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Tottenham vs Chelsea LIVE: Premier League result and final score after Harry Kane and Oliver Skipp goals

Tottenham 2-0 Chelsea: Graham Potter’s side failed to score for a third straight game and are now winless in six as Skipp and Kane struck in the second half

Michael Jones
Sunday 26 February 2023 15:52 GMT
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Tottenham Hotspur beat Chelsea 2-0 in the Premier League on Sunday with second-half goals from Oliver Skipp and Harry Kane keeping Spurs in the hunt for a top-four finish and extending the Blues’ miserable run under coach Graham Potter.

Seconds after the break, Skipp picked up a clearance by Chelsea’s British record signing Enzo Fernandez and fired in from more than 20 yards, his shot going in off the bar after Kepa Arrizabalaga could not get enough of a hand on it.

Kane secured the three points for Spurs when he pounced at the far post after a corner by Son Heung-min was flicked on by Eric Dier in the 82nd minute.

Chelsea, who failed to score for fourth time in five league games despite spending around 300 million pounds ($358 million)on players in January alone, failed to create any clear-cut chances to get themselves back into the game.

The win - the first for the hosts in nine league games against Chelsea - kept Spurs fourth in the table, four points ahead of fifth-placed Newcastle United who have played two games less.

Chelsea sit in 10th position, 14 points behind Spurs. Potter’s side have now won only two games in their last 15 in all competitions.


Potter on mental health issues and threat to his family

This is Graham Potter’s 18th Premier League match in charge of Chelsea since he was appointed five months ago.

He has won just five of those game resulting in the worst parts of the Chelsea fanbase to hurl anonymous abuse at him and his family online.

“I’ve had some not particularly nice emails come through, that want me to die,” he said. “That’s obviously not pleasant to receive.

“You could ask my family how life has been for me and for them. It’s been not pleasant at all. If you go to work and somebody’s swearing abuse at you, it’s not going to be pleasant.

“With the results as they are, you accept criticism. That’s not to say it’s easy at all. Your family life suffers, your mental health suffers, your personality - it is hard.”

Michael Jones26 February 2023 12:59

Three in a row?

Spurs are aiming for three consecutive Premier League home wins without conceding for the first time since their opening three matches at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium back in April 2019.

They could also set a club record of 23 consecutive home league games without a draw.

Michael Jones26 February 2023 12:55

Tottenham vs Chelsea

Spurs could claim four points in a season from Chelsea for only the second time in the Premier League, having done so in 2008/09.

This is also the 150th league meeting between the sides. Tottenham have won 47, Chelsea 64, and there has been 38 draws.

Michael Jones26 February 2023 12:51

Enzo Fernandez interview: ‘My message to the Chelsea fans? Trust us’

Enzo Fernandez still remembers the times. “Four hours difference in winter, three hours in summer - we knew exactly,” he says, going back to the Sunday mornings where he would get up early and crawl into bed with his dad to watch the Premier League.

It was there, drinking Mate – a South American herbal drink –, where he would tune in to see his Argentinian heroes – “Kun Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Higuain…” – but in San Martin, Buenos Aires, those stadiums of Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford seemed a world away. Now, though, it is Enzo Fernandez, a World Cup winner at 22, who stands above them as the most expensive Premier League player of all time.

All journeys to the Premier League are remarkable – but Fernandez’s has been defined by an astonishing and dizzying assent. “It’s all gone very, very quickly,” he admits, speaking through a translator – although he has now started English lessons.

He is happy to be here at Chelsea although the move to London – a “beautiful city,” he says – with his young family has not been easy. Fernandez is staying in a hotel as he has yet to find a house, but he is settling into his new surroundings following his third move in less than a year.

The rise of Enzo Fernandez and World Cup winner’s message to Chelsea fans

Interview: The World Cup winner and most expensive player in British transfer history opens up on playing alongside Lionel Messi, growing up dreaming of the Premier League, and why Chelsea fans should trust Graham Potter

Michael Jones26 February 2023 12:47

Tottenham vs Chelsea

Tottenham have won just seven of their 61 Premier League games against Chelsea and are winless in the last eight top-flight meetings.

Chelsea are looking to become just the third team to win four consecutive away league games against Tottenham, emulating Arsenal (1952/55) and Manchester United (six between 2001/07).

Michael Jones26 February 2023 12:43

Tottenham vs Chelsea

It’s a contrasting point of view looking at these two teams. Tottenham are looking to win consecutive games and move four points clear of Newcastle to keep a grip on fourth spot - and a Champions League place - while Chelsea are just searching for a win.

Graham Potter’s men have not won in five matches across all competitions and lost 1-0 to the bottom placed side in the Premier League, Southampton, last time out.

A victory over Tottenham will go some way to easing the pressure on the manager but the Blues need to string together a run of wins to move up the table.

Michael Jones26 February 2023 12:39

Tottenham vs Chelsea team news

Tottenham Hotspur are unchanged from the team that started their 2-0 victory over West Ham last time out. Harry Kane leads the line once more with Richarlison out on the left in place of Son Heung-min.

Graham Potter meanwhile makes six changes to the Chelsea side that lost to Southampton in their last outing. Reece James and Thiago Silva return to the defence.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek slots in alongside Enzo Fernandez in midfield with starts for Raheem Sterling, Hakim Ziyech and Kai Havertz.

Michael Jones26 February 2023 12:35

Tottenham vs Chelsea line-ups

Tottenham XI: Forster, Romero, Dier, Lenglet, Emerson, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Davies, Kulusevski, Richarlison, Kane

Chelsea XI: Arrizabalaga, James, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly, Chilwell, Loftus-Cheek, Fernandez, Sterling, Felix, Ziyech, Havertz

Michael Jones26 February 2023 12:31

Chelsea manager Graham Potter says he and children subjected to death threats

Chelsea promised to offer Graham Potter whatever support he needs after the manager was sent emails threatening him and his family.

Potter said he had been targeted by an anonymous account in the wake of the team’s recent poor form, which continued with a 1-0 home defeat by Southampton last Saturday.

Afterwards some supporters behind the dugout at Stamford Bridge called for the manager to leave, with the atmosphere turning increasingly hostile as the game wore on. Personal attacks on social media have also increased following the loss to Saints, but those have now escalated to threats being sent to him directly.

Potter, who has said previously that he believes he has the hardest job in football, was nevertheless visibly upbeat ahead of his team’s trip to Tottenham on Sunday, joking that he was late as he had been at a “crisis meeting” with the club’s owners.

Chelsea manager Graham Potter says he and children subjected to death threats

The Chelsea manager revealed the extent of the abuse he has received amid the club’s poor run of form

Michael Jones26 February 2023 12:25

Tottenham vs Chelsea prediction

These are two unpredictable teams at present but Tottenham seem in slightly less disarray so could well edge this contest.

Tottenham 2-1 Chelsea.

Michael Jones26 February 2023 12:20

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