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‘Thomas Tuchel proved Jose Mourinho right’ – National media react to Tottenham 0-1 Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur were handed their third defeat in a row when they suffered a 1-0 loss at home to rivals Chelsea on Thursday night.

The only goal of the game came via a Jorginho penalty after Eric Dier had fouled Blues striker Timo Werner in the 24th minute.

Spurs manager Jose Mourinho was unhappy with the referee Andre Marriner and approached the official on the final whistle to let him know about his displeasure with the officiating.

For Chelsea this was a second win in and row and two from three under new manager Thomas Tuchel, the only negative for the Blues was the 34th minute injury to centre-back Thiago Silva.

As ever you can find all the latest on Spurs and the Blues on our dedicated Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea pages, but below we round up how the national media saw the eventful clash.

The Mirror

“Thomas Tuchel proved Jose Mourinho right.

“It does look pretty easy to manage Chelsea right now and a lot harder to be in charge of Tottenham when they do not have Harry Kane.

“Tuchel made it two wins and a draw from his first three games, has even got a tune out of Timo Werner and Chelsea look a team transformed, way too good for Tottenham.

Thomas Tuchel celebrates Chelsea’s win against Spurs with Jorginho
(Image: Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

“Spurs boss Mourinho, who tried to wind up Tuchel before the game by claiming how easy it is to win trophies at Chelsea, suffered the indignity of Tottenham losing three league games in a row for the first time since 2012.

“And the reason looks so obvious as they miss Kane so much. They looked toothless without him and the only salvation was there were no fans at White Hart Lane otherwise Mourinho might have a revolt on his hands.”

See the full report here.

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