Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham: Premier League result as Mauricio Pochettino’s youngsters triumph over woeful Spurs


After putting a dent in Tottenham’s title hopes in November, Chelsea may have destroyed Spurs’ Champions League prospects with a dazzling display to triumph 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Two fantastic free kicks from English duo Conor Gallagher and Cole Palmer led to two superb headed goals for Trevor Chalobah and Nicolas Jackson as a threadbare Chelsea side overcame their more experienced hosts and showed they have not given up on their own European dreams.

Aside from a wave of pressure early in the second half, Ange Postecoglou’s side were clearly second best for much of the night and failed to capitalize on the few opportunities they created, including an excellent set-piece chance for Cristian Romero would tie. .

The result means Tottenham remain seven points behind Aston Villa and now have just one game in hand during a period that includes games against Liverpool and Manchester City.

Meanwhile, with the Premier League’s top seven in the fight for European football next season, Chelsea have moved to within just two points of seventh-placed Newcastle and three behind sixth-placed Manchester United.