Marc Cucurella made his Chelsea premier League start yesterday
Marc Cucurella Looked really sharp in the opening 20 minutes. He was on set-piece duty a lot, which was good to see. He set up Koulibaly’s volley with a fine cross from a corner.
Cucurella produced a series of great tackles throughout, including one in the 49th minute to cut out a counterattack. He blocked shots and got an assist for Koulibaly’s goal.
“next Malouda”!Watch brilliant performance of Marc Cucurella against Tottenham in Chelsea first start
Harry Kane stunned Chelsea with a header in the dying seconds of the game to earn his side a point away at Stamford Bridge.
Reece James thought he won it with a lifted finish over Hugo Lloris in the 77th minute after Kalidou Koulibaly opened the scoring with a volley from a Marc Cucurella corner in the first half.
Thomas Tuchel, Antonio Conte and their assistants were booked after squaring up following Tottenham’s equalising goal by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. Red cards were later dished out to the coaches following a full-time fracas.
It was another game to go down in the folklore of the fixture with Conor Gallagher, Raheem Sterling, Koulibaly and Cucurella all making their home debuts in front of the new Boehly-Clearlake ownership group.
There’s gonna be a lot to unpack in the follow up to this match. Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel both got red cards after the final whistle for squaring up to one another. Cuti Romero probably should have, after pulling Marc Cucurella’s hair in the second to last corner. The match was predictably violient, the referee Anthony Taylor was garbage, and the result was arguably fair, unless you’re a Chelsea fan
But the important thing is that this was a statement result from Spurs — they got a result at a hostile stadium when they didn’t play well. That point today might be invaluable at the end of the season.