Tammy Abraham missed a handful of possibilities as Chelsea and Tottenham battled out a cagey 0-Zero stalemate at Stamford Bridge.
The Lilywhites, who returned to the highest of the Premier League on objective distinction, hardly conjured up an opportunity all through the encounter however boss Jose Mourinho will undoubtedly be joyful to be leaving west London with a degree.
Spurs sat deep in two stodgy wedges, with Mourinho positively goading his former Chelsea participant Frank Lampard to unpick the guests’ defensive lock.
Attempt as they may nonetheless, the Blues couldn’t convert what possibilities they have been in a position to create.
Hakim Ziyech was left with essentially the most to rue, having blazed over from the penalty spot with time to select his end after Ben Chilwell’s inviting cross.
Timo Werner had the ball within the internet simply 11 minutes in, just for the offside flag to disclaim the lethal Chelsea striker.
And so Chelsea missed their very own probability to prime the desk, having to settle as an alternative for extending their unbeaten streak to 14 matches in all competitions.
Werner conjured a luxurious end early on as Chelsea opened up Spurs on the break, just for the offside flag to thwart the Germany hitman.
The battling Tammy Abraham pilfered the ball on midway and Mount set Werner free on the within left.
Two touches and Werner had the ball within the internet, however his effort was rapidly chalked off.
Edouard Mendy palmed away effectively from a low Serge Aurier drive as Spurs discovered their ft.
However real possibilities proved few and much between in an ultra-cagey first half.
Tottenham’s low block left Chelsea struggling to attract Mourinho’s regimented males out of their well-honed form.
And so Spurs would have been the happier to show round with the sport goalless.
Chelsea’s tempo and rhythm improved after the break, with Reece James to the fore and Ziyech more and more influential.
Twice the Blues labored James free for first-time crosses, however on neither event may Abraham attain the teasing centres.
Abraham additionally failed to succeed in a wise cross from Werner, as Chelsea floor on in quest of cracking Spurs’ defensive routine.
Ziyech spurned maybe the perfect probability of the half when blasting over after receiving Chilwell’s low cross.
Chilwell raced ahead to pinch the ball and confirmed spectacular presence of thoughts to chop low into the center for the lurking Ziyech.
The Morocco winger set himself properly along with his first contact, however then undid all that good work by firing into the stands.
A visibly pissed off Mount unleashed loads of pent-up aggression on a rasping drive, solely to see Hugo Lloris tip his 18-yard effort across the publish.
Chelsea threw the fit-again Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz and the in-form Olivier Giroud off the bench in a remaining try to interrupt the stalemate.
However Tottenham held out, sending Mourinho’s males prime and leaving Lampard and firm decidedly underwhelmed.