Spurs boost top four hopes as Chelsea lose again

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Janusz Michallik reacts pursuing Chelsea's 2-0 decision astatine Tottenham successful the Premier League. (1:18)

Tottenham Hotspur boosted their hopes of a apical 4 decorativeness successful the Premier League with a 2-0 triumph implicit London rivals Chelsea connected Sunday.

Oliver Skipp scored the opener astatine the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium conscionable seconds into the 2nd fractional and Harry Kane tapped location precocious connected to agelong Chelsea's winless tally to six matches. Graham Potter's broadside person lone achieved 1 triumph successful their past 11 games successful each competitions.

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"The results are not bully capable for Chelsea," Potter told Sky Sports."I instrumentality afloat work for those results. I thought the players gave everything, it's conscionable that the extremity changes the complexion of the crippled and that made it hard for us.

"If results aren't bully enough, which they aren't astatine the moment, you can't trust connected enactment forever."

A low-quality archetypal fractional burst into contention moments earlier its decision arsenic Hakim Ziyech was shown a reddish paper pursuing an altercation with Emerson Royal.

The paper was brandished arsenic Ziyech was deemed to person struck the look of Royal but, aft checking the monitor, referee Stuart Attwell rescinded the reddish for a yellow.

An eventful decorativeness to the archetypal fractional was matched by an arsenic explosive commencement to the second, arsenic Skipp scored his archetypal ever Spurs extremity to unfastened the scoring successful stunning benignant 19 seconds in.

The hosts instantly broke guardant from kick-off and Royal tested Kepa with a debased strike. His fumbled prevention was cleared by Enzo Fernandez lone arsenic acold arsenic Skipp extracurricular the country whose piledriver was palmed onto the crossbar and successful by the Chelsea goalkeeper.

Spurs had to trust connected a astute prevention by stand-in goalkeeper Fraser Forster to contradict Kai Havertz midway done the 2nd half.

Kane made definite of the triumph 8 minutes from clip arsenic helium tapped location astatine the acold station pursuing Eric Dier's flicked header from a corner.

Spurs adjunct manager Cristian Stellini, deputising for Antonio Conte who is recovering from surgery, said: "Our tendency was ... win, play a large crippled and to combat for each shot and we are blessed for the fans, the nine and of people for america and Antonio who is inactive astatine home."

Stellini told the BBC helium expected Conte to beryllium backmost this week.

Chelsea enactment 10th, supra Aston Villa connected extremity quality alone, portion Spurs determination 4 points wide of fifth-placed Newcastle successful the Premier League table.

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