With Moisés Caicedo, Chelsea thrashed a Tottenham team that played with 9

A new edition of the London derby between Tottenham y Chelsea It was played this Monday at the Spurs stadium. Moisés Caicedo He started as a starter for the Blues and played the 90 minutes. The Ecuadorian had scored his first goal with the London team, but it was disallowed by an offside by his teammate Nico Jackson. The Chelsea forward scored a hat trick for the 4-1 victory, which was more difficult than expected when playing against an opponent with nine players.

The Spurs were very intense at the start of the match and came out to put pressure on a Chelsea team that was overwhelmed by the high pressure of its rivals. At six minutes, Dejan Kulusevski scored 1-0 in favor of the locals after a diagonal from the right towards the center that ended with his shot hitting Levi Colwill, a Blues defender who deflected the ball, dislodging goalkeeper Robert Sánchez who could not prevent the goal.

Tottenham’s goal gave them more confidence and they increased the lead, but Heung Min Son, who had made it 2-0, was penalized offside.. After the disallowed goal, Chelsea began to handle the ball and approached the goal defended by Guglielmo Vicario. At 23 minutes Raheem Sterling made it 1-1, but the VAR reviewed the play and sanctioned the Chelsea forward’s handball, so he did not get on the scoreboard.

At 27 minutes came the play where Niño Moi’s first goal with Chelsea was annulled. The Ecuadorian finished from outside the area with his left leg, beating Vicario, but the linesman sanctioned Nico Jackson offside, who was ahead and the lineman considered that he was blocking the goalkeeper’s vision, something that was confirmed by the VAR and was he whistled out of place. In the same play, Christian Romero fouled Enzo Fernández with a strike and the VAR called the central judge to review the action and ended up signaling a penalty, in addition to sending off Guti. Cole Palmer took charge of executing it and scored 1-1 with a strong cross shot.

Nico Jackson's offside in Moisés Caicedo's goal.Nico Jackson’s offside in Moisés Caicedo’s goal.

The first half had more action with another goal disallowed for the Blues due to offside by Sterling, who started ahead at the beginning of the play before Nico Jackson pushed the ball for 2-1 which was invalidated. The actions in the PT were very busy with three goals disallowed and two that went up to the scoreboard, which remained at 1-1 at halftime.

At the beginning of the complementary part, Chelsea came out determined to seek victory by having one more man. The numerical advantage was greater when Destiny Udogie received a second yellow card for a foul on Sterling, leaving Spurs with nine players. The Blues began to have scoring chances with Jackson, but Vicario began to become a figure and Pierre Hojberg saved a goal on the line.

Nico Jackson scored a hat trick.  (Reuter)Nico Jackson scored a hat trick. (Reuter)

The Spurs stopped a short team with the nine players they had on the court and played away from their goal to leave the Blues offside. Finally, in the 75th minute, Chelsea took the lead with a goal from Jackson, who pushed the ball after a pass from Sterling to make it 2-1.. Tottenham had tied the game again, but an offside by Eric Dier caused the goal to be disallowed.

At the end of the match, Jackson increased the lead with a play very similar to 2-1, but this time it was Conor Gallagher who assisted him to score the final 3-1, getting three important points to continue climbing positions. Jackson appeared again at 97′ to seal the final 4-1.

Caicedo was a starter in Chelsea's win.  (Reuter)Caicedo was a starter in Chelsea’s win. (Reuter)

Despite being with nine players, the Blues had difficulty winning it, but finally took the victory. Mauricio Pochettino’s team has 15 points in the Premier League, which gives it tenth place in the standings.

The goal disallowed for Caicedo

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