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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.


Tottenham vs Chelsea predicted line-ups

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

Chelsea XI: Kepa; James, Silva, Badiashile, Chilwell; Kovacic, Fernandez; Mudryk, Felix, Sterling; Havertz

Michael Jones26 February 2023 12:15

What is the team news?

The likes of Rodrigo Bentancur, Yves Bissouma, Hugo Lloris and Ryan Sessegnon are all out injured for Spurs, while Oliver Skipp is likely to partner Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in midfield.

Ben Davies could continue at left-wing back and Son Heung-min is likely to replace Richarlison.

Cesar Azpilicueta‘s serious head injury suffered against Southampton will keep him out, while Armando Broja, Christian Pulisic and Edouard Mendy are also absent. N’Golo Kante is now back in team training although is likely not yet fit enough to feature.

Mykhaylo Mudryk, Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz will all be pushing for a start in attack, while Thiago Silva and Reece James shoudl start in defence.

Michael Jones26 February 2023 12:10

How to watch Tottenham vs Chelsea

The match will kick off at 1.30pm GMT on Sunday 26 February. It will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

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Michael Jones26 February 2023 12:05

Good afternoon

Good afternoon and welcome to live coverage of Tottenham vs Chelsea in the Premier League, with Graham Potter’s side desperate for a win in today’s London derby.

Chelsea have won just twice in their last 14 Premier League matches, a woeful run of form that dipped even further following last weekend’s 1-0 home defeat to Southampton, and face a Spurs side who were lifted by their victory over West Ham last time out. The result moved Tottenham into the top four and Antonio Conte’s side can tighten their grip on fourth spot with another three points this afternoon, although the Italian will be missing from the sideline once again.

Chelsea’s top-four hopes are slim and defeat would surely close the door for good. It would also increase the pressure on Potter’s position. The Chelsea manager revealed on Friday that he and his family have been subjected to death threats amid his side’s poor run but defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium would be a further test of the club’s patience.

Follow live updates from Tottenham vs Chelsea in the Premier League in today’s live blog

Michael Jones26 February 2023 11:59

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