Chelsea were victors in the London Derby on Thursday and have taken their unbeaten streak to five against Tottenham in the Premier League.
Chelsea emerged 1-0 winners against Tottenham Hotspur in the London Derby on Thursday evening. Jorginho’s spot-kick in the first half was the difference in a match that was clearly dominated by the Blues, from start to finish.
Thomas Tuchel has now managed to supervise three straight clean sheets with the west Londoners, thereby becoming the first manager to do so since Jose Mourinho himself in 2004.
Spurs meanwhile have been beaten for a third successive time and Mourinho lost back-to-back home league matches for the first time this season. Having been rooted at eighth now, the Lilywhites can only target a top four finish realistically.
Here is a look at the three talking points from the fixture.
WERNER’S CHELSEA SELECTION IS UNJUST TO OTHER STRIKERS
Timo Werner won Chelsea the decisive penalty which was eventually put away in by Jorginho. Apart from that, the Germany international was anonymous and did not come up with any significant contribution. His barren run in front of goal has now eclipsed 14 hours of football despite continued selection from both his managers this season.
Olivier Giroud, a World Cup winner and in-form player, and Tammy Abraham, a bright youngster who has delivered, have all the right to feel hard done by Werner’s consistent involvement. At the end of the day, a striker’s job is to score goals but Werner has left his shooting boots at home yet continues to occupy a starring role in the final third.