Chelsea showed their efficiency as they thrashed Tottenham Hotspur by 3-0 and Thomas Tuchel’s managerial prowess was the catalyst of the victory.
Nuno Espirito Santo’s side started the game brightly and looked more threatening going forward in the first half. Compared to Spurs’ performance, the Blues struggled to play their free-flowing passing football. And the consequence of that they could not register a single shot on target throughout the first half.
However, the story of the second half was completely different and the reason behind that was the sharp match reading from the German boss. Tuchel took off attacking midfielder Mason Mount and put defensive midfielder N’Golo Kante to play more attacking football.
The result of this decision was apparent from the starting of the second half. And Spurs’ attacking threats were minimized by Kante’s intervention and he ran the show from the get-go.
Tottenham 0-3 Chelsea Match Report:
Thiago Silva opened the account early in the second half from a set-piece with the help of Dele Alli’s poor marking and the French sensation doubled the margin from a long-ranger aided by a deflection off Eric Dier. After experiencing the success of Chelsea under Tuchel and the performance of Silva, the Paris Saint-Germain hierarchy might be getting second thoughts about letting both of them leave.
Meanwhile, having watched a poor second-half performance from their beloved team, the north Londoners were already heading home before the end of the game and they even booed for a lacklustre performance.
More misery for Santo was yet to come when Antonio Rudiger scored the third in stoppage time to finish the week at the top of the Premier League. With this result, Chelsea have got 13 points in five games. Liverpool and Manchester United are also with the same points in the same number of matches.
Having played away to Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool, Chelsea are holding the number one spot with Manchester City to follow next weekend. So, this might be the year for Chelsea. After winning the Champions League last term, winning the Premier League will be exactly what the fans wanted.
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