Classy Tottenham inflict first defeat on Chelsea

Tottenham inflicted a first competitive defeat of the season on London rivals Chelsea and leapfrogged them in the Premier League table with a thrilling 3-1 win at Wembley.

Strikes from Dele Alli and Harry Kane gave Spurs a 2-0 cushion after just 16 minutes before a superb solo effort from South Korean star Heung-Min Son early in the second half wrapped up the victory.

Olivier Giroud grabbed a late consolation but the Blues could muster just two shot on target and were ultimately outclassed, seeing their title odds more than double from 17-1 to 35-1 with Betfair.

Spurs are 33-1 with Hills to be crowned Premier League champions and as short as 2-9 to record a top-four finish for the fourth season on the spin. 

There were also decisive wins for the league's leading two, Manchester City and Liverpool, who both maintained their unbeaten starts to the season.

Pep Guardiola’s classy Citizens ran out ready 4-0 victors at West Ham, where Leroy Sane bagged a brace, and Liverpool were cosy 3-0 winners at Watford despite a late Jordan Henderson red card.

Champions City are no bigger than 3-10 to defend their crown, with the Reds their nearest pursuers at 4-1.

Manchester United top-four aspirations suffered another setback as they were held to a goalless draw at home to relegation-threatened Crystal Palace, a result which contributes to their worst start to a season in 28 years.

It was the sixth time in nine games at Old Trafford that United had failed to oblige with Jose Mourinho’s men costing favourite backers at odds of 4-9.

After 13 games, the Red Devils find themselves seventh, possessing a negative goal difference, and 14 points behind pace-setting rivals City.

United are out to 9-2 with bet365 to post a top-four finish, while the hard-fought point jumped Palace up to 15th. The Eagles are now 11-2 for the drop.

Claudio Ranieri’s arrival at Craven Cottage had an immediate impact as Fulham came from behind to beat relegation rivals Southampton 3-2.

An Aleksandar Mitrovic brace and an Andre Schurrle strike gifted the Cottagers just their second Premier League win of the season and eased their odds for the drop with Betfair going even money for relegation having been a 4-6 chance before kick-off.

Elsewhere, a late Jamie Vardy penalty earned Leicester a 1-1 draw at Brighton, while Everton leapfrogged United to move sixth with a hard-fought 1-0 win over third-bottom Cardiff, who are 4-9 to be relegated.

Match in Focus


Burnley v Tottenham

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Tottenham have lost two of their last three away games.
Expert verdict
Burnley have gone seven league games without defeat and shouldn’t be overawed by the arrival of Tottenham. Spurs may have hit their stride at Wembley against Dortmund last week but they recorded only one-goal wins against Fulham, Watford and Newcastle, and Burnley should prove tougher opposition.



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