LONDON: Chelsea join the top six in the English Premier League after beating Tottenham 1-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Jorginho’s penalty in the middle of the first half ensured victory for Thomas Tuchel’s squad.
“We are very happy with this result. It was a difficult match against a strong opponent, but we controlled the game well.
“It’s not about my way. I’m happy with their attitude, squad, and potential.
“It was a good group and very open. I was happy with them. We got solid support from the club.
“It was a quick start, but an easy one because I felt welcome,” said Tuchel, who has scored seven points from three games over his first eight days as Chelsea manager.
Since a 2-0 win over Arsenal in early December soared Tottenham to the top of the league, they have only won twice in 10 league games.
It not only ruined their dream of becoming the Premier League champions for the first time in 60 years, but also made it difficult for the mission to be in the top four.
For the first time in Mourinho’s management career, he lost his league game at home twice in a row.
Spurs are currently in eighth place, seven points below Champions League qualifiers, and behind Chelsea, who jumped drastically after Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard.