potter did it with a smaller team over the weekend. You can’t say Chelsea are a better team with a better squad. It wasn’t good enough and he. ” He (Jose Mourinho) has to organize this team, organize the way they play, stick with it and get something out of them.
“Right now, Spurs are miles of Champions League football.”
Man of the Game – Mason Mount
There was a lot of chatter when Tuchel skipped Mount from his very first Chelsea line-up at home against Wolves last month. However, the midfielder has since started the next two games, which has undoubtedly caught the new manager’s attention in both clashes.
Mount excelled in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Sunday before performing in north London four days later and now he will be hard to lose.
The England international played in a forward line with Callum Hudson-Odoi to support Werner. He was the attacking conductor of his crew, and all good things came through him.
The only thing the 22-year-old was missing was a deserved goal, which would have been scored without a terrific stop from Lloris to deny it 14 minutes from time.
Sunday, February 7th, 7:00 p.m.
Start at 7.15 p.m.
Chelsea are back in action on Super Sunday when they travel to Sheffield United live on Sky Sports. Kick-off at 7.15 p.m. Meanwhile, Tottenham will also play on Sundays when they host West Brom. Kick-off at 12 o’clock.