Tottenham Hotspur’s own on the scoresheet
Tottenham Hotspur’s academy graduates, Harry Kane and Oliver Skipp, scored the only goals of the match on Sunday. In a time when player development is somewhat forgotten at top clubs, this match brought that to justice.
It was fitting that Spurs’ goal scorers should come from their academy, as their opponents have spent north of £600 million since last summer and have found goals hard to come by.
Skipp has performed impressively against Declan Rice and now Enzo Fernandez since stepping in for Rodrigo Bentancur. It was quite the debut goal for the young midfielder, as he sliced a half-volley shot towards the goal that Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga got a hand to, but it was not enough as Skipp gave Spurs the lead.
The other former academy player, Kane, put in a performance that was similar to that of last season. On numerous occasions, Kane would drop into the midfield, receive the ball and spray it out wide to either Royal, Davies, Kulusevski, or Richarlison. Kane’s goal came from a corner where Eric Dier headed it towards the back post where Kane was ready to pounce, which ultimately sealed the victory for Spurs.