Tottenham 0 Chelsea 2 - Willian double sees Spurs lose London derby after Son is sent off
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Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur 0 Chelsea 2
A double from Willian handed Spurs a London derby defeat as they slumped to a 2-0 loss at home to Chelsea.
The Brazilian gave the Blues the lead on 12 minutes with a great curling effort before tucking away a penalty right before half-time after VAR had intervened.
VAR was involved again in the second half as Heung-Min Son was given his marching orders for having a slight kick out at Antonio Rudiger.
The first shot of the game fell the way of Tammy Abraham as he scuffed an effort wide from inside the box on six minutes.
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Three minutes later, Antonio Rudiger tried his luck with an ambitious strike from distance which flew over the bar.
And it was the away side who took the lead on 12 minutes when Spurs went to sleep at a corner, allowing Mateo Kovacic and Willian to exchange passes with the latter curling an effort past Paulo Gazzaniga.
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Mason Mount shot wide for Chelsea on 25 minutes before Tottenham had their first chance of the game when Moussa Sissoko picked out Harry Kane in the middle of the box, who shot over.
The home side wasted another good chance just before the half-hour mark when Kane laid the ball across the box to Son, who shot well wide at the back post.
Chelsea looked set to take their one-goal lead into the break but on the stroke of half time, Paulo Gazzaniga rushed out to clear the ball but instead collided with Marcos Alonso.
After originally awarding Spurs a free-kick, VAR checked the decision and referee Anthony Taylor awarded Chelsea a penalty.
Willian stepped up to send Gazzaniga the wrong way and give the Blues a 2-0 lead at half time.
Jose Mourinho brought on Christian Eriksen in place of Eric Dier at half time in an effort to get Spurs back in the game.
Chelsea looked dangerous at the start of the second half however as Mount played in Abraham early on, who tried to cut the ball back but had his pass intercepted.
Gazzaniga was called into action ten minutes after the restart when he got down well to save Alonso's strike, with Abraham tapping in the rebound only to be denied by the linesman's flag.
But on the hour mark, VAR was involved again as Son was given a straight red card for having a slight kick out at Antonio Rudiger while on the ground.
Just after 70 minutes, an announcement went out over the loudspeaker informing fans that racism was "interfering with the game".
Two more of the same announcement were also heard before full time.
Eriksen made an important challenge on N'Golo Kante to prevent him from having a shot when through on goal three minutes before full time before substitute Reece James had a shot well blocked by Toby Alderweireld.
Substitute Michy Batshuayi flashed an effort past the post in added time before Harry Kane had an effort blocked and saved easily by Kepa as Spurs fell to defeat.
Spurs: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Dier, Sissoko, Lucas Moura, Alli, Son, Kane
Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Zouma, Rudiger, Tomori, Azpilicueta, Kante, Kovacic, Alonso, Willian, Mount, Abraham