Chelsea FC 2-2 Tottenham LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

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Chelsea FC 2-2 Tottenham LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

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Harry Kane headed an equaliser with almost the final touch of the match as Tottenham earned a 2-2 draw in an ill-tempered London derby against Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel’s side were dominant for much of the match and took a first-half lead through a superb volley from Kalidou Koulibaly, on his home debut. The Blues rarely looked troubled but Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg got Spurs level with 20 minutes remaining, sparking a clash between the two benches.

Parity lasted just nine minutes, as Tottenham’s woeful Stamford Bridge record looked set to continue. Spurs have won away at Chelsea just once in the Premier League era, and Reece James’ strike put the Blues back in front again. But Kane flicked a header into the far corner deep into stoppage-time, with the help of a slight deflection from James, and more angry scenes followed on the touchline at full-time as both managers were sent-off.

Chelsea vs Tottenham latest news

  • GOAL! Kane heads equaliser deep in stoppage-time

  • GOAL! James restores lead for Chelsea

  • GOAL! Hojbjerg levels it up

  • MISS! Kane wastes huge chance to equalise

  • GOAL! Koulibaly volleys Chelsea in front

Chelsea FC 2 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur FC

Sparks fly at Stamford Bridge

20:14 , Matt Verri

For Tottenham, a familiar performance at Stamford Bridge but, this time, a different result.

Until the 96th-minute, Spurs were heading for another dispiriting defeat at the home of their rivals, only for Harry Kane to rescue a 2-2 draw deep into stoppage-time before a furious bust-up between Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte after the final whistle.

Both head coaches were shown a red card, having been booked in the aftermath of Spurs’ first equaliser through Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, and will now serve a touchline ban.

Tuchel appeared to refuse to let go of Conte’s hand during the post-match handshakes after the Italian had resolutely avoided eye contact, leading the pair to square up angrily on the pitch while staff attempted to separate them.

Read Dan Kilpatrick’s full analysis!

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Tuchel: Chelsea worried when Taylor takes charge

19:56 , Matt Verri

Thomas Tuchel hopes referee Anthony Taylor doesn’t referee Chelsea matches in future and was furious after a feeling refereeing decisions cost his side a win at home to Tottenham.

“Maybe it would be better, maybe it would be better [if he didn’t referee Chelsea games],” Tuchel said.

When told that some Chelsea fans feel Taylor has made a number of mistakes when officiating Chelsea matches, Tuchel suggested that his players have a similar opinion.

He said: “I don’t think just some of the fans think that. I can assure you the whole dressing room of us, every single person, thinks that. I can’t understand how the first goal is not offside and I can’t understand when a player is pulled by their hair, the other player stays on the pitch.”

Read Tuchel’s full furious comments here

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Reece James’ post-match thoughts...

19:26 , Matt Verri

“I think we should have won the game. There were two arguable goals for them. I think the referees and the fourth official need to look back on them. It’s frustrating for us when you deserve to win the game.

“I don’t know what they were looking at, but we have to take the positives from the game. We were all over them throughout the game.”

Chelsea player ratings

19:13 , Matt Verri

Reece James 9

Anyone who keeps Son Heung-min quiet deserves a very high rating. He was tasked with man marking the South Korea international who was the joint-top scorer in the Premier League last season.

When he was eventually beaten by Son, he brought him down in a tactical foul to take a yellow card. Mixing the dark arts with his physicality ensured a rare anonymous display for Son.

Looked like he would prove the match winner when lifting a simple finish by Hugo Lloris after moving to wing back in a genius tactical switch by Tuchel, but made the unforunate deflection to turn home Spurs’ leveller.

Read Nizaar Kinsella’s full Chelsea ratings here!

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Tuchel on his celebration after the second goal...

19:09 , Matt Verri

“In the middle of it I thought I should not do this but sometimes a match gets you totally, this match sucked me in. It was a brilliant effort after an undeserved equaliser. It was pure joy, and it may offend the opposition but they did the same when they equalised.”

Tuchel not impressed

19:04 , Matt Verri

Kane’s post-match thoughts

18:54 , Matt Verri

“It was a tough game, playing against a really good side. We knew it was going to be a really tough battle. First half we weren’t good enough with or without the ball but second half I thought we came out and pressed well, got the goal. It was disappointing the way we conceded the second.

“But we carried on fighting and pressing and got one at the end there. I’m happy with the way we fought back especially second half and really nice feeling to get that one at the end.

“I flicked it on and I couldn’t really see where the ball went and then I saw the net rustling and it was right in front of our away fans. Especially after that chance I had earlier in the second half, it was nice to see that one go in.”

Battle of Stamford Bridge II

18:48 , Matt Verri

Tottenham player ratings

18:42 , Matt Verri

Dejan Kulusevski 5

Won the ball in the build to Spurs’ equaliser but lost it for Chelsea’s winner when he was outmuscled by Koulibaly on the touchline. That exchange summed up a frustrating afternoon for the Swede, who struggled to get into the game.

Heung-min Son 5

Completely marked out of the first 45 minutes by the excellent James and was sloppy when the ball did fall his way. Involved in the build-up to the goal and had a shot blocked by Mendy but that was the sum of his contributions.

Harry Kane 7

Stepped up when it mattered with a last-gasp equaliser. Had earlier fluffed a huge chance to make it 1-1 when put clear by Dier.

Read Dan Kilpatrick’s full look at the Tottenham players!

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Pretty much...

18:37 , Matt Verri

Started with a handshake... then a bit of a push and a pull.

Both clearly boxing fans.

Frustrations boil over!

18:32 , Matt Verri

FT: Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham

18:27 , Matt Verri

And that’s full-time... with most confrontation on the touchline! It’s a very unhappy handshake between the two managers and once again they square up.

Conte looks to have been sent-off. Chaos! And so has Tuchel.

GOAL! Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham | Harry Kane 90+6

18:25 , Matt Verri

TOTTENHAM HAVE EARNED A POINT! INCREDIBLE.

Corner swung in, it’s a bit of a mess in the six-yard box but Spurs don’t care. Kane has charged away in celebration, flicks the corner into the far corner.

18:23 , Matt Verri

90+4 mins: Headed out to Bissouma, his well-struck volley is deflected over the bar. Corner.

Davies with the header at the near post, tipped over the bar by Mendy! All of a sudden Chelsea are hanging on.

18:22 , Matt Verri

90+2 mins: Good pressing from Broja, slows Tottenham down again.

That’s not particularly clever from James though, falls for it as Kane gets his body in the way and tumbles to the ground. Free-kick for Spurs in a dangerous position.

18:19 , Matt Verri

90 mins: Broja on for Havertz, who does not have to put up with Romero any longer.

Spurs passing it around at the back but going nowhere. Board is up - six minutes added on!

18:17 , Matt Verri

88 mins: Romero now in full clattering mode. Havertz not particularly thrilled with that.

Helps Chelsea to see out the final seconds though - and there’s another shove from Romero. And another one. His head is about 70 degrees right now.

18:14 , Matt Verri

85 mins: Sterling replaced by Pulisic, while Kante is also forced off with what looks like a hamstring injury. Gallagher on in his place.

Havertz breaking free down the right, pulls it back to Gallagher. He plays it to Mount, drags a shot wide.

18:11 , Matt Verri

82 mins: Emerson off, Moura on for Spurs.

Perisic wins a corner for his side, but it comes to nothing. Kante and Richarlison then both want free-kicks - neither gets their wish.

18:09 , Matt Verri

80 mins: Bissouma and Perisic on for Spurs. They’ve got ten minutes to find an equaliser, plus a fair bit of stoppage-time.

Atmosphere is electric at Stamford Bridge, as you’d expect. Helped by that little shoving match between the managers.

GOAL! Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham | Reece James 77'

18:06 , Matt Verri

CHELSEA BACK IN FRONT!

And Thomas Tuchel is halfway down the touchline as he sprint away in celebration!

So much space again for Chelsea. Sterling has James free to his right, slides him in and the wing-back fires the shot straight down the middle of the goal as Lloris dives away.

18:04 , Matt Verri

75 mins: Havertz has to score! Tuchel can’t believe Chelsea aren’t in front.

James is at wing-back now, skips past Son and puts a stunning cross into the box. Havertz completely free a few yards out, somehow misses.

18:02 , Matt Verri

73 mins: Strong call for a Chelsea free-kick earlier in the move, when Bentancur slid in on Havertz. Conte’s celebrations took him into Tuchel’s technical area - Chelsea boss wasn’t thrilled to see him.

Azpilicueta on for Jorginho.

17:59 , Matt Verri

70 mins: Water break going on after that goal, as the referee shows the yellow card to anyone who will listen.

Conte gets one - safe to say you can file his reaction under ‘couldn’t care less’.

GOAL! Chelsea 1-1 Tottenham | Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg 68'

17:57 , Matt Verri

Havertz absolutely furious as Bentancur slides in on him, no free-kick given. Looked like Bentancur had stopped expecting the whistle to be blown.

Spurs come forward, played back to Hojbjerg on the edge of the area... AND HE DRILLS IT LOW INTO THE CORNER!

Brilliant finish. And now Conte and Tuchel are squaring up on the touchline!

Big, big moment

17:55 , Matt Verri

17:54 , Matt Verri

65 mins: Richarlison already getting into an argument with Cucurella - not one to go about his business quietly. Wins a corner for Spurs.

In towards Dier at the near post, headed behind for another corner. Son to take again.

Great ball in, through everyone though and Chelsea can break. That is until Emerson slides in well as Kante passes it out to Sterling.

Dan Kilpatrick at Stamford Bridge

17:51 , Matt Verri

With the introduction of Richarlison for his debut, Spurs appear to have gone 4-2-4. All out attack by Conte but not a formation to counter Chelsea’s midfield dominance.

17:50 , Matt Verri

61 mins: WHAT A CHANCE!

Kane is onside and clean through, Silva can’t catch him. Drags the shot wide as he loses his balance, Conte has his head in his hands on the touchline.

Of all the people to make a mess of it...

17:49 , Matt Verri

60 mins: Loftus-Cheek with all the space in the world on the right, comes in onto his left foot but can’t get the shot away.

Falls to Sterling, drifts past a couple of challenges and eventually gets the shot away. High and wide. Massive moment for Chelsea.

17:46 , Matt Verri

57 mins: Sessegnon off, Richarlison on. Back four for Spurs?

Looks like it could well be, Conte had to do something. Still more than half an hour to go, plenty of time.

17:44 , Matt Verri

56 mins: Drops for Cucurella, shot blocked. Chelsea possession up to 70% now, Tottenham haven’t improved since the break which is almost impressive in itself.

Looks like Richarlison will be coming on very shortly.

17:43 , Matt Verri

54 mins: Cucurella gets to the byline, Romero slides in and concedes the corner.

Taken short, eventually Sterling crosses it in. Cleared. Mount makes a bit of a mess of his cross that follows but it very nearly catches Lloris out - he has to tip it over the bar.

Cucurella swings it in deep, Davies shanks it away. Another corner.

17:40 , Matt Verri

51 mins: James has other ideas. Miserable cross into the box, easily cleared away before it gets anywhere near a blue shirt.

Havertz then shoves Sessegnon over and Spurs have a chance to get a bit of control back.

17:39 , Matt Verri

50 mins: Cucurella too quick and too strong for Emerson - pretty much sums things up.

Davies then bundles into Loftus-Cheek and that’s a Chelsea free-kick in a dangerous position. Three shots for Koulibaly so far, decent chance a fourth is coming up!

17:37 , Matt Verri

48 mins: More like it from Spurs. Kane has time to look up, clips a ball over the top for Son.

He just about gets there before Mendy, tame effort on the stretch is saved though and Mendy can then pounce on the ball.

17:36 , Matt Verri

47 mins: It’s as you were at the start of the second-half, Tottenham looking vulnerable already.

Loftus-Cheek causing problems again, Havertz gets in behind a couple of times but on each occasion is cross is cleared away.

Chance for Spurs to break as Kane wins a flick on, Kulusevski runs into Silva though and Chelsea have it back.

Back underway!

17:34 , Matt Verri

No changes from either side at the break - up and running again at Stamford Bridge.

17:30 , Matt Verri

More possession, more shots, more shots on target, more corners... and a goal.

All the stats in Chelsea’s favour after that dominant 45 minutes. Have to back it up - Tottenham surely can’t be as bad.

Son getting no space

17:28 , Matt Verri

Serious finish!

17:26 , Matt Verri

Dan Kilpatrick at Stamford Bridge

17:20 , Matt Verri

A familiar half for Spurs at Stamford Bridge, with the visitors barely in the game & Tuchel winning the tactical battle. Chelsea very slick.

The good news for Spurs is it’s only 1-0 & Conte has plenty of options from the bench to change it.

HT: Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham

17:18 , Matt Verri

And that’s half-time at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea utterly dominant.

Thomas Tuchel will be frustrated it’s only 1-0, the goal coming through a stunning volley from Koulibaly. Could easily have been two or three for the Blues.

Tottenham have been incredibly passive and offered very little going forward. Have to improve massively.

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17:15 , Matt Verri

45 mins: Nearly a stunning assist for Jorginho.

Again he has all the time in the world to get on the ball and look up. Swings a cross into the box from deep, Loftus-Cheek makes the run and is inches away from getting on the end of it. Can’t get a touch.

Three minutes added on.

17:13 , Matt Verri

43 mins: Another Chelsea corner, headed away at the near post. Kante skips past Son to keep Chelsea in possession and stop any Tottenham hopes of a counter.

Jorginho dominating Bentancur and Hojbjerg in midfield, and the Italian is fouled. Spurs can’t stop him getting on the ball.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

17:12 , Matt Verri

The link between Son and Kane has been fully broken by Thomas Tuchel’s impressive tactical plan.

Reece James integral to stopping Son with a man marking job. He has still managed to dispossess Harry Kane as well but Kante is putting a lot of work on stopping the England captain from dropping deep, by blocking any passing lanes to him.

This is really good from Chelsea.

Dan Kilpatrick at Stamford Bridge

17:11 , Matt Verri

This is very one-sided, with Chelsea dominating and pushing for a second before half-time. Conte was reluctant to make half-time changes last season, preferring to rely on the XI to improve.

It will be interesting to see whether he takes a different tact with a stronger bench.

17:11 , Matt Verri

41 mins: Havertz presses Sessegnon, looks to have won a corner... and he has. Linesman thought it was a goal-kick but the referee has correctly overruled him.

Loftus-Cheek nearly gets on the end of it, just over his head though.

Spurs breaks, it looks dangerous until James rugby tackles Son to the floor. Thumbs up to the referee as the yellow card is shown.

17:09 , Matt Verri

39 mins: Loftus-Cheek drifts past a couple of challenges in the box after a cute pass from James. Can’t find a shot or a cut-back though - chance goes.

Romero lumps the ball up the pitch, straight out of play. Conte cannot be impressed with what he’s seeing.

17:07 , Matt Verri

37 mins: Mount should really double the lead for Chelsea.

Drives forward, far too easy for him to get past Emerson and onto his right foot. Space opens up for him on the edge of the box, but it’s blazed over the bar. Big chance.

17:06 , Matt Verri

36 mins: Great work from Loftus-Cheek, tracks Sessegnon’s run and slides in to knock the ball back to Mendy.

Spurs quickly back on the attack, Emerson gets to the byline but it’s a low cross straight at Mendy at the Chelsea goalkeeper’s near post. Bit better from Tottenham - it’s a low bar though.

17:04 , Matt Verri

34 mins: Romero very calm in his own box, tries to poke the ball off Mount to earn a goal-kick. Very nearly ends up just giving it away though, fortunately for him the ball rolls through to Lloris.

Lloris has to be alert again as a long ball is played over the top towards Sterling, too much on it.

17:02 , Matt Verri

32 mins: Visitors starting to get frustrated, Kulusevski brings Mount down with a late challenge. Doesn’t even bother to complain about that decision. Up comes Koulibaly...

Cucurella to take once again. Terrible delivery, Hojbjerg knees it away.

17:00 , Matt Verri

30 mins: Emerson unable to keep the ball in play, Tottenham not looking comfortable when Chelsea press them high up the pitch.

Romero wins it back off Mount in the Chelsea half, but Koulibaly flies into a challenge to take the ball away from him. Quite the half an hour for then Chelsea centre-back.

16:57 , Matt Verri

27 mins: Son tracking back well and pokes the ball behind for a Chelsea corner. Tottenham might want to get within ten yards of Koulibaly this time.

It comes to him again! Volleyed over this time, goes for an acrobatic error. Didnd’t have as much time on this occasion, Romero was out to close him down.

And that will be the drinks break.

16:55 , Matt Verri

25 mins: Tottenham really should be away on the counter, Kulusevski had acres of space to run into but Son’s pass was cut out.

Had that got through, Kulusevski was in. Not seeing much of the ball, so Spurs have to do better when they do win it back.

16:53 , Matt Verri

23 mins: Massive chance for Tottenham!

Sessegnon has so much space in behind that you think he has to be offside, but the flag doesn’t go up.

Mendy off his line and smothers the shot, crucial save. VAR might have ruled that off for offside.

Dan Kilpatrick at Stamford Bridge

16:52 , Matt Verri

Clearly old habits die hard. Conceding from set pieces was Spurs’ biggest weakness under Conte last season and the opening goal here suggests it’s still an issue, despite the appointment of a specialist set-piece coach in the summer.

Koulibaly was completely unmarked to brilliantly volley home Cucurella’s corner.

16:51 , Matt Verri

21 mins: That was very special - Chelsea have a lead they certainly deserve.

Spurs yet to really get going, beyond a couple of early breaks. Not sure Kane has had a touch yet.

GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Tottenham | Kalidou Koulibaly 19'

16:50 , Matt Verri

Chelsea nearly take the lead! It’s a brilliant move. Sterling backheels it into the path of Havertz, low shot across goal is superbly saved by Lloris.

Corner swung in... KOULIBALY VOLLEYS IT IN! That’s more like it from the centre-back!

Cucurella crosses it in, incredible amount of space for Koulibaly and it’s a stunning volley.

16:48 , Matt Verri

18 mins: Pressure building on the Spurs backline.

Loftus-Cheek seeing plenty of the ball, with James getting forward almost as another right wing-back.

Cross in is headed out to Koulibaly who tries his luck from miles out. Not the best, to put it nicely.

16:45 , Matt Verri

15 mins: Bentancur turns his way out of trouble and looks to start a Spurs counter - visitors look dangerous when they win it back.

Ball gets stuck under Son’s feet though and the attack breaks down just as he was about to burst into space.

Aside from that break, Chelsea increasingly dominating possession and pushing Spurs back.

16:44 , Matt Verri

13 mins: Chelsea on top now, after those early Tottenham attacks.

Sessegnon with a silly challenge on Loftus-Cheek out wide, soft free-kick for Chelsea and a chance for the centre-backs to come up.

James takes it short to Mount, crossed in and headed away by Dier. Not that it matters, offside flag up. That was a shambles of a free-kick.

Dan Kilpatrick at Stamford Bridge

16:42 , Matt Verri

An interesting tidbit from a lively opening 10 minutes: Son took an attacking free-kick with his nominally weaker left-foot (sending a poor attempted cross sailing straight out of play).

I’ve never seen him try that before, so perhaps it was a suggestion of new set-piece coach Gianni Vio?

16:40 , Matt Verri

10 mins: Never boring when Romero is involved.

He challenges Cucurella for the ball, and Chelsea’s new man lands on Romero’s knee - looked to be completely accidental.

Painful one for Romero but he’s up and fine to continue.

16:38 , Matt Verri

8 mins: James flying forward on the overlap, Loftus-Cheek finds him. Cross into the box is headed out to Cucurella who goes for goal, blocked. Caught that nicely too.

Kante then whips a lovely ball into six-yard box, Romero just about gets his body in the way to block Sterling.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

16:36 , Matt Verri

Todd Boehly and Chelsea’s new board are sat in a box on the halfway line witnessing the club’s first home game under their ownership.

There are a whole host of minor improvements to the stadium already including a song mural wall, a retro sign in the Shed End and several new big screens around the ground.

They’ve been welcomed in by the supporters after spending £165million in the transfer market through two huge banners, one in the Shed End and another in the Matthew Harding End.

One read “Welcome to the House of Fun, Todd and co” and the other was a Che Guevara-style headshot in the Matthew Harding End.

He, along with the rest of the board, will be happy to have received such a warm reception after a glorious spell under former owner Roman Abramovich.

16:35 , Matt Verri

5 mins: Really bright start from the visitors. Kane scoops a ball over the Chelsea defence, Emerson keeps it in play but he can’t do more than that. Dribbles into Mendy’s arms.

Challenges flying in early on. Kane brings James down, Stamford Bridge crowd make it clear they want a free-kick. They get it.

16:34 , Matt Verri

4 mins: Son to take with his left foot, swung high over everyone and over the bar. Doubt that was the plan.

Spurs looking to press right up the pitch when out of possession, not giving Chelsea’s back three any time.

16:32 , Matt Verri

2 mins: Spurs win the ball back high up the pitch and it’s a great chance to counter.

Kulusevski slides the ball through to Son, opts not to shoot on his left foot and the chances goes. Spurs stay on the attack, Koulibaly bundles into Kane and that’s a free kick in a decent position out wide.

KICK-OFF!

16:30 , Matt Verri

We are underway at Stamford Bridge!

Plenty of hype - let’s hope the action on the pitch lives up to it.

Big day out

16:28 , Matt Verri

16:26 , Matt Verri

Here we go...

Players are out onto the pitch at Stamford Bridge. A reminder for the 300th time that it is hot. Very hot.

Drinks breaks to come in each half, and both managers will surely use all five substitutions available to them.

Conte’s pre-match thoughts...

16:19 , Matt Verri

Two from two?

16:15 , Matt Verri

Only two sides have a perfect record after two matches of the Premier League season - Manchester City and Arsenal.

Both Tottenham and Chelsea have the chance to join them on six points. Far too early to be giving too much attention to the table, but victory in a big London derby is certainly one way to kick a season into gear.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

16:08 , Matt Verri

Not long to go!

Just over 20 minutes until kick-off in west London. All the history between these two sides is in Chelsea’s favour, but rarely have Tottenham arrived this confident.

Shouldn’t take long to warm up...

16:01 , Matt Verri

Tuchel clears things up!

15:54 , Matt Verri

Thomas Tuchel in very generous mood ahead of kick-off, confirming how his side will shape up this afternoon.

It will be a back five for Chelsea, meaning we can expect Loftus-Cheek at wing-back and James alongside Silva and Koulibaly.

“I think you need five to defend against the aggressive wingbacks of Tottenham,” Tuchel said.

Familiar face...

15:50 , Matt Verri

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(Javier Garcia/Shutterstock)

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

15:44 , Matt Verri

It’s exceptionally hot at Stamford Bridge today reaching highs of 33 degrees ahead of Chelsea’s London derby match with Tottenham.

Players will be allowed to take on water and the five substitutes will come in handy in the first home match of the Boehly-Clearlake regime.

It could impact which players are used and how the teams press with Thomas Tuchel adjusting his training schedule to the evenings when the temperature was slightly cooler.

Conte names unchanged side

15:40 , Matt Verri

Four new signings on the bench for Tottenham, none in the starting XI.

Emerson keeps his place at right wing-back, with Doherty on the bench. Sessegnon preferred to Perisic, while Richarlison is among those waiting in reserve.

Loftus-Cheek in for Blues

15:36 , Matt Verri

So Ruben Loftus-Cheek starts for Chelsea - looks like he’ll be at right wing-back for the hosts, with Reece James on the right of a back three.

Other than that it’s largely as you’d expect, with Marc Cucurella getting the nod over Ben Chilwell.

Tottenham team news

15:33 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Lloris, Romero, Dier, Davies, Emerson, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Sessegnon, Kulusevski, Son, Kane

Subs: Forster, Tanganga, Sanchez, Doherty, Perisic, Bissouma, Bryan, Lucas, Richarlison

Chelsea team news

15:31 , Matt Verri

Chelsea XI: Mendy, James, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly, Loftus-Cheek, Kante, Jorginho, Cucurella, Mount, Havertz, Sterling

Subs: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Chilwell, Chalobah, Gallagher, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Pulisic, Broja

Players have arrived!

15:24 , Matt Verri

Team news to come

15:18 , Matt Verri

Team news coming up in just over ten minutes.

Big calls for both Tuchel and Conte to make... all will be revealed very soon!

Not much more to say...

15:11 , Matt Verri

Wide areas will be key

15:03 , Matt Verri

Antonio Conte faces his biggest selection dilemmas at wing-back. Ryan Sessegnon scored against Southampton, but Ivan Perisic has big-game experience and might be a safer pick to face the rampaging Reece James.

On the other flank, Conte must choose between Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty, while Thomas Tuchel is likely to stick with Ben Chilwell. The individual battles could go a long way to determining the result.

Read Dan Kilpatrick’s full tactics previews

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Boehly: We want to win

14:57 , Matt Verri

Chelsea’s co-owner Todd Boehly has given a rare statement about his plans for the club alongside the various partners who bought the Blues in late May.

Ahead of their first home game of the season against Tottenham, Boehly penned his first match day programme notes which will become a regular occurrence during his time in west London.

“We are excited and honoured to be here with you - your dedication, passion and loyalty have kept the blue flag flying high,” Boehly wrote.

“There’s a simple mantra that guides us every day: we want to win, together and make you proud.

“As one of the world’s elite football clubs, Chelsea sits at the pinnacle of the game. We want to build on this remarkable history of success by acquiring quality talent across our senior, youth and women’s teams.”

Read his full comments here!

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Another hot one!

14:50 , Matt Verri

Very, very, very, very hot once again this afternoon.

There will be a water break in each half, and you can expect plenty of subs with five available to both sides.

Not a day to be chasing after the ball!

Conte must improve ‘embarrassing’ record

14:42 , Matt Verri

Jamie Carragher has warned Antonio Conte he must address Tottenham’s woeful record at Stamford Bridge if they are to become serious Premier League contenders.

Expectations are high for Spurs this campaign, with a strong finish last season to secure Champions League football backed up by a busy summer of transfer activity. Yves Bissouma, Richarlison and Ivan Perisic are among those to have arrived in north London.

Tottenham have won just once at Stamford Bridge since the inaugural Premier League season in 1992. That came in 2018, when Dele Alli scored twice in a 3-1 win, and Conte was in the home dugout as Chelsea boss.

“I think we’ll see a lot of what Spurs are about today,” Carragher said.

“You’ve mentioned how many times they’ve won [at Stamford Bridge]. It’s embarrassing - two top teams, in London, to come here and only win once in the Premier League era.”

Read the full story!

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Stage is set!

14:35 , Matt Verri

Prediction

14:30 , Matt Verri

It feels like a long time ago now that Chelsea last put in a really convincing performance, while Spurs are on an upward trajectory under Conte.

Beaten four times by his former club last season, now seems like the perfect time for revenge.

Tottenham to win, 2-0.

Tottenham team news

14:19 , Matt Verri

For Spurs, Ivan Perisic could come in for his debut at left wing-back, while Richarlison is no longer suspended. Still, given the form of Dejan Kulusevski, the Brazilian will likely start on the bench.

Oliver Skipp is still sidelined with a hairline fracture of his ankle and Clement Lenglet is out with a small adductor issue.

Tottenham predicted XI (3-4-3): Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Emerson, Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Sessegnon; Kulusevski, Son, Kane.

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(Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty I)

Chelsea team news

14:13 , Matt Verri

Thomas Tuchel is likely to stick with the same kind of team who beat Everton, although Marc Cucurella could make his full debut at left wing-back in place of Ben Chilwell, who is still coming back from a long-term knee injury.

Marcos Alonso will not feature as he closes in on a move to Barcelona, while Mateo Kovacic is also set to miss out with a lingering knee problem.

Predicted Chelsea XI: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly; James, Kante, Jorginho, Cucurella; Mount, Havertz, Sterling

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(Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

How to watch Chelsea vs Tottenham

14:05 , Matt Verri

TV channel: In the UK, today’s match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage beginning on Super Sunday after West Ham’s clash with Nottingham Forest has concluded. Kick-off is at 4:30pm BST.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the game online via the Sky Go app.

LIVE coverage: Follow all of the action right here with us!

Good afternoon!

13:58 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Chelsea vs Tottenham!

It’s a huge London derby early in the Premier League season - chance is there for either side to put down a marker.

We’ll have all the team news and build-up ahead of kick-off, which comes at 4:30pm BST. Dan Kilpatrick and Nizaar Kinsella will be at Stamford Bridge providing expert analysis!

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