November 30, 2023


Chelsea came back from going a goal down to defeat Tottenham 4-1 in a heated game at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, which saw both Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie sent off.

Mauricio Pochettino enjoyed a dream return to north London, with Nicolas Jackson scoring a hat-trick late in the second half to seal victory for the Blues, with Cole Palmer scoring a penalty in the first half.

But they had to work to claim three points, with Dejan Kulusevski putting the hosts a goal up in the opening six minutes of the match.

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There was a fiery edge to the game from the beginning, with Romero first receiving a red card after he committed a rash challenge, lunging in on Enzo Fernandez inside the penalty area, before Udogie was shown a second yellow card after half-time.

Mail Sport’s Sami Mokbel was at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium and brings you all the things you may have missed from Chelsea’s thrilling victory against Spurs.

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Cole Palmer’s England call up is inevitable

While Chelsea’s evolution under Mauricio Pochettino remains a work in progress; the future of Cole Palmer is far less ambiguous. What a player he is. What a player he is going to be.

Skilful elegance intertwined with a dogged tenacity. The manner in which he precisely dispatched Chelsea’s equalising penalty was lethal. Unerring composure – all at the age of 21.

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England head coach Gareth Southgate picks his squad for the matches against Malta and North Macedonia on Thursday.

Surely Southgate is tempted. Any chance of Palmer landing a call-up later this week may depend on withdrawals given England are pretty well-stacked in attacking areas.

But if Palmer continues in this vein, it’s a matter of when, and not if, he is selected for England.

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