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Tuchel, Conte get red cards in fiery Tottenham vs Chelsea 2-2 draw

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel were involved in a clash after full time and both were shown red cards.
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manager Antonio Conte and Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel were shown red cards after a post-match clash with the match ending in a 2-2 draw.

Tuchel and Conte were both booked initially after getting coming together in the 68th minute of Chelsea’s match against Spurs at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Chelsea was leading 1-0 in the match courtesy of Kalidou Koulibaly’s goal in the 19th minute but Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg equalised in the 68th minute.

The whole debate started after Kai Havertz felt that he was fouled by Spurs’ Rodrigo Bentancur approximately 90 seconds before the goal and his sentiment was echoed by the whole Chelsea bench, including Tuchel who was furious that the foul was not given.

Conte, on the other hand, had gotten too close to Tuchel while celebrating the goal and there was a coming together between the two managers which ignited a fracas at the touchline.

Hojbjerg’s goal stood after a lengthy VAR check but both managers were booked in the process.

Spurs’ joy was short-lived as Reece James put Chelsea ahead again in the 77th minute. The goal was celebrated wildly by a spirited Tuchel, as he ran down the touchline in joy.

All signs pointed toward a Chelsea win but Harry Kane broke Chelsea hearts after equalising with a brilliant header from an Ivan Perisic corner, in the 6th minute of added time.

Both managers went to shake hands and there were words exchanged. A grapple ensued and both benches got involved in order to stop the fight. Anthony Taylor went straight to the managers and showed red cards to both of them.

Huge tussle after the final whistle. Tuchel and Conte have a meltdown and the Italian is shown a red card. Passions running high and Tuchel is upset not just for the way his side gave away the three points it deserved.

KAANEEE!! It is a late late equaliser from the English skipper. He heads in from the corner and it goes in via Reece James’s thigh. 2-2 and it is full time.

Lengthy VAR discussion. A potential foul on Havertz before the goal and Richarlison’s positioning during Hojberg’s shot is what is in question. Both Tuchel and Conte have been booked for their remonstrations. Finally, the goal has been given. 1-1.

Chelsea’s lack of a proper central striker is holding them back. Spurs pass the ball around at the top of the box and it finally lands at the feet of Hojberg who drills it into the left bottom corner. GOALLL!! And we have an equaliser.

Cucurella with the corner. He whips it and Koulibaly unleashes a volley shot and it rifles in. GOAALLL. The new signings have linked up brilliantly. 1-0 for Chelsea

Tuchel has brought Loftus-Cheek in with the intention of strengthening the midfield. Son had a chance to pull a shot on a counterattack. But the South Korean’s first touch wasn’t the best. But Spurs wins the first freekick of the game, but Son puts a lot of weight on that one. Flies over the crossbar.

Antonio Conte has retained the same starting 11, while Thomas Tuchel has made two changes. Cesar Azpilicutea makes way for Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Marc Cucurella replaces Chilwell. This means a change in the formation for the Blues, as Tuchel looks to counter Conte’s tactics.

Chelsea’s Premier League campaign gets its first big challenge as it sets up to host Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

Thomas Tuchel’s men will have to deal with a resurgent Tottenham Hotspur side which began its season in rampaging fashion with a 4-1 win over Southampton last week.

Chelsea, meanwhile, eked out a slender 1-0 win over Everton, courtesy of a Jorginho penalty. Edouard Mendy pulled in a splendid shift in between the stick to help his side to a clean sheet and a win.

Spurs manager, Antonio Conte, would have a point to prove to his former employees, after having been at the receiving end of three defeats against the Blues last season.

With both sides expected to go in with a similar formation (three at the back), expect a cagey affair that might be defined by a moment of genius from the attackers of either side. Read More Football News…

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