Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea, 20 August 2017

Score2-1 to Chelsea
RefereeAnthony Taylor
CompetitionPremier League
VenueWembley Stadium
Attendance73,587
Kick-off: 4.00pm Wembley Stadium became the 58th stadium to stage a Premier League game. This was the first Premier League game to be played at Wembley Stadium due to the re-development of White Hart Lane. The attendance figure of 73,587 set a new Tottenham Hotspur club record for a home league game. The previous record was 70,882 for a League Division One game against Manchester United at White Hart Lane on 22 September 1951. It was the third regular league game to be played at Wembley. Clapton Orient hosted two games in Division Three (South) at the old stadium - versus Brentford on 22 November 1930 and Southend United on 6 December 1930 - after their new home at Lea Bridge Road had been deemed to be unsuitable by the Football League. Chelsea had now won each of the last four meetings with Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley since 2008.

Goals:

Michy Batshuayi own goal 82 OG

Goals:

Marcos Alonso 24 G
Marcos Alonso 88 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris
Defender/Midfielder Ben Davies
Defender/Midfielder Eric Dier
Defender/Midfielder Kieran Trippier
Defender/Midfielder Jan Vertonghen
Midfielder Dele Alli
Midfielder Moussa Dembélé
Midfielder Christian Eriksen
Midfielder Victor Wanyama
Forward Harry Kane

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
Defender Marcos Alonso
Defender Antonio Rüdiger
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Defender/Midfielder David Luiz
Midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder Willian
Midfielder/Forward Victor Moses
Forward Álvaro Morata

Substitutions:

SON Heung-min for Eric Dier 68
Moussa Sissoko for Ben Davies 80
Vincent Janssen for Kieran Trippier 90

Substitutions:

Pedro for Willian 78
Michy Batshuayi for Álvaro Morata 79

Cards:

Eric Dier 31 Y
Jan Vertonghen 51 Y
Toby Alderweireld 83 Y
Harry Kane 88 Y

Cards:

Antonio Rüdiger 30 Y
David Luiz 38 Y
Marcos Alonso 87 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Michel Vorm
Defender Kevin Wimmer
Midfielder Moussa Sissoko
Midfielder Harry Winks
Midfielder/Forward SON Heung-min
Forward Vincent Janssen

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Willy Caballero
Defender Fikayo Tomori
Defender/Midfielder Kenedy
Midfielder Charly Musonda
Midfielder Pedro
Midfielder Kyle Scott
Forward Michy Batshuayi

Comments:

League position: 9th In their first league game at Wembley, Tottenham Hotspur's 19-game home Premier League unbeaten run came to an end with Southampton being the last victorious visitors to White Hart Lane in May 2016. This was the first home London derby in the Premier League that Spurs had lost under manager Mauricio Pochettino (won nine and drawn four). They failed in their attempt to set a new club record of 15 consecutive home league wins. They equalled the run of 14 wins which ended in October 1987. Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said: “I understand we need to talk about it but today the Wembley effect is not the reason we lost the game. The team played very well. It’s not fair to blame Wembley because Wembley for me is one of the best places, if not the best, to play football.”

Comments:

League position: 12th Champions Chelsea avoided losing both of their opening two games of a league season for the first time since 1973-74. Since losing at Tottenham Hotspur on 4 January 2017, they had now won 15 of their last 20 games in the Premier League (lost three). Michy Batshuayi became the first substitute to concede an own goal for Chelsea in the Premier League since Michael Duberry against Leicester City in April 1999. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said: "Honestly, I think to see this atmosphere was great. In this stadium, Wembley, a fantastic stadium. To feel this atmosphere is amazing, also for the opponent. It was amazing. I must be pleased. I want to thank my players. Every one. Because they showed me great desire, great spirit, great will, great heart, great will to fight. I saw today the fighters. I saw a lot of positive things in a moment that's not easy for us with the suspensions and the injuries."