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Tottenham Hotspur - Chelsea
Premier League - 4 January 2017
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FT: Spurs 2-0 Chelsea. Alli's double ends Chelsea's bid for a 14th straight win and reignites the title race. The Lilywhites move up to third, seven adrift of the summit. Chelsea will lament two big misses from Hazard but remain five points clear of second-placed Liverpool.
- OffHarry KaneTottenham Hotspur
- OnHeung-Min SonTottenham Hotspur
SPURS CHANGE: Kane off, Son on.
Four minutes have been added.
Luiz meets a right-wing cross but guides well wide.
Plenty of bodies go up for the right-wing corner... Spurs hack it to safety. The win is surely in the bag.
Pedro crosses from the left... Winks puts it behind. Corner to the visitors.
- Yellow cardDanny RoseTottenham Hotspur
- OffDele AlliTottenham Hotspur
- OnMoussa SissokoTottenham Hotspur
SPURS CHANGE: A standing ovation for Alli as he walks off slowly, soaking it up. He is replaced by Sissoko.
- OffVictor MosesChelsea
- OnMichy BatshuayiChelsea
CHELSEA CHANGE: Batshuayi on for Moses.
Play resumes and Alli looks okay to continue.
Play halted as Alli receives treatment. He's hobbling a bit.
White Hart Lane reverberating with noise. The home crowd are in full voice.
Lots of Alli stats doing the rounds. Can he put the icing on the cake and snare a hat-trick?
A good shift.
CHELSEA CHANGE: Kante off, Fabregas on.
Eriksen curves a 30-yard free kick a few yards wide of Courtois' right-hand post.
Chelsea running out time to salvage this. The winning streak looks gone, but if they get one now it would be a very interesting finale.
Cracking stat here.
- OffMousa DembéléTottenham Hotspur
- OnHarry WinksTottenham Hotspur
SPURS CHANGE: Dembele off, Harry Winks on.
Chelsea probing. Spurs happy to soak it up and counter.
Moses drops a shoulder on the right and fizzes in a cross that flies harmlessly out of play.
Liverpool and their fans will be ruing the points dropped at Sunderland even more now.
As it stands: Chelsea will be five points clear of Liverpool with Spurs moving up to third. The Lilywhites will be seven points off the top if they see this through.
Spurs surge down the right. It's fed back to Eriksen who tries his luck from 25 yards but sees a fierce strike blocked.
- OffMarcos AlonsoChelsea
CHELSEA CHANGE: Willian on for Alonso.
Alli makes a clever run in the left channel but his looped attempt goes wide.
Willian set to come on for Chelsea. They need a spark from somewhere.
Eriksen with a left-wing free kick that doesn't get passed the first man.
PHOTO: Dynamite Dele.
Alonso's delivery finds Pedro in the centre, but his header is timid and straight at Lloris.
The goal came at a great time for Spurs. Chelsea had started on the front foot but that second goal will have knocked the stuffing out of them.
Nice stat plucked from the archives.
Moses tumbles on the right of the area by the byline. The referee waves away the appeal.
Make mine a double seems to be Alli's calling card at the moment.
Chelsea's bid for 14 wins is well and truly on the ropes now.
- GoalDele AlliTottenham Hotspur
GOAL! It's Alli at the double. The midfielder plants another header beyond Lloris from Eriksen's right-wing cross. It's that same combination and Chelsea have no answer.
PHOTO: Awesome Alli.
Matic shoots from 30 yards... well over the bar.
Is Alli's goal a good omen?
Eriksen with a bouncing shot from long range that is easy for Courtois.
Conte's words must have done the trick with his players. They look hungrier already.
Two big chances at the start of both periods for Hazard. Will he be left ruing them come full time?
Chelsea looking purposeful. Moses' cross from the right is headed back across goal by Alonso, but Hazard contrives to nod wide from six yards out.
Costa sets his sights from 25 yards and forces a smart save out of Lloris down to his right.
Alli causing trouble deep in Chelsea territory once more, but this time his attempted pass through to Kane is cut out.
Spurs have had the edge in midfield so far. Will that continue in the second period?
Alli - the man of the moment.
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KICK OFF! Chelsea restart the contest needing to stage a comeback if they are to make it 14 wins on the spin and move eight points clear at the summit.
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HT: Spurs 1-0 Chelsea. Alli's superb header in first-half stoppage time gives the hosts the edge after a cagey and intriguing opening 45 minutes. Hazard missed a gilt-edged early chance for the Blues while Eriksen went close for Spurs with a 25-yard drive.
- Yellow cardDele AlliTottenham Hotspur
Alli booked for his celebrations. That was his sixth goal in three and a half games.
- GoalDele AlliTottenham Hotspur
GOAL! Spurs lead! Alli powers a firm header beyond the reach of Courtois from Eriksen's lovely cross from the right.
Two minutes added.
Hazard feeds Costa as Chelsea look to break, but Alderweireld comes across and gets in a timely tackle to halt the visitors in their tracks.
Pedro takes a short corner to Hazard who jinks beyond his man and whips a cross straight at Lloris. Wasteful.
Hazard spins free on the left and fires in a dangerous low cross, but no-one in a blue shirt is in the middle.
Eriksen turns and attempts a long pass towards Kane but it's just got too much on it and Courtois comes off his line to gather.
- Yellow cardVictor WanyamaTottenham Hotspur
Wanyama booked for fouling Hazard.
Rose curls the resulting free kick from the right to the far post where Dier forces Courtois into a smart save.
- Yellow cardGary CahillChelsea
Cahill with an error to gift the ball to Eriksen. He hauls the Dane down and deservedly gets cautioned.
PHOTO: Alli takes on Pedro.
Costa frustrated with himself. He takes a pass from the left and is allowed time to line it up on his right foot 20 yards out but blazes way over the top.
STAT: Chelsea have won six successive Premier League away games; they last embarked upon a longer winning run in September 2009 (seven games).
Hazard looking to weave his magic from deep. He's tumbled in the centre circle. Chelsea trying to show more in the attacking third.
Rose back on and play resumes.
Best moment of the match so far? Costa's 'chat' with Pedro.
Rose receiving treatment now. Play halted.
Kane and Alli looking to conjure up an opening. Rose clatters Moses as the Chelsea man cleared and he is now hobbling a bit. The Blues eventually hack it away via a miscued clearance that smashed against Pedro's head.
STAT: Chelsea have not won at White Hart Lane since a 4-2 victory in October 2012 (D2 L1 since).
Costa v Pedro: only one winner there surely!
Luiz hammers it a good few yards over Lloris' crossbar. No danger for Spurs.
Free kick to Chelsea 35-40 yards out. Luiz over it...
Spurs pick up possession in the midfield and surge forward. Eriksen marauds towards goal and lets fly with a 25-yard strike that sizzles just wide of Courtois' right-hand post.
Costa having a right go at Pedro! It's gone on for a good minute!
Costa leads a Chelsea counter but isn't helped by a static Pedro who doesn't make any type of run to get on the end of a hopeful prod forward in the end.
A good spell for Spurs. Eriksen whips a corner in from the left but it's headed away. Chelsea dealing well with some testing deliveries.
Eriksen picks up possession on the left and fires in a lovely cross that Cahill does brilliantly to clear inside the six-yard box.
- Yellow cardPedroChelsea
Pedro booked for launching into a late sliding challenge on Rose. Yellow card for the Spaniard. Free kick in the same sort of area for Spurs. Eriksen slides it down the line for Rose but he can't get his cross away.
Luiz with a firm defensive header under pressure from Alderweireld. Eriksen's free kick delivery was good and Chelsea struggle to completely clear their line, allowing Walker to fizz a difficult volley well wide from the edge of the box.
Moses with a clumsy trip on Rose as the Spurs defender motored forward on the left. Free kick to Spurs in a decent position on the flank.
Hazard with the only chance so far - but WHAT a chance it was.
Given the fact both Arsenal and Liverpool drew matches many expected them to win, a point wouldn't be a bad result for Chelsea tonight.
Spurs looking assured on the ball. Easy to see why Pochettino’s side are unbeaten at White Hart Lane this season (W7 D2); their longest unbeaten start to a PL campaign at home since 2000/01 (13 games).
Lovely feet from Dembele as he glides in from the left and tucks a tidy through ball into the path of Kane who can't quite get there ahead of the advancing Courtois. Great goalkeeping there; read it well.
Spurs started with a high tempo but Chelsea have wrestled that momentum away from them in the last few minutes.
The only occasion of a side winning more points from their first 19 games in a Premier League season than Chelsea this season (49) is Chelsea in 2005-06 (52).
Hand bags as Alderweireld and Pedro get involved following a challenge. Nothing in it and the referee tells the teams to get on with it.
DID YOU KNOW? Conte has the best away Premier League win percentage of any Chelsea manager (77.8%).
Hazard races into the area onto Matic's ball over the top but flashes a low effort wide of the far post. That was a big chance early doors for the visitors.
Diego Costa has netted in seven of his nine away league outings this season, only failing to score at Arsenal and Sunderland.
Spurs skip into a menacing position down the left. Vertonghen crosses on the slide but it's too long for Eriksen arriving at the far post. Bright opening from the hosts.
DID YOU KNOW? Tottenham have won just one of their last 13 Premier League meetings with Chelsea (W1 D7 L5). That came via a 5-3 scoreline on New Year’s Day 2015.
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KICK OFF! Spurs get us underway.
Worth pointing out Spurs are in fine form too. They are bidding for a fifth straight success and a seventh in eight outings.
September 24, 2016 - Arsenal 3-0 Chelsea. Just over three months on and a Chelsea side that appeared to be all at sea under new boss Antonio Conte is hoping to secure a record 14th straight league win in the same season. The Blues have won 13 games with an aggregate score of 32-4 since changing to a 3-4-3 system. This is a big ask at Spurs, but they have won more Premier League games (26) and scored more Premier League goals (92) against the Lilywhites than they have against any other opponent.
Antonio Conte (Chelsea): "The first part of the season was incredible for us but it will be very difficult to repeat this run. The second part of the season will be very difficult for us. We started the season as underdogs and now we have the light on us, we must know this and work more to find the right solution to try to win in every game."
Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur): "Chelsea arrive in very good shape - us too after the last few games, it will be a very tough game and a great opportunity for us to try to stop them and try to reduce the gap. It's important, I think it's important for us and for the Premier League to try to win and try to stop them and reduce the gap."
Spurs would truly relish a victory tonight. Lilywhites fans haven't forgotten that their team's title hopes were undone at Chelsea last season and they'd love to derail the Blues' winning streak and title surge by coming out on top tonight. Mauricio Pochettino's men will jump up to third with a victory and move to within seven points of top spot.
So, who set this 14-match winning streak Chelsea are bidding to match? The answer is Arsenal in 2002. The Gunners won 13 on the spin at the end of their title-winning campaign and then picked up another victory in their opener against Birmingham the following season. Their run ended in a 2-2 draw with West Ham. It means that a Chelsea win tonight will see them become the first team to win 14 league games on the spin in the same season.
DID YOU KNOW? Harry Kane has scored 17 goals in his last 17 Premier League London derbies, including netting 10 in his last nine played at White Hart Lane.
Spurs make three changes from the emphatic 4-1 win over Watford. Kyle Walker and Jan Vertonghen are back from suspension while Mousa Dembele also returns after a rest.
Two changes for Chelsea. Nemanja Matic is in for Fabregas while Pedro returns from suspension in place of Willian.
CONFIRMED TEAMS - SPURS: Lloris; Dier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Walker, Wanyama, Dembele, Rose; Eriksen, Alli; Kane... Subs: Vorm, Wimmer, Trippier, Davies, Winks, Sissoko, Son. /// CHELSEA: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard... Subs: Begovic, Ivanovic, Zouma, Chalobah, Fabregas, Willian, Batshuayi.
Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the Premier League clash between Tottenham and leaders Chelsea at White Hart Lane. The Blues are bidding to stretch their winning streak to a record 14 matches in the same season. They would also move eight points clear of nearest rivals, Liverpool if they triumph here. Spurs will have other ideas and can close to within seven points of top spot if they can put an end to Antonio Conte and co's stunning run. Kick off 8pm GMT.