Alli brace ends Chelsea's winning streak at the Lane

Alli brace ends Chelsea's winning streak at the Lane

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Unfortunately, that's all we've got time for this evening. I've been Oliver Emmerson, taking you through Tottenham Hotspur's 2-0 win over Chelsea. Until next time, goodnight!

That's it, Chelsea's 13 game winning streak is over, Dele Alli's two goals winning it for Tottenham Hotspur tonight. The Blues remain five points clear of Liverpool in second, whilst Spurs are up to third place, just two points from the Reds. 

Full-time: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Chelsea

90+2: Pochettino using a substitution to run the clock down, Kane trots off for Son.

90: Into the last minute of normal time, Azpilicueta swings a ball in for Luiz who heads over the bar. Four minutes added on.

87: Danny Rose becomes the latest player to pick up a yellow card. Not long now until the end of the game, with little goalmouth action in recent minutes. 

85: No hat-trick for Alli, but his two goals are going to end Chelsea's unbeaten run. Off for Sissoko.

82: Alli down on the floor after a clashing of feet with Matic. 

79: Kante off, Fabregas on. The ex-Arsenal, current Chelsea player gets the sort of reception you'd expect from the home crowd. 

77: Eriksen with an ambitious effort from a free-kick miles out, the ball landing just wide of Chelsea's goal. Fabregas set to come on for the Blues. 

74: Pochettino with a change of his own, Harry Winks on for Dembele. 

66: Antonio Conte has seen enough, he makes a change as Willian comes on for Alonso, Pedro goes to wing-back. The worrying sign for Conte is that Spurs look more like scoring a third than Chelsea do pulling one back.

63: Victor Moses perhaps slightly fortunate not to get his marching orders there, going in late on Danny Rose having been booked in the first half. Atkinson keep his cards in his pocket, the Nigerian a little relieved. 

54: Just as Chelsea were applying some pressure, the man in form gets another. It's another excellent Eriksen cross towards Alli, who this time peels off at the back post, heading back across goal past the 'keeper! 2-0 Spurs, Alli has six goals in three games!

GOAL! Alli has another!

48: Another big chance missed for Chelsea! Alderweireld does brilliantly to head away from Costa after Moses crosses, Alonso nods the ball back towards Hazard in a dangerous position, only for the ball to bounce off the Belgian's head and wide. 

47: Crikey, Chelsea start the half quickly. Lloris saves well from Costa down to his right before Alonso's cross somehow evades everyone until Danny Rose sweep the ball out for a corner. 

45: Back underway.

That's it, Alli's goal is the difference at half-time! Chelsea need two to keep their winning run going.

Half-time: Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Chelsea

45+1: Fantastic header from Dele Alli to put Spurs ahead! Eriksen given too much space to put in a fantastic cross, and Alli takes advantage to send a fantastic header into the corner. He's booked for his celebrations, but he won't care. 1-0!

GOAL! Alli puts Tottenham ahead!

39: Save! Danny Rose with a good free-kick from the right hand side, Eric Dier emerging at the back post to head towards goal, Courtois getting a strong hand to the ball to save. 

38: Gary Cahill booked for hauling down Christian Eriksen as he looked to break beyond the home defence. No arguments there from the defender. 

36: Better from Chelsea as some space opens up for Costa on the edge of the penalty area, the Spaniard blazing his shot over the bar. Will we get a goal before half-time?

30: Danny Rose flies into Moses with a tackle, only for the referee not to blow. Spurs attack with Moses playing everyone onside in the area, Chelsea fortunately manage to get it clear. 

25: David Luiz lines up one of his trademark free-kicks from around 30-yards out. In fairness, it's not a terrible effort, but one that doesn't trouble Lloris as the ball dips just over the top of the crossbar.

23: Close! Chelsea and six's and seven's as Spurs break through the middle, Eriksen driving forward before lashing one just wide from distance. 

22: Diego Costa sharing a few cross words with Pedro as a Chelsea counter-attack breaks down following a breakdown in communications. Pedro didn't make a run, seemingly expecting Costa to shoot, leaving the striker infuriated when his pass dribbled through to Lloris. 

18: Pedro becomes the first player to go into the book, carded for a foul on Rose. Eriksen with a free-kick in a nearly identical position, but this one is played short to Rose, who has his cross cleared. 

16: Eriksen puts a good ball in from a threatening free-kick position, however David Luiz is on hand to get his head to the ball first and clear as far as Walker, who shoots wide. 

14: Some feisty challenges going in early here, mostly from the home side on Chelsea players. Nothing dangerous yet though, meaning we're not in 'Battle of the Bridge' territory quite yet. 

10: Dembele showing off his impressive ability to ghost past Chelsea's midfield, slipping a ball in for Kane that ends up just a little too close to Courtois for the striker to get on the end of. 

5: Tottenham starting with lots of intensity, but it's an early chance for Hazard after Matic plays a lofted ball into space. The Belgian is onside and watches the ball bounce once before half-volleying narrowly wide. 

0: Underway at White Hart Lane!

Tottenham matching fire with fire by playing 3-4-3 themselves, hoping to come out best in one-vs-one battles against the system that's served Chelsea so well. It's likely that Alli and Son will play a little narrower just behind Kane than Pedro and Hazard do for Costa. Alternatively, Alli could drop into midfield to make it a 3-5-2, pushing Son up alongside Kane. 

Chelsea XI: Courtois; Cahill, Luiz, Azpilicueta; Alonso, Kante, Matic, Moses; Hazard, Pedro, Costa. 

Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris; Vertonghen, Dier, Alderweireld; Rose, Wanyama, Dembele, Walker; Alli, Eriksen, Kane. 

We've got the confirmed team news in!

Chelsea's last victory came on New Year's Eve, a 4-2 home win against Stoke, coming from behind to keep their run going. A day later, Tottenham scored four themselves, beating Stoke 4-1 away from home.

With that run in mind, Spurs will be desperate to end Chelsea's record in front of their supporters tonight. Chelsea ended Tottenham's unbeaten run when the two teams met earlier this season, and gave Leicester City the title ahead of Spurs by coming from two goals behind at White Hart Lane last season, meaning revenge is well and truly on the cards. 

The main focus tonight will be on Chelsea looking to increase their winning run, with Antonio Conte's men currently enjoying a club-record 13 game winning streak in the league. That unprecedented run has seen them easily rise to the top of the table, with many pundits and fans rating them as all but nailed on to win the league. 

Liverpool weren't the only side around the top of the table to have dropped points this week though, with Arsenal drawing 3-3 at AFC Bournemouth last night, coming from three goals down. Arsenal only drawing means that Tottenham, currently fifth, can jump above their London rivals and into third with a win tonight, ahead of both the Gunners and Manchester City

Top of the league, Chelsea can extend their gap at the top to eight points if they can beat Spurs. With Liverpool having dropped points in a 2-2 draw away at Sunderland on Monday, they only closed the gap to five, leaving the Blues desperate to win their game in hand and pull really clear. 

Tonight's game brings the Premier League's festive period to an end, to some extent. There's no more league football until next weekend now, with FA Cup action to come this weekend. The quick schedule of games can be tough on the legs, but they can certainly make or break a team's season, leaving this game as a crucial one.

Good evening everyone, and welcome to VAVEL UK's live minute-by-minute commentary of tonight's Premier League fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. Kick-off at White Hart Lane is set for 20:00 BST, but stick with me - Oliver Emmerson - until then as we build up to the game and get the all important team news. 

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