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Live: Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur

  • Harry Kane opens the scoring at Stamford Bridge.
  • Son doubles the lead shortly before half-time.
  • Gary Cahill cuts the lead in half from a corner.
  • Hazard draws Chelsea level with a beautifully-taken goal.
  • Spurs need to win to stay in the title race.
Gary Cahill celebrating his goal
Gary Cahill celebrating his goal Getty Images

Full-time: Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Leicester City have won the Premier League! An historic night for English football and for Claudio Ranieri. What an incredible season this has been! Congratulations to Leicester City!

Another confrontation nearly erupts in the centre of the field - Spurs may have accepted their fate and frustration has come into their play.

One minute to go. Leicester fans have the Champagne ready, I'm sure...

Tick-tock tick-tock... Leicester City stand on the cusp of Premier League history. We have three minutes left at Stamford Bridge - time for one final chance for Spurs, perhaps?

There will be six minutes of added time. Some hope for Spurs fans. And they're making a final switch...

What an amazing game this has been. Chelsea looked dead and buried at half-time, but it is the hosts who now look most likely to score a winning goal. We're on the cusp of added time.

Yet another flashpoint involving Lamela and Fabregas, who has accused the Argentine of stamping on him.

As it happens, the ref decides to keep his cards in his pocket and we get on with the game.

Leicester fans cheer Chelsea's goal
Leicester fans cheer Chelsea's goal Getty Images

GOAL: Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur (Hazard)

A huge, huge, huge moment in the title race, as Hazard draws Chelsea level! The Belgian has endured an awful season but he may be the toast of Leicester tonight.

He ran on to the beautiful and curled it beautifully into the top corner. What a finish - and what a game this has been!

The game is very stretched as we enter the final ten minutes.

Mauricio Pochettino is a picture of tension on the touchline, and to make matters worse for the Argentine, Danny Rose is now lying down injured. He is being replaced, actually, with Ben Davies replacing the England fullback.

Eden Hazard dribbles with the ball
Eden Hazard dribbles with the ball Getty Images

But on an increasingly-rare foray forward, Ryan Mason bursts into the area, only to hit his shot at Begovic. That was a golden chance to kill the game for the substitute.

And Chelsea are now making another attacking change. It's all happening in west London...

Chelsea go perilously close to an equaliser as Hazard's effort is flashed across the six-yard box. No-one is there to stab it home, though.

Spurs are hanging on a bit for the moment and we still have 15 minutes left at the Bridge.

Diego Costa wins the ball
Diego Costa wins the ball Getty Images

Give credit to Spurs, they're still pushing for a third goal, which would surely kill off Chelsea's challenge. Their latest attack comes to nothing, though, as a left-sided corner is over-hit and the Blues survive.

Gary Cahill wheels away
Gary Cahill wheels away Getty Images

A quarter of the game left at Stamford Bridge. Perhaps 22 minutes left in the title race, too. Leicester fans will be desperate for the Blues to score another goal - but can they do it? We're in store for a dramatic finish to this match.

Gary Cahill celebrating his goal
Gary Cahill celebrating his goal Getty Images

Tottenham make a change in an effort to stop Chelsea's flow.

Willian almost draws Chelsea level, latching on to the ball on the right side and hitting a goal-bound effort that is well saved by Lloris.

Tottenham fans and players must be very, very, very anxious now. Their title hopes are hanging by a thread once again.

A Leicester fan struggles to watch
A Leicester fan struggles to watch the action Getty Images

GOAL: Chelsea 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur (Cahill)

What do I know, eh? Just as it appears Spurs are coasting to victory, they concede from a corner. It's slung over from the right side and as the ball bounces around in the box, Gary Cahill smashes it home. Game on at the Bridge.

Leicester City fans watch anxiously
Leicester City fans watch anxiously Getty Images

Nearly an hour gone at the Bridge and in truth, Chelsea are looking distinctly short of ideas at the moment. In fact, Spurs seem more likely to score the next goal.

The first sign of a spark from Hazard, who takes a shot from distance but Lloris manages to stop it. Chelsea need to get Hazard on the ball all the time if they are to force their way back into the game.

Kane celebrating the opening goal
Kane celebrating the opening goal Getty Images

Another golden chance falls Kane's way. The England striker finds a pocket of space on the left side, but his low effort is well held by Begovic. Spurs are knocking on the door though, looking for a decisive third goal.

Son shields the ball
Son shields the ball Getty Images

Kane wins a free header at a corner but his effort is straight at the keeper. Another goal now should seal victory for Spurs.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Chelsea have made a switch at half-time. Here's last season's player of the year...

Half-time: Chelsea 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur

This game started slowly but has really burst into life in the last ten minutes of the half. Well-taken goals from Kane and Son mean Leicester may be forced to win the title on the field, as Spurs are on course for victory at the Bridge.

Harry Kane scoring the first goal
Harry Kane scoring the first goal Getty Images

Another flashpoint, this time involving Willian and Danny Rose, who square up and shove each other. They both go into the book. Mauricio Pochettino stormed onto the field to stop that situation from escalating any further.

Off the ball, meanwhile, Dembele appeared to gouge Costa in the eye. He may face a retrospective ban for that.

GOAL: Chelsea 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur (Son)

Spurs are refusing to give up on the title. Son has justified his selection this evening by netting the second, getting on the end of a pass from Eriksen and stabbing the ball home without any hesitation. The Tottenham fans are jubilant.

Son scores the second goal
Son scores the second goal Getty Images

Son almost makes it 2-0, but his goal-bound effort is scrambled clear following another good Spurs move down the right side. This game is alive and kicking now, with neither side wishing to give an inch.

Harry Kane celebrates the opening goal
Harry Kane celebrates the opening goal Getty Images

Vertongan goes into the book now. The Belgian was pulling on Costa's shirt and almost took it off his back. Needless to say, the Spain international was not best pleased.

GOAL: Chelsea 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Kane)

Yes they can! It's Harry Kane with the all-important goal. The England man gets on the end of a through-ball, calmly rounds the goalkeeper and slides the ball home with his left foot.

Spurs are still alive in the title race.

Ten minutes to go until the half-time interval and as it stands, Leicester are set to be crowned as the new Premier League champions tonight. Can Spurs find something to change that?

Oh, there's a moment of quality from Costa, who cuts inside and flashes a powerful effort just over the bar via a deflection. Sadly for the Blues, the resulting corner comes to nothing.

The best move of the game thus far ends with Cesc dragging a right-footed effort just wide of the post. Meanwhile, Kyle Walker has gone into the book for a late tackle on Pedro.

And moments later up the other end, Son flashes a shot just past the upright. The game is starting to open up a bit now.

Pochettino (left) and Hiddink in discussion
Pochettino (left) and Hiddink in discussion Getty Images

Diego Costa have been on the fringes of the game so far. The Blues need to get better service into him.

Likewise, Spurs will want to see Harry Kane more involved in the game.

A Chelsea fan makes his feelings clear
A Chelsea fan makes his feelings clear Getty Images

We've played a quarter of the match and Spurs' best moment was that Rose shot from distance. Chelsea have been the better team for the most part, even though they too, have struggled to fashion clear-cut chances.

Eric Dier (left) talks to Mauricio Pochettino
Eric Dier (left) talks to Mauricio Pochettino Getty Images

There are lots of little fouls and bickering threatening the flow of the game. You get the sense there is a bit of tension between these two sides. Spurs will need to keep their discipline in this situation.

Dembele beats Cesc to the ball
Dembele beats Cesc to the ball Getty Images

Ivanovic goes flying into a silly tackle on Rose. It should be a booking, but somehow he has escaped without a card. The Serbian should count himself lucky.

Both managers watch on from the sidelines
Both managers watch on from the sidelines Getty Images

Spurs are into their stride now after a nervy opening. They have finally strung some passes together and are looking to seize control of the game.

Klye Walker takes a throw-in
Klye Walker takes a throw-in Getty Images

Chelsea have a half-hearted penalty appeal waved away by the ref. Matic was nudged in the back by Kyle Walker, but a penalty would have been a tad harsh.

And at the other end, Spurs have their first effort of note at the Chelsea goal. But Danny Rose's left-footed effort goes flying over the bar.

Cesar Azpilicueta dribbles with the ball
Cesar Azpilicueta dribbles with the ball Getty Images

A minor flashpoint between Dembele and Mikel. It threatens to break out into a brawl, but thankfully, the players come to their sense. That was something and nothing, in all honesty.

John Obi Mikel on the ball
John Obi Mikel on the ball Getty Images

It's all Chelsea at the moment, Spurs are being hemmed in. The away side need to get hold of the ball and keep it for a little while, to be honest.

Chelsea fans watch the game
Chelsea fans watch the game Getty Images

The Blues are seeing plenty of the ball early on at the Bridge, playing with an impressive level of assurance against Spurs' press.

The hosts force an early corner, from which Gary Cahill's header just drifts wide of the post. That was a decent opening for the centre-half, though.

The teams shake hands
The teams shake hands Getty Images

Spurs have started with Son playing through the middle of a front three. The away side are looking to press high up the field from the outset.

The pre-match scene
The pre-match scene Getty Images

Both teams are wearing their traditional colours for this massive game. Chelsea have nothing to play for in a tangible sense, but they'll be desperate to extinguish Spurs' title hopes. Can they do it?

We're under way at the Bridge...

We're around five minutes from kick off now. A huge evening lies in store for Tottenham and Leicester City fans. The players are in the tunnel at the Bridge.

John Terry before kick-off
John Terry before kick-off Getty Images

The majority of neutral football fans will be hoping for a Chelsea/Leicester win this evening. In fact, one person with strong links to the White Hart Lane club is backing the Blues.

It's obviously a huge night for Spurs' young side, who have exceeded all expectations this season. However, there is a great opportunity for them at the Bridge to write their own bit of history and keep the title race alive. The question is, how will they hold their nerve?

Anyway, the players are out on the pitch, going through their last-minute preparations for the game.

Chelsea, surely, will be desperate to end their London rivals' hopes of winning the Premier League crown. Plenty for both sides to play for, then.

News of Eden Hazard starting the game on the bench is sure to spark even more speculation about his future. The Belgian has been persistently linked with a move away from the club, and some fans will surely start to suspect he may leave Stamford Bridge in the summer.

For what is is worth, Guus Hiddink said he is "being careful" with Hazard tonight after his injury problems this season.

Eden Hazard enjoyed a good day
Eden Hazard enjoyed a good day last weekend Getty Images

Son Heung-min has been selected by Mauricio Pochettino tonight, and the Argentine has also been explaining the reasons why.

He told Sky: "He is a very fast player and he has been training very well in the last few weeks. We have different option. Why not Son?"

Pre-match thoughts

Mauricio Pochettino, speaking to Sky Sports: "It's a game we must win, this is true, we want to be alive in the title race. There is no other option.

"We need to play our game. We know it's very important."

Mauricio Pochettino
Leicester City will be crowned Premier League champions if Tottenham fail to beat Chelsea Getty

Just as a reminder - though I doubt you need one - Spurs must win tonight in order to retain any hope of winning the title.

And even if they do succeed in winning at the Bridge, Leicester can secure the title by winning their remaining games.

It's a long shot for Spurs from this distance, but I'm sure they won't give up until it is mathematically impossible.

Pre-match thoughts

John Mikel Obi: "We're as motivated as ever, we're looking forward to the
game. They have to win, we need to win.

"We want to use this game to make a statement to our fans. We're
dedicated, motivated and we know what it means to be here.

"We'll play the same way tonight as we will against Leicester. You have to win the Premier League, you don't get given it.2

Fan watching the game in Bangkok
A Leicester fan watching the game in Bangkok Getty Images

So, Spurs are without their key midfielder Dele Alli for tonight's crunch clash at the Bridge. It'll be interesting to see how they cope with his absence, especially knowing that only a win will be any use.

The pre-match scene outside the Bridge
The pre-match scene outside the Bridge Getty Images

Breaking team news:

Chelsea: Begovic, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Pedro, Diego Costa

Subs: Amelia, Baba, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Oscar, Hazard, Traore

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Dembele; Lamela, Eriksen, Son, Kane

Subs: Vorm, Davies, Wimmer, Carroll, Chadli, Mason, Clinton

Away from tonight's game, and Burnley have been promoted back to the Premier League after a 1-0 win against Queens Park Rangers.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche admitted his side didn't play their best game of the season today - but he doesn't care, really.

"That was well off our performance level but the result was all that mattered today," he told Sky Sports.

"The resilience, belief and character got us through. You can't be brilliant every week, we don't think we're the real deal, but we're a real group that sticks together."

Burnley boss Sean Dyche
Burnley boss Sean Dyche Getty Images

The hosts have arrived at the Bridge and we're around ten minutes away from learning the all-important team news.

Spurs fans received some welcome news recently, when manager Mauricio Pochettino verbally agreed to extend his contract at White Hart Lane, despite reported interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.

The Argentine admitted he is ready to sign a contract extension keeping him at the club until 2021. "It was an easy decision when you feel the love of the people and the potential of the club is massive, so why change?" Pochettino told a pre-match press conference ahead of the meeting with Chelsea.

"We create a good atmosphere on the training ground and I think we can achieve big things in the future. I believe in this project and this club. I want to stay here."

The most interested observers of tonight's clash will be the fans and players of Leicester City, who know they are on the cusp of achieving the improbable.

Claudio Ranieri suggested he will not be watching the game, but I'm sure someone will be keeping him update, somehow.

This could be an historic night for English football...

Wes Morgan
Leicester captain Wes Morgan might be celebrating later tonight Getty

Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink thinks Tottenham Hotspur might have been affected by inexperience during the title run-in.

The 69-year-old Dutchman said the performance of the Spurs team could have been undermined by "nerves" in their squad.

"They are now experiencing being at the top. I'm not much into statistics, but it's the first time in their history they're now in the end competing for the Premier League title," the Chelsea boss explained, according to Sky Sports.

"In some players it might cause nerves. They might under-perform a bit. Leicester are fearless but some Spurs players might be affected by being on top and think 'what now?' We shouldn't over-evaluate it in the sense it's just Tottenham. We desperately like to win, then the next game."

Guus Hiddink
Guus Hiddink has claimed Spurs have been bothered by nerves Getty Images

Team form


  • Last five (all competitions): W L L W D
  • Last result: AFC Bournemouth 1-4 Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Last five (all competitions): D W W D W
  • Last result: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 West Bromwich Albion


Chelsea come into this fixture after they bounced back from their two defeats and sealed a 4-1 victory over AFC Bournemouth.

The clash also saw the Blues star player of last season Eden Hazard score his first goal of the campaign as he ended the match with a brace.

Eden Hazard enjoyed a good day
Eden Hazard enjoyed a good day last weekend Getty Images

Good evening and welcome to IBTimes UK's coverage of this crunch Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge. The equation is simple: Spurs must win to retain any hope of stealing the title from under the noses of Leicester City.

Anything less than three points, Claudio Ranieri and his Foxes side will be the new champions - something nobody thought possible at the start of this season. We'll have plenty of pre-match build-up, plus the all-important team news soon, so sit tight...

Mauricio Pochettino
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino Getty