Why Chelsea Need a Commanding Performance Against Spurs

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[Teams] Tottenham vs Chelsea: Confirmed Line-Ups From Wembley

Maurizio Sarri's unbeaten start as Chelsea manager came to an abrupt halt at Wembley with a rampant Tottenham claiming all three points to climb above their London rivals into third place in the Premier League.

The world's most expensive goalkeeper will look back at events from the 16th minute less favourably as David Luiz squirmed out of the way of Kane's speculative drive and Kepa remained static as the ball zipped past him.

Olivier Giroud headed home a consolation for Chelsea in the 85th minute, but Mauricio Pochettino's men held on for a 3-1 victory thanks to goals from Alli, Kane and the imitable Son, leapfrogging their London rivals in the Premier League table as a result.

But if Kante was in Jorginho's shoes in that situation, there is no way that Son is scoring that goal.

Liverpool produced a superb second-half performance as they won 3-0 at Watford, having been frustrated in the first half. The brilliant third goal will be long remembered by the Spurs faithful, not least because it seemed to neatly encapsulate all of Son's considerable qualities - pace, tirelessness, intelligence and a clinical edge.

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It is hard to get information about it but in training he is completely normal - in good shape, looks sharp, looks focused. Of course, it's not something you want to be involved in. "We have to make a few decisions, obviously".

After 68 minutes, Kane should have sealed the points for Spurs, but his shot from six yards somehow went over, before Alli missed a similar chance soon after.

Speaking ahead of his sides clash against Chelsea this evening at Wembley Pochettino has revealed that his club are more concerned about competing with the teams above them in the table as opposed to those below. The Blues are looking desperate to make an addition in the backline and latest report by Calcio Mercato states sixth-time Premier League Champions have overtaken Barcelona and Manchester City to sign Inter Milan's headstrong defensive star Milan Skriniar.

"A lot has been made about Chelsea's impressive start under Maurizio Sarri, but Tottenham are only a point behind them", Lawrenson told BBC Sport. We also had problems in the beginning of the second half.

Spurs were the better team throughout and were well deserving of their victory. In comparison, Ozil is earning £300,000-a-week at Arsenal and De Bruyne is on £280,000 at Manchester City.

The Spurs star told BT Sport: "We knew it was going to be a hard game and we knew we had to start strongly".

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