Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur: Thomas Tuchel & Antonio Conte despatched off after overdue equaliser


Spurs celebrate Kane's leveller
Harry Kane’s overdue equaliser sparked wild celebrations amongst Tottenham’s avid gamers

Harry Kane’s equaliser six mins into stoppage time earned Tottenham a dramatic draw as a fiery London derby at Stamford Bridge resulted in an offended war of words between Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte that ended in purple playing cards for each managers.

Tempers have been working top all the way through as Chelsea two times led sooner than Kane’s glancing header seconds from the top gave Spurs some extent.

Chelsea ruled the primary part and entirely deserved the nineteenth minute lead they earned when their two summer time signings blended, Kalidou Koulibaly flashing house an impressive volley from Marc Cucurella’s nook.

Spurs struggled to make any type of influence, Kane lacking their highest alternative, however drew stage after 68 mins when Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s shot beat Edouard Mendy.

Chelsea have been livid that referee Anthony Taylor had didn’t penalise Rodrigo Bentancur for a problem on Kai Havertz, the following melee resulting in face-to-face fury between the 2 managers which ended with each Chelsea boss Tuchel and Spurs counterpart Conte receiving yellow playing cards.

As soon as order have been restored, Chelsea have been again in entrance as James scored from Raheem Sterling’s move, the fired up Tuchel celebrating through sprinting previous Conte alongside the contact in elation.

Chelsea idea they’d made it six issues from two video games till Kane headed in Ivan Perisic’s nook – the antipathy no longer finishing there as a handshake between Tuchel and Conte advanced into any other bust-up between the pair which ended with them each getting their marching orders.

Chelsea’s sour frustration

Chelsea will really feel this used to be a chance misplaced as they have been the easier aspect for lengthy sessions simplest to lose the lead two times, as soon as in contentious cases, after which with the ache of it being just about the remaining motion of the sport.

Tuchel, as soon as his very glaring anger subsides, might be happy with massive portions of Chelsea’s efficiency, which truly must have introduced a win.

Chelsea pressed with larger potency than they did when Romelu Lukaku used to be main the road and have been a extra composed and compact aspect than Spurs, who struggled to seek out any rhythm however nonetheless had sufficient to get some extent.

Tuchel will query why Anthony Taylor didn’t award a bad when Bentancur dived in on Havertz, and Chelsea additionally felt Cucurella used to be fouled sooner than Perisic’s nook that used to be grew to become house through Kane.

The scenes between the 2 managers have been a part of the drama and confirmed how top emotions have been working, however each Tuchel and Conte can be expecting to listen to from the government.

Chelsea’s summer time signings made their contributions as Koulibaly and Cucurella blended for one objective and Sterling arrange James however there used to be surely who used to be the extra happy supervisor on the ultimate whistle.

Spurs dig deep for some extent

Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg celebrates with Rodrigo Bentancur
Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg (left) scored Tottenham’s first equaliser with a fantastic strike from outdoor the field

Conte’s animation all the way through, and particularly after the overall whistle, confirmed how a lot this outcome supposed to him on his go back to the membership the place he received the identify.

He raced in opposition to reverse quantity Tuchel when Hojbjerg equalised and the pair have been concerned once more when Chelsea’s supervisor gave the impression reluctant to let cross of Conte’s hand after the overall whistle.

After all, Spurs might be proud of a draw as a result of they have been disappointing for lengthy spells, even though predictably it used to be Kane who got here to their rescue in the ones demise moments.

Spurs are accompanied through large expectancies below Conte this season however must display personality and resilience now and then once they fail to hit their highest.

This used to be a type of events and the best way they celebrated with their enthusiasts after the melee on the ultimate whistle had damaged up used to be an indication in their delight.

Participant of the fit

KoulibalyKalidou Koulibaly


  1. Squad quantity26Participant identifyKoulibaly

  2. Squad quantity24Participant identifyJames

  3. Squad quantity7Participant identifyKanté

  4. Squad quantity12Participant identifyLoftus-Cheek

  5. Squad quantity6Participant identifyThiago Silva

  6. Squad quantity19Participant identifyMount

  7. Squad quantity16Participant identifyMendy

  8. Squad quantity32Participant identifyCucurella

  9. Squad quantity29Participant identifyHavertz

  10. Squad quantity5Participant identifyJorginho

  11. Squad quantity23Participant identifyGallagher

  12. Squad quantity17Participant identifySterling

  13. Squad quantity28Participant identifyAzpilicueta

  14. Squad quantity10Participant identifyPulisic

  15. Squad quantity18Participant identifyBroja



Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 16MendyBooked at 62mins
  • 24JamesBooked at 41mins
  • 6Thiago Silva
  • 26Koulibaly
  • 12Loftus-Cheek
  • 7KantéSubstituted forGallagherat 85′mins
  • 5JorginhoSubstituted forAzpilicuetaat 73′mins
  • 32Cucurella
  • 29HavertzBooked at 86minsSubstituted forBrojaat 90′mins
  • 19Mount
  • 17SterlingSubstituted forPulisicat 84′mins


  • 1Arrizabalaga
  • 10Pulisic
  • 14Chalobah
  • 18Broja
  • 20Hudson-Odoi
  • 21Chilwell
  • 22Ziyech
  • 23Gallagher
  • 28Azpilicueta


Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Lloris
  • 17Romero
  • 15Dier
  • 33Davies
  • 12Emerson RoyalSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 82′mins
  • 5Højbjerg
  • 30BentancurSubstituted forBissoumaat 79′mins
  • 19R SessegnonSubstituted forRicharlisonat 57′mins
  • 21Kulusevski
  • 7Son Heung-MinSubstituted forPerisicat 79′mins
  • 10Kane


  • 2Doherty
  • 6D Sánchez
  • 9Richarlison
  • 11Gil
  • 14Perisic
  • 20Forster
  • 25Tanganga
  • 27Lucas Moura
  • 38Bissouma

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