Tottenham supervisor Jose Mourinho criticised referee Andre Marriner’s efficiency after his aspect misplaced at house to Chelsea, who continued their unbeaten begin underneath new boss Thomas Tuchel and moved into the Premier League’s high six.
Jorginho’s first-half penalty, awarded after Eric Dier clumsily upended Timo Werner, gave the Blues a win their extra progressive method deserved towards a Spurs aspect devoid of concepts and ambition till it was too late.
However Mourinho, who talked to Marriner at size as they walked off the pitch on Thursday, stated: “I contemplate him top-of-the-line referees within the Premier League. I take care of him and one I’ve massive admiration for him. That provides me a very good place to inform him I didn’t like his efficiency.
“Ultimately a penalty decides the sport. Ultimately they rating a penalty which isn’t a penalty the place you say it’s a harmful state of affairs, one on one, nearly scoring.
“It is a penalty that’s tough to just accept and to lose the sport like this can be a bit painful.”
Tuchel has now loved two wins and a draw, with out conceding a purpose, since changing the sacked Frank Lampard, and whereas the animated German often displayed indicators of frustration in his technical space, this was finally a satisfying consequence.
“The entire first half we completely managed the sport,” stated Tuchel. “Perhaps we misplaced confidence within the second half as a result of we misplaced the ball possession.
“A bit extra killer intuition and extra aggression within the field would have been good. It was a giant win in an away sport and I’m very pleased.”
In distinction, it was a 3rd successive defeat in a dismal sequence for Tottenham and Mourinho, as they have been punished for a desperately unfavourable gameplan which, shorn of most important marksman Harry Kane, barely gave Chelsea an anxious second till Carlos Vinicius headed Serge Aurier’s cross broad on the far put up when unmarked late on.
Demanding Tuchel continues good begin
Tuchel has wasted no time in laying down his calls for to Chelsea’s gamers and his presence on the touchline actually galvanises them into motion.
He was on the transfer all through this win, consistently expressing pleasure and discontent, on one event shouting “sure” and applauding his aspect vigorously after bellowing “go, go” to order Chelsea to pressurise Spurs.
It’s early days however Tuchel has obtained Chelsea taking part in at a sooner tempo and the right-sided mixture of Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi is clearly one thing he feels has promise.
In actuality, this was a comparatively snug night time for the Blues, regardless of shedding the skilled Thiago Silva with a hamstring harm within the first half.
Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy was barely troubled, aside from a diving save from Erik Lamela, whereas Mason Mount’s driving runs and power from midfield have been certain to have impressed his new supervisor.
Werner continues to be struggling for a break, however he gained the essential penalty and by no means stopped working regardless of not all the time having fun with the perfect of fortune.
All in all, this was a satisfying night time for Tuchel and his new fees.
Unfavourable Spurs deserved nothing
Spurs supervisor Mourinho will little doubt level to that unhealthy late miss by Vinicius as a second after they may need snatched some extent – however, in actuality, they obtained what their method merited: nothing.
Mourhino’s aspect regarded desperately in need of menace with out the injured Kane, with even Son Heung-min struggling as he obtained little help or service.
In a bewildering first-half show, Spurs at occasions nearly appeared unwilling to go away their very own half, immediately handing the initiative to Chelsea. It was an invite the guests have been solely too pleased to just accept.
Tottenham, as they needed to do, confirmed extra constructive intent after the break, but it surely was hardly a wave of assaults and, when he did make adjustments, it was vital Mourinho turned to Lamela and Lucas Moura reasonably than Gareth Bale, who was left unused.
Kane’s absence would strip any workforce of an fringe of menace but it surely was additionally Mourinho’s no-risk technique that allow Tuchel’s aspect profit for many of the sport.
Late rally apart, notably Vinicius’ miss, this was a grim night for Spurs their supervisor.
Mourinho’s first back-to-back house defeats – the perfect stats
- Mourinho misplaced back-to-back house league matches for the primary time in his 327th such sport.
- Tuchel grew to become the primary Chelsea supervisor to maintain clear sheets in his first three matches in cost since Mourinho in August 2004.
- Tottenham have suffered three successive Premier League defeats for the primary time since November 2012.
- Chelsea have seven factors from Tuchel’s three matches – as many as they managed in Lampard’s last eight.
- Spurs have misplaced 4 of their previous 5 league video games when Kane has not performed.
- Mourinho has not gained any of his previous seven video games towards former membership Chelsea – his joint-longest winless run towards an opponent in his managerial profession (additionally towards Barcelona between April 2011 and January 2012 when he was Actual Madrid boss).
- Jorginho’s opener for Chelsea was his tenth Premier League purpose, eight of which have been penalties.
- Alongside Jamie Vardy, Anthony Martial and Patrick Bamford, Chelsea striker Werner has gained the joint-most Premier League penalties this season (three every).
‘The spirit within the second half was untouchable’ – what they stated
Tottenham supervisor Mourinho informed BBC Sport: “We had a fantastic probability by Vinicius. We will analyse the sport from the primary to the final minute. If you wish to be pragmatic – one penalty, one purpose, 1-0.
“When a workforce is in a tough sport towards Chelsea, you concede that penalty and are affected by it. By the top of the the primary half I noticed a workforce that was struggling, but it surely was completely the other within the second half.
“We miss quite a lot of vital gamers however the spirit within the second half is untouchable.
“We do not prefer it [the form] however the best way we completed the sport offers me constructive emotions. It’s not that that stops the defensive errors but it surely offers us a tough smile on the face, to stay collectively and go tomorrow.
“Hopefully, subsequent week, Harry Kane shall be again, however not any of the others. We play Sunday towards West Brom and so they want factors as a lot as us for various causes.”
Chelsea boss Tuchel stated: “We’re tremendous pleased in regards to the end result. It was a troublesome sport towards a robust opponent however we did very effectively and managed the sport effectively.
“It was a very good first half. Within the second half, we misplaced extra of the possession and the distances within the passing have been too lengthy.
“In the event you play towards a top quality workforce you need to settle for there are moments you need to endure. We defended very actively and courageous. We have been on the lookout for a second purpose desperately as that may have killed the sport.
“I am pleased with the spirit and the perspective in defending. A really stable workforce efficiency and a deserved win.
“It is not about my strategies. I am pleased with the perspective, the squad, the potential. They’re high-quality guys – it is a good group and they’re open. It is a pleasure to be round them. We have now quite a lot of help in the entire membership. It was a fast begin however a simple one as a result of I really feel very welcome.”
On Silva going off injured: “I noticed Thiago with a giant strap round his muscle, however we’ve got to attend. It is worrying as a result of it is a muscle harm.”
Tottenham host West Bromwich Albion within the league on Sunday (12:00 GMT), earlier than Chelsea play at Sheffield United in a while the identical day (19:15).
- 4AlderweireldBooked at 50mins
- 5HøjbjergBooked at 63mins
- 23BergwijnSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 69′minutes
- 28NdombeleSubstituted forLamelaat 69′minutes
- 7Son Heung-Min
- 45Alves Morais
- 6D Sánchez
- 27Lucas Moura
- 28AzpilicuetaBooked at 88mins
- 6Thiago SilvaSubstituted forChristensenat 36′minutes
- 17KovacicSubstituted forKantéat 74′minutesBooked at 81mins
- 20Hudson-OdoiSubstituted forPulisicat 65′minutesBooked at 79mins
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Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 0, Chelsea 1.
Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 0, Chelsea 1.
Try missed. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) proper footed shot from the suitable aspect of the field is just too excessive.
Try blocked. Timo Werner (Chelsea) proper footed shot from the left aspect of the field is blocked. Assisted by N’Golo Kanté.
Try missed. Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) proper footed shot from exterior the field misses to the left from a direct free kick.
César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) is proven the yellow card for a foul foul.
Foul by César Azpilicueta (Chelsea).
Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Try missed. Carlos Vinicius (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the field is shut, however misses to the left. Assisted by Serge Aurier with a cross.
Try missed. Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) proper footed shot from exterior the field is just too excessive. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.
Try missed. Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) left footed shot from exterior the field misses to the left.
Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Tottenham Hotspur).
N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea) is proven the yellow card for a foul foul.
Foul by N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea).
Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) is proven the yellow card for a foul foul.
Try saved. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from exterior the field is saved within the backside left nook. Assisted by Son Heung-Min.
Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).