Chelsea compound Mourinho misery
A first half Jorginho penalty was enough to give Chelsea a 1-0 win against Tottenham and leapfrog their rivals in the Premier League table.
It was a third consecutive defeat for Tottenham who have won just three of their last 12 league matches taking 13 points from the 36 available.
Eric Dier clumsily brought Timo Werner down in the box in the 24th minute to hand the visitors the opportunity of taking the lead after a dominant half from Thomas Tuchel’s side.
Spurs were conservative in the first half and lacked ambition. They improved slightly in the second half as they pushed for an equaliser. Carlos Vinicius, who started upfront with Harry Kane out, headed Tottenham’s best chance wide of the far post in the closing stages with the goal gaping.
What it means
Chelsea go above Spurs into sixth place and face bottom side Sheffield United with the hope of making it three wins in a row. They are four points off the top four. Tottenham are down in eighth and host West Brom at the weekend.
Chelsea are unbeaten under Tuchel with seven points from the three matches and no goals conceded.
Tottenham have suffered three consecutive Premier League defeats for the first time since November 2012.
Mourinho lost back-to-back home league matches for the first time in his career and has not won any of his past seven games against his former club, Chelsea.
Tuchel became the first Chelsea manager to keep clean sheets in his first three matches in charge since Mourinho in 2004.
The German has taken as many points in his first three games as Lampard managed in his final eight games in charge.
Featured image: Jorginho of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Photo by Chris Lee – Chelsea FC/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)