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

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All even at 1 thanks to goals by Morata and Eriksen.

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Chelsea had a well-earned but slim 1-0 half-time lead in hand thanks to Álvaro Morata’s first Premier League goal since Boxing Day. Resurrected!

But as slim leads tend to do, this one vanished in the dying moments of the first-half as well, so it’s actually 1-1 at the break.

Chelsea have failed to take advantage of several very good opportunities to extend the lead before the equalizer, but paid the ultimate price when a poor Moses clearance found its way to a thus unmarked Eriksen (Chelsea pushing forward), who produced a rather impressive long, dipping shot from his acres of low-xG space. Failing to take advantage of opportunities has been one of the overarching themes of the season, and that problem has been in full effect in what was otherwise a very good first-half. Caballero perhaps could’ve done better, but it’s always easier to judge the flight of the ball after it landed, and that shot was rather unconventional from the man who tends to haunt Chelsea each and every time we play Spurs.

So, back to square one.

Chelsea have played quite well other than that last few seconds. That’s frustrating, certainly, but we just need to keep this up and be a bit more clinical.