Tottenham vs Chelsea: Analysis, final score, reaction, videos


LONDON — We are at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium for Tottenham vs Chelsea, as the Blues beat Spurs 3-0 in a huge clash between London rivals in the Premier League.

This really was a game of two halves, as Chelsea dismantled Spurs in the second 45.

With the sad news about the death of legendary striker Jimmy Greaves (who played for both teams) arriving in the hours before kick off, both Spurs and Chelsea paid tribute to one of England’s all-time greats.

[ WATCH: How to watch Tottenham vs Chelsea replay ]

On the pitch, Nuno Espirito Santo and Thomas Tuchel locked horns in cloudy and drizzly settings, as all eyes were on Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku as they led the line for their teams. But it was Tuchel’s half time tactical switch which stole the show, as N’Golo Kante came on and helped Chelsea control midfield.

Below you will find Tottenham v Chelsea analysis, reaction and videos as well as post-game interviews and much more. 

Tottenham vs Chelsea reaction, analysis, videos from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in north London!

The managers and players are now here to talk to the media. N’Golo Kante, Cesar Azpilicueta and Thomas Tuchel look pretty happy. And rightly so.

Tuchel is now speaking to us in the post-match press conference:

“We didn’t change the system, it just felt like we did. We had a feeling that every 50-50 duel went against us. That had to change. If you had N’Golo on the bench and wanted to change this pattern of the game, he is the best player to bring. We wanted to improve our compactness, ball wins, spirit as a team.”

“I am happy with the reaction. We played a very strong second half and deserved to win this game.”

Tuchel adds that Edouard Mendy missed out due to a kick against Zenit. Says it is ‘very, very painful’ and he didn’t feel comfortable to land on it.

“If you have N’Golo, you have something everyone is looking for!” smiles Tuchel. “It is hard to believe how good he is.”

Thomas Tuchel spoke to our partners in the UK at Sky Sports and he was asked if it was a game of two halves:

“Yes it was, you’re absolutely right. I was absolutely not happy with the first 45 minutes. There were individual performances which were great in the first half from Kepa and Thiago Silva. Even more players were good but in general we lacked intent, energy and relentless in duels and 50-50 balls,” Tuchel said.

“I had the feeling we wanted to impress by pure skills but in derbies like this it is not always about just skills. It is about aggression, winning duels and performing better as a team. We spoke clearly about it at half time. In the second half it was a very good performance and a deserved win in the second half. It was a very good reaction so I am happy with the performance in the second half.”

Tuchel was also asked about the decision to bring on N’Golo Kante for Mason Mount attack  half time, which clearly changed the game:

“It was a hard choice for Mason Mount and it was a bit more defensive from N’Golo Kante but I wanted to give energy,” Tuchel said. “I was not ready to talk about the spaces here and there. It was about the second balls and duels. It was about growing in confidence through energy and ball wins and higher work-rate. That was the signal to the talk more or less.”

Nuno Espirito Santo doesn’t look too upset, for now. Dele Alli looks a little upset. Spurs were second best by a long way in that second half.

Here is what Nuno had to say….

“The first half was very good, we competed really well and were the better team, competing and pressing well. Until the first goal, after that the game changed and became very hard for us. If there are any positives, it’s the first half,” Nuno said.

“I don’t know if we surprised them but we had to start the match really strong. The plan was to score and there were chances to do it. We didn’t do it. The goal was disappointing. the set piece, the team after that struggled to regain control of the game. We should’ve done better but that’s what we say since we started, we have a lot to improve and a long way to go. We keep on doing it. The belief is here. The boys are doing it. Totally different games. Crystal Palace totally out of our memories. You have to realize a different opponent and at home our fans deserved better. The first 45 minutes was huge and now we have to grow.”
Nuno adds to us in the written press conference that Tottenham cannot compare themselves to anyone else, they have to realize where their squad is at and the game changed due to one set piece situation. Nothing else.

FULL TIME: Emphatic win for Chelsea in the end. Thomas Tuchel’s side were dominant in the second half and totally deserved that win. Spurs started well but never recovered after N’Golo Kante came on and Chelsea wrestled control of midfield. Chelsea joint top of the league with 13 points from a possible 15 to start the season. Tuchel will be happy with that. Usually, he’s very happy regardless.

GOALLLL! Antonio Rudiger puts Chelsea 3-0 up in stoppage time. Timo Werner did superbly to set him up. That was slick from Chelsea, but Spurs were so slow to react.

Timo Werner has come close on a couple of occasions, so too has Lukaku, and Chelsea have been utterly dominant. Tuchel’s boys have wasted so many chances today.

76th minute: Almost another headed goal from a corner for Thiago Silva. Hugo Lloris brilliantly flicks his header away. Chelsea could be out of sight here. A really bad second half from Tottenham, this.

You have to hand it to Thomas Tuchel. His half time switch to bring on Kante for Mount, play three centrally and tuck Havertz inside to partner Lukaku has worked a treat. Tottenham no longer have time or space on the ball. Brilliant tactical adjustment from Tuchel, which we’ve come to expect now.

GOALLLL! Another one for Chelsea. This one was lucky, though. N’Golo Kante has loads of time and has a pop from distance. His tame effort looks to be going wide but it deflects off Eric Dier, flies in the opposite direction, hits the post and goes in. Spurs cannot believe it. Chelsea in dreamland and they were dominant.

53rd minute: Almost 2-0 to Chelsea! Havertz crosses and the ball finds it way to Alonso. His effort is cleared off the line brilliantly by Eric Dier. Chelsea have totally wrestled control of this game. Kante, Kovacic and Jorginho dominating in midfield.

GOALLLLLL! Chelsea take the lead, and it is deserved after their start to the second half. Marcos Alonso had a volley saved, then moments later his corner is headed home by Thiago Silva. He just wanted it more than the Spurs defenders, as he beat Dele Alli in the air easily. 1-0 to Chelsea!

N’Golo Kante is on at half time. He replaces Mason Mount, he didn’t really get involved. Straight away Chelsea have more control of the game.

HALF TIME: A very even first half. Good chances for both teams in the opening 45 minutes. Christensen went close for Chelsea. Son has gone close a few times for Spurs. Tottenham 0-0 Chelsea.

44th minute: Break in play as Tanguy Ndombele is down. Looks like he has got something in his eye, or lost a contact lens back there.

Bit of banter flying back between the two sets of fans! Love this.

“We forgot that you were here,” sing the Spurs fans after the Chelsea fans have a little go at Son. “Champions of Europe, you’ll never sing that!” is the response from the Chelsea fans. Hmmm. That seems to have hushed the Spurs fans. For now.

ANOTHER BIG CHANCE FOR SPURS! – 33rd minute: Heung-min Son is played in by Lo Celso but he is clattered by Kepa as the Chelsea goalkeeper bravely comes out to collect the ball.

Here’s a great piece of analysis from our very own Robbie Mustoe and Tim Howard on what makes Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku so good.

Both superstar strikers have been well marshalled so far today. So far being the key word…

HUGE CHANCE FOR TOTTENHAM! – 21st minute: Great advantage played by the referee after Dele Alli was clattered. Sergio Reguilon is played clean through but his ball to Lo Celso is cut out superbly by Antonio Rudiger. Harry Kane’s shot from distance then caused Kepa some problems but Chelsea clear. Tottenham look very dangerous.

15th minute: First big chance for Chelsea! Lukaku spins Dier and sets Mount away. He connects with Lukaku but the ball back to Mount is just behind him and Spurs manage to block. A glimpse at Chelsea’s lethal counter-attacking threat there. Tottenham look dangerous too. Good tempo to this game.

9th minute: Spurs keep putting Chelsea under pressure and aside from one counter attack led by Kai Havertz, the Blues have hardly had a kick.

KICK OFF: Tottenham have come flying out of the traps as Lo Celso and Harry Kane both go close. Heung-min Son making a nuisance of himself.

Very emotional scenes here as Spurs and Chelsea pay tribute to the late, great Jimmy Greaves.

Welcome to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium!

The atmosphere is crackling here for a big London derby.

Pre-amble: Chelsea hammered Aston Villa last weekend to go four games unbeaten to start the season and keep themselves level on points with fellow title contenders Liverpool and Manchester United. Since then, Romelu Lukaku played the role of hero in the UEFA Champions League (he also scored twice against Villa and once again Arsenal on his Chelsea re-debut), furthering lifting spirits and hopes at Stamford Bridge that this year’s side could ultimately achieve something very special. Lukaku’s arrival and fast start have raised the ceiling immeasurably in three short weeks, with Tottenham simply the next name on his hit list.

Speaking of Spurs, the setback came in the form of a 3-0 hammering by Crystal Palace, ending Nuno Espirito Santo’s perfect Premier League start (and defensive record) as Tottenham boss rather abruptly. Tottenham finished the game with 10 men (the score was still 0-0 at the time of Japhet Tanganga’s red card), and Palace scored three times after the 75th minute. From top of the Premier League table, all the way down to 7th place and a goal differential of 0 — just like that.

England vs Ukraine: How to watch live, team news, updates


England host Ukraine in a UEFA EURO 2024 qualifier at Wembley with an extremely emotional atmosphere expected in London.

[ LIVE: EURO 2024 qualifying scores – England vs Ukraine ]

As the war rages on across Ukraine following the Russia invasion just over a year ago, the United Kingdom have been one of Ukraine’s key partners in the fight against Russian forces.

The English Football Association have given away close to 1,000 free tickets to Ukrainians (and their sponsor families from the UK) who were forced to flee their country and resettle with families in the UK. Over 4,200 Ukraine fans will be in the away end at Wembley amid a sea of blue and yellow and you can expect plenty of mutual respect and support from fans of both countries towards each other. This match is Ukraine’s first of 2023, as they narrowly missed out on qualifying for the 2022 World Cup after losing to Wales in a playoff last summer.

[ MORE: Full EURO 2024 qualifying schedule, standings ]

England beat Italy 2-1 in Naples on Thursday as Harry Kane became their all-time leading goalscorer with his 54th goal for the Three Lions and they held on after going 2-0 up as Luke Shaw’s red card with 10 minutes to go complicated matters. Gareth Southgate’s young side are developing but will they be able to finally win a major tournament?

They have to qualify for the Euros in Germany next summer first, but a first win away in Italy since 1961 was a great start to this qualifying campaign.

Here’s everything you need for England vs Ukraine.

How to watch England vs Ukraine live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 12pm ET, Sunday (March 26)
Updates: Via
Stadium: Wembley Stadium, London

Key storylines, in-form players

The last time this nations met England ran out 4-0 winners in the quarterfinals of EURO 2020. They will be the heavy favorites in this game but Ukraine should not be underestimate as the No. 26 ranked team in the world have the likes of Oleksandr Zinchenko, Mykhailo Mudryk and Vitalii Mykolenko all playing in the Premier League.

England’s forwards ran riot in the first half against Italy with Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka sensational, plus Jude Bellingham’s driving runs from midfield give this Three Lions side an extra dimension. There is more creativity and cutting edge about this England side compared to recent years and it feels like they are ready to win something. There will be a ceremony before this game to honor Harry Kane becoming England’s all-time goalscorer as he passed Wayne Rooney with his goal in Italy on Thursday.

England team news, lineup options

Luke Shaw will be suspended for this game after his red card in Italy, so Kieran Trippier or Ben Chilwell will come in at left back. It is likely Jordan Henderson will come in for Kalvin Phillips in midfield, while Phil Foden could start over Jack Grealish out wide. Reece James and Conor Gallagher could also come into the team as Bellingham limped off towards the end of England’s win against Italy.

Ukraine team news, lineup options

Andriy Yarmolenko (three goals away from equalling Andriy Shevchenko as Ukraine’s all-time leading scorer) has been struggling with a hamstring injury so he may start on the bench, while Bournemouth’s Ilya Zabarnyi and Shakhtar’s Oleksandr Zubkov are both out. Yevhen Konoplyanka and Roman Yaremchuk offer real quality in attack, while Zinchenko is the heartbeat of this Ukraine side.

EURO 2024 qualification live! EURO qualifiers schedule, updates, standings


EURO 2024 qualifying is here, and you’re in the right spot for groups, fixtures, and results.

Italy outlasted England in penalty kicks to win EURO 2020 and is bidding to become the first repeat winner since Spain in 2008 and 2012.

[ MORE: Breaking down Premier League title race ]

England is still seeking its first European Championship and will be favored to emerge from Group C with aforementioned Italy as well as Ukraine, North Macedonia, and Malta.

Netherlands and France are also in a spicy group that has dark horse Republic of Ireland and former champions Greece, as well as Gibraltar.

[ MORE: Live scores, updates, standings from EURO 2024 qualifying ]

A number of nations have guaranteed themselves no worse than a playoff spot due to their performances in the UEFA Nations League: Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Spain, Scotland, Georgia, Croatia, Turkey, Serbia, Kazakhstan.

EURO 2024 qualifying schedule

Thursday, March 23

Kazakhstan 1-2 Slovenia
Slovakia 0-0 Luxembourg
Italy 1-2 England – Video, player ratings as Kane breaks Rooney record
Denmark 3-1 Finland
Portugal 4-0 Liechtenstein
San Marino 0-2 Northern Ireland
North Macedonia 2-1 Malta
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3-0 Iceland

Friday, March 24

Bulgaria 0-1 Montenegro
Gibraltar 0-3 Greece
Moldova 1-1 Faroe Islands
Serbia 2-0 Lithuania
Austria 4-1 Azerbaijan
Sweden 0-3 Belgium
Czech Republic 3-1 Poland
France 4-0 Netherlands

Saturday, March 25

Scotland 3-0 Cyprus
Israel 1-1 Kosovo
Armenia 1-2 Turkey
Belarus 0-5 Switzerland
Spain 3-0 Norway
Croatia 1-0 Wales
Andorra 0-2 Romania

Sunday, March 26

Kazakhstan vs Denmark — 9am ET
England vs Ukraine — Noon ET
Liechtenstein vs Iceland — Noon ET
Slovenia vs San Marino — Noon ET
Slovakia vs Bosnia and Herzegovina — 2:45pm ET
Northern Ireland vs Finland — 2:45pm ET
Luxembourg vs Portugal — 2:45pm ET
Malta vs Italy — 2:45pm ET

Monday, March 27

Montenegro vs Serbia — 2:45pm ET
Netherlands vs Gibraltar — 2:45pm ET
Poland vs Albania — 2:45pm ET
Austria vs Estonia — 2:45pm ET
Sweden vs Azerbaijan — 2:45pm ET
Moldova vs Czech Republic — 2:45pm ET
Hungary vs Bulgaria — 2:45pm ET
Republic of Ireland vs France — 2:45pm ET

Tuesday, March 28

Georgia vs Norway — Noon ET
Wales vs Latvia — 2:45pm ET
Romania vs Belarus — 2:45pm ET
Switzerland vs Israel — 2:45pm ET
Kosovo vs Andorra — 2:45pm ET
Turkey vs Croatia — 2:45pm ET
Scotland vs Spain — 2:45pm ET

EURO 2024 qualifying standings

Group A


Group B

Republic of Ireland

Group C

North Macedonia

Group D


Group E

Czech Republic
Faroe Islands

Group F


Group G


Group H

Northern Ireland
San Marino

Group I


Group J

Bosnia and Herzegovina

USMNT kicks off 2026 World Cup cycle with 7-1 win in Grenada


The USMNT scored early and often, as they cruised to a 7-1 victory over Grenada in CONCACAF Nations League action in St. George’s on Friday.

[ MORE: Player ratings out of 10 for USMNT ]

The victory puts the USMNT (7 points) atop Group D with one game left to play, against El Salvador (5 points – 2nd place) on Monday.

The Yanks got on the board in the 4th minute, and it was a sensational cross from Christian Pulisic which found Ricardo Pepi atop the six-yard box. Pepi used the considerable pace on Pulisic’s cross to head the ball down and out of goalkeeper Jason Belfon’s reach.

[ MORE: Folarin Balogun to USMNT? “It’s something that will come to me” ]

Brenden Aaronson made it 2-0 in the 21st minute, as the Leeds attacker received the ball atop the 18-yard box, turned into open space and cut inside before firing a right-footed finish hard and low to the near post.

Weston McKennie made it 3-0 just after the half-hour mark, as he smashed an off-balance, left-footed volley home after his initial header on Pulisic’s free kick was blocked. Two minutes after Myles Hippolyte fired a laser past Matt Turner (a minute after McKennie’s first goal), the recently acquired Leeds midfielder struck again to make it 4-1, applying the final touch after Auston Trusty headed the ball down after another free kick from Pulisic.

[ MORE: Three key questions for USMNT in March ]

The USMNT jumped on Grenada just as quickly when the second half began, with Pulisic putting his name on the scoresheet in the 49th minute. Luca de la Torre found Pulisic cutting in from the left wing, and the ball somehow found its way past Belfon for 5-1.

Four minutes later, De la Torre played a slightly trickier through ball to spring Pepi in behind the Grenadine defense, and Pepi made no mistake with his one-on-one chance against Belfon. Pepi, who is currently on loan to Groningen from Augsburg, waited for the goalkeeper to go down one way and coolly slotted the ball the other way.

Alejandro Zendejas, who recently elected to represent the USMNT internationally, became cap-tied to the USMNT when he came off the bench in the 64th minute. Eight minutes later, the 25-year-old winger got his first senior international goal.

Start of a new World Cup cycle = a clean slate

For all intents and purposes, the USMNT kicked off the 2026 World Cup cycle on Friday, with the first team reconvening for the first time since the 2022 tournament in Qatar. A new World Cup cycle means brand new opportunities for new players, and a fresh start for those who didn’t get the starts or appearances that they thought they should have.

The net will be cast far and wide as the rest of 2023 sees the USMNT (likely) head to the finals of the Nations League and then the Gold Cup, with a handful of players seemingly coming from out of nowhere to claim consistent call-ups ahead of Copa America 2024 (on U.S. soil once again). There will be even more opportunities than usual for fringe players to make a case, with the Yanks automatically qualifying for the 2026 tournament as hosts.

What’s next?

The USMNT will host El Salvador in a winner-take-all Group D finale on Monday (7:30 pm ET), at Exploria Stadium in Orlando. The group winner will qualify for the finals (four teams) of the 2022-23 CONCACAF Nations League (June 15-18) as well as the 2023 Gold Cup (June 24-July 16); the group runners-up will also qualify for this summer’s Gold Cup.

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How to watch Grenada vs USMNT live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 8pm ET, Friday (March 24)
Stadium: Kirani James Athletic Stadium, St. George’s
TV in English: TNT
TV/streaming en Español: Universo/Peacock

[ LIVE: CONCACAF Nations League scores – Grenada vs USMNT ]

USMNT squad

Goalkeepers (3): Ethan Horvath (Luton Town), Zack Steffen (Middlesbrough), Matt Turner (Arsenal)

Defenders (8): Sergino Dest (AC Milan), Mark McKenzie (Genk), Tim Ream (Fulham), Bryan Reynolds (Westerlo), Antonee Robinson (Fulham), Miles Robinson (Atlanta United), Joe Scally (Borussia Monchengladbach), Auston Trusty (Birmingham City)

Midfielders (7): Brenden Aaronson (Leeds United), Johnny Cardoso (Internacional), Luca de la Torre (Celta Vigo), Weston McKennie (Leeds United), Yunus Musah (Valencia), Alan Sonora (Juarez), Djordje Mihailovic (AZ Alkmaar)

Forwards (6): Taylor Booth (Utrecht), Daryl Dike (West Bromwich Albion), Ricardo Pepi (Groningen), Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), Gio Reyna (Borussia Dortmund), Alejandro Zendejas (Club America)

EDIT: Tim Weah (Lille) was originally called up, but exited due to a head injury.

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USMNT upcoming schedule – Nations League, friendlies, Gold Cup


After reaching the last 16 of the 2022 World Cup, the USMNT have a big 2023 coming up as they aim to build off a successful showing on the world’s biggest stage.

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For the next few months CONCACAF Nations League takes center stage, while the program is very much in transition as Anthony Hudson takes temporary charge and both the general manager (Brian McBride) and sporting director (Earnie Stewart) left in recent months.

[ MORE: USMNT roster for Nations League features Gio Reyna, no Tyler Adams ]

As for now, here is the USMNT’s upcoming schedule for 2023, with plenty more games to be added based on their potential qualification for the 2023 Gold Cup on home soil.

How to watch USMNT

TV channels in English: HBO Max, TNT
TV channels en Español:
Universo, Telemundo Deportes
Streaming en Español: Peacock

USMNT upcoming schedule

* Friendly | ** CONCACAF Nations League | *** 2022 World Cup


vs. Serbia* — Jan. 25, 10 pm ET — Loss 2-1 | Recap & highlights
vs. Colombia* — Jan. 28, 7:30 pm ET — Draw 0-0 | Recap & highlights
at Grenada** — March 24, 8 pm ET — Won 7-1 | Recap & highlights + Player ratings
vs El Salvador** — March 27, 7:30pm ET — Orlando, Florida
vs Mexico* — April 19, 10:22pm ET — Glendale, Arizona – More details

2023 Gold Cup from June 16 to July 19 (USMNT yet to qualify)

USMNT games in 2022

vs. Morocco* — June 1 — Win 3-0
vs. Uruguay* — June 5 — Draw 0-0
vs. Grenada** — June 10 — Win 5-0
at El Salvador** — June 14 — Draw 1-1
vs Japan* — Sept. 23 (in Dusseldorf, Germany) — Loss 2-0
vs Saudi Arabia* — Sept. 27 (in Murcia, Spain) — Draw 0-0

USMNT at 2022 World Cup

Group B
vs. Wales*** — Nov. 21, 2 pm ET — Draw 1-1
vs. England*** — Nov. 25, 2 pm ET — Draw 0-0
vs. Iran*** — Nov. 29, 2 pm ET — Win 1-0

Last 16
vs. Netherlands*** — Dec. 3, 10 am ET — Loss 3-1

USMNT 2022 World Cup qualifying scores, recaps, analysis

at El Salvador — Sept. 2Draw 0-0
vs. Canada — Sept. 5 — Draw 1-1
at Honduras — Sept. 8 — Win 4-1

vs. Jamaica — Oct. 7 — Win 1-0
at Panama — Oct. 10 — Loss 0-1
vs. Costa Rica — Oct. 13 — Win 2-1

vs. Mexico — Nov. 12 — Win 2-0
at Jamaica — Nov. 16 — Draw 1-1

vs. El Salvador — Jan. 27 — Win 1-0
at Canada — Jan. 30 — Loss 0-2
vs. Honduras — Feb. 2 — Win 3-0

at Mexico — March 24 — Draw 0-0 
vs. Panama — March 27 — Win 5-1
at Costa Rica — March 30 — Loss 0-2 

Final CONCACAF World Cup qualifying standings

Canada — 28 points – (QUALIFIED) GD +16 – automatic qualification
Mexico — 28 points (QUALIFIED) GD +9 – automatic qualification
USMNT — 25 points – (QUALIFIED) GD +11 – automatic qualification

Costa Rica — 25 points (PLAYOFF) GD +5

Panama — 21 points (ELIMINATED)
Jamaica — 14 points (ELIMINATED)
El Salvador — 10 points (ELIMINATED)
Honduras — 4 points (ELIMINATED)

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