We expected better from the players of Tottenham and Chelsea, Thursday evening, during a derby closing the 22nd day of the Premier League. The Blues won 1-0 from a penalty Jorginho (24th), after a very useless fault by Eric Dier on Timo werner. Thomas Tuchel’s team won a second match in 5 days to move up to 6th position in the standings, 4 points (only) behind 4th (Liverpool). Tottenham, 8th, is not there at all!
The Spurs are admittedly deprived of Harry kane for a few more days. But it is the whole team of José Mourinho who lacked imagination to be dangerous. Tanguy Ndombele, in his position of 10, didn’t create much and was replaced on the hour mark, the “Special One” throwing Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura. Carlos vinicius (87th), the Brazilian center forward started for the occasion, and Son Heung-Min (93rd) missed the last opportunities.
Thiago Silva injured
On the other hand, Chelsea multiplied the bad choices and, more generally, the successor of Frank Lampard did not find the right formula. This time, he associated Callum Hudson-Odoi and Mason Mount to Werner in his attacking trio, leaving Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham and Olivier Giroud on the bench (the French center forward did not come into play). But Edouard Mendy, despite the injury exit of Thiago Silva (36th), chained a 3rd clean sheet.
The Premier League ranking
The scorers classification