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Chelsea vs Tottenham LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction tonight

Follow all the live action from Stamford Bridge

Michael Jones
Sunday 23 January 2022 18:54
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'A big rivalry' - Tuchel on Chelsea's London derby versus Conte's Tottenham

Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of a huge London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham at Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel’s side have already beaten Spurs three times so far this season, scoring seven goals and keeping three clean sheets in the process. But Chelsea have struggled of late as their title ambitions have slipped away. They now sit 13 points off Manchester City as securing a top four place becomes a more realistic target.

Meanwhile, Spurs are unbeaten in nine Premier League games under Antonio Conte and are now in a superb position to qualify for next season’s Champions League. A win this afternoon would take them into the top four - and victory at Stamford Bridge would also see Tottenham move just five points behind Chelsea with four games in hand.

But history sides with Chelsea. Spurs have only beaten their London rivals once at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League - a win which came in April 2018 as a Dele Alli brace saw them clinch a 3-1 victory. In all competitions, Tottenham have not scored against Chelsea in any of their last five meetings, ensuring they will be extremely motivated this afternoon as a win significantly closes the gap between the two sides. Follow all the team news and match action as Chelsea host Tottenham below, after the conclusion of Crystal Palace vs Liverpool:

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Hakim Ziyech stunner inspires Chelsea victory over timid Tottenham

Push comes to shove for Tottenham Hotspur, as Chelsea are launched back up the table by one divine delivery.

Thomas Tuchel claimed his first Premier League win of 2022 as Antonio Conte also suffered his first league defeat as Spurs manager, although this 2-0 win was still more commanding than it was controversial.

The extent of the difference between the sides is actually reinforced by another figure, which is that this was Chelsea’s third win over their London rivals in as many weeks. Spurs will say the game could have gone a different way if the decision over Harry Kane’s disallowed goal had gone another way, but most of the play was only going in one direction.

Hakim Ziyech stunner inspires Chelsea victory over timid Tottenham

Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham: Thomas Tuchel guided the Blues to a fourth win over Spurs this season

Jack Rathborn23 January 2022 18:54
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Reaction from Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel spoke to Sky Sports after the game and reflected on his first year in charge of the Blues. He said:

We were working extremely hard for it and it was a tough match. The effort was outstanding and it was a deserved win. It is so hard to create chances against them but we were relentless and kept on believing.

“Keep on going, there was no need for changes, some details of when to take the risk and when not. Encouragement to keep on going.

“The table is the table, it is our responsibility to prove ourselves every third day and now we have a break and it was important to go into this break with a performance we want. We needed this but needed also to do things better. The guys are very tired because it was a long run for us.

“A good year, a nice year. I feel very good because it feels still like the first day, nothing has changed, it is exactly the right place to be. I feel an enormous amount of support - hopefully many more years to come.”

Michael Jones23 January 2022 18:52
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Hakim Ziyech stunner inspires Chelsea victory over timid Tottenham

Push comes to shove for Tottenham Hotspur, as Chelsea are launched back up the table by one divine delivery.

Thomas Tuchel claimed his first Premier League win of 2022 as Antonio Conte also suffered his first league defeat as Spurs manager, although this 2-0 win was still more commanding than it was controversial.

The extent of the difference between the sides is actually reinforced by another figure, which is that this was Chelsea’s third win over their London rivals in as many weeks. Spurs will say the game could have gone a different way if the decision over Harry Kane’s disallowed goal had gone another way, but most of the play was only going in one direction.

Hakim Ziyech stunner inspires Chelsea victory over timid Tottenham

Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham: Thomas Tuchel guided the Blues to a fourth win over Spurs this season

Michael Jones23 January 2022 18:46
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Chelsea 2 - 0 Tottenham

Chelsea have won four games against Tottenham in all competitions this season making them the first Premier League side to win four games against an opponent in a single campaign since Manchester City against West Ham in 2013-14 and the first to win three games in the same month against an opponent since Aston Villa against Blackburn in January 2010.

Michael Jones23 January 2022 18:40
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Chelsea 2 - 0 Tottenham: Player ratings as Hakim Ziyech and Thiago Silva hand Antonio Conte defeat

Chelsea beat Tottenham for a fourth time this season as goals from Hakim Ziyech and Thiago Silva handed them a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge.

Harry Kane thought he had given Spurs the lead shortly before half-time when he turned and swept home Steven Bergwijn’s cross. But referee Paul Tierney spotted a push from Kane on Silva in the build-up and disallowed the goal.

Chelsea then found the opener less than two minutes into the second half when Ziyech cut inside before picking out the top corner from 25 yards out with a sensational left-footed strike.

And it was 2-0 before the hour mark when Silva glanced home a header to seal all three points for the home side.

Here are the player ratings from Stamford Bridge:

Chelsea vs Tottenham player ratings as Ziyech and Thiago earn victory

Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham: Ziyech and Silva handed Chelsea yet another victory over their London rivals Spurs for this season

Michael Jones23 January 2022 18:36
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Chelsea 2 - 0 Tottenham

By setting up Chelsea’s second goal against Spurs, Mason Mount registered his 20th assist for the Blues since the start of the 2019-20 campaign, the most of any player at the club in this period across all competitions.

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Full-time: Chelsea 2 - 0 Tottenham

90+5 mins: Chelsea win! They beat Tottenham for a fourth time this season and take all three points away from Stamford Bridge. They remain third in the table and cut the gap on Manchester City to 10 points. Their title race isn’t over yet. It will have to be an extraordinary effort but they’re still clinging on.

Tottenham miss the chance to go fourth. They are two points behind Manchester United who currently hold the position but have a couple of games in hand on them. Antonio Conte won’t be panicking just yet.

Michael Jones23 January 2022 18:28
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90+3 mins: Chelsea are in control of the game. They’re bossing the ball and keeping it away from Tottenham whilst slowly pushing up the pitch. Ben Davies tries to take it off Antonio Rudiger and is successful. The German is too forceful with his own tackle to win it back and Spurs win a free kick deep into their own half.

Michael Jones23 January 2022 18:25
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90 mins: Five minutes of added time to play at Stamford Bridge. Hakim Ziyech gets a warm round of applause as he’s taken off to give Saul Niguez a few minutes for Chelsea.

Michael Jones23 January 2022 18:22

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