Tottenham vs Chelsea LIVE: Premier League result and reaction as late Nicolas Jackson hat-trick sinks 9-man Spurs

Chelsea triumphed in a tumultuous contest at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium which saw the home side reduced to nine men, concede four goals and receive a standing ovation from their own fans at the end of the game.

Spurs started perfectly as Dejan Kulusevski cut in from the right side and saw his deflected effort find the back of the net in the sixth minute. The hosts almost doubled their lead only for Son Heung-Min’s goal to be ruled out for offside but the first of many VAR calls.

The video refs then chalked off a goal for Raheem Sterling before cancelling out Moises Caicedo’s equaliser. This VAR check also resulted in the first of Tottenham’s red card as Cristian Romero was judged to have seriously fouled Enzo Fernandez. Cole Palmer then slotted home the resultant penalty.

In the second half, Destiny Udogie clipped Sterling and earned a second booking causing Tottenham to finish the game with nine men. They kept Chelsea at before Sterling nipped in behind and played in Nicolas Jackson. He added two more goals in stoppage as Chelsea ran away with the game, but Spurs performance won over the fans and the scoreline doesn’t do their efforts justice.

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Tottenham vs Chelsea live

  • Chelsea defeat 9-man Tottenham in thrilling Premier League encounter in north London

  • 90+8’ GOAL! - Jackson completes his hat-trick (TOT 1-4 CHE)

  • 90+4’ GOAL! - Jackson’s second seals the win for Chelsea (TOT 1-3 CHE)

  • 78’ DISALLOWED! - Dier’s volley is ruled out for offside (TOT 1-2 CHE)

  • 75’ GOAL! - Jackson taps home Sterling’s pass to put Blues ahead (TOT 1-2 CHE)

  • 67’ SAVE! - Vicario smother Cucurella’s effort from close range (TOT 1-1 CHE)

  • 55’ RED CARD! - Udogie collects a second yellow and is dismissed (TOT 1-1 CHE)

  • 35’ GOAL! - Palmer scores equaliser from penalty spot (TOT 1-1 CHE)

  • 31’ RED CARD! - Romero is sent off after lengthy VAR check (TOT 1-0 CHE)

  • 23’ DISALLOWED! - Sterling’s equaliser is chalked off for handball (TOT 1-0 CHE)

  • 12’ SAVE! - Vicario palms Jackson’s effort wide (TOT 1-0 CHE)

  • 6’ GOAL! - Kulusevski’s deflected effort puts Spurs in front (TOT 1-0 CHE)

Tottenham Hotspur FC 1 - 4 Chelsea FC

Ange Postecoglou’s high line epitomised Tottenham’s optimism – and their downfall

09:12 , Lawrence Ostlere

When Mauricio Pochettino was asked about Ange Postecoglou’s surprisingly high line a nine, he wasn’t too willing to get into it. The Chelsea manager instead pointed to his side’s own impact on proceedings, how proud he was. He probably wasn’t the only one unwilling to indulge too much praise of Tottenham Hotspur, after a 4-1 defeat Postecoglou’s side unnecessarily lost control of.

There is already that sense of rival fans, if for rather obvious tribal reasons, bristling at the regular appeals to “mate”. The explanation of that high line was probably extreme Postecoglou, the Australian in his ultimate form.

“It is just who we are, mate, it is who we will be for as long as I am here,” the Spurs manager said on TV. “If we go down to five men, we will still have a go.”

Postecoglou’s high line epitomised Spurs’ optimism - and their downfall

Ange Postecoglou appears to aim barb at Arsenal and Mikel Arteta over VAR controversy

09:03 , Lawrence Ostlere

Ange Postecoglou has called on football to start respecting referee’s decisions or risk losing officials entirely to technology, in what appeared to be a barb directed at Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.

Postecoglou watched on as his Tottenham side fell to pieces against Chelsea on Monday night. Defenders Cristian Romero and were both sent off as nine-man Spurs slumped to a 4-1 defeat.

It followed Arsenal’s 1-0 weekend defeat by Newcastle, which meant Manchester City were able to climb above both north London clubs to the top of the table with their 6-1 win over Bournemouth.

But where Arteta was furious with decisions which he felt went against his side, and was backed up by an Arsenal club statement criticising the quality of officiating in the Premier League, Postecoglou warned that referees need more respect because criticism is “eroding their authority” on field.

Ange Postecoglou appears to aim barb at Arsenal and Mikel Arteta over VAR controversy

Ange Postecoglou reacts to VAR calls as Spurs earn two red cards in defeat to Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 23:21 , Mike Jones

Tottenham manager, Ange Postecoglou, says he ‘does not like’ the amount of time it takes for VAR to come to their decisions in the Premier League as his team’s clash with Chelsea was disrupted several times over contentious issues.

Chelsea eventually triumphed 4-1 in the contest in north London as Spurs were shown two red cards, the first coming after a review by the video referee in which Cristian Romero was dismissed.

There were also three goals disallowed in the game and multiple checks for serious foul play which accumulated to 21 minutes of added time across both halves.

Ange Postecoglou reacts to VAR calls as Spurs earn two red cards in defeat to Chelsea

FT Tottenham 1-4 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 22:56 , Mike Jones

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino, speaking to BBC Sport: “This is football. We won and deserved it. The technology is there and we need to accept. Many things happen on the pitch and you need to verify and check.

“Look at the game between Tottenham and Liverpool here, Tottenham won in the last minute. I think we deserve the credit. Tottenham are doing fantastic but tonight I think we were the better team.

“It is amazing for him and really important to build confidence.

“I think 4-1 in the end we deserved the victory and the three points and it is really important because we have a really important game next with Manchester City.

“It is clear from the beginning we didn’t have the whole squad. This momentum we need to build and on Sunday we have another opportunity to show we are in a good way.”

FT Tottenham 1-4 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 22:55 , Mike Jones

Chelsea hat-trick hero Nicolas Jackson speaking to Sky Sports: “I am very happy and it has been a difficult time for everybody in the team. We are coming back really slowly and happy to have scored three goals. It’s my first hat-trick, so I am happy to have done it with the biggest club in England and everywhere.

“I need to always improve and work harder. We continue working. Tottenham have an amazing stadium and amazing fans, so we needed to fight and win the game.

“It was really difficult as they continued to maintain their line [when down to 9-men]. We have quality players to give us the ball and we won. We were dreaming about winning the big games and the confidence within the team is coming really slowly.”

FT Tottenham 1-4 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 22:51 , Mike Jones

Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou, speaking to BBC Sport: “There was a fair bit going on, a lot of VAR intervention, a hard game for me to analyse but I am very proud of the players. Right to the end they were trying to create something for us.

“The players couldn’t give any more than they did, part of this game is will, effort and determination and they showed that.”

On VAR decisions and time taken to make them: “I don’t like it, it is the way the game is going. Some of it is self inflicted because if we come out every week complaining about decision that is what will happen, every decision gets forensically checked and we will be sitting around for a long time in every game trying to figure out what is going on.

“I don’t like it but I am probably in the wilderness with that because I keep getting told that’s where we want to go. I am too old school, I’ll respect the referee’s decision right or wrong. But it is the way the game is going.

On Maddison injury: “He got a knock on the ankle, we were down one man already. It made sense to make a couple of changes at that point.”

Chelsea triumph over Tottenham in Premier League clash that had everything and more

Monday 6 November 2023 22:49 , Mike Jones

A farce that sums up a lot of modern football, or one of the games of the season? It maybe sums up how confusing and contradictory this game was that it could genuinely be both. Chelsea’s eventual 4-1 victory at Tottenham Hotspur could have huge effects for both of their seasons too. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have got the win it feels like they have been waiting for, and that at the stadium that still means more to him than any other in football. Ange Postecoglou’s scarcely believable high line with nine men and no main centre-halves did make it border-line for some time. Such a creditable approach earned the applause of the home crowd when it finally went wrong for Nicolas Jackson’s decisive second goal, but there was that unsettling feeling of momentum being undone. Spurs have not just lost their first league game under Postecoglou but also Destiny Udogie and Sergio Romero to suspensions and possibly James Maddison and Micky van de Ven to injury.

That all has the feeling of bringing down a flight that had been improbably soaring for some time.

Postecoglou could of course tell his players it was a freak game. That’s one way of putting it. It was almost several different events in one, as we saw a spell akin to the infamous Battle of the Bridge as well as Saturday’s Copa Libertadores final, a grand staging for every debate about VAR over and over and then what amounted to a bizarre but brave training session, where Postecoglou seemingly set up the irrepressible Guglielmo Vicario against the entirety of Chelsea’s young attack.

To top it off, and turn everything on its head, the previously misfiring Jackson got a hat-trick late on.

Chelsea triumph over Tottenham in Premier League clash that had everything and more

FT Tottenham 1-4 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 22:48 , Mike Jones

More from Ange Postecoglou on VAR decisions: “There will be a forensic study of every decision out there, I think that is the way the game is going and I don’t like it. If you look at all that standing around we did today, maybe people enjoy that sort of thing but I’d rather see us playing football.”

On Tottenham sending offs: “You have to accept the referee’s decision, that is how I grew up. This constant erosion of the referee’s authority is where the game is going to get - they are not going to have any authority. We are going to be under the control of someone with a tv screen a few miles away.

“The decision is the decision. In 26 years I have had plenty of bad decisions, I have had plenty fall in my favour. It is what it is.”

On playing with a high line down to nine men: “It is just who we are mate, it is who we are and who we will be for as long as I am here. If we go down to five men we will have a go.”

FT Tottenham 1-4 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 22:37 , Mike Jones

Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou speaking to Sky Sports: “It is pretty hard to process. It is almost impossible to analyse the game because it just seemed to get out of control for large parts of it. Disappointed by the result but really proud of the players, they gave everything and that is the positive we will take.

“We were very close to getting an equaliser a couple of times and it shows their spirit. It was just a bridge too far today.

“I thought we started really well, scored a great goal and inches away from another. The red card affected the game, I felt like I was standing around waiting for things to happen, with VAR intervention. It felt like a lot of standing around.”

Full-time! Tottenham 1-4 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 22:11 , Mike Jones

90+9 mins: This is the end. The score is heavily in favour of Chelsea but Tottenham’s persistance to play their way made this encounter extremely entertaining.

Ange Postecoglou suffers his first defeat as Spurs boss but he’ll be proud of the players who dug deep until the end. Nicolas Jackson’s late goals put a dampener on things but the bottom line is that Mauricio Pochettino’s return to north London is a successful one.

GOAL! Tottenham 1-4 Chelsea (Jackson, 90+8’)⚽️

Monday 6 November 2023 22:08 , Mike Jones

90+8 mins: Four! It’s a very similar goal to the previous two but this time Jackson is the one sent in behind the high line. He carries the ball into the box, goes around the goalkeeper and slots it home.

GOAL! Tottenham 1-3 Chelsea (Jackson, 90+4’)⚽️

Monday 6 November 2023 22:05 , Mike Jones

90+4 mins: That’s that.

Tottenham’s high line does for them as Conor Gallagher gets in behind again. He brings the ball into the box from the right and slots it back to Nicolas Jackson who belts it home.

Tottenham 1-2 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 22:04 , Mike Jones

90+3 mins: Save! Oh that was so close!

Spurs turn the ball over in midfield and release Son Heung-Min. He takes the ball into the box, cuts to the left and shoots across goal only for Robert Sanchez to palm the ball wide.

Tottenham 1-2 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 22:00 , Mike Jones

90 mins: Chelsea send the ball over the top but Vicario comes sprinting out of the box and clears the ball. He’s taken out by Mudryk in the process and needs a bit of treatment.

Mudryk goes in the book as nine minutes of added time are announced.

Tottenham 1-2 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 21:58 , Mike Jones

88 mins: A Chelsea corner sees Nicolas Jackson as the only man inside the penalty area. The Blues have the lead and their focus is on keeping it.

In theory it should be an easy task but this match has thrown up so many surprises that Spurs will feel they’re still in the game.

Tottenham 1-2 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 21:57 , Mike Jones

85 mins: Chelsea substitute Malo Gusto gives away a free kick to Spurs and the ball it swung into the middle of the box. Rodrigo Bentancur sprints from deep, meets the ball but nods it into the ground where the bounce takes it wide of the back post!

Great chance for Spurs to equalise but it goes begging.

Tottenham 1-2 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 21:53 , Mike Jones

81 mins: Chelsea an now afford to knock the ball around and keep possession. A win would be massive for them and Spurs need to chase this game.

Tottenham 1-2 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 21:50 , Mike Jones

78 mins: Disallowed goal!

Tottenham win a free kick high up the pitch and whip it into the box. Rodrigo Bentancur, I think, flicks the ball on and finds Eric Dier over by the far post.

He volleys the ball past Robert Sanchez and starts to celebrate before the offside flag is raised.

VAR checks it and confirms the decision.

GOAL! Tottenham 1-2 Chelsea (Jackson, 75’)⚽️

Monday 6 November 2023 21:46 , Mike Jones

75 mins: Chelsea show some patience and composure with passing the ball along the halfway line. Raheem Sterling makes a run through the middle of the defence and is given the ball.

He carries it into the penalty area, draws out Vicario then slips the ball across to Nicolas Jackson who taps it home to send Chelsea ahead.

VAR are checking it though.

Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 21:44 , Mike Jones

73 mins: Pedro Porro searches for another foul and draws one out of Marc Cucurella. Tottenham move the ball quickly up the pitch but Rodrigo Bentancur loses possession on the edge of the box.

To give Tottenham their dues, they are still trying to advance the ball and target the goal. It’s tricky with just nine men though.

Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 21:42 , Mike Jones

70 mins: The longer this game goes on without a Chelsea goal the more Mauricio Pochettino’s players will feel the pressure. They should win from this position but a lack of experience and confidence has seen them make the wrong decisions at the wrong time.

Mudryk sprints into Pedro Porro and gives away a free kick to Spurs.

Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 21:38 , Mike Jones

67 mins: Save! Wonderful from the Spurs keeper once again.

Marc Cucurella is played in behind and he takes the ball into the box. As he cuts back onto his right foot, Vicario sprints out and smothers the shot.

The back-tracking defenders then get to the loose ball and boot it away!

Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 21:37 , Mike Jones

64 mins: The pressure is all on Chelsea now.

They have two more men on the pitch and should be dominating the game. Spurs are continuing to play with a high line as Vicario is now a de facto sweeper at the back.

Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 21:31 , Mike Jones

61 mins: Over an hour played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and the home side can only hope to keep Chelsea at bay. Reece James pulls a shot wide of the target as Ange Postecoglou prepares a couple of changes.

Dejan Kulusevski and Pape Matar Sarr go off with Rodrigo Bentancur and Oliver Skipp brought on. They’re going to have a lot of work to do in midfield.

Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 21:29 , Mike Jones

58 mins: Save! Mykhailo Mudryk has been brought on for Chelsea to provide more pace to their wide areas.

Nicolas Jackson is sent into the box and shoots only to be denied by Guglielmo Vicario. He palms the ball across to Cole Palmer the keeps out the second attempt too!

Wonderful work from the goalkeeper.

RED CARD! Destiny Udogie is dismissed too!

Monday 6 November 2023 21:26 , Mike Jones

Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

55 mins: Destiny Udogie, already on a yellow card, clips Raheem Sterling as he looks to recover the ball. The defender takes out the man and earns himself another booking.

That’s two yellows and he has to depart as well. Spurs are down to nine.

Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 21:24 , Mike Jones

54 mins: Chelsea win a free kick over on the left wing. Reece James takes it and swings a nice cross into the box. Destiny Udogie watches it go by and marshalls the ball behind for a goal kick.

In the next attack Enzo Fernandez flicks the ball over Spurs’ high line and sends Raheem Sterling bombing forward. He brings the ball into the box, cuts inside and curls one towards goal but there’s a defender in the way and Tottenham clear the danger.

Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 21:20 , Mike Jones

51 mins: Ange Postecoglou is asking his Tottenham team to play high up the pitch and press Chelsea. It’s a risky strategy that could backfire as they’ve got one player less.

Chelsea should be able to out pass and out play the home side if they manage to keep their heads.

Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 21:17 , Mike Jones

48 mins: A simple flick in behind Tottenham’s high line sees Nicolas Jackson almost played in on goal. He sprints towards it but Guglielmo Vicario is rapidly out of his box and boots the ball clear.

The Blue come again and send the ball into Cole Palmer. He shoots from the edge of the box and whips a decent effort wide of the far post.

Second half! Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 21:15 , Mike Jones

Mauricio Pochettino makes a change at the break with Marc Cucurella coming on to replace Levi Colwill for Chelsea. Tottenham get the match back underway.

If it is half as entertaining as the first half we’re all in for a treat.

HT Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 21:12 , Mike Jones

The first half saw two goals given, three disallowed, a player sent off and 12 minutes worth of VAR checks. What will the second 45 minutes bring?

HT Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 21:08 , Mike Jones

Since the start of 2021-22, Cristian Romero has been sent off four times in all competitions for Tottenham, more than any other Premier League player.

HT Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 21:04 , Mike Jones

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Half-time! Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 21:00 , Mike Jones

45+12 mins: The whistle finally goes to end this tumultuous first 45 minutes. There have been so many incidents involving VAR that the officials are earning their money tonight.

In the end though, the game remains level at 1-1.

All to play for in the second half.

Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 20:59 , Mike Jones

45+9 mins: What has gone on here? Levi Colwill is unhappy about something and there’s a bit of argy bargy deep in Spurs’ half. Pape Matar Sarr and Colwill are booked after a clash before Nicolas Jackson joins them in the book for a foul.

Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 20:53 , Mike Jones

45+6 mins: Eric Dier nods the ball out of play and gifts a corner to Chelsea. It’s played short before Palmer delivers a cross into the box that is easily cleared away.

Spurs are hanging on and trying to get to half-time. They need to regroup. Pedro Porro fires a cross into the Chelsea box and almost finds Kulusevski who flings himself at the ball but can’t quite reach it.

Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 20:51 , Mike Jones

45+3 mins: After the perfect start, this half has turned into a nightmare for Tottenham. They opened the scoring and had a goal disallowed before imploding.

Cristian Romero was sent off, Destiny Udogie is lucky to still be on the pitch. Chelsea have equalised but Spurs have lot Micky van de Ven and James Maddison to injury.

Chelsea are in control of the match now.

Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 20:49 , Mike Jones

45 mins: There’s going to be 12 minutes of added time to play at the end of the first half.

Ange Postecoglou rings in the changes. Brennan Johnson had previously been taken off for Eric Dier to fill the hole in defence left by Cristian Romero’s dismissal.

Emerson Royal now replaces the injured Van de Ven and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg is introduced to replace James Maddison.

Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 20:46 , Mike Jones

44 mins: Maddison is fine to play on and after a brief spell on the sidelines he trots back onto the pitch.

Another worry though comes for Spurs. The ball is sent up to Nicolas Jackson who sprints towards the box. Micky van de Ven sprints after him before pulling up clutching his hamstring.

This is a bad one and he won’t be able to play on...

Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 20:44 , Mike Jones

42 mins: James Maddison plays a one-two on his way into the Chelsea box. He goes down off the ball as Reece James clears it with no contact from the Chelsea defender.

Maddison stays down clutching his ankle and looks to be a in bit of pain. The ball goes out of play and there’s another stoppage as Maddison receives some treatment.

Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 20:42 , Mike Jones

39 mins: The game resumes with Tottenham bursting forward on the break. They’re going to have to dig deep after losing a player but they transition well through Maddison.

He gives it to Pape Sarr who shoots from range and sees his effort blocked. There’s a loud shout for handball from the home supporters but nothing comes from it.

GOAL! Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea (Palmer, 35’)⚽️

Monday 6 November 2023 20:38 , Mike Jones

35 mins: Romero’s dismissal also results in a Chelsea penalty. Cole Palmer takes it and fizzes his shot into the bottom right corner.

Guglielmo Vicario guesses the correct way and gets a hand to the ball but he pushes it onto the post and the ball finishes in the back of the net.

Cristian Romero sent off for Spurs!

Monday 6 November 2023 20:35 , Mike Jones

Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea

31 mins: There’s a lengthy VAR check happening now.

Caicedo’s goal has been ruled out as his effort went through the legs of Nicolas Jackson. VAR are now looking at Romero’s tackle on Fernandez.

They decide it is serious foul play and the red card comes out! Spurs are down to 10!

Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 20:32 , Mike Jones

28 mins: Chelsea equalise!

Raheem Sterling shuffles the ball into the box and gets tackled. The ball comes to Cristian Romero who looks to clear it and follows through with his kick, taking out Enzo Fernandez in the process.

The ball comes it Nicolas Jackson who gives it to Moises Caicedo.

Caicedo shoots and smokes the ball into the back of the net only for the offside flag to get raised.

Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 20:29 , Mike Jones

26 mins: Chelsea are coming back into the game well.

They win a free kick which Cole Palmer whips into the penalty area. There’s a bit of pinball being played before the ball is nodded out to Thiago Silva.

He goes for goal and whacks his effort over the top!

Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 20:26 , Mike Jones

23 mins: Disallowed goal!

The VAR check results in Chelsea’s goal being chalked off and Raheem Sterling doesn’t seem too shocked by the decision. Strangely Romero remains on the pitch with no punishment for his petulance.

Tottenham have got away with two now.

GOAL! Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea (Sterling, 21’)⚽️

Monday 6 November 2023 20:25 , Mike Jones

21 mins: Equaliser!

A long ball comes over to Raheem Sterling on the left side of the pitch. He brings it under control and weaves into the box. The ball bounces up off the defender and hits Sterling’s hand before he tips it past the goalkeeper to score.

VAR is checking this, and there’s also an incident earlier in the play when Cristian Romero seemingly kicked out at Levi Colwill after being tackled.

Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 20:22 , Mike Jones

18 mins: Oh my. Destiny Udogie could be in trouble here.

As Chelsea clear the ball out from their own box Udogie flies up the pitch. Raheem Sterling receives the ball and jumps out of the way as the Tottenham defender lunges into a tackle with both feet.

He gets the ball and only clips Sterling but it’s a dangerous tackle.

VAR checks whether it should be a straight red card and decides against. Udogie is shown a yellow and remains on the pitch.

Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 20:19 , Mike Jones

16 mins: Tottenham have started brilliantly, they’ve been quick, sharp and clinical making life very tricky for Chelsea who are half-a-yard off the pace at the minute.

Another goal for Spurs could kill off this game.

Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 20:17 , Mike Jones

13 mins: Tottenham score again!

Yves Bissouma threads the ball to Pape Sarr who flings it out to the left side of the pitch where Brennan Johnson flies forward and collects it at full sprint.

He carries the ball into the box and curls a low pass into the feet of Son Heung-Min who taps it home to double Spurs’ lead.

The flag goes up immediately though and a VAR check confirms that he had strayed, ever so slightly, offside.

Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 20:14 , Mike Jones

12 mins: Chance! Raheem Sterling drifts into the middle of the pitch and flicks the ball into the box for Nicolas Jackson when it get played up to him.

Jackson sits down a defender, rolls the ball onto his right foot and shoots only for Guglielmo Vicario to leap to his left and palm the shot wide of the far post.

What a save.

Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 20:13 , Mike Jones

9 mins: Chelsea try to respond with a long ball out to Raheem Sterling on the left side of the pitch. Sterling brings it under control but Kulusevski tracks back fiercely and tumbles him off the ball.

GOAL! Tottenham 1-0 Chelsea (Kulusevski, 6’)⚽️

Monday 6 November 2023 20:10 , Mike Jones

6 mins: Tottenham take the lead!

James Maddison switches the play from deep in his own half and finds Pape Sarr with a lovely pass. Sarr turns the ball on to Dejan Kulusevski who dribbles into the box from the right and shoots.

His effort hits Levi Colwill who fails to properly close down the ball and deflects it past Robert Sanchez. The ball trickling in at the near post.

Tottenham 0-0 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 20:07 , Mike Jones

4 mins: Spurs move the ball quickly through the middle of the pitch with James Maddison slipping it to Pape Sarr.

He feeds a nice pass in behind the Chelsea defence where Son Heung-Min takes over and guides a side-footed effort into the hands of Robert Sanchez.

Tottenham 0-0 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 20:05 , Mike Jones

3 mins: Tottenham take their time coming forward before deciding to attack down the left wing. Brennan Johnson, starting tonight after impressing against Crystal Palace, receives the ball and spins towards goal.

Destiny Udogie makes an underlapping run and is given the ball. He pulls back into the middle back can’t find a teammate and the attack breaks down.

Kick off! Tottenham 0-0 Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 20:02 , Mike Jones

As tonight’s match is Tottenham’s final home game before Remembrance Day two wreaths are laid on the pitch and a moment of silence is observed before kick off.

Chelsea then get the ball rolling and boot it long where it’s claimed by the home side.

Tottenham vs Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 19:57 , Mike Jones

Here come the teams.

Will tonight’s match be a welcome return to Spurs for Mauricio Pochettino? Or will his old club triumph and continue their wonderful start to the season?

We’re about to find out. Kick off is up next...

Tottenham vs Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 19:53 , Mike Jones

Spurs boss Ange Postecoglou spoke to Sky Sports before kick off saying: “[It will be] a tough contest.

“If you set aside their results, which have been inconsistent, they have a good line-up and players and Mauricio is a top manager.

“It’s going to be a tough game for us. But we have been good and I am sure there is going to be a good atmosphere in the stadium.”

Tottenham vs Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 19:50 , Mike Jones

Mauricio Pochettino took charge of a club record 202 Premier League games for Tottenham.

He won four of his 10 league matches as Spurs manager against Chelsea, as many victories as every other Spurs manager combined in the other 52 Premier League meetings.

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Tottenham vs Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 19:45 , Mike Jones

Ange Postecoglou has made the best start by a Premier League manager after 10 games in charge.

He is looking to become only the third manager to avoid defeat in his opening 11 fixtures, emulating Nottingham Forest’s Frank Clark in 1994 and Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri in 2018.

Spurs could also win five Premier League matches in a row for the first time since December 2018 under Mauricio Pochettino.

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Tottenham vs Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 19:40 , Mike Jones

Chelsea have won only eight of their past 39 league fixtures, beating Bournemouth (twice), Crystal Palace, Leeds United, Leicester City, Luton Town, Fulham and Burnley.

They have lost five of their past seven London derbies in the league, as many defeats as in their previous 19 such fixtures.

Why Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham return shows what Chelsea are still missing

Monday 6 November 2023 19:35 , Mike Jones

If some people at Tottenham had their way, or things had gone differently in the summer of 2021, Monday night would not be Mauricio Pochettino’s first return to the club since leaving. There was always an obstacle, though. Although it seemed like many elements might have been aligning to bring Pochettino back to White Hart Lane, both the manager and Spurs sensed it probably wasn’t right to go back.

The approach never came from either side. That left a lot of Spurs fans disappointed, and then feeling betrayed when he went to Chelsea. Such emotion was probably why the response to Ange Postecoglou’s arrival was so muted.

Had the Australian not defied every single argument against his appointment, the response for Pochettino on Monday might have been worse. A long-term sense of dissatisfaction might have fed into a resentment and angry reception. As it is, the mood at Tottenham is totally different. They’re loving Ange instead.

Why Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham return shows what Chelsea are still missing

Tottenham vs Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 19:30 , Mike Jones

Only Bournemouth (18) and Everton (16) have lost more top-flight matches in 2023 than Chelsea

They have won just four matches since Graham Potter left in April, the fewest of any ever-present Premier League side over the same period.

Tottenham vs Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 19:25 , Mike Jones

Spurs are the 13th team to have 26 points or more after 10 matches of a Premier League season. Six of the previous 12 went on to win the title, four were runners-up, Arsenal finished third in 2007-08 and Newcastle United were sixth in 1994-95.

Tottenham vs Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 19:20 , Mike Jones

The 15 Premier League defeats Chelsea have suffered in 2023 is only one fewer than they lost in 2021 and 2022 combined. It’s their most league defeats in a year since they also lost 15 times in 1994.

Ange Postecoglou reveals ‘great admiration’ for Chelsea rival Mauricio Pochettino

Monday 6 November 2023 19:15 , Mike Jones

Tottenham head coach Ange Postecoglou has plenty of admiration for Mauricio Pochettino’s appetite to take on a “big challenge” but has suggested he would never allow others to take complete control of recruitment.

Pochettino’s Chelsea visit Spurs on Monday with the west London club struggling for a second consecutive season despite an outlay of £1billion since Todd Boehly took over with his Clearlake Capital consortium last year.

While Pochettino has failed to hit the ground running and acknowledged at the end of September he would “need to be more involved now” with regard to the January transfer window, it is a different story for Postecoglou and his summer transfers.

Ange Postecoglou reveals ‘great admiration’ for Chelsea rival Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham vs Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 19:10 , Mike Jones

Tottenham’s 26 points from their opening 10 league games is their best start to a top-flight season since 1960-61, when they won their first 10 and went on to take the title.

Will history repeat itself?

Tottenham vs Chelsea team changes

Monday 6 November 2023 19:05 , Mike Jones

Tottenham make two changes from the team that defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 last time out. Destiny Udogie and Brennan Johnson come in for Ben Davies and Richarlison.

Mauricio Pochettino, meanwhile, makes three changes to the Chelsea side that earned a 2-0 Carabao Cup fourth-round win over Blackburn Rovers.

Levi Colwill, Thiago Silva and Moises Caicedo come in with Marc Cucurella, Benoit Badiashile and Lesley Ugochukwu dropping out

Tottenham vs Chelsea line-ups

Monday 6 November 2023 19:00 , Mike Jones

Tottenham XI: Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Udogie; Bissouma, Sarr, Maddison; Kulusevski, Son, Johnson

Chelsea XI: Sanchez; James, Thiago Silva, Disasi, Colwill; Fernandez, Gallagher, Caicedo; Palmer, Sterling, Jackson

Pochettino explains how Tottenham’s game can suit Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 18:55 , Mike Jones

Mauricio Pochettino says that Tottenham’s attacking style of play could suit his Chelsea team and give them space to run into the final third.

Chelsea have had some success this season against teams who prefer to have the ball and they have come undone against stubborn defensive sides like Brentford.

“When we play against blocks that play so low, we struggle to find and to understand a little bit the positional game and movement. When we have space, we can perform better and create more chances,” said Pochettino.

“You need to have the capacity to be mature. We are talking about a young team who need to grow. You need to be patient. You have to understand the time in the game: when you need to attack, when you need to keep calm and keep possession and circulate the ball.

“These are all things that come with time. At the moment we don’t have time. That’s why we struggle with blocks that play so low. We start to rush decisions, and make mistakes, and not be in positions where we should be. We lost the Nottingham Forest, Villa and Brentford games in transition.

“At 0-0, we need to not lose patience, and keep believing for sure we are going to score. That hasn’t happened. For us that’s why it is better when we play a team that is going to attack you, and also give you space to run.”

Tottenham vs Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 18:50 , Mike Jones

No team has scored more Premier League goals away to Spurs than the 51 by Chelsea. The Blues’ four wins at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in all competitions is the most by any side.

Will they add to that tally tonight?

Mauricio Pochettino refuses to rule out Tottenham return: ‘Why not?’

Monday 6 November 2023 18:45 , Mike Jones

Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino refused to rule out the possibility of one day returning to manage Tottenham ahead of facing his former club for the first time on Monday night.

Pochettino will go back to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the first time since the Argentine was sacked in 2019 in tonight’s London derby, having taken charge of rivals Chelsea at the start of the season.

The Argentine led Tottenham to the Champions League final as well as four consecutive top-four finishes during his time with the club, but upon departing Spurs Pochettino said he would want to go back “before he dies” in order to try and win a trophy in north London.

Mauricio Pochettino refuses to rule out Tottenham return: ‘Why not?’

Pochettino returns to Spurs

Monday 6 November 2023 18:40 , Mike Jones

Mauricio Pochettino says he is not going to act any differently on the sidelines this evening despite being back at a club he once managed.

Pochettino was in charge of Spurs between 2014 and 2019, a period that saw them overperform and reach the Champions League final.

“I don’t believe we need to show something special,” said Pochettino. “We need to be natural, that’s the most important thing.

“You cannot underestimate the Tottenham and Chelsea fans. I don’t want to be a hypocrite and say something I don’t feel, or I’m in the process of creating. People are clever. Chelsea fans know I was Tottenham, they know about the Champions League, they know about the Battle of the Bridge. It’s impossible to hide this emotion. Now I cannot say I forget all those things. That would be stupid.

“I’m going to be natural. I hope to enjoy to a great game, I want to win, that is our competitive side, and at the same time I want to enjoy being in a place that I was part of the process of building something special. That’s it. I am really calm, and I want to enjoy it, and I hope for a good night for us.”

Postecoglu on facing Chelsea tonight

Monday 6 November 2023 18:35 , Mike Jones

The Tottenham manager, Ange Postecoglu, says that big games like this London derby are exciting and he is expecting a fantastic atmosphere when the teams meet at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium tonight.

“It’s a big game, a London derby and Chelsea, traditionally, especially in the last 10, 15 years, have been one of those sides who have been a benchmark for success,” he said ahead of the game,

“Anytime you play in these kind of games you look forward to them. The atmosphere will be great, we’re at home, brilliant for us... all of our home games so far have been fairly exciting, real engagement from our supporters. I’m looking forward to it, it should be another big night for us.

“They are a good team with some outstanding individual players and we’re going to have to be really strong from a collective point of view to overcome that.

“We don’t want to turn it into an individual battle, because they have players who can really hurt you, quality all over the park, but, so far, we’ve been really good in home games, making it difficult for all opposition, limiting their ability to hurt us and also being threatening the other way.”

Tottenham vs Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 18:30 , Mike Jones

Tottenham ended an eight-game winless run against Chelsea with a 2-0 home victory in February. They have only won back-to-back Premier League matches versus the Blues once before, in April and November 2018.

Ange Postecoglou happy with Daniel Levy relationship but rules out rafting trip

Monday 6 November 2023 18:25 , Mike Jones

Ange Postecoglou feels he already has a very healthy relationship with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, but will not go white water rafting with him any time soon.

Postecoglou will on Monday night come up against former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, who once revealed in his book ‘Brave New World’ that a staff-bonding exercise in Argentina resulted in himself, Levy and his coaches taking to the water.

While Postecoglou laughed off any prospect of a repeat occurring, he did acknowledge the importance of gaining Levy’s trust and gave credit to the previously under-fire chairman for a strong start to the new season.

Ange Postecoglou happy with Daniel Levy relationship but rules out rafting trip

Tottenham vs Chelsea prediction

Monday 6 November 2023 18:20 , Mike Jones

Spurs are favourites here, but Chelsea should enjoy playing on the counter and a rare chance to move into space at speed if the hosts take the game on. We’ll opt for an entertaining 1-1 draw.

Tottenham 1-1 Chelsea

Tottenham vs Chelsea predicted line-ups

Monday 6 November 2023 18:15 , Mike Jones

Tottenham XI: Vicario; Porro, Romero, Van de Ven, Emerson Royal; Sarr, Bissouma, Maddison; Kulusevski, Son, Richarlison

Chelsea XI: Sanchez; James, Disasi, Thiago, Colwill; Caicedo, Fernandez; Palmer, Gallagher, Sterling; Jackson

Tottenham vs Chelsea team news

Monday 6 November 2023 18:10 , Mike Jones

Tottenham left-backs Destiny Udogie and Ben Davies are both injury doubts and will face fitness tests before the match to see if either is fit to play but Ivan Perisic, Ryan Sessegnon and Manor Solomon remain on the sidelines.

Armando Broja and Mykhailo Mudryk returned to training this week for Chelsea and may feature at some point this evening. However, Trevoh Chalobah, Carney Chukwuemeka, Ben Chilwell, Wesley Fofana, Romeo Lavia and Christopher Nkunku all remain absent.

How to watch Tottenham vs Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 18:05 , Mike Jones

The Premier League clash at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London takes place on Monday 6 November and will kick off at 8:00pm GMT.

The match will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event and can also be streamed on the Sky Go app with coverage on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event starting at 6:30pm GMT.

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Tottenham vs Chelsea

Monday 6 November 2023 18:00 , Mike Jones

Good evening and welcome to The Independent’s coverage of tonight’s Premier League action as Tottenham host Chelsea in north London.

Spurs are hoping to pick up three points and continue their unbeaten run in the league this season with the knowledge that a victory would take them back to the top of the table, ahead of Manchester City.

Chelsea, meanwhile, need some points. They’re down in 13th with just three wins to their name and manager Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping that his team perform strongly against his old club.

We’ll have all the team news, build up and latest action from tonight’s clash so stick around.