Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham: Trevoh Chalobah and Nicolas Jackson give Chelsea victory over Spurs

Nicolas Jackson is congratulated by teammates after scoring Chelsea's second goal
Chelsea won the reverse fixture between the sides 4-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in November

Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to keep them in the hunt for European football – and deal a huge blow to their London rivals’ hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season.

Trevoh Chalobah opened the scoring when the defender rose midway through the first half to answer Conor Gallagher’s free-kick with a powerful header.

There was a lengthy check from the video assistant referee for a possible block by Chelsea defender Marc Cucurella on Brennan Johnson in the build-up, but the goal was given.

Spurs didn’t create many chances and Cristian Romero had the best chance when he headed wide inside the six-yard box in the first half.

But Chelsea took control in the 71st minute when Cole Palmer’s free-kick from the edge of the penalty area hit the crossbar and Nicolas Jackson headed the rebound into an empty net.

The win sent Chelsea to eighth place, just two points behind seventh-place Newcastle and a possible European spot.

Tottenham, meanwhile, are seven points behind Aston Villa with a game remaining in their battle for fourth place.

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  1. Team number28player namePetrovic

  2. Team number42player nameGilchrist

  3. Team number14player nameChalobah

  4. Team number5player nameBadiashile

  5. Team number3player nameCucurella

  6. Team number25player nameCaicedo

  7. Team number23player nameGallagher

  8. Team number11player nameMadueke

  9. Team number20player namePalmer

  10. Team number10player nameMudryk

  11. Team number15player nameJackson

  1. Team number31player nameCasadei

  2. Team number49player nameTauriainen

  3. Team number63player nameAcheampong



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 28Petrovic
  • 42GilchristReplace withAcheampongbee 85′minutes
  • 14Chalobah
  • 5Badiashile
  • 3Cucurella
  • 25Caicedo
  • 23Gallagher
  • 11Madueke
  • 20Palmer
  • 10MudrykReplace withCasadeibee 75′minutes
  • 15JacksonReplace withTauriainenbee 90+4′minutes


  • 13Bettinelli
  • 31Casadei
  • 36de Souza Eugênio
  • 46Sturge
  • 49Tauriainen
  • 54Castledine
  • 63Acheampong
  • 67George
  • 78Dye


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Vicario
  • 23Porro
  • 17Romero
  • 37van de VenBooked at 67 minutes
  • 12Emerson RoyalReplace withLo Celsobee 86′minutes
  • 8BissoumaReplace withHojbjergbee 63′minutes
  • 29SarrReplace withMadisonbee 63′minutes
  • 22JohnsonReplace withGilbee 78′minutes
  • 21Kulusevsky
  • 7Son Heung-min
  • 9RicharlisonReplace withBentancurbee 63′minutes


  • 4To skip
  • 5Hojbjerg
  • 6Dragusin
  • 10Madison
  • 11Gil
  • 18Lo Celso
  • 30Bentancur
  • 40Austin
  • 59Moor

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