Chelsea drew 0-0 with their local rivals, Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening. Olivier Giroud got a golden chance in the end but could only take a tame shot against Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
The draw resulted in the Spurs moving back to the 1st position and the Blues staying at 3rd position in the Premier League.
Both the teams settled for a goal-less draw for the first time in the Premier League since November 2015.
Chelsea 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur team news:
Chelsea started with a 4-3-3 formation. Reece James was included in the starting 11 and Cesar Azplicueta was dropped to substitutes bench. Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic returned to the lineup and were kept on the bench.
Spurs had to cope up with Toby Alderweireld’s injury. Youngster Joe Rodon accompanied his place and had his full debut. They played in 4-2-3-1 formation.
London Derby analysis:
Blues were more possessive and more attacking with 3 shots on target from 13 total shots. Timo Werner found the back of the net around the 11th minute but he was offside. Hence, the goal was disallowed.
Ben Chilwell seemed to have an injury but played rest of the match.
There were 6 bookings in this match and it was not looking like a clean game. Tammy Abraham couldn’t make the best of the chances offered to him and Mason Mount was doing extremely well. However, Reece James forced some dangerous attacks.
For Spurs, Harry Kane combined well with Son Heung-min, but could not get the result they wanted. Serge Aurier was charging forward at times but couldn’t find the target. They were able to hit one shot on target only.
Goalkeepers Edouard Mendy and Hugo Lloris were surely the stars of the match. Both of them helped their teams to claim a clean sheet in this match.
Chelsea travels to face Sevilla next on 3rd December in the Champions League. A win or a draw would ensure them to be the group winners. Tottenham Hotspur plays LASK in the Europa League on the same day.
In the Premier League, the Blues play one of the most surprising teams in the PL, Leeds United on 6th December. The Lilywhites face Arsenal in their second London derby this season on the same day.
Chelsea 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur Notable Player Performance:
Hugo Lloris (8.0/10) (MOM)– He had been a leader with world-class saves in this match.
Serge Aurier (7.5/10) – He had attacked multiple times but couldn’t succeed. However, he had led the majority of Spurs’ attacks.
N’Golo Kante (8/10) – He had impressed with possessing the ball many times. He is surely another leader on the pitch.
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