Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspurs played out an entertaining 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in a London Derby.
Senegalese international Kalidou Koulibaly scored his first goal for the Blues when he connected with Marc Cucurella’s corner kick in the 19th minute. Chelsea went into the half-time interval holding the lead.
Tottenham Hotspurs equalized in the second half albeit through fortuitous circumstances. The Lilywhites capitalized when Jorginho gave away the ball in the area, before Ben Davies assisted Pierre Emile Hojbjerg.
The Blues went back in front through the impressive Reese James, as he put the ball away off an assist from Raheem Sterling before the ineffective Harry Kane struck late on to gift Spurs a share of the spoils.
There was drama during full-time as a post-game handshake between Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte turned awry, which resulted in both managers being sent off by the center referee.
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FULL-TIME AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham Hotspurs
GOOOAAALLL!!! Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham Hotspurs (H. Kane)
77′ MIN: Reese James restores the Blues advantage off an assist from Raheem Sterling.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham Hotspurs (R. James)
68′ MIN: Jorginho gives away the ball in his area and Ben Davies squares for Pierre Emile Hojbjerg who drills a shot into the net.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Chelsea 1-1 Tottenham Hotspurs (P. E. Hojbjerg)
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspurs
HALF-TIME AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspurs
19′ MIN: Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly connects with the ball off a corner kick from Marc Cucurella, as the Blues go in front.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspurs (K. Koulibaly)
KICK-OFF AT STAMFORD BRIDGE: Chelsea 0-0 Tottenham Hotspurs
Spurs Boss Antonio Conte has named regular suspects Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min and Dejan Kulusevski in attack, while Ryan Sessegnon retains his place in the Starting XI, following his impressive outing last time out against Southampton.
Blues manager Thomas Tuchel has handed a starting berth to new summer signing Marc Cucurella, while Raheem Sterling, Jorginho and Kai Havertz are all in the line-up.