Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham: What Were The Main Talking Points As Mauricio Pochettino Comes Back To Haunt Spurs Once Again?

Putting in what was a dominant performance at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night, Chelsea claimed London bragging rights as they secured a 2-0 victory against historic rivals Tottenham.

With their sights still firmly set on securing some kind of European return over the final few weeks, Mauricio Pochettino’s side opened the scoring midway through the first-half as Trevoh Chalobah produced a smart header.

Storming their way to a 4-1 victory when they travelled to north London for their reverse meeting against Spurs back in November, the Blues hardly had to get out of third gear as they secured a deserved victory in SW6.

With Senegal international Nicolas Jackson wrapping up all three points for Pochettino’s side after Cole Palmer rattled the woodwork with a thunderous free-kick, Chelsea have now collected 13 points from their previous five showdowns at Stamford Bridge.

As for Tottenham, now losing all of their three Premier League appearances on the bounce and collecting just a single domestic victory throughout April, Spurs will now be more than aware that their Champions League dreams are hanging by a thread.

On a night when Chelsea made another European statement in west London, we have taken a look at the main talking points.

Chelsea make a European statement of intent

Although Chelsea might have continued to show some extended inconsistencies since they welcomed Pochettino back to London last summer, the Blues will take away a string of positives following a dominant display here.

While the former Premier League champions might have opened up the New Year tipped as a landslide underdog in this season’s European chase, Thursday’s hosts are now breathing down the necks of both Newcastle and bitter rivals Manchester United.

Drawing a line under their three-match winless rut here and now sat within striking distance of skyrocketing into the Europa League spots, Chelsea will also be excited by their continued success on home…


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Author : Tom Dunstan

Publish date : 2024-05-02 21:27:05

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