Led by a Hakim Ziyech in great shape and author of a but sublime, Chelsea managed a nice shot by defeating Tottenham (2-0), this Sunday, during the 23rd day of the Premier League. Thiago Silva also scored.
This time, no totally crazy comeback from Spurs. Four days after overthrowing Leicester after added time (3-2), Tottenham could not reproduce this scenario against Chelsea this Sunday. Clearly dominant at Stamford Bridge, the Blues won 2-0 on Matchday 23 of the Premier League. A success that allows them to consolidate their third place and temporarily return to a small point from Liverpool, which however has two games less. For Antonio Conte, this is his first defeat in the league since his return to England in early November. His team remains glued to seventh place, just ahead of Arsenal on goal difference.
Ziyech in great shape
After a closed first act, and honestly quite disappointing, Chelsea’s victory took shape when they returned from the locker room. First with a jewel signed Hakim Ziyech (47th). Already a scorer on Tuesday in Brighton (1-1), the Moroccan, not called up for the CAN due to disputes with his coach Vahid Halilhodzic, gradually regained his best level. The one who helped Ajax Amsterdam reach the last four in the Champions League in 2019. The one who pushed Chelsea to pay 40 million euros to sign him the following year. Thomas Tuchel trusts him more and more and Ziyech pays him back. Facing the Spurs, it was he who opened the scoring, and warmed up the public, with a sublime curling shot from the left at the entrance to the skylight. A cannonball came to clean the skylight of a helpless Hugo Lloris.
The world champion could not do anything either on the goal of the break scored by Thiago Silva. Still as effective with a header, the former captain of PSG managed to deflect a free kick from Mason Mount (55th) to knock out the visitors for good. Already his third but this season. Superior physically and technically, Chelsea knew how to keep this advantage until the end. With in particular a big parade from Kepa Arrizabalaga in front of Harry Kane (86th). A good way to regain confidence after two last disappointing results (loss against City, draw at Brighton), even if the evening could have been even better for the Blues with a goal from Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian, who stumbled a few times on Lloris, has not been marked in the Premier League since December 29.