A HORRIBLE END TO AN EMOTIONAL RETURN AT THE BRIDGE.
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Let's go straight to the last night encounter at the bridge, as chelsea hosted their former boss.
Antonio Conte's homecoming to Stamford Bridge was a nightmare, as Chelsea cruised to a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final.
Marcos Alonso stole Emerson Royal as Spurs tried to play out from the back, and the full-back played Havertz in behind the visitors defense to give Chelsea a 1-0 lead just five minutes into the game.
The German's strike was diverted into the net by Davinson Sanchez, but it was always going to be a goal, thus the Blues star took the lead.
Chelsea's lead was extended when woeful Ben Davies turned the ball into his own net with a deflection off his shoulder. The struggling Japhet Tanganga's misjudged clearance header from a Chelsea cross rebounded off Davies and past Hugo Lloris, giving Chelsea complete control.
Despite the fact that the game was effectively over in the first half and that the second leg was still to be played, both teams were unusually cautious, since both sides had their next clash firmly in their thoughts.
It was a victory handed to Chelsea by Tottenham, who had one of their worst starts under their new manager, much to the satisfaction of Thomas Tuchel.
Conte was on the touchline at Stamford Bridge only four years ago, and Chelsea fans were treated to a familiar sight right from the start, albeit this time from the other dugout.
Conte was out giving directions to his team right after kick-off, looking to get them in the best possible shape for a difficult match against his previous club.
Tanganga's attempt to clear a free-kick went tragically wrong as his header cannoned off teammate Davies and ended up in the back of the net.
Conte's season couldn't have started any worse, as a defensive blunder put his side down 1-0 to Chelsea after only four minutes, and the Italian was furious.
Spurs manager Antonio Conte was clearly not happy in his Stamford Bridge technical area after his team conceded an ugly second goal against their London rivals.
Conte had a dreadful evening, and he'll undoubtedly be angry with the outcome.
Conte's game revolves around defense, and he even shifted his Chelsea team to a back-five before winning the Premier League title in 2016/17.
In this case, though, a mix-up between Japhet Tanganga and right wing-back Emerson Royal gave Chelsea the lead, leaving Conte seething in his technical area.
Conte appeared to be a concerned figure on the touchline as he saw his previous side utterly demolish his team.
Antonio Conte was seen shuddering as he watches Tottenham's terrible own goal.
The spurs boss was clearly perplexed in his Stamford Bridge technical area after his team conceded an ugly second goal against their London rivals.
Conte was upset with his team's performance.
At halftime, the Italian returned to the away dressing room, which was a strange environment for him at Stamford Bridge.
And given that his team was two goals down and fighting against Tuchel's side, it would have been a major team meeting.
For the second half, Conte was left with no choice but to change to a back four
Despite a little improvement from the disastrous first half, Ndombele's introduction didn't make much of a difference for Tottenham, and Conte looked perplexed on the sideline as he considered his next move.
As the clock ticked closer to 90, Harry Kane found himself on the receiving end of a collision with Malang Sarr, and Conte watched on, his belief ebbing away.
Chelsea outclassed Tottenham, who barely got out of first gear.
Tottenham were trounced by Chelsea and hardly got out of first gear.
Spurs needed a goal to get back into the game, but Conte decided to rest both Heung Min Son and Lucas Moura in favor of Bryan Gil and Giovani Lo Celso.
The half-time change was clearly insufficient, so Conte decided to shake things up in the hopes of discovering an unlikely hero.
Conte was respectful as the game came to a close and had a moment with Tuchel before leaving down the tunnel, despite the fact that it was far from the night he had hoped for on his return to Stamford Bridge.
Conte will be in his new home as he attempts a stunning comeback in the second leg, and the Italian may be beginning to realize the magnitude of the task ahead of him.
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