Kai Havertz was on target as Chelsea claimed an impressive 2-0 victory against Tottenham in the EFL Carabao Cup semifinals first leg at home, MySportPlug Reporting.
It wasn’t an easy game for the Blues who came into the match ready and made sure they got the job done the way the manager instructed them after coming in with a different kind of formation than the usual he is known for using against teams.
Ben Davis scored an own-goal which completed things in a match that was filled with so many clear caught opportunities that could have altered something to how the result looked like now after 90 minutes of football played at Stamford Bridge.
CHELSEA VS TOTTENHAM FULL MATCH REPORT
It was a good start in the encounter between Chelsea Vs Tottenham which saw them starting well with some promising football shown by both teams who pushed in numbers and defense perfectly.
The early stages were a fantastic one as Chelsea had to wait just 5 minutes to score the opener which saw Marcos Alonso setting up Kai Havertz who pushed through beating the goalkeeper to make the scoreline 1-0 for the Blues.
Tottenham was left stunned after conceding from such a position despite starting the game well which saw them result to doing everything possible to come back as the match progressed with their opponent dominating things.
Another goal for Thomas Tuchel’s side in the 34th minute after another teamwork effort saw them forcing Ben Davies into putting the ball past his goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to make the scoreline 2-0 in favor of the Champions of Europe as it carried on.
The first half pushed on with Spurs unable to make anything happen as their opponent limited them in every aspect which they couldn’t find a way to break down their solid defense which was shaped out in a different way of four players.
Nothing happened despite all the opportunities as the first half of the encounter ended with Chelsea taking a comfortable 2-0 advantage into the break against Tottenham who was very poor in the dealings which saw them suffer for it.
The second half of the match kicked off with Thomas Tuchel making a change which saw Kai Havertz coming off for Timo Werner who recently joined the team after completing his self-isolation from covid infection which kept him out.
Tottenham was the side chasing the match with hopes of them getting one goal back which would have meant something good for them to build upon as the game progressed without them being able to get that done despite going close on many occasions.
Chelsea had one objective in their minds to make sure nothing went past them as they hold on to ball possession hoping to hit Spurs on their slightest mistake at their defending which wasn’t looking possible to happen as it carried on into the final few minutes.
Everything going as planned for the Blues while Spurs struggle to see all their effort paying off as they approached additional time which was already seeing the visitor’s hope lost knowing they couldn’t find a way of breaking down their London neighbors in the game.
The match finished with Chelsea getting the job done in the first leg of the EFL Carabao Cup semi-final clash at Stamford Bridge with a 2-0 victory against Tottenham who will be hoping their home advantage count in the reversed fixture upcoming.
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