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‘Unbelievable’: Jamie Carragher far from impressed with Tottenham’s defending vs Chelsea in the first-half today
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‘Unbelievable’: Jamie Carragher far from impressed with Tottenham’s defending vs Chelsea in the first-half today

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher was far from impressed with Tottenham Hotspur’s defending in the first-half against Chelsea today. 

Antonio Conte’s men went 1-0 down midway through the opening half after Kalidou Koulibably smashed home Marc Cucurella’s corner. 

Spurs started the game pretty poorly and Koulibaly opened the scoring when he was left completely unmarked.

The 31-year-old smashed a brilliant volley past Hugo Lloris but Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher was co-commentating on the game and was shocked by Spurs’ defending. 

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Carragher not impressed with Spurs defending

Speaking on Sky Sports, Carragher was surprised by how much space Koulibaly had from the Chelsea corner

“Look at the space he’s [Koulibaly] got at the back post,” Carragher said. 

“There’s more space there than there is at Hyde Park. There’s absolutely no one near him. Set-piece, zonal marking.” 

Later in the half, Carragher added: “The space he’s got is unbelievable.” 

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Conte will not have been happy with what he saw from his side in the opening half. Thomas Tuchel’s men completely outworked Spurs and deservedly led at the break. 

But Spurs did manage to snatch a point at Stamford Bridge today after going behind twice. 

After Koulibably opened the scoring, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg scored a brilliant long range effort to level the score at 1-1.

Chelsea then thought they’d won the game as Reece James put them ahead, but Conte’s men managed to find an equaliser in the final two minutes of the game. 

Spurs probably didn’t deserve a point from the game but Conte will certainly be happy to see his side grind out a result such as this.

The Italian was sent off at the end of the game, along with Thomas Tuchel, as the pair clashed after the full-time whistle. 

It was an intense battle at Stamford Bridge and tempers boiled over at the end, but on reflection Conte will probably be content with the draw.

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