Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Chelsea: Chances without reward at White Hart Lane
Sunday’s early morning London Derby between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at White Hart Lane saw a lack of finish, as the Blues and Spurs drew 0-0.
Spurs stay fifth, with 25 points, while Chelsea moves up a spot to 14th with 15 points.
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Starting up top for Diego Costa, Pedro made a razor-thin run through the Spurs back line, but the through ball’s timing was off.
Asmir Begovic knocked down a tricky, low, bouncing shot from Harry Kane as the game hit 18 minutes.
Eden Hazard leapt above Jan Vertonghen to head a looping cross from Oscar just over the goal. And Pedro had a chance deflected over goal moments later.
It was Spurs’ chance to score off a cross in the 27th minute, but Son Heung-min’s header of a Harry Kane pass was well-parried by Begovic. Then Mousa Dembele forced the Chelsea keeper into a stretching horizontal save for a corner.[ MORE: Latest Premier League standings ]
0 - The last home team to fail to score against Chelsea in the Premier League were Arsenal in April. Memories.
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The second half’s opening stages left plenty to be desired, with little happening aside from some questionable challenges. An injury to Ryan Mason brought Erik Lamela on for Spurs.
A 1-2 saw Lamela spring Son for a 64th minute chance, but Begovic was again there for Chelsea.
Eden Hazard smashed a volley on goal in the 67th minute. The superb cross came from Branislav Ivanovic, but Hugo Lloris was positioned to slap Hazard’s shot wide.
Costa did not enter the game, and comically tossed his warm-up bib over his head in the direction of Jose Mourinho. Like the chances in this match, it missed its mark,