Chelsea draw with Tottenham Hotspur after Hakim Ziyech double

Tottenham Hotspur fought back from two goals right down to earn a 2-2 against Chelsea in an entertaining pre-season friendly at Stamford Bridge.

A brace from Blues winger Hakim Ziyech gave last season’s Champions League winners a lead their efficiency to that time deserved earlier than Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn struck twice in 14 second-half minutes to wipe out their benefit.

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Recent from Sunday’s win over Arsenal within the opening sport of “The Mind Series” — a preseason competition between the Blues, Spurs, and the Gunners organized to support higher psychological health — Thomas Tuchel’s facet began strongly before roughly 25,000 followers at Stamford Bridge.

Ziyech drove home his first from 20 yards after 16 minutes before netting again simply three minutes into the second interval. Nevertheless, Spurs improved thereafter with Moura’s heavily-deflected shot halving the deficit and Bergwijn’s low-end restoring parity.

Tottenham was without Harry Kane after he did not report again for preseason coaching as planned with the 28-year-old in search of a transfer to Manchester City however Son Heung-Min, who lately signed a brand new four-year deal, began in attack with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, and Sergio Reguilon among these also included in the line-up.

Chelsea made two changes to the crew that beat the Gunners with N’Golo Kante and Marcus Alonso drafted in for Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Christian Pulisic.

Kante had excelled within the Champions League Remaining win in opposition to Manchester City — Cesar Azpilicueta introduced the trophy out to a guard of honor and rapturous applause earlier than kickoff — and he picked up that kind in west London, serving to the house side take firm control after Son’s fifth-minute low drive compelled Edouard Mendy into an early save.

Spurs rapidly seemed overrun in midfield and as Moura picked up the ball and seemed to drive over the midway line, he was stopped in his tracks by an excellent trademark sort out from Kante.

The free ball fell to Ziyech and he took benefit of the house forward of him to drive ahead right into a central place earlier than unleashing a left-foot drive previous new Spurs goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, who joined the club in July on an initial season-long mortgage from Atalanta.

Chelsea continued to dominate and Timo Werner rounded Gollini to attain simply earlier than the interval however his objective was dominated out — incorrectly — for offside.

Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo launched Harry Winks for Hojbjerg on the interval as Chelsea introduced on Pulisic and Tiemoue Bakayoko for Kante and Callum Hudson-Odoi however the Blues initially continued within the ascendancy.

4 minutes into the second half Werner, Kai Havertz, and Alonso mixed to search out Ziyech within the field and his shot took a nick off Eric Dier earlier than discovering the net.

Spurs started their revival simply before the hour mark when Moura’s shot deflected closely off Antonio Rudiger and looped into the web.

And Spurs capitalized with 20 minutes remaining when another substitute — Malang Sarr — lost the ball permitting the guests to interrupt, Son feeding Bergwijn to finish low through Mendy’s legs.

Ben Davies, another second-half introduction, almost received it with a left-foot shot which Ethan Ampadu cleared off the line but the spoils have been shared in a match from which either side will take positives as they build as much as competitive motion subsequent week with Chelsea set to face Villarreal within the UEFA Super Cup Remaining on Aug. 11.

Spurs play Arsenal in their final preseason friendly on Sunday.

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