In a tumultuous match full of VAR drama on Monday, Chelsea defeated nine-man Tottenham to end their undefeated Premier League season. Nicolas Jackson's hat-trick spurred the victory.



Mauricio Pochettino, the manager of the Blues, enjoyed a nice victory against Tottenham on his first visit back to the team since being fired in 2019. 



Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie of Tottenham were among the many contentious situations that clouded the Argentine's mission of vengeance.



Tottenham had taken the lead with an early goal from Dejan Kulusevski, but Romero was sent off for a foul just before halftime, which allowed Cole Palmer to equalize from the penalty spot. 



Shortly after the intermission, Udogie was dismissed for his second booking by referee Michael Oliver and the overworked VAR officers. 


In addition to the goals that VAR disallowed for both sides, Tottenham's misfortune featured the injuries to Dutch defender Micky van de Ven and England playmaker James Maddison in the first half.


Chelsea beats Tottenham 1-4 goals at Tottenham Stadium. Watch Tottenham match replays


Senegal striker Jackson eventually capitalized on Chelsea's numerical advantage, scoring three goals in the last minutes to inflict Tottenham their first league loss in eleven games. 



With one point more than leaders Manchester City, Ange Postecoglou's squad holds second position, while Chelsea advances to 10th place with their first league victory in three games.



Spurs supporters welcomed Pochettino with open arms after his five-year rule, which included leading the team to their first Champions League final. 



However, considering the unique circumstances of one of the Premier League's most explosive games, there could be no denying his delight in handing his old employers their first league loss of the season.


In the sixth minute, Tottenham found themselves ahead 1-0 after Kulusevski took advantage of Chelsea's poor marking to unleash a thunderous drive that bounced past the wrong-footed Robert Sanchez after taking a heavy deflection off Levi Colwill.


Although Son Heung-min of South Korea believed he had increased Tottenham's advantage, VAR ruled his close-range strike after Brennan Johnson's cross as offside. 


With Udogie only receiving a booking after VAR reviewed his rash two-footed lunge on Raheem Sterling, Tottenham were lucky to escape being reduced to ten men. 


A superb goal by Sterling was disallowed due to the winger's handball, depriving him of his swift retribution.


With Romero avoiding a red card for kicking out at Colwill, an already intense confrontation took a turn for the worst. Romero had a brief respite until the Tottenham defender was sent off in the 33rd minute. 


VAR determined that Jackson was offside when Moises Caicedo's rocket from the edge of the box beat Guglielmo Vicario, but Jackson still helped Chelsea.



Romero was sent off for his studs-up follow-through on Chelsea midfielder Enzo Fernandez's shin during the VAR check, which determined that Romero's challenge on the player constituted a penalty shortly before Caicedo's effort. 


Vicario came dangerously close to stopping Palmer's spot-kick, but it had enough momentum to slip past him and in through the post. After a furious half, stoppage time lasting 12 minutes was eventually over.

But with just 10 players with Maddison and Van de Ven out of the game, Tottenham was in serious trouble. 


After toying with the idea of receiving a red card earlier in the match, Udogie was ultimately sent off for a rough tackle on Sterling in the 55th minute. 


Spurs adopted a high defensive line, which made it possible for Chelsea to penetrate behind them and set the platform for their attack.

In the 75th minute, Chelsea delivered the game-ending blow, as it appeared they might eventually break through. 


Jackson scored with a sliding header from ten yards out after Sterling sprinted away down the right. 


Spurs fought valiantly even after Eric Dier's attempt was disallowed by VAR, Rodrigo Bentancur's header went inches wide, and Sanchez made a stop against Son. 


Jackson's goal from Conor Gallagher's cross and his run down the field in stoppage time brought the mayhem to a peak and condemned Tottenham to an uncommon loss.

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