Chelsea FC on Saturday beat Tottenham Hotspur 2 -1 at Stamford Bridge to end the only unbeaten streak in the Premier League.
Tottenham Hotspur crashed out of the Champions League midweek at the hands of Monaco and were hoping to get back to winning ways in the domestic league.
The north London side headed into their third straight London derby against a Chelsea side that had not conceded a goal in 600 minutes but were confident having not lost a league game all season.
Spurs had a marvelous start to the game taking the lead in the eleventh minute thanks to Danish international, Christian Eriksen.
Dembele weaved down the left flank before passing the ball to Dele Alli who moved further infield for Eriksen who then arrowed a screamer into the top left corner.
Spurs controlled the game especially in midfield with Mousa Dembele and Victor Wanyama particularly strong on and off the ball.
Chelsea were ineffective for major parts of the first half and were lucky much more damage was not done to the scoreline.
The unbeaten streak looked to carry on as Chelsea had not threatened Hugo Lloris’ goal until the final minute of the half.
Pedro found himself in space outside Spurs’ penalty area and curled a magnificent effort past Lloris at his far post. The former Barcelona winger convincingly beat Tottenham’s outstretched skipper who was clawing at thin air.
The teams went into the halftime break on parity giving Antonio Conte a chance to fire up his team reminding them that Spurs had not beaten Chelsea at home for 26 years.
Chelsea came out looking a rejuvenated side, moving the ball quickly and controlling the midfield.
The Blues inevitably took the lead six minutes into the second half through Victor Moses who was arguably the man of the match.
Tottenham’s first half domination evaporated as Chelsea took firm control but were guilty of not taking their chances.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino made a few changes bringing on 20-year-old Englishman Harry Winks and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou in a bid to preserve their unbeaten streak.
They huffed and puffed but could not create anything as the final whistle blew sending Chelsea back to the summit of the Premier league standings.
The Blues sit top after 13 games just one point clear of Liverpool and Manchester City while Tottenham remain in fifth place, seven points off the top and behind Arsenal who play on Sunday.