Dele Alli and Matteo Kovacic brawl during the London Derby between Tottenham and Chelsea. Alli squared off with Kovacic just minutes before half-time.
It is no secret that the London clubs do not like each other. The sides would go to any lengths when facing each other. The intensity of the rivalry was on display during the first half of Tottenham vs Chelsea in the Premier league tonight.
With Tottenham chasing an equaliser, Dele Alli got into a spat with Chelsea midfielder Matteo Kovacic. Their teammates had to come and intervene the bust off between the two players. Both the players ended up getting a yellow although, Kovacic will feel a little hard done by getting a card for reacting to Alli’s instigation.
Watch: Dele Alli and Matteo Kovacic brawl during the London Derby between Tottenham and Chelsea
— ₱₹€£ η ¥ό₫Ɨ_ⓙ₦ (@kikihillario) December 22, 2019
MASS BRAWL!!! KOVACIC and Dele Alli FIGHT!! Tottenham vs Chelsea https://t.co/FubkbRZxyM
— EvilSimonnnn (@ESimonnnn) December 22, 2019
Chelsea, who have lost 4 out of their last 5 matches, have put on a brilliant display in the first half with Willian being the standout performer. The winger put the blues ahead in the 12th minute from a brilliant shot into the far corner.
At the stroke of half-time, Chelsea were given a penalty after VAR clarified that Spurs keeper Gazzaniga took out Marco Alonso inside the box. Willian took the shot from the spot and doubled Chelsea’s lead with a clever kick.
At the time of writing, Chelsea lead the match with 2 goals to Tottenham’s zero. Jose Mourinho could be considering making a few half-time changes as Spurs chase a top 4 finish. Should Tottenham somehow overcome Chelsea’s 2 goal lead, they will jump to 4th place ahead of Chelsea.
Chelsea on the other hand, could solidify their place in the top 4 with a win. Especially after Manchester United’s surprise defeat to bottom placed Watford earlier in the day.
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