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EPL: Ziyech's Goal Sends Chelsea Past Tottenham To Keep Sight Of Title

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Oladimeji Balogun
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Hakim Ziyech's brilliant strike inspired Chelsea to another London derby win over Tottenham on Sunday to keep alive their faint hope for the Premier League title.

Ziyech broke the deadlock with his dazzling long-range curler early in the second half at Stamford Bridge.

Thiago Silva's header killed off Tottenham, who were furious that Harry Kane had a first-half goal ruled out for a foul.

Third-placed Chelsea are now 10 points behind leaders Manchester City after ending a damaging run of four league games without a victory.

"It was a brilliant goal from Hakim. His technique was brilliant. We were working extremely hard for it," Chelsea boss Tuchel said.

"The effort was outstanding and it was a deserved win. We were relentless and kept on believing."

Chelsea had beaten Tottenham three times already this season without conceding a goal, including knocking their London rivals out of the League Cup semifinals.

Failing to do so for a fourth time would have been a hammer blow to the Blues' bid to reel in City.

Chelsea won't play again in the league until mid-February due to the winter break and their involvement in the Fifa Club World Cup.

But, for the first time since December 26 at Aston Villa, Tuchel's side tasted league success, giving them a much-needed boost at a time when their season was in danger of going off the rails.

"The table is the table, it is our responsibility to prove ourselves every third day. It was important to go into the break with a good performance," Tuchel said.

"We needed this. The guys are very tired because it was a long run for us."

Tottenham's first defeat in 10 league games since Antonio Conte took charge was a blow to their challenge for a top-four finish.

They remain in seventh, two points behind fourth placed Manchester United with two games in hand.

Fuming over the Kane controversy, Conte said: "I don't want to comment on the referee's decision. But to disallow this goal in England, was incredible for me.

"I don't like to lose and defeat is always difficult for me, but I think to have a nine games in a row without defeat was important.

"In this moment, the gap with other teams like Chelsea is really an important gap. Now there is a big difference between us and the top teams."

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Oladimeji Balogun
Oladimeji Balogun

Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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English Premier League 2021/2022 TABLE

English Premier League
No Teams P Pts
1 Manchester City 38 93
2 Liverpool 38 92
3 Chelsea 38 74
4 Tottenham Hotspur 38 71
5 Arsenal 38 69
Full Table

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Hakim Ziyech
Hakim
Ziyech
MA Morocco
  • HEIGHT

    1.81m

  • WEIGHT

    70 kg

  • AGE

    29

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Chelsea
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Tottenham Hotspur
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