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.
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, pushing their London rivals back and dominating possession as Spurs struggled to get out of their own half.
Carlos Vinicius, on his first Premier League start for the north Londoners, was forced to plough a lone furrow in attack and it came as little surprise when Chelsea deservedly opened the scoring midway through the first period.
Cesar Azpilicueta picked out Werner’s run in the area and despite there seeming to be no real danger, Dier could not resist dangling a…