Chelsea weathered an early Tottenham storm to emerge as comfortable 3-0 winners in north London.
Tottenham sprung a surprise in their selection with Heung-min Son leading the line along with Harry Kane, and Cristian Romero making his Premier League debut next to the returning Eric Dier.
Tanguy Ndombele also started in midfield and Tottenham pressed aggressively from kick-off as they stood their ground against the European champions.
There were early opportunities through Giovani Lo Celso and the hosts’ two forwards but Chelsea overcame a difficult opening and soon settled.
Thomas Tuchel’s side made it count in the second half when Thiago Silva headed the first goal from a corner, before N’Golo Kante’s heavily deflected shot made it 2-0.
Tottenham could not muster a meaningful response and Chelsea came closest to scoring next through Timo Werner and then a goalmouth scramble involving the German, Romelu Lukaku and Marcos Alonso.
Antonio Rudiger added a third in stoppage time to condemn Spurs to consecutive 3-0 defeats in the Premier League.
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