Tottenham is currently fifth in the standings after its most recent defeat, and Antonio Conte’s team has now conceded first in its last ten games. As Aston Villa continued its revival under Unai Emery with a 2-0 away victory in the Premier League on Sunday, any New Year’s resolution by Tottenham to stop conceding the first goal was short-lived. Tottenham is currently fifth in the standings after its most recent defeat, and Antonio Conte’s team has now conceded first in its last ten games.
At Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Emiliano Buendia scored the opening goal by profiting from Hugo Lloris’s mistake in the Spurs goal. Midtable Villa, which has won three of its last four league games, won its second consecutive away league victory thanks to Douglas Luiz’s double. With just two victories in its last seven games, Tottenham has had a poor run of results that has undermined its chances of finishing in the top four. Despite the fact that Conte directed the club into the Bosses Association last season.
He depicted that accomplishment as a “supernatural occurrence” and demanded he will keep on being practical with the club. Conte stated after the game, “I know what the (financial) reality is because I am the coach.” If you ask me if I’m afraid, I say no. I’m confident in my work and these players, but don’t expect anything I can’t deliver. After their third defeat at home in their last five games, Spurs were booed off the field as they struggled to create chances against Villa.
If Liverpool wins at Brentford on Monday, they can surpass Tottenham. Sunday’s other Premier League match saw Nottingham Forest defeat Chelsea by a score of 1-1. An alleged homophobic chant directed at traveling fans from home supporters marred Forest’s impressive performance. Toward the end of the first half, Chelsea’s official LGBTQ supporters group took to Twitter to “totally condemn” the chant they claimed could have been heard during a live Sky Sports match.
Shortly after becoming full-time, a statement from Forest read: The club is aware of reports that a small number of fans were chanting against Chelsea supporters this evening and did not support any kind of discriminatory or offensive behavior. The situation will be looked into. The return of World Cup winners Cristian Romero and Lloris helped Tottenham, but Dejan Kulusevski became the latest player Conte couldn’t use because of a minor muscle injury.
Both goalkeepers in the World Cup final, France’s Lloris and Argentina’s Emiliano Martinez. Were scheduled to face off again, but Martinez was on the bench while Lloris started. In a disappointing first half, there were more yellow cards than shots. In a hasty nine minutes, all three Tottenham center-backs were booked. After Ivan Perisic had rounded Robin Olsen in the Villa goal in the 40th minute. Ashley Young was in a good position to block Harry Kane’s header.
Son Heung-min took off his protective mask midway. Through the half and curled a free kick into the arms of the Swedish goalkeeper to wake Tottenham up. Five minutes into the second period, Tottenham continued to fall behind despite not conceding before the break. Buendia took advantage of Lloris’s error in his first appearance since the World Cup final. When Lloris missed Luiz’s long-range shot, the alert Watkins acted quickly to set up Buendia, who scored from close range.
Kane terminated wide on the half volley not long after before he made an expensive mistake to permit the away side to twofold its benefit in the 73rd. John McGinn and Luiz exchanged passes after Boubacar Kamara gained possession from the Spurs forward, and Luiz tapped home. OOST FOR FOREST With a point against Chelsea, whose problems on the road continued. Forest raised its Premier League survival hopes. Despite falling behind Chelsea’s Raheem Sterling’s goal in the 16th minute.
Forest looked strong despite defeating Liverpool and Tottenham at the City Ground this season.
After Forest put on a great second half, Serge Aurier scored an equalizer just after the hour mark. Chelsea, in eighth place, was able to avoid a fourth consecutive home defeat. But it will take a lot of improvement to close the seven-point gap in the top four. Graham Potter, the manager of Chelsea, stated, “That’s the Premier League for you.”
“Away from home teams, you won’t have an easy time. On the one hand, players are asked to wear their players’ shirts, and before the game. They are thinking they will break through a brick wall to show they can beat Chelsea. We must be humble enough to understand that this is the challenge we face and that we must perform better. With a 4-2 victory over Brighton on Saturday, Arsenal increased its lead in the league to seven points. While Manchester City and Newcastle both lost.