with videoThe first top match of this season in the Premier League immediately caused a lot of spectacle. Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur eventually drew 2-2 at Stamford Bridge in London due to Harry Kane’s late equalizer, after which coaches Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte were shown red after their second scuffle.
Chelsea took the lead after 19 minutes, when defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who had come over from Napoli, scored with a beautiful volley from a corner from Brighton left back Marc Cucurella.
Pierre-Emile Højbjerg made the 1-1 on behalf of Spurs in the 68th minute, but the equalizer was preceded by a clear foul on Kai Havertz and an annoying offside by Richarlison. That caused a lot of hassle down the line, with coaches Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte also getting into a fight.
In the 77th minute, Reece James made it 2-1 for Chelsea on a pass from Raheem Sterling. Tuchel celebrated that goal by running down the line cheering, but Conte decided not to react. James’ goal seemed to be the winning goal for a long time, which would put Chelsea on six points from two matches along with Manchester City and Arsenal.
However, that did not happen, because in the 96th minute Harry Kane headed in the 2-2 from a corner by Ivan Perisic. It wasn’t over after the final whistle, because then another fight between Conte and Tuchel ensued.
The Chelsea German coach wanted Conte to look him in the eye as he shook hands and continued to hold his hand, which caused both coaches to get quite hot and many players and security quickly ran onto the pitch to calm things down . Both coaches were shown red for their outbursts after the game, after they were both shown yellow for their scuffle down the line after Spurs’ 1-1.
Those red cards for us is one of the many wrong decisions by the referee today
“Did we both get red?” Tuchel asked Sky Sports, quasi-surprised, after stating that he did think Conte should have looked him in the eye when shaking hands. “I don’t think it was necessary. , but we didn’t need more today. That red cards for us is one of the many wrong decisions by the referee today.”
At the press conference, the German manager was able to laugh at the argument and showed his muscles to the media present.
Conte didn’t feel like discussing the riots afterwards. ,,It’s a problem between him and me, I don’t have to share it with the world. It wasn’t the most important part of this game,” said the Italian, who won the Premier League (2017) and FA Cup (2018) as Chelsea coach, but had to make way for his compatriot Maurizio Sarri after two seasons.
Conte still made himself heard on his Instagram. In his stories, the Tottenham Hotspur manager shared the image just after the 2-1 for Chelsea. In doing so, a frenzied Tuchel ran down the line, right past Conte. “Luckily I didn’t see you. It would have been right to trip you,” the Italian wrote with three smiling emoticons.
There is a good chance that Tuchel and Conte will have to watch suspended next week. Chelsea will then play at Leeds United, Spurs will be visited by Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Hakim Ziyech remained on the Chelsea bench for the entire game, just like last week when Chelsea won 0-1 at Everton.
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