Jorginho’s first-half penalty saw Chelsea deservedly beat Tottenham 1-0 as Thomas Tuchel won his first game on the road in charge of the Blues.
The Italy playmaker converted from the spot after 24 minutes following a foul by Eric Dier, who needlessly brought down Timo Werner in the decisive moment of the match.
🏟️ Tottenham’s last 2 PL home games:
L1-3 v Liverpool
L0-1 v Chelsea
❌ First time that Jose Mourinho has lost consecutive PL home games in his managerial career #TOTCHE pic.twitter.com/vwbPGiXDCc
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) February 4, 2021
Jose Mourinho’s side barely threatened thereafter in what was a lacklustre display from the hosts, who have now lost their last three games in a row, including their previous two at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the first time at their new ground.
As a result, Chelsea have jumped up to sixth in the Premier League, while Spurs stay eighth in the table.
Spurs: Lloris (7), Aurier (7), Alderweireld (6), Dier (5), Davies (4), Hojbjerg (6) , Sissoko (6), Ndombele (6), Son (5) , Bergwijn (5) , Vinicius (5)
Subs: Lamela (7) , Rodon, Moura (6)
Chelsea: Mendy (7) , Azpilicueta (8), Silva (7) , Rudiger (7), James (8), Jorginho (8), Kovacic (8), Alonso (7) , Hudson-Odoi (7), Mount (9), Werner (8)
Subs: Christensen (7), Kante (6), Pulisic (7)
Man of the match: Mason Mount
How Tuchel made it back-to-back wins
Much of the pre-match talk focussed on Werner as the misfiring Chelsea striker looked to get back among the goals again – the Blues’ big-money summer signing entered the match having scored just once in his last 18 contests in all competitions – and the German very nearly did so straight from the kick-off with a header that looped inches over the bar.
That, however, was a foretaste of things to come in the first half as the visitors took an early stranglehold on proceedings,…