Following a tight affair in the first half, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel brought on Kante after the break. The visitors scored three goals to seal the victory.
Hotspurs have lost two successive games after winning the first three games under the newly appointed manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
“I was absolutely not happy with the first 45 minutes. There were individual performances which were great in the first half from [keeper] Kepa and Thiago Silva. In general, we lacked intent, energy and relentlessness in duels and 50-50 balls. We spoke about it at halftime. In the second half it was a very good performance and a deserved win,” said the Blues manager Thomas Tuchel.
Chelsea outclassed Tottenham Hotspur in the London derby
The London derby was also the world’s first net-zero carbon football match at an elite level.
The project aimed to educate fans on the role of sport in addressing climate change while supporters at the stadium were encouraged to choose plant-based food options and recycle.
Before kickoff, both sets of players and supporters gave an emotional minute’s applause in memory of former Spurs and Chelsea striker Jimmy Greaves. He died on Sunday at age 81.
Tottenham enjoyed the better of the first half with few clear-cut chances and came closest to scoring after 33 minutes when Son was denied from close range by Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. N’Golo Kante replaced Mason Mount in the second half and from there on Chelsea dominated the match. Chelsea scored in the 49th minute when Silva headed in from Marcus Alonso’s corner. The second goal came from a N’Golo Kante shot from outside the box is deflected.
Dier was left in an unfortunate position when Kante’s shot deflected off him into the bottom corner. Rudiger made it 3-0 in stoppage time with a well-taken finish from Timo Werner’s low cross. Chelsea are still unbeaten in the League right now.
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