The Blues put on an emphatic performance to humble Spurs at their home.
The game was more wide open in the first half as both sides had chances to open their account but to no avail.
However, Thomas Tuchel’s men put on an emphatic display after the break, with defender Thiago Silva breaking the deadlock. N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger followed up with two more goals as Chelsea secured a thumping win against hapless Nuno Santo’s side.
Here are the talking points from the game.
Thiago Silva with an exceptional display
Thiago Silva’s importance to Tuchel has been evident from the first day of the German manager’s reign, and tonight he put on yet another solid display in the defence. The Brazilian centre-back opened the account for the Blues after a climbing header while he was spotless in the backline. Silva continues to defy his age by impressing in a tougher league like the English top-flight.
Kovacic’s impressive form continues.
Mateo Kovacic has been a rotational player for the Blues at Stamford Bridge, but it’s hard not to adore his quality whenever he is on the field. Furthermore, he has been gaining more importance this season, and unlike before, his goal contributions have drastically improved. After today’s assist for Kante, the Croatian midfielder has 3 assists and a goal to his name in 5 league appearances this season.
Harry Kane’s struggle continues
We all expected a prolific Harry Kane this season after what he did for Spurs last term and a near-impressive run in the European Championship. However, it has been a downhill story for the 28-year-old this season as he has yet to open his account in the Premier League. Kane is known for his playmaking skills, and he can influence the game at his will. But under Nuno Santo, the Three Lions international is hardly finding the time on the ball.
Spurs suffer second straight defeat in a row
The North Londoners’ impressive start to the new season was flattering to deceive as they have now received back to back defeats. After being taught a lesson by Crystal Palace last week, Spurs looked to bounce back today, and they also had the home advantage in their hands. However, Tuchel’s side proved too good for the hosts as they were at their wit’s end after Chelsea’s continuous threat in the second half.