Chelsea 1-3 Tottenham: Dele Alli Down The Blues To Hand Spurs A Massive Win
Dele Alli starred for Tottenham Hotspur by scoring two goals in a fantastic 3-1 comeback win against Chelsea to secure Spurs’ first victory at Stamford Bridge since 1990.
Alvaro Morata gave Chelsea the lead but Christian Eriksen’s superb long-range strike at the stroke of half-time drew Tottenham level.
After the break, Alli changed the course of the game with two goals in quick succession, first scoring in the 62nd minute before tapping home a messy move four minutes later to hand Spurs a historic win at the Stamford Bridge.
Tottenham Player Ratings
Hugo Lloris – 6/10
Lloris made a rare mistake that gifted Morata the opening goal in the first half. Barring that, he made a couple of good saves.
Kieran Trippier – 5/10
Trippier had a subpar first-half but looked solid after the restart. He made some good attacking runs down the right that stretched the Chelsea back-line.
Davinson Sanchez – 6/10
Sanchez displayed his strength and intelligence to keep the Chelsea attackers at bay. A really strong display from the Colombian centre-back.
Jan Vertonghen – 7/10
Typical Vertonghen performance – powerful, commanding and aggressive. The Belgian showed why he is the leader of the Spurs defence.
Ben Davies – 6/10
Davies was an industrious presence on the left, playing a major role in Spurs’ equaliser.
Eric Dier – 7/10
Dier stuck to his task of shielding the back line. His pass for Alli’s first goal was absolutely sublime. A really good outing for the England international after a really long time.
Mousa Dembele – 7/10
Dembele was his usual self in the middle of the park. Strong and powerful, he provided the attackers with the perfect base and simultaneously shielded the back line with ease. The Belgian, just like Dier, stuck to his task and helped Spurs earn a memorable victory at Stamford Bridge.
Erik Lamela – 7/10
His selection did raise eyebrows but he justified it with a good display. The attacker was lively and tenacious, covering a lot of ground.
Dele Alli – 8/10
Man of the match, without a shadow of doubt. Alli was decent in the first half but sprung to his sublime best after the break, with two goals in quick succession. His movement and dribbling caused the Chelsea defenders a lot of headaches. A top-class performance from Alli.
Christian Eriksen – 7/10
What a thumping strike to score Spurs’ equaliser! He exuded class once again for the North Londoners, providing the craftiness whenever required. A top performance from the Dane.
Son Heung-min – 7/10
Son once again worked tirelessly. He went close with a long shot but was denied.
Harry Kane – 5/10
It was a miracle to see Kane fit and back in the squad. He came on when the work was almost done.
Victor Wanyama – N/A
Replaced Dier in the 81st minute.
Moussa Sissoko – N/A
Came on for Lamela in the 88th minute.