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Tottenham 1-2 Chelsea Premier League 2017: Match report, goals, action

Tottenham Hotspur spent the majority of the game camped out in Chelsea's half after falling behind to Marcos Alonso, only to find their equaliser and see Alonso score again to end their maiden Wembley adventure with a loss
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Tottenham 1-2 Chelsea: match report

For the first time in the Premier League, Spurs got to call London's iconic Wembley their home and suffered a heartbreaking loss courtesy of two Marcos Alonso strikes.

Alvaro Morata missed a sitter when Cesar Azpilicueta put the ball onto his forehead from a cross only to see his header bounce wide. At that point and for a long period after, it seemed like Spurs would be doing all the attacking with Chelsea relying on counter-attacks.

That was until Dele Alli caught David Luiz with a trailing boot and tripped the Brazilian outside the box. Marcos Alonso stepped up and sent the ball into the very corner of Hugo Lloris' net to give the away side the lead.

After that, the prophecy of Spurs attacking really did come true. Harry Kane had a number of very good chances fashioned either by himself or his supporting cast of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen backed up by Moussa Dembele's probing runs.

By the time the half-time whistle blew, Chelsea were on the ropes and just waiting for the bell to ring to end the round or to be landed with a huge blow. It was the bell, or the whistle to be precise, that came first and they had been saved.

The second half started, to Chelsea's dismay, the way the first half ended. Spurs were looking as dangerous as ever but with the same end result.

And as they continued to fail to score, Chelsea were starting to find some chances to attack but it wasn't until the 82nd minute that Chelsea's tactic of soaking up Spurs' pressure reached breaking point as Michy Batshuayi, fresh off the bench, headed into his own net from a Cristian Eriksen free.

Spurs' fans egged their side on for the winner and Wembley was alight but it would be Alonso again on hand to but an end to their hopes.

Lloris gathered a through ball and threw it out to Moussa Sissoko, and despite how awkward the throw was, the sub took it down and managed to lose it in his own half. Just seconds later, Marcos Alonso slid past Lloris, who might have done better as the ball was fired directly at him.

This time, Spurs didn't have enough time to mount another attack and they didn't have the energy to do so even if they had.

Spurs maiden adventure in Wembley ends in tears as Chelsea and Conte can sleep easy after their opening day loss.

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea: live stream match preview

What a game to look forward to as last year's Premier League champions travel to the side that pushed them all the way to the title. The corresponding fixture last season saw Dele Alli score two goals in early January to give Spurs all three points. One significant difference to this year's fixture is that it is being played at the English national stadium of Wembley while White Hart Lane is developed.

Tottenham Hotspur team news

Mauricio Pochettino will hope that this turns out to be a lucky time to be playing last year's dominant side. At this tender stage of the season the Blues look a little out of sorts both on and off the pitch. The Spurs coach has a few injuries concerns himself with Erik Lamela missing from the midfield as well as defenders Danny Rose and Kieran Trippier out, but following a very convincing performance against Newcastle on the opening day should have no fears for Chelsea's visit.

Key players Alli, Dier, Eriksen and last season's Premier League golden boot winner Harry Kane have all hit the ground running and will relish the opportunity to leave their London rivals pointless after two games.

Chelsea team news

Two sending offs in the shock home defeat to Burnley last week mean that Cesc Fabregas and Gary Cahill are suspended for this game. Add to this the continued absenses of Eden Hazard and Tiemoue Bakayoko - both close but not ready yet - as well as the AWOL Diego Costa and it is clear that Antonio Conte has some serious thinking to do if he is to come away from Wembley with something to show for it.

Victor Moses was suspended for the Burnley game and returns, with much expectation likely to be on him and Marcos Alonso pushing forward from deep when not on defensive duty to provide good delivery for new striker, Álvaro Morata. The former Real Madrid man will know that there is a lot on his shoulders with others out but has shown in Spain that he can deliver when called upon to do so.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea live stream online: potential starting line-ups

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Walker-Peters, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Alli, Eriksen, Son, Kane.

Head coach: Mauricio Pochettino

Chelsea XI: Courtois, Rudiger, Luiz, Azpilicueta, Moses, Alonso, Christensen, Kante, Willian, Pedro, Morata.

Head coach: Antonio Conte

Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea: live betting odds

The home side are favourites to win and a little more value can be squeezed out of this by predicting a 2-0 win with 10 euros magically turning into 100 (if it happens of course!).

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