Chelsea have suffered another setback. Due to the 0: 2 (0: 0) in the London derby at fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, the star ensemble around national player Kai Havertz is increasingly losing touch with the international places in the Premier League.
Midfielder Oliver Skipp scored his first goal in Spurs dress with a remarkable long-range shot under the bar (46′), England captain Harry Kane made the decision with his 18th goal of the season (82′).
Big buyers Chelsea remain in a disastrous tenth place after 24 games and have scored just one goal in the past six competitive games. Chelsea were also without a goal in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League at Borussia Dortmund (0:1). The deficit to the Spurs is already 14 points.
A red card for creative player Hakim Ziyech because of an alleged assault was withdrawn by VAR in injury time in the first half, Havertz saw the pack formation as a warning.
A week and a half before the very important second leg in the premier class, team manager Graham Potter also has to worry about defender Thiago Silva, who was treated for pain in his left knee after a duel and had to be replaced a little later (19th).