Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte were both sent off after the full-time whistle in one of the close football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. Kalidou Koulibaly opened the scoring with a scrumptious volley in the 19th minute before Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg equalized in the 68th minute against the run of play. Reece James restored their lead in the 77th minute before Harry Kane scored the winner in the 96th minute.
Chelsea: Mendy (7), James (8), Silva (7), Koulibaly (8), Cucurella (7), Kante (7), Jorginho (6), Loftus-Cheek (7), Mount (7), Havertz (7), Sterling (7).
Subs: Azpilicueta (5), Pulisic (n/a), Broja (n/a), Gallagher (n/a).
Tottenham: Lloris (6), Royal (5), Romero (6), Dier (6), Davies (5), Bentancur (5), Hojbjerg (7), Sessegnon (5), Kulusevski (4), Son (4), Kane (7).
Subs: Perisic (6), Richarlison (7), Moura (n/a), Bissouma (n/a).
Man of the Match: Reece James
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel: “When you shake hands I thought we look into each other’s eyes but we had a different opinion so it was emotional. He was happy when they equalized, and it got a bit heated but nothing big. We both got a red card? It was not necessary. But a lot of things were not necessary. Another poor decision from the referee today. It’s emotional. You like it. We don’t need comments now. It was heated up and heated up. Just look at it. It’s the Premier League, it’s the game. You love it, no? We love it. We are emotional coaches.”
Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte: “My opinion is it’s better to talk about the game. It was a difficult game for both teams and we try in every game to be competitive. Chelsea showed they are a really good team. Compared to last season we did better, but if we want to create problems for Chelsea [in the table] we have to be better. I don’t want to comment on the [Tuchel] situation, this is not the most important thing. If there’s a problem, it’s between me and him. It’s normal to come here and to suffer but at the same time we created chances to stay in the game.”
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