Chelsea 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Blues cruise, hammer London rivals to stay top

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Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, as Jose Mourinho’s men remain six points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

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First half goals from Eden Hazard and Didier Drogba set Chelsea on their way, plus a late strike from Loic Remy sealed the win. Chelsea are still unbeaten after 14 games, with 36 points. Spurs move down to 10th on 20 points.

Early on Tottenham pressed hard as Jan Vertonghen rose high in the box and nodded over but inadvertently headbutted Chelsea’s Gary Cahill. Both players received lengthy treatment but returned to the pitch, although Cahill looked visibly shaken.

Soon after, Tottenham rattled the crossbar as Kane lost John Terry but crashed his header against the bar from six-yards out. Kane almost had another minutes later as he nicked the ball from Cahill on the left, surged forward but drilled his effort across goal and wide.

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Chelsea scored with their first meaningful of attack of the match as Hazard picked up the ball on the left, played a one-two with Didier Drogba and slammed home at the near post past Hugo Lloris. 1-0 to Chelsea.

Less than five minutes later it was 2-0 to the Blues as a poor clearance from Lloris found its way to Oscar and the Brazilian played in Drogba to slam home. Chelsea in cruise control. Before the break the Blues could have added to their lead but Willian sent a tame effort at Lloris.

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At half time Kurt Zouma replaced Cahill, as the latter was clearly still feeling worse for wear after an early head injury. Despite being cheered on by a vocal away following, Spurs failed to create chances in a largely uninspired display.

Drogba was found at the back post by Oscar but slipped at the crucial moment but his replacement, Remy, added a third with a cool finish as Chelsea coasted to victory at home to stay top of the league.

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Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill (Zouma, 46′), Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas (Mikel, 76′); Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Drogba (Remy, 67′)

Goals: Hazard (19′) Drogba (22′), Remy (73′)

Tottenham: Lloris, Chiriches, Fazio, Vertonghen, Davies, Bentaleb, Mason (Paulinho, 58′), Lennon (Chadli, 58′), Eriksen, Lamela (Soldado, 74′), Kane