Chelsea put a dent on Spurs title bid as Sarri drops Kepa

Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham

Chelsea recovered from Carabao Cup final defeat to give their Champions League hopes a huge boost as Tottenham suffered a huge set-back in their title challenge at Stamford Bridge.

Maurizio Sarri selected Willy Caballero in goal ahead of Kepa Arrizabalaga following the Spaniard’s refusal to be substituted in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final. He apologized after the game but was fined by Chelsea.

After a goalless first half, Pedro scored the opener 3 minutes before the hour mark.

He ran unto Cesar Azpilicueta’s pass, then cut inside Toby Alderweireld before he shooting between the keeper’s legs.

Kieran Trippier scored a late own goal to give Chelsea the victory.

This is a second consecutive league defeat for Tottenham and could be the end to their title ambitions as they remain third but nine points behind leaders Liverpool, who beat Watford on Wednesday.

Chelsea remain sixth but have a game in hand on their top-four rivals.

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