Chelsea Shock Spurs, Inflict Unwanted EPL Record On Ex-boss Mourinho


By Oyinlola Awonuga Balogun  (The New Diplomat’s Entertainment, Fashion and Sports Desk)

Thomas Tuchel continued the impressive start to life at Chelsea as the Blues pipped former boss Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 away in Thursday’s league fixture.

The result means Mourinho has now lost back-to-back home games in the Premier League for the first ever time.

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In their last Premier League home game, Spurs lost 3-1 to champions Liverpool.

A 23rd minute penalty converted by Jorginho, following a foul by Eric Dier on Timo Werner, handed Tuchel his second Premier League win as Chelsea boss.

The Italian has now netted five of the eight Chelsea spot kicks he has taken this season.

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Tuchel is the first Chelsea manager to keep a clean sheet in his opening three Premier League games since José Mourinho back in August 2004.

The result means Spurs have suffered three successive Premier League defeats for the first time since November 2012 under André Villas-Boas.

The one sour point on the Blues’ first half performance was an injury to Thiago Silva after the 36-year-old defender fell awkwardly and was forced off with what looks like a thigh injury.

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The win takes Chelsea up to 6th position above Tottenham, who lie in 8th.

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