Oliver Skipp’s stunning goal in the second half gave Tottenham the lead and gave Blues manager Graham Potter additional pressure as they defeated Chelsea 2-0. It was the first time Tottenham had defeated Chelsea in their new stadium.
In their previous three Premier League matches at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Chelsea had won all three contests without giving up a goal. But, in their most recent performance, which had an XG of just 0.41, they seldom threatened to keep that streak alive.
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The west Londoners have now won only once in their previous 11 games in all competitions, scoring just four goals in that span, and have not had success on the road since October 16.
Hakim Ziyech’s first-half red card for pushing Emerson Royal in the face appeared to have done serious harm to Chelsea’s chances of stopping that streak, but referee Stuart Attwell later overturned the decision after reviewing the incident on the pitchside monitor.
The hosts secured a crucial victory for their top-four hopes when Harry Kane turned in a corner at the far post eight minutes before the end of regulation. However, the visitors were unable to take advantage of that reprieve and they fell behind moments into the second half when Skipp thumped the ball past Kepa Arrizabalaga to score his first Tottenham goal.
Amazingly, Chelsea is currently 14 points behind fourth-placed Spurs and is now closer to the bottom three than the top four, with Potter’s team 10 points above the relegation zone.