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Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham: Trevoh Chalobah and Nicolas Jackson give Chelsea victory over Spurs

Nicolas Jackson is congratulated by his teammates after scoring Chelsea's second goal
Chelsea won the return match between the two teams 4-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in November.

Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to keep them in the fight for European football and deal a blow to their London rivals’ hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season.

Trevoh Chalobah opened the scoring when the defender rose to meet Conor Gallagher’s free kick with a powerful header midway through the first half.

There was a long video of the assistant referee spotting a possible block by Chelsea defender Marc Cucurella on Brennan Johnson in the build-up, but the goal was awarded.

Spurs did not create many chances and Cristian Romero had his best chance when he headed wide inside the six-yard box in the first half.

But Chelsea took control in the 71st minute when Cole Palmer’s free kick from the edge of the box hit the crossbar and Nicolas Jackson headed the rebound into an empty net.

The victory sent Chelsea up to eighth place, just two points behind Newcastle in seventh place and a possible European place.

Meanwhile, Tottenham are seven points behind Aston Villa with a game less in their fight for fourth place.

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Chelsea

  1. Squad number28Player’s namepetrovich

  2. Squad number42Player’s nameGilchrist

  3. Squad number14Player’s namechalobah

  4. Squad number5Player’s nameBadiashile

  5. Squad number3Player’s nameCucurella

  6. Squad number25Player’s nameCaicedo

  7. Squad number23Player’s nameGallagher

  8. Squad numberelevenPlayer’s namemadueke

  9. Squad numbertwentyPlayer’s namepalm tree

  10. Squad number10Player’s namemudryk

  11. Squad numberfifteenPlayer’s namejackson

  1. Squad number31Player’s nameCasadei

  2. Squad number49Player’s nameTauriainen

  3. Squad number63Player’s nameAcheampong

lineups

Chelsea

Training 4-2-3-1

  • 28petrovich
  • 42GilchristReplaced forAcheampongin 85′minutes
  • 14chalobah
  • 5Badiashile
  • 3Cucurella
  • 25Caicedo
  • 23Gallagher
  • elevenmadueke
  • twentypalm tree
  • 10mudrykReplaced forCasadeiin 75′minutes
  • fifteenjacksonReplaced forTauriainenin 90+4′minutes

Substitutes

  • 13betinelli
  • 31Casadei
  • 36by Souza Eugenio
  • 46sturgeon
  • 49Tauriainen
  • 54castlemoney
  • 63Acheampong
  • 67Jorge
  • 78Painter

Tottenham

Training 4-2-3-1

  • 13vicar
  • 23Joint
  • 17rosemary
  • 37they comeReserved at 67 minutes
  • 12Emerson RealReplaced forLo Celsoin 86′minutes
  • 8bissoumaReplaced forHøjbjergin 63′minutes
  • 29SarrReplaced formaddisonin 63′minutes
  • 22JohnsonReplaced forgilin 78′minutes
  • twenty-oneKulusevsky
  • 7Son Heung Min
  • 9richarlisonReplaced forBentancurin 63′minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hop
  • 5Højbjerg
  • 6dragusin
  • 10maddison
  • elevengil
  • 18Lo Celso
  • 30Bentancur
  • 40Austin
  • 59Moore

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