Blues stun visitors with an impressive comeback to end unbeaten start to the Premier League season

Blues stun visitors with an impressive comeback to end unbeaten start to the Premier League season
Hazard celebrates equalising against Tottenham last season (photo: Getty Images / Ben Stansall)
Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses (Ivanovic, min. 80), Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro (Oscar, min. 83), Diego Costa, Hazard (Willian, min. 76).
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris (C), Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Wimmer, Wanyama, Dembele (Janssen, min. 83), Eriksen, Dele (N'koudou, min. 73), Son (Winks, min. 65), Kane.
SCORE: 0-1, min. 11, Eriksen. 1-1, min. 45, Pedro. 2-1, min. 51, Moses.
REFEREE: Michael Oliver (ENG). Booked: Luiz (min. 19), Dembele (min. 26), Willian (min. 85).
INCIDENTS: Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, held at Stamford Bridge.
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That brings an end to this evening's live Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. I have been Brandon Sayer taking you through the match and until next time, have a good night.

Spurs had taken the lead early in the first half and dominated until Pedro curled in a wonderful equaliser just before half time. From there, Chelsea powered on and Moses got the winner for the Blues six minutes into the second half. Spurs couldn't get a goal back and they stay in fifth while Chelsea go back to the top of the Premier League.

Tottenham's unbeaten run in the premier league has finally come to an end after Chelsea made an impressive comeback to defeat them yet again at Stamford Bridge.

90+3' - The referee blows his whistle to end the game. Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur.

90' - The referee has decided to add on three minutes at the end of the second half.

89' - Willian goes close to wrapping the game up for the blues but he put his shot over the bar after a good pass from Alonso.

85' - Willian recieves a yellow card for a trip on Winks.

83' - Tottenham substitution: Dembele is replaced by Vincent Janssen.

83' - Chelsea substitution: Pedro is replaced by Oscar.

80' - Chelsea substitution: Moses is replaced by Ivanovic.

76' - Chelsea substitution: Hazard is replaced by Willian.

73' - Tottenham substitution: Dele Alli is replaced by N'Koudou.

65' - Tottenham substitution: Son is replaced by Harry Winks.

63' - A good Tottenham response results in Eriksen forcing Courtois into making a good diving save. Spurs really need a lift here.

54' - What a miss from Alonso! Costa plays yet another wonderful ball into the box but this time the left back put his shot miles over the bar when he should have at least hit the target. Poor miss.

51' - Goal for Chelsea! Moses gives Chelsea the lead. A brilliant run from Costa into the Spurs box ends with him playing a wonderful cross across the box and Moses puts the ball into the net. What a turnaround from Chelsea. Spurs now need a quick response.

48' - Kante forces Lloris into a routine save from fully 30 yards out. Both sides are giving this a real go to get the win.

46' - Michael Oliver blows his whistle to begin the second half. Game on!

Well everything was going smoothly for Spurs in that first half after Eriksen put them in front with a stunning left foot strike. From there they totally dominated the whole half but a moment of magic on the stroke of half time from Pedro has given Chelsea the momentum going into the break. Stay tuned as we bring you the second half live in a few minutes time!

HT at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur.

45+1' - The referee has decided to add on one minute at the end of the first half.

45' - Goal for Chelsea! Pedro scores a simply stunning equaliser. The winger found himself with space on the edge of the box and he curled a beautiful shot into the net past Lloris. Spurs caught cold at the end of a half they had dominated.

44' - Hazard forces LLoris into a good save after the goalkeeper gave the ball away in a dangerous area for his team.

38' - Another fantastic move from Spurs ends with Eriksen shooting well over the bar. Chelsea so far can't seem to get to grips with what Spurs are doing in the game.

33' - Kane forces Courtois into making another good save from the edge of the box. Spurs are pushing for that second goal.

32' - Courtois was forced into making two saves in a minute as Walker and Dier went close for the visitors.

30' - David Luiz forces LLoris into his first save of the match from a free-kick from the edge of the box.

26' - Dembele receives a yellow card for a late tackle on Victor Moses. This game is starting to heat up.

23' - Victor Wanyama is next to have a go for Spurs outside the box but it goes well over the bar.

19' - David Luiz receives the first yellow card of the game after a late challenge on Harry Kane.

11' - Goal for Spurs! Eriksen gives Spurs the lead with a wonderful strike from outside the area. A brilliant move from Spurs found the midfielder on space on the edge of the box and he done the rest as Chelsea finally conceded a goal. Well deserved goal that.

9' - Dier is next to have an effort for Spurs from a freekick but it went harmlessly over the bar. Good noise coming from the away section of fans.

5' - Spurs have the ball in the net but it's ruled out for offside. Eriksen whipped a free kick into the box which Kane poked into the net but he was rightly flagged offside. Good start from the visitors.

1' - Referee Michael Oliver blows his whistle to begin the game. Game on!

Tottenham Hotspur substitutes: Vorm, Trippier, Carter-Vickers, Winks, Onomah, Nkoudou, Janssen.

Chelsea substitutes: Begovic, Ivanovic, Chalobah, Oscar, Fabregas, Willian, Batshuayi.

Tottenham Hotspur starting XI: Lloris (C), Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Wimmer, Wanyama, Dembele, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane.

Chelsea starting XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill (c); Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard.

The team news is in from Stamford Bridge. Stay tuned as we bring you it next!

This fixture last season was of course the game that handed Leicester City the title, as Spurs were doing their best to chase them down. Tottenham took a 2-0 lead into half-time, before throwing it away to draw 2-2, Eden Hazard scoring a fantastic equaliser. The game then descended into chaos, with Pochettino's side picking up a number of bookings, leading to the game being dubbed 'The Battle of the Bridge'.

As a result, the Blues enter Saturday top of the table on 28 points, a point ahead of Manchester City and Liverpool, who both play earlier in the day. Still, Spurs remain the only unbeaten side in the league, and in fifth are just four points behind Chelsea going into this one. 

Chelsea's form has been the polar opposite, with Antonio Conte's side on a fantastic run at the moment. Since losing consecutive games to Liverpool and Arsenal, the Blues have won six league matches on the bounce, scoring 17 goals and not conceding in that period. So on average, they're almost winning each game 3-0. That doesn't bode well for Tottenham today. The success has been put down to Conte switching to a 3-5-2 formation, seeing results such as the 4-0 win over Manchester United and 5-0 win over Everton coming as a result. 

Spurs' poor form has been blighted by injury, with Kane only returning from a lengthy spell out against Arsenal before the international break. Still, he's managed four in three games since returning, albeit three of them being penalties. Some other key stars are still injured for Mauricio Pochettino, such as Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela. A suspension to Danny Rose has added to his selection headaches for today, especially given that the usual backup left-back Ben Davies is out injured too. Jan Vertonghen could play at left-back, something he did earlier on in the season against Sunderland

Many would suggest that last week's 3-2 victory over West Ham was the boost Tottenham needed, after a horrendous run of seven games without victory, one that stretched over six weeks. 2-1 down going into the dying minutes, Harry Kane equalised before scoring a winning penalty to send the home fans wild. However, they were disappointed once again in the week, Tottenham losing 2-1 away at AS Monaco, knocked out of the Champions League after just five games. 

A huge game for the two teams tonight as Chelsea will potentially be looking to return to the top of the table, depending on whether or not earlier results have knocked them off. Spurs have only won one of their last nine games, and a good performance here could really give a much needed morale boost. 

Hello everyone and welcome to VAVEL UK's live minute-by-minute coverage of this evening's Premier League fixture, with Chelsea hosting Tottenham Hotspur in a London derby. Kick-off in the eagerly anticipated clash is set for 17:30 BST, however do stick with me - Brandon Sayer - until then as we build up to the game and get the confirmed team news, set to come around an hour before kick-off.