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Mateo Kovacic set to miss Chelsea’s clash with Southampton due to suspension


Tottenham vs Chelsea

The final Premier League game of the weekend saw two heavyweights facing off.

The tie was a great chance for both Chelsea and Tottenham to stake their claim for a top-four finish this campaign.

Chelsea began the day 4th in the Premier League but due to a combination of the Blues’ poor form and Tottenham’s resurgence under Jose Mourinho, the Lilywhites started the day just three points adrift of Chelsea.

This meant if Spurs were to emerge from the tie with all three points, they would leapfrog Chelsea due to their superior goal difference.

However, despite the two sides contrasting form of late, it would be Chelsea who opened the scoring.

Frank Lampard’s side dominated the early exchanges and were eventually rewarded as Willian curled an effort into the Spurs’ net with 12 minutes on the clock.

Willian then doubled his and Chelsea’s tally for the day just before the interval with the Brazilian converting from the spot after Paulo Gazzaniga’s rash challenge on Marocs Alonso.

Kovacic suspended for Southampton tie

But while Chelsea are, as of writing, leading against Tottenham, they did suffer one blow on Sunday.

Mateo Kovacic has been an integral member of Chelsea’s midfield this season with Lampard seemingly having a positive impact on the Croatian.

But Kovacic is now set to miss Chelsea’s next league clash vs Southampton after he picked up his 5th PL yellow card of the season.

Kovacic earned said yellow after a spat with Tottenham’s Dele Alli.

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