Match Report: Tottenham 2 – 4 Chelsea

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TKTG takes a look at the best articles and analysis covering the Tottenham vs Chelsea game that ended with a 2-4 away victory for Chelsea.  The Blues remain at the top of the league while Spurs end up in 5th place.

Match Report:  Goal.com

There was no revenge for Andre Villas-Boas as Chelsea continued their unbeaten start to the season at White Hart Lane with a performance full of the attacking verve their former coach was hired to implement.

This was the best of football, a pulsating, ever-changing derby encounter decided by two goals in as many second-half minutes by the quite brilliant Juan Mata, who shone brightest of all in Chelsea’s sparkling midfield and set-up Daniel Sturridge in injury time for the Blues’ fourth goal.

Chelsea had initially taken the lead through Gary Cahill’s brilliant volley in the 18th minute before Spurs rallied in the second half to turn the game on its head through goals from William Gallas and Jermain Defoe.

Chelsea, though, deserved a victory that keeps up their best start to a season since 2006 and leaves them top of the league with 22 points from their first eight matches, while Spurs remain outside the top four.

Read the rest of the match report at the Goal.com website.

Analysis

Got your breath back yet? Chelsea’s impressive 4-2 win at Tottenham was the epitome of a pulsating London derby. A liberal sprinkling of goals laced with wonderful football, a few errors, and not a single bad challenge or confrontation. As adverts for the Premier League go, that was about as good as you can get.

The tides turned on several occasions during the 90 minutes, but ultimately it was the verve and incision of Juan Mata, Oscar and Eden Hazard that decided the match. Mata was the pick of the bunch with two goals and a cool assist for Daniel Sturridge’s goal that ensured the points returned to Stamford Bridge. He probably should have had a hat trick, but he spurned an excellent sidefooted chance in the first half and failed to lob Brad Friedel in the second half, albeit from a tight angle. But it was his all round contribution that caught the eye, above and beyond his strikes. Mata’s use of the ball was exquisite, and his exquisite balance enabled him to change the angle of attack with a dropped shoulder or a slippery backheel.

Continue reading the article by ESPNFC’s Phil Lythell.

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