Chelsea celebrating their second goal against Tottenham
Brilliant Chelsea secured their first premier league victory of 2022 as they beat Tottenham in Stamford Bridge.
Ziyech broke the deadlock with his dazzling long-range curler superb strike early in the second half at Stamford Bridge.
Thiago Silva’s header killed off Tottenham, who were furious that Harry Kane had a first half goal ruled out for a foul.
Third-placed Chelsea are now 10 points behind leaders Manchester City after ending a damaging run of four league games without a victory.
Chelsea had beaten Tottenham three times already this season without conceding a goal; including knocking their London rivals out of the League Cup semi-finals.
Failing to do so for a fourth time would have been a hammer blow to the Blues’ bid to reel in City.
Chelsea won’t play again in the league until mid-February due to the winter break and their involvement in the FIFA Club World Cup.
But, for the first time since December 26 at Aston Villa, Thomas Tuchel’s side tasted league success, giving them a much-needed boost at a time when their season was in danger of going off the rails.