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Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Goals from Hakim Ziyech and Thiago Silva help secure win over London rivals

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Two second-half goals courtesy of Hakim Ziyech and Thiago Silva helped Chelsea cruise to a 2-0 win over London rival and top four chasing Tottenham Hotspur.

Ziyech opened the scoring just after halftime with a curling effort into the top left hand corner of Hugo Lloris' net. He almost got a second after his outside the foot effort was parried away by the French shot-stopper, who extended his contract at Spurs earlier this week.

It was only a matter of time until Chelsea struck again, and this time it was centre back Thiago Silva whose header from a Mason Mount cross put Thomas Tuchel's team in control.

From the second goal until the final time whistle, Chelsea asserted control. The players were happy to pass the ball around midfield and control the tempo and possession, only attacking when an opening presented itself. Meanwhile, Spurs lacked any real threat both on and off the ball. It seemed like Spurs were still recovering from the high octane nature of the last-gasp win against Leciester City and had no energy to compete with the reigning European champions.

Just like the League Cup semi-finals over the past few weeks, Chelsea asserted their dominance early, controlling possession and created the better chances.

For Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku however, it was a 45 minutes to forget. The Belgian fired a chance over the bar within the opening minute and then missed a perfect cross from Mason Mount on the half-hour mark.

Tottenham's only real chance of the game came from Harry Kane, who seemed to have put his side ahead after tucking away a Ryan Sessegnon cross in the 40th minute. This, however, was ruled out after referee Paul Tierney deemed Kane’s push on Thiago Silva in the Chelsea penalty area a foul.

After what had been a mixed couple of weeks for Chelsea, a win over their city rivals could provide the spark they need for the rest of the season, but for Spurs, it just shows the huge task manager Antonio Conte has on his hands when it comes to making Spurs a dangerous force in the Premier League and beyond.

Re-live the best moments from Chelsea vs. Tottenham below. 

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Full-time: Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur

The referee has blown the final whistle and it's ended Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham.

Goals from Ziyech and Silva helped the Blues secure the win against a Spurs team which lacked any real threat throughout the 90 minutes.

The gulf between these two London teams seems to be getting even bigger!

Hakim Ziyech receives standing oviation

Hakim Ziyech leaves the field to a standing ovation from the Chelsea fans who thoroughly enjoyed his opener in the second half. 

The Moroccan winger thoroughly deserves it after one of his best performances in a Chelsea shirt, he is replaced by Saul Niguez.

 

Five minutes added time

The game enters five minutes of added time. 

Spurs will be hoping this five minutes goes rather quick...

Spurs make their final substitution

Antonio Conte has made his team's third and final substitution.

ON 

Bryan Gil

OFF

Harry Winks

 

Marcus Alonso comes on for Callum Hudson-Odoi

Chelsea make their second substitution of the game.

ON

Marcos Alonso

OFF 

Callum Hudson-Odoi

 

Kepa keeps out Kane header

Once again it's Harry Kane who almost scores for Tottenham.

This time from a corner, but Kepa Arrizabalaga made a leaping save to deny the England captain.

Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham

Chelsea in full control in closing minutes

After going 2-0 up in quicktime, Chelsea have taken full control of this game against Spurs.

There haven't been any chances of note from Antonio Conte's team, while Chelsea are happy to pass the ball around and only attack when necessary.

Score remains Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham. 

Chelsea make their first substitution

It's a change in midfield for Chelsea.

ON

N'Golo Kante

OFF

Jorginho

 

Spurs make two substitutions

Chelsea's second couldn't come at worse time for Spurs who were just about to make some substitions.

Those changes have now been made.

ON

Lucas Moura

Oliver Skipp

OFF

Ryan Sessegnon

Japhet Tanganga

 

Thiago Silva makes it 2-0 Chelsea

Thiago Silva has scored a second for Chelsea.

A free kick delivered by Mason Mount from the left hand side finds Silva who flicks the ball into the back of the net.

Hard to see where Spurs go from here.

Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham

Ziyech almost makes it two

Ziyech has got the 'itch' to score another and almost puts Chelsea 2-0.

An outside of the foot effort curls towards Lloris who manages to parry the shot away.

Tuchel's team beginning to crank up the pressure on Spurs. 

Ziyech puts Chelsea ahead

Chelsea couldn't have started the second half any better.

A curling effort from Hakim Ziyech outside the Spurs box finds its way into the top left hand corner of Lloris' goal. The Frenchman made no attempt to stop what was a magical goal. 

Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham 

 

Second half underway

Lukaku gets the second half at Stamford Bridge underway after a brief delay due to a hole in Hugo Lloris' side netting which has been repaired.

It remains goalless between these two London rivals. 

Goalless at half-time

It's the end of the first half at Stamford Bridge where it's Chelsea 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

'Scrappy' is probably the best way to describe the match so far.

Not too many clear cut chances, but it's Kane who has come the closest to scoring after his goal was ruled out for a foul in the build-up.

Hopefully the second half is more entertaining than the first. 

Harry Kane's opener ruled out

Star striker Harry Kane seemed to have put Spurs into the lead after getting on the end of a cross from Ryan Sessegnon.

However, the goal was ruled out by the referee Paul Tierney after he deemed Kane's push on Chelsea centre back Thiago Silva inside the box a foul.

 

Japhet Tanganga shown yellow

Spurs defender Japhet Tanganga is the second player to be shown a yellow card after pushing Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Tempers are slowly starting to build in this London Derby with just under 10 minutes remaining in the first half. 

Lukaku misses golden opportunity

Romelu Lukaku has missed another chance to put Chelsea ahead on the half hour mark.

It's Mason Mount again who supplies a perfect cross into the middle of the Spurs area, but Lukaku misses and the chance goes begging.

Chelsea looking the more likely side to take the lead. 

Thiago Silva booked

Thiago Silva is the first player to be booked in this game after fouling Steven Bergwijn who was looking to start a Spurs counter attack. 

Sarr goes down after a late Doherty challenge

Malang Sarr goes down after being on the end of a late challenge from Spurs fullback Matt Doherty.

Doherty's left foot lands on the back of Sarr's ankle which gets worse and worse when watching the replays.

Surprisingly the Irish international has not been booked by referee Paul Tierney. 

The challenge doesn't seem to have had much of an effect on Sarr who after receiving treatment is back on the pitch. 

Harry Winks with Tottenham's first chance

Spurs register their first shot on goal.

A long effort from midfielder Harry Winks which is saved comfortably by Kepa Arrizabalaga.

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