Chelsea’s imperious form in the Premier League keeps getting stronger and their perfect record after five games into the campaign continues as they defeated Tottenham away from home with three un-replied goals.
Chelsea’s efforts were below ebb in the first half of the game as they recorded no shot on target for the entire forty-five minutes. The home side were solid and they denied Chelsea from seeing the back of the net in the first half.
However, they couldn’t persist with their solidity after the first half as Chelsea started their scoring spree through Thiago Silva with an opener in thein 49th minute.
The Blues doubled the lead through N’Golo Kante who came in for substitute MasonMount in the 57th minute. The two-goal lead put Chelsea in a conformable position and the grip of the encounter was well handled by the European champions after 15 minutes into the second half of the game.
Antonio Rudiger put the icing on the cake in the 92nd minute which sealed the whole three points with 3 goals. The victory against Nuno Espirito Santos’s side took Chelsea to the summit with 13 points. Thomas Tuchel’s side join Liverpool and Manchester United on 13 points from five games.
Tottenham Hotspur haven’t recorded any EPL point in September as they lost their last two Premier League games. The first was against Patrick Viera’s Crystal Palace by a three-goal margin and the second was against the Blue side of London Chelsea with the same scoreline.
The only solace they had was their UEFA Europa Conference game which ended in a 2-2 stalemate at Roazhon Park against Stade Rennes. Santo cannot afford to let the poor run linger as they face another true test against London rival Arsenal in their next EPL fixture away from home.
A defeat at Emirates stadium would make it 3 consecutive losses for Spurs who once topped the EPL table in their first three matches in this campaign.
Thomas Tuchel deserves an unflinching appraisal for his transformation of Chelsea. Under his guide, they became European champions, which was unprecedented, judging by their poor form and run before his taking over from Frank Lampard.
The manager has been coated with brilliant decision-making under intense pressure, and the Blues’ game against Spurs was an attestation of that.
The scorers were a result of tactical tweaks and prowess. Goals from Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante, and Antonio Rudiger ensured Chelsea victory at Spurs but, sizeable as their contributions were, Tuchel was the real brain behind the boys pulling the tactical strings.
What do we have to say about a big-game specialist like Thomas? He’s such a meek catalyst whose coaching knowledge is making Chelsea an unbearable adversary for opponents, the German who altered the trajectory of a derby game with a half-time change should be given kudos for a job well done.
Without mincing words, The way Chelsea are grounding out results convincingly against tougher opponents in the league, their title credentials cannot be in doubt.
Chelsea’s next opponent would be against another tougher opponent, the EPL champion Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. Pep Guardiola’s side had it rough as they were held by Southampton at the Etihad and unable to record 3 points which led to the spoils being shared.
The tug of war would ensue between the two title contenders on the 25th of this month in London. Tuchel, in recent times, has proven to be more tactically sound and capable of resisting the ingenuity of the Spaniard.
Thomas defeated the Pep Guardiola side thrice last season, first was in the FA Cup semi-final which ended with a lone goal, the second was in the Premier League at Etihad which Chelsea won by 2 goals to 1 and the most notable was that of UEFA Champions League final which the Blues won against all odds.
A victory for Chelsea against City this weekend would put them in a more comfortable position for the league title.
Kenneth is a an avid soccer follower, fan and writer. He is a consistent follower of the sport and is a fan of Chelsea FC.