‘Son Heung-min replaced’ Tottenham, Chelsea 2-0 complete ‘4th place’
Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League beat Chelsea and moved one step closer to defending fourth place. Son Heung-min (31) played an active role as a substitute.
Tottenham held a home game against Chelsea at Tottenham Stadium in London, England on the 26th (hereinafter Korean time) in the 25th round of the Premier League in the 2022-23 season.
On this day, Tottenham defeated Chelsea 2-0 thanks to consecutive goals from Oliver Skip and Harry Kane in the second half. Winning 2 consecutive Premier League matches.
With this, Tottenham kept their 4th place in the Premier League with 14 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses with 45 points. In addition, Tottenham has been on the rise with 4 wins and 1 loss in the last 5 league games.
This is 4 points away from 5th place Newcastle United. However, Newcastle played two fewer games than Tottenham. Newcastle also has a chance.
On the other hand, Chelsea have not won their last 5 matches, let alone their 2nd consecutive league loss. Chelsea are currently in 10th place in the league. The distance to qualifying for the Champions League is considerable.
Son Heung-min was left out of the starting list for two consecutive games following the last match against West Ham. In the 34th minute of the second half, he was substituted for Dejan Klusevski and played for 11 minutes.
On this day, Tottenham replaced Son Heung-min with Kane, Richarlisson, and Klusepski in the attack. Tottenham were pushed back by Chelsea at the beginning of the first half, but took the lead in the middle of the first half.
Tottenham, who finished the first half 0-0, took the lead at the start of the second half. In the first minute of the second half, Emerson’s shot was parried away by Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.
However, skip connected the spilled ball with a powerful mid-range shot and shook Chelsea’s net. It was Skip’s first goal in the Premier League in a Tottenham shirt.
After the opening goal came out, Tottenham increased their momentum. Afterwards, Tottenham put in Son Heung-min in the 34th minute of the second half, and Kane’s key goal came out 3 minutes later.
The wedge goal started at Son Heung-min’s toe. Son Heung-min’s sharp corner kick hit Eric Dyer’s head, and Kane calmly finished it with a goal.
After conceding the second goal, Chelsea tried to counterattack by replacing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mikhailo Mudrik.
However, Tottenham, who led 2-0, blocked Chelsea’s attack relatively easily in the remaining time and kept the victory by 2 goals. 안전놀이터