On Wednesday, in the Champions League, Marseille will travel to the field of a team full of confidence: Tottenham. The Spurs are indeed undefeated since the start of the Premier League season, after another victory this Saturday afternoon at home against Fulham (2-1). While waiting for Manchester City to move to Aston Villa (6:30 p.m.), the team coached by Antonio Conte even occupies 2nd place in the standings.
Harry Kane and his teammates, true to their obsession with efficient transitions, did not monopolize the ball (51% possession), but they used it wisely, obtaining several very dangerous chances, like an unhappy Heung-min Son, who has still not scored this season, and who saw one of his attempts repelled by the bar (33rd) and another deflected magnificently by Bernd Leno (63rd).
The Spurs logically won despite everything, first thanks to a goal scored from a cross shot in the area by Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg (1-0, 40th), well served by Richarlison, who started for the first times of the season with Tottenham. The inevitable Harry Kane doubled the lead from close range after good work from Ryan Sessegnon (2-0, 75th), before Aleksandar Mitrovic reduced the score with a nice shot into the top corner from Hugo Lloris, at the end of the match (2-1, 83rd).
At the same time, Chelsea had all the trouble to beat West Ham at Stamford Bridge (2-1). Technically weak, out of ideas, the Blues rarely shot on goal, before being surprised on a corner, Michail Antonio taking advantage of a discount from Declan Rice (0-1, 62nd). Stung to the quick, Thomas Tuchel’s team then suddenly woke up, equalizing with a personal feat from Benjamin Chilwell (1-1, 76th), who came into play four minutes earlier, who chained a head control then a shot from a tight angle.
Chilwell doubly decisive
The English side was then again decisive by crossing for another substitute, Kai Havertz, who did not miss the opportunity to give the advantage to his team (2-1, 88th). Thanks to this hard-won success, Chelsea climbed from 10th to 5th place in the Premier League. Finally, in the other matches of the afternoon, Brentford and Wolverhampton won at home respectively against Leeds (5-2) and Southampton (1-0), while Bournemouth won at Nottingham Forest (3- 2). Finally, the Newcastle – Crystal Palace match ended with the score of 0-0.