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Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham LIVE SCORE: Kalidou Koulibaly volley the difference as Kane misses sitter – Premier League latest

Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham LIVE SCORE: Kalidou Koulibaly volley the difference as Kane misses sitter - Premier League latest

ANTONIO CONTE faces one of the biggest tests of his management skills at Spurs as far as visiting former club Chelsea, where he won the Premier League.

This is a match Tottenham always approaches with a sense of trepidation, having won just once at Stamford Bridge since 1986.

And the habit of your life doesn’t seem to be changing at this point as Kalidou Koulibaly has played Chelsea up front.

Harry Kane could have evened things out, but went wide when he was one-on-one with Edouard Mendy.

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  • [66] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.’

    Changing systems has had a positive impact on the Spurs as they try to get back into the game.

    They get a little more fun on the right after Richarlison’s introduction, and they win a corner over Marc Cucurella.

    The corner is cleared for another, and Son will knock him in.

  • [64] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    Jorginho resembles the player who finished 3rd today in the previous performance of the Ballon D’or.

    He strikes from the edge of the area, but it’s an excellent block from Eric Dier.

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  • [62] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    Kane must score!

    He is played on target and you would expect him to score like he does 99/100 times. He shoots wide of the target.

    Mendy gets a yellow card for wasting time.

  • [60] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    Chelsea is escaping the Tottenham press very well and the fans are begging Loftus-Cheek to shoot. He eventually finds Sterling, but he shoots over.

  • [58] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    Richarlison is up for Ryan Sessegnon, he makes his competitive Spurs debut as Conte changes form to a four at the back.

  • [56] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    Havertz is holding the game very well for Chelsea so far.

    Much has been made of the German’s consistency in a blue shirt, but he was nothing short of excellent today despite not scoring a goal.

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    Chelsea have another corner, but it comes to nothing again.

  • [54] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    The corner briefly goes to Sterling, whose cross is deflected back to Mason Mount.

    His left cross catches everyone out and Lloris tilts it for another corner.

  • [52] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    Loftus-Cheek has been fantastic so far today, his link with Reece James on the right has worked brilliantly for Chelsea.

    Cucurella wins a corner for his side.

  • [50] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    Cucurella does an absolutely brilliant job on the left side of the defense there against Emerson Royal.

    The Brazilian fullback tries to claim a foul on the Spaniard, but it is not given.

    Chelsea breaks with Loftus-Cheek and Ben Davies gives away a foul on the RWB.

  • [48] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    Kane plays a beautiful ball against Son who has a chance, but Mendy does well to seal and save him.

  • [48] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    Chelsea is immediately in the foreground, as RLC Mount finds, but there is no one in the middle for Chelsea.

    Thiago Silva would do well to keep his composure and stop a counterattack from Dejan Kulusevski.

  • [46] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    We have started the second half again, and there have been no interim changes for either side.

  • [Half-time] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    It’s calm here at Stamford Bridge, with the Blues 1-0 up thanks to a Kalidou Koulibaly volley from a corner, assisted by fellow new kid Marc Cucurella.

    Tottenham are lucky to still be in this game and will need to come in rejuvenated in the second half to get the score up to scratch.

    Thomas Tuchel on the other half is hoping for more of the same from his team, who dominated that half from start to finish.

    Kalidou Koulibaly opened the scoring for Chelsea against Tottenham.Credit: Richard Pelham/The Sun
  • [Half-time] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    The referee calls the first half to end…

  • [45+2] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    Tottenham are lucky that they do not go into half-time trailing 2-0.

    Chelsea have absolutely dominated them this half and Thomas Tuchel’s men are hoping for more of the same after the break.

  • [45] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    Three minutes add up…

  • [44] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    Jorginho does a really good job of spinning two Tottenham midfielders before being dragged to the ground.

    The referee waves to the advantage as Chelsea strive to get past the right side again.

  • [42] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    Kante was great in this first half, interrupting the game and driving forward like he always does.

    The Frenchman wins a corner for his effort.

  • [40] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    Chelsea win a corner after Kai Havertz smokes out the linesman who initially turns the decision wrong.

    Reece James is shown a yellow card for a ‘professional’ foul on Heung Min Son, if ever there was one.

  • [38] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    Reece James is beckoned to fire by the Blues stalwarts, but chooses to find Loftus-Cheek to his right.

    He knocks Son down with a fake shot, but eventually loses possession and Tottenham clears their lines.

  • [36] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    Tottenham suffers a rare breakdown on the right side, but Emerson Royal’s cross is again collected by Edouard Mendy.

  • [34] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    Nothing comes out of the free kick, but Chelsea have the ball back again on the right, where Loftus-Cheek and Reece James were dominant.

  • [32] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    Tottenham give away another foul on Mason Mount.

    They seem frustrated at not being able to get the ball into Chelsea’s possession.

    Free kick to be overtaken by Marc Cucurella.

  • [30] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    Big shouts for handball on Hojbjerg from a shot by Raheem Sterling.

    The ball hit him on the ankle and bounced up and hit his arm, too close to give, nothing the Dane could do.

  • [28] Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur.

    Back from the drinks break, Chelsea immediately regained possession with Marc Cucurella on the left, who got the assist for Koulibaly’s volley.

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