Tottenham planned to expose Chelsea star but got exposed instead

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Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday 3-0 at Tottenham Hotspur stadium thanks to goals from Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger.

According to BBC’s Garth Crooks, Tottenham Hotspur intended to expose Chelsea centre-back Thiago Silva but instead got exposed by the Brazilian, who scored against them.

Heung-min Son was played through the middle to use his pace against Thiago Silva but the Brazilian centre-back coped well and then punished Tottenham Hotspur.

Crooks told BBC: “I half expected Spurs to expose Thiago Silva. He is after all 36. However, after 49 minutes it was Silva who had exposed Spurs.

“The Brazilian defender is renowned for attacking set-pieces in the opposition penalty area but, alas, Tottenham couldn’t have watched the Chelsea video!

“Anyone who has seen Chelsea play will know there are a few dangers in the box on set plays and Silva is one of them. In the end, this was men against boys. This Chelsea side is capable of anything this season.”

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