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Tottenham 0-2 Chelsea: Willian whips former boss Mourinho

Tottenham 0-2 Chelsea: Willian whips former boss Mourinho

Jose Mourinho was beaten by two goals from his former player Willian as Tottenham suffered a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday.

Willian played under Mourinho during the manager's second reign at Stamford Bridge between 2013 and 2015.

Chelsea had the first opportunity at goal after six minutes when Mount forced a pass into Abraham, whose shot on the turn went wide due to a lot of pressure from Alderweireld.

Chelsea took the lead in the 12th minute when Willian zipped infield, evaded a half-arsed challenge from Aurier and smacked an emphatic curling shot that flew through the crowd and into the far corner.

Chelsea had a dangerous counter-attack in the 24th minute when Abraham floats a lovely angled pass over the defence for Mount, who took it down on the chest and about to shoot when Sanchez came across to make a vital interception.

Four minutes later, Tottenham had their first best chance when Sissoko suddenly charged into the area on the right, cut the ball back towards Kane, but his snapshot from 10 yards went high over the bar.

There was drama in the 45th minute when Gazzaniga ran out, missed the ball completely and clattered into Alonso. But Anthony Taylor gave a foul to Spurs. After a VAR check, the penalty was awarded to Chelsea.

And Willian stepped up to make it 2-0.

Jose Mourinho saw a weakness in his team and consequently took off Eric Dier for Christian Eriksen as the second half kicks off.

Chelsea scored a goal in the 55th minute but it was disallowed. Eriksen’s long-range shot was kicked away by Fikayo Tomori and Chelsea broke away dangerously. Eventually, Alonso’s shot was spilt by the unsighted Gazzaniga and put in by the offside Abraham. Replays confirm the original offside decision was correct.

Son made a terrible mistake that earned him a red card two minutes after the hour-mark. Rudiger fouled him, he fell over and then pushed his studs upwards into Rudiger’s chest. It looks very soft but a VAR check confirmed it was a straight red card.

That was Son's second red card so far this season, though the first was rescinded.

Tottenham were now down to ten men and the fans were not liking it as they threw something at Kepa which led to a temporary break. He appealed for sanity, at which point a small boy looked him up and down and called him a “wanker”.

In the 77th minute, Aurier appealed for a penalty after being held by Kante at a corner. He had a case, though VAR decided it wasn’t a clear and obvious one.

As the game entered it's final 10 minutes, Michy Batshuayi replaced Tammy Abraham, who has run himself into the ground. While that was happening, replays show Rudiger signalling to his captain Cesar Azpilicueta that there had been monkey chants towards him. Azpilicueta then came off to be replaced by Reece James.

Eight minutes of extra time was added as Willian played a stunning pass into space for Batshuayi, who moved to the edge of the area, came back onto his left foot and smashed a shot just wide.

Tottenham last chance came for Kane, whose shot had the sting taken out of it by the lunging Tomori before being comfortably saved by Kepa.

2-0 it ended in favour of Chelsea with Willian the hero on the night.