Chelsea reacted from the embarrassing week 1 opening to their title defence by extending Tottenham’s Wembley burden with a 2-1 triumph in the first Premier League conflict at the national stadium courtesy of Marcos Alonso sublime brace.
Antonio Conte went into Sunday evening game with fears of a crisis encompassing his squad with a lack of signings and suspensions meaning his squad was constrained as they get ready to protect their Premier League title this season.
Alonso, cleared away those feelings of dread elatedly following 24 minutes when he twisted a staggering free-kick flying into Hugo Lloris’ top corner, in what will go down as the first-ever Premier League goal scored at the national stadium.
Tottenham dominated the game from that point and following the interval had their adversaries stuck inside their own half while assaulting goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois with shots.
Now and again it looked as if Spurs could never find a breakthrough against a trained and strong Chelsea resisting backline.
Be that as it may, it quickly swung not to be so as Spurs got a late equalizer when Christian Eriksen’s free-kick from the left half of the pitch was swung to his own net by Michy Batshuayi.
Where it appeared Mauricio Pochettino’s side would push on for a late winner with the devastating own goal and capitalize on the pressure, Alonso flew up again to dispense an overwhelming strike against the run of play.
David Luiz bolstered the ball to Pedro, who thusly discovered his comrade, Alonso, with the Spaniard smashing an effort low and hard into Hugo Lloris’ right bottom corner for a mind-boggling and sensational late winning goal in the 88th minute.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 20, 2017