Moses clinches important 2-1 victory over Tottenham
The Blues remain at the top of the league as they come from behind to resume their 26-year-long undefeated run against Spurs at Stamford Bridge.
If the past six games have been too easy for Chelsea, this surely was a big test they passed with some valuable points. Antonio Conte’s side weren’t at their best for sure, but goals from Pedro and Moses cancelled out Eriksen’s early opening strike and the team was left celebrating the three points with joy!
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Chelsea were struggling to retain possession at the opening half where they looked like the same side which was perhaps easily defeated by Liverpool and Arsenal earlier this season, as Spurs’ high pressure resulted into too many back-passes and long-balls for offside calls making it easy for the visitors to gain confidence from.
After just eleven minutes of play, Christian Eriksen opened the scoring for Tottenham with a goal they deserved, as the Denmark international picked up Dele Alli’s pass and rifled a thunderous shot past Thibaut Courtois on goal. It went on for six games, but Chelsea had finally conceded.
Things could’ve turned out to be worse, but in Chelsea’s favour, Mauricio Pochettino’s men weren’t able to kill the game off in the first period, and Chelsea struck late to make it one-all.
Pedro received the ball in an empty space from Nemanja Matic, and after taking a flick to his right, the ex-Barcelona man curled a fabulous shot to score the very-much-needed equalizer on the brink of half-time! Hugo Lloris was left helpless and barely anyone could’ve picked that one out!
The second half started with whole other plans. Chelsea were ready to grab the three points tonight, and it didn’t take long to find the second goal.
With 52 minutes on the clock, Eden Hazard played Diego Costa brilliantly through on the left, where the Spaniard sliced a cutting low cross through the front of goal for Victor Moses, who tapped in the winning goal. The Nigerian really deserved it too, as he has put in some magnificent performances for the Blues shirt lately.
Chelsea also had a chance to make it three through chances from Marcos Alonso and Willian, but with ten minutes to go, Chelsea hit the breaks and held on to what they had – very impressively. Conte’s substitutions and defensive mentality helped the Blues to keep Spurs away from their goal and see out the win for themselves!
It ended 2-1 for Chelsea, and even though the performance could’ve been better, it’s all but positives when we claim the victory from London rivals! Lots of work ahead of next Saturday’s clash against Manchester City, but until then (at least), let’s celebrate our position on top of the league! Keep the Blue Flag Flying High!