Tottenham Hotspur bolstered their hopes for a top-four finish and extended Chelsea’s miserable run under coach Graham Potter with a 2-0 win over the Blues in the Premier League today (February 26), thanks to second-half goals from Oliver Skipp and Harry Kane.
Seconds after the break, Skipp picked up a poor clearance by Chelsea’s British record signing Enzo Fernandez and fired in from more than 20 yards, his shot going in off the bar after Kepa Arrizabalaga could not get enough of a hand on it.
FIRST WIN OVER CHELSEA IN 9 LEAGUE GAMES
Chelsea, who have now won just two of their last 15 games in all competitions, struggled to respond and in the 82nd minute Kane secured the win for Spurs when he pounced at the far post after a corner by Son Heung-min was flicked on by Eric Dier.
Chelsea failed to score for a fourth time in five league games despite spending around £300 million (US$358 million) on players in January alone.
The win – the first for the hosts in nine league games against Chelsea – kept Spurs fourth in the table, four points ahead of fifth-placed Newcastle United who have two games in hand.