29th of November 2015

Hard-earned point in goalless London derby (0-0)

Chelsea shaded this hard-fought London derby and leave White Hart Lane with a much-deserved point after an excellent performance on a windy afternoon in the north of the capital.

The Blues were dominant for much of the game against a physical team who hadn’t lost in the Premier League since the opening day of the season, but clear chances were in short supply at both ends.

The best opportunities were a pair of first-half headers. Ours fell to striker-for-the-day Eden Hazard who nodded over, and soon after Heung-Min Son could only direct his aerial effort at Asmir Begovic.

In the second period it was Hazard who came closest to breaking the deadlock with a well-struck volley that Hugo Lloris did superbly to tip round the post, but by the end both teams were happy to settle for a point on a day when defences were on top. It is now three clean sheets in a row for the Blues, who are in next in action against Bournemouth on Saturday.

 

- Match stats:

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Begovic; Ivanovic (c), Zouma, Cahill, Azpilicueta; Fabregas, Matic; Willian (Kenedy 89), Oscar, Pedro (Loftus-Cheek 90+2); Hazard.
Unused subs Amelia, Djilobodji, Baba Rahman, Mikel, Diego Costa.
Booked Matic 59, Azpilicueta 90+5

Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris (c); Walker, Alderweirald, Vertonghen, Rose; Dier, Mason (Lamela 56); Dembele, Eriksen, Son (Clinton 75); Kane.
Unused subs Vorm, Trippier, Wimmer, Onomah, Carroll.
Booked Rose 34, Kane 40, Walker 45+1, Vertonghen 53

Referee Michael Oliver
Crowd 35,639

- Match report by chelseafc.com

 


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