Spurs 1-1 Chelsea: Torres sees red and Eriksen shines as London clubs share the points

Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 1 Chelsea

  • 19" Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • 65" John Terry

Ref: Mike Dean
Attendance: 35,857

White Hart Lane 4

Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea played out a 1-1 draw this afternoon

It was honours even in today's early kick-off after Tottenham and Chelsea drew 1-1 at White Hart Lane.

Spurs took the lead in the 19th minute through Gylfi Sigurdsson, after excellent build-up play from Christian Eriksen and Roberto Soldado.

Eriksen shone once again, and the Danish midfielder is already proving to be an absolute steal at just £11.5million.  But his efforts could not inspire Andre Villas-Boas's side to the win, with John Terry heading home a 65th-minute equaliser.

It was a goal set up by half-time substitute Juan Mata, whose free-kick provided the assist for the Blues' skipper.

That was the end of the goal-scoring but not the end of the incidents, as Fernando Torres was sent off for a second bookable offence after clashing with Jan Vertonghen.

The result means Tottenham go above Arsenal at the top of the table, while Chelsea move up to third.

 

Statistics

Tottenham Hotspur

Chelsea

Possession

53.5%
46.5%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Hugo Lloris
  • Kyle Naughton
  • Michael Dawson
  • Kyle Walker
  • Jan Vertonghen
  • Andros Townsend
  • Paulinho
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson
  • Christian Eriksen
  • Mousa Dembélé
  • Roberto Soldado

Substitutes

  • Sandro
  • Vlad Chiriches
  • Lewis Holtby
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Brad Friedel
  • Nacer Chadli
  • Erik Lamela

Chelsea

  • Petr Cech
  • Ashley Cole
  • David Luiz
  • John Terry
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • John Obi Mikel
  • Eden Hazard
  • Frank Lampard
  • Oscar
  • Ramires
  • Fernando Torres

Substitutes

  • Samuel Eto'o
  • Juan Mata
  • Gary Cahill
  • César Azpilicueta
  • Mark Schwarzer
  • Andre Schürrle
  • Michael Essien

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