(Chelsea – Tottenham 2-0) Antonio Conte’s meeting with Stamford Bridge was a nightmare.
The Tottenham boss, who won the Premier League title and two FA Cup titles before being sacked after two seasons with Chelsea, watched his team play in the first 45 minutes of the League Cup tonight.
Japhet Tanganga felt it was a bad day at work. Five minutes were played when the defender played a hard pass from Marcos Alonso. Kai Havertz, who put the ball in the net, was served by Davinson Sanchez.
It has gone from bad to worse for Tanganga. When he – completely unstressed – had to take a free kick from Chelsea, he headed the ball straight to Ben Davies and into the net. Then I played 35 minutes.
Tottenham went into the break without a single result in what was Antonio Conte’s first game at Stamford Bridge since he was sent off in 2018.
far away nightmare
Those who had the job before him weren’t easy here. Tottenham have won only once at Stamford Bridge in 35 attempts in all competitions. The League Cup semi-final was the 36th attempt…
Conte’s team looked a little better after the break. Italian Matt Doherty replaced Tanguy Ndombele and tweaked the lineup slightly.
Harry Kane got his first goal opportunity for Tottenham with a free kick from a distance of just under 20 metres. Kepa Arrizabalaga appeared near the post and bypassed the goalkeeper.
On the flip side, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was no worse when substitute Timo Werner suddenly had a clear path toward goal in the 66th minute.
Spurs got a great chance at the end, but Kepa saved substitute Giovanni Lo Celso’s shot from close range.
Hence, it is Chelsea’s advantage ahead of the return leg on Wednesday next week.
We defended well and played well. I am very happy, and liked what I saw. They have created almost nothing, says Viasat’s Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel.
– We did the job and it was a good performance on our part, one of Chelsea’s best tonight, Hakim Ziyech, told Sky Sports.
note! Chelsea received bad news ahead of the cup match: Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante have both tested positive for coronavirus and will not be seen for a while.
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