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Full time: Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham Hotpsur

  • The Blues return to the top of the table and Tottenham's unbeaten start to the league season is ended.
  • Chelsea won courtesy of goals from Pedro and Victor Moses, after Christian Eriksen gave Tottenham the lead.
  • Spurs haven't won at Stamford Bridge since February 1990.
  • Relive the action in the 3pm kick-offs.

Full-time: Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham Hotpsur

The Blues go to the top of the table and in the process, have ended Spurs' unbeaten record. That's seven straight wins for Antonio Conte and Stamford Bridge is bouncing!

Until next time, folks...

Three minutes being added. Time for another goal...?

Hugo Lloris shows his frustration
Hugo Lloris shows his frustration Getty Images

Again Costa turns provider, but his teammate fails to find the right finish, again. This time, Willian's left-footed effort sails high over the bar, and still Spurs have a glimmer of hope.

Harry Kane looks to create an opening
Harry Kane looks to create an opening Getty Images

Willian picks up a late booking for a very deliberate foul.

N'Koudou has just had a goal-bound effort from a very tight angle well held by Courtois in the Chelsea net. The Blues are edging their way towards victory.

Antonio Conte urges his team on
Antonio Conte urges his team on Getty Images

Another time-wasting sub for Chelsea. Oscar comes on for Pedro, who scored a memorable goal late in the first half.

Spurs have a switch of their own, too. Dembele is swapped for the much-maligned Vincent Janssen.

Mousa Dembele
Mousa Dembele in action Getty Images

Moses is replaced by Ivanovic now. And with that, it's clear Antonio Conte is just looking to shut this game down.

No risks. No mistakes. The old school Italian philosophy.

Gary Cahill
Gary Cahill captained Chelsea Getty Images

Another big player is withdrawn now. Eden Hazard - who is definitely back in the good books of the Stamford Bridge faithful - is replaced by the hard-working Brazilian Willian.

Big call from Pochettino, this. Dele Alli is withdrawn and on comes Georges-Kévin N'Koudou - try pronouncing that after a few pints tonight!

Alli, meanwhile, did not appear to be especially impressed with that decision.

Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte urges his players on Getty Images

Kane finds Alli, but he is correctly flagged offside. Didn't matter anyway, because the youngster's effort was wayward.

Twenty minutes left at the Bridge. I wonder how much energy Spurs have left in their legs after their midweek efforts. We're about to find out, I suppose.

The managers on the touchline
The managers on the touchline Getty Images

Tottenham make a switch now. It's an academy graduate and life-long Spurs fan, too.

Spurs offer their first threat in a little while now, with Kane finding Eriksen in the area, but his volleyed effort is easily held.

Tottenham are really rocking here - and not in a positive sense.

Chelsea's latest attack ends with Moses' right-wing cross just missing the toe-end of the onrushing Diego Costa. Perhaps Spurs are running out of legs after their midweek efforts against Monaco.

Mauricio Pochettino passes on instructions
Mauricio Pochettino passes on instructions Getty Images

Oh, and now Marcos Alonso has missed a sitter!

Once again, Diego Costa does some good work in the channel, before pulling the ball back. This time, though, his teammate cannot apply the finishing touch and Spurs are alive, just.

GOAL: Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham Hotpsur (Moses)

The Blues have turned the game on its head!

Diego Costa makes a dogged run down the left side and then has the calmness to pick out Victor Moses, whose side-footed effort it deflected into the net via a Spurs foot.

Chelsea are heading back to the top of the Premier League as it stands.

Victor Moses celebrates his goal
Victor Moses celebrates his goal Getty Images

A little flashpoint in the early moments of the half, but Michael Oliver is on-hand to ensure that the situation, which began with a foul against Son, does not escalate.

Nemanja Matic
Nemanja Matic on the ball for Chelsea Getty Images

Right, we're back under way in west London. I wonder what the next 45 minutes have in store.

Kyle Walker on the ball
Kyle Walker on the ball Getty Images

Half-time: Chelsea 1-1 Tottenham Hotpsur

Two cracking goals in the opening half from Eriksen and Pedro have lit up Stamford Bridge this evening.

Besides that, Spurs have largely dominated without creating too many guilt-edge chances. Back for more in a bit.

Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen gave Spurs the lead Getty Images

GOAL: Chelsea 1-1 Tottenham Hotpsur (Pedro)

Anything you can do, Pedro can do better!

The little Spaniard has got the Blues level with an absolute stunner from 25 yards, curling a right-footed effort into the top corner after wrong-footing a defender with a Cruyff turn.

Pedro finds the net for the Blues
Pedro finds the net for the Blues Getty Images

Dembele tries to emulate Eriksen earlier, but instead blazes the ball way, way, way over the bar. Another warning for the hosts, though.

Harry Kane battles for the ball
Harry Kane battles for the ball Getty Images

Hmmmmm... interesting moment, this. Dele Alli goes down under a tackle from Cahill in the box. He appears to be slightly clipped by the defender, but he'd already lost control of the ball.

The Spurs fans all appealed for a penalty - although Alli didn't make a massive issue of it.

Chelsea are slowly edging their way into this game without offering too much of an obvious threat. I wonder if it remains like this until half-time, will Antonio Conte be tempted to make a switch?

Antonio Conte on the touchline
Antonio Conte on the touchline Getty Images

Kyle Walker twinkle toes his way up the right flank, drifting past Alonso and firing a low shot at goal. Courtois is on hand, though, to push the ball wide of the post and Chelsea survive.

Luiz stood over a freekick around 35 yards out. What can he do from here? Not much as it turns out, straight down the throat of Hugo Lloris, who has barely been tested this evening.

The home fans are getting frustrated.

Demeble goes into the book for sweeping Moses' feet from under him. He can't really have any complaints at that - it was pretty blatant.

Victor Moses
Victor Moses on the ball for Chelsea Getty Images

Tottenham are looking really composed at the Bridge. They're having success in exploiting the space in behind Chelsea's wingbacks, which is something few teams have been able to say of late.

This, already, is a much-improved display from Spurs, who have failed to impress in recent weeks.

Meanwhile, David Luiz has picked up his fourth booking of the season. This time it is for a late challenge on Harry Kane.

Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen celebrates his goal Getty Images

It's all Tottenham at the moment and they thoroughly deserve to be winning. Chelsea are struggling to get out of their own half, in fact.

GOAL: Chelsea 0-1 Tottenham Hotpsur (Eriksen)

Spurs hit the front!

Eriksen lashes the ball home with his left foot from 20 yards, after being found by Dele Alli. That was a beautiful strike that swerved away from Courtois, who had no chance.

Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen finds the net at Stamford Bridge Getty Images

Against all expectations, really, Spurs have made a very decent start, dominating the ball and looking to take the game to their in-form opponents.

Spurs have the ball in the net - but it won't count! Harry Kane smashes in from close range, yet he was stood in an offside position when the ball came over from the right flank.

Diego Costa
Diego Costa pleads for a foul Getty Images

Well, as I type that, Diego Costa goes down under an aerial challenge from Eric Dier, claiming a deliberate elbow. Not for me or, more importantly, Michael Oliver, though.

Spurs have started pretty calmly.

David Luiz gives the ball away in the right-back position but it comes to nothing. A reminder of the old Luiz, that.

Anyway, it's been an even, unremarkable start to the match so far. Still not tackles of note, but give it time.

Mauricio Pochettino on the touchline
Mauricio Pochettino on the touchline Getty Images

We're under way at the Bridge.

Both sides playing in their traditional colours as you'd expect. A cracking atmosphere inside the ground, too.

Harry Kane
Harry Kane hits the deck at Stamford Bridge Getty Images

A pre-match lights show at the Bridge now, to build up some more atmosphere. Mind you, this is a game that shouldn't need any superficial stuff, especially after last season.

Is there any residual bad blood? We're about to find out...

Michael Oliver
Michael Oliver before kick-off Getty Images

In case you missed the news earlier, Liverpool's win against Sunderland at Anfield was somewhat overshadowed by a nasty-looking injury to Philippe Coutinho. You can read more on that situation here.

Coutinho's right leg was placed in a protective brace. Getty

Pre-match thoughts

Mauricio Pochettino: "It's a completely different game, a different period and we forget what happened last season.

"We have to be brave & take our opportunities. We know we're playing against the team that is most in form in the Premier League."

He added: "They have great players and a great manager in Antonio Conte and it will be tough but we believe. We are ready to compete."

Spurs players in the warm-up
Spurs players in the warm-up Getty Images

Spurs, on the other hand, find themselves in a rather curious scenario. They have been dumped out of the League Cup and Champions League already this season, and yet are still to taste defeat in the Premier League.

Are they doing well or poorly? To be honest, I'm not so sure - but I do know Maurcio Pochettino would love a win today.

Chelsea have, of course, enjoyed real success since switching to their 3-4-3 formation, but this may be their biggest challenge of their new-look system to date.

At the start of the campaign, there were a few grumbles about Antonio Conte. Yet, the all-action Italian appears to have won over the fans in the last couple of months and, whisper it quietly, they are perhaps the most impressive-looking team in the Premier League at present.

Fans make their way to the ground
Fans make their way to the ground Getty Images

A familiar look to the Chelsea team, then. Spurs, meanwhile, have a very attack-minded line-up, with Harry Kane once again likely to be the main threat.

As kick-off approaches at the Bridge, a reminder you can follow the final few minutes of the 3pm kick-offs here.

The scene inside Stamford Bridge
The scene inside Stamford Bridge Getty Images

Breaking team news

Here we go, then. The team news has landed on my desk *computer screen*, and it is as follows...

Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill, Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso, Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard

Subs: Begovic, Ivanovic, Chalobah, Oscar, Fabregas, Willian, Batshuayi

Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Wimmer, Wanyama, Dembele, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane

Subs: Vorm, Trippier, Carter-Vickers, Winks, Onomah, Nkoudou, Janssen

Team news will be with us shortly, so sit tight. It'll be interesting to see how Mauricio Pochettino chooses to line-up, given Spurs' midweek struggles against Monaco.

The pre-match scene at Stamford Bridge
The pre-match scene at Stamford Bridge Getty Images

Ahead of the game, Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur will only be able to make big-money transfers once Spurs complete the construction of their new stadium.

He admitted the situation could be a disadvantage against the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool. But according to Pochettino, his squad have what it take to win the Premier League title this season.


Spurs are the only unbeaten team in the Premier League, but are in fifth place owing to the number of draws they have played. They have, in fact, drawn six of their 12 games, which has proven costly for them.

Mauricio Pochettino's side will also have revenge on their minds when they visit Stamford Bridge today due to their ill-tempered clash last season. Some 12 players were booked as Chelsea came from 2-0 down to record a 2-2 draw which effectively ended Spurs' title challenge.

Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino is looking to win at Stamford Bridge Getty Images


Chelsea come into this fixture as the form team in the Premier League, having won their last six games to put themselves at the top of the league before today's fixtures.

Their last loss came in another London derby against Arsenal, after which the manager shifted to the 3-4-3 formation and their fortunes have changed.

Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte's side have been in stunning form in recent weeks Getty Images

Good afternoon and welcome to IBTimes UK's live coverage of the much-anticipated London derby between Chelsea and Spurs.

Remember this fixture last season? I bet you do - and I think we're all hoping for something similarly dramatic under the floodlights tonight.

We'll have all the pre-match build-up and team news as soon as it comes through. Sit tight, folks.

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