Chelsea were in action today against Tottenham in their second Premier League match at Stamford Bridge as each team looked forward to grab all the three points by the end of the final whistle. Tottenham had won 4-0 in their first match against Southampton while Chelsea had won 1-0 against Everton.
In that match, each team looked strong enough to win by the end of the final whistle. The match was goalless until In the eighteenth minute where Chelsea new signing Koliubaly opened the scoring with a great volley following a corner kick from Cucurella.
Tottenham tried to pull one back before half time but Chelsea defence remained solid. In the second half, Tottenham came in with a new energy as they pressed on in search of an equalizer. It was not until In the 68th minute where Tottenham midfielder Hojbjerg brought things back to level terms.
Ten minutes later, Reece James gave back Chelsea their lead.
In that match one of the Blues stars who impressed us Loftus-Cheek. The English midfielder had been starting from the bench in most part of last season. In their last match against Everton, he came off the bench in the 65th minute and was so impressive in their midfield.
Today, he was one of the Blues midfielders who was outstanding against Tottenham. He gave Tottenham players a headache to pass through their midfield. Loftus-Cheek was not only good defensively but also created chances upfront.
His top perfomance in today’s match proved he might be of great help to his club this season if Thomas Tuchel will continue to start him in the coming matches.
This now means that Loftus-Cheek top perfomance in today’s match proved Thomas Tuchel wrong for benching him in the recent matches.