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Impressive Spurs Dent Chelsea's Top-Four Hopes

English Premier League 

Result: Chelsea 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur

Date: 01 April 2018

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Chelsea's top-four hopes took a major dent after they lost 3-1 to London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening.

Harry Kane made a surprising return from injury but was only fit enough for the bench as Heung-min Son started upfront.

The Blues had the ball in the back of the net after 18 minutes but Marcos Alonso's volley was ruled out after the linesman had flagged for offside.

Chelsea eventually took the lead on 30 minutes when Alvaro Morata rose well to head home Victor Moses' cross from the right, 1-0.

Spurs leveled matters on the stroke of half-time courtesy of a superb long-range effort from Christian Eriksen.

The second half got off to a slow start, with neither side showing any real attacking intent in the opening 10 minutes.

However, Spurs took the lead just after the hour mark as Eric Dier's long ball found Dele Alli, who controlled well before slotting past Caballero.

The lead was extended on 66 minutes when Alli slotted home from close range after a goal-mouth scramble in the box.

Despite being up by two goals, Mauricio Pochettino introduced Kane for the final 15 minutes in place of Son.

Nonetheless, 3-1 was how the score remained as fourth-place Spurs move eight points clear of the Blues.

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