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Chelsea vs. Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League: Half-time report

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Scrappy.  Feisty.  Full-blooded.  Derby day.

Plenty of fouls, plenty of incidents, though not many actual chances to speak of.  Cesc Fabregas has been at the center of most things good at the attacking end for Chelsea, and probably should've been awarded a penalty kick when he was taken out by Danny Rose.  Sure, it was an accidental slip, but intent doesn't matter and it was nonetheless effective in taking out the Chelsea man.  Fabregas also came closest to actually scoring with a placed shot through the legs of a defender after good work from Pedro and Diego Costa.  But the shot went wide, as have most other shots taken by both teams.

One shot that did not go wide was Harry Kane's after he rounded Begovic.  Lovely play by Spurs, really, though terrible line kept by John Terry, thus keeping Kane onside when everyone else had stepped up.  Kane won't miss those chances too often.  And then Son was on target, too, after a horrible giveaway in the defensive third.

So, it's 2-0 to the visitors.  Chelsea have plenty of work to do, if we are to keep the unbeaten streak going against Spurs at the Bridge going and confirm Leicester City and Claudio Ranieri as Premier League champions.

Maybe we should just start a brawl.  Willian's already up for it.

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