Chelsea vs Tottenham 3-0 Highlights Video goal Match Report 2014 Chelsea 3-0 Tottenham: Drogba stars in routine win
The Ivorian notched a goal and an assist as Jose Mourinho’s men put their London rivals to the sword in the first half, with substitute Loic Remy striking after the break
Didier Drogba and Loic Remy stepped up in the absence of Diego Costa as Chelsea maintained their six-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a comfortable win over Tottenham.
Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Highlights ALL Goals 2014
Eden Hazard broke the deadlock for the hosts on 19 minutes after a neat one-two with Drogba and the Ivorian doubled Chelsea’s advantage three minutes later, capitalising on an awful clearance from Hugo Lloris.
Jose Mourinho’s men maintained control of the game in the second half and substitute Remy put the seal on the win when he latched onto Cesar Azpilicueta’s pass, outmuscled Jan Vertonghen and slotted past Lloris.
Manchester City’s victory against Sunderland tonight means that Chelsea remain six points clear of the second-place side heading into their game against Newcastle United on Saturday, whilst Tottenham, who are in action against Crystal Palace this weekend, drop to 10th place as a result of this evening’s defeat.
Chelsea’s dominance at the top of the Premier League continues to roll on thanks to another incredibly impressive win this evening, which was made even easier by a Tottenham side that started well but ended up crumbling under the pressure that the hosts exerted on them. The victory is the Blues’ fourth in their last five league games, and the well-deserved clean sheet is their fourth in a row in all competitions.
FULL-TIME: CHELSEA 3-0 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
90′ + 2′Hazard is fouled just outside of the Tottenham penalty area on the left wing, resulting in a late Chelsea free kick in a dangerous position. Willian sends the set-piece into the heart of the box but it’s headed away well by Fazio.
90′The fourth official has indicated that there will be three minutes of added time.
90′Bentaleb, with a plethora of blue shirts blocking the way in front of him, decides to fire a shot from 35 yards out, but, unsurprisingly, it ends up flying well wide of the goal.
89′After receiving medical attention for a few moments, Willian seems able to return to the pitch for the final few minutes of the game.
88′Willian and Davies clash in the air after both going up for the same ball, leaving the Brazilian in a heap on the floor and in considerable discomfort.
86′Davies finds himself in space down the left wing and whips a great cross into the Chelsea penalty area but, again, Terry is there to deal with the danger brilliantly.
84′Tottenham win themselves a corner, which is taken short by Eriksen. He receives the ball back quickly and curls a cross towards the edge of the six-yard box that is then headed out of play for a throw-in by Terry.
82′Chiriches pushes forward down the right wing before sending a dangerous cross towards Soldado, but the Spaniard is unable to make contact with the ball and Terry ends up heading it away from danger.
80′Chiriches spots Courtois off his line and attempts an audacious shot from 35 yards out, but the Chelsea goalkeeper is easily able to rush back and stop the strike with a comfortable one-handed save.
78′Unsurprisingly, there is a distinct lack of urgency in the Chelsea ranks at the moment, and the hosts seem perfectly happy to sit back and keep hold of possession in an attempt to pick up their fourth consecutive clean sheet.
73′Goal Loïc Remy
GOAL! It’s 3-0 and Chelsea have surely wrapped up all three points! Remy outmuscles Vertonghen inside the Tottenham penalty area before beating Lloris with a wonderful side-footed shot into the bottom right hand corner of the net.
22′Goal Didier Drogba
GOAL! Chelsea double their lead after a terrible mistake by Lloris! The Tottenham goalkeeper passes the ball straight to Hazard, who calmly sends it to Oscar just outside of the penalty area. The Brazilian then tees up Drogba with a brilliant through-ball, and the Ivorian is easily able to blast the ball past the Frenchman to make it 2-0.
19′Assist Didier Drogba
19′Goal Eden Hazard
GOAL! Chelsea have taken the lead! Hazard twists and turns around Lennon before playing a lovely one-two with Drogba, and the Belgian then finishes the move off by firing the ball past Lloris and into the bottom right hand corner of the net from midway inside the penalty area.