Latest: Tottenham 0 Chelsea 1 – Costa puts Blues in front

Diego Costa showed his predatory instincts once more to put Chelsea ahead at White Hart Lane.

The Blues’ top scorer netted from almost on the goal line to turn in Oscar’s shot, which came after Eden Hazard had struck the post.

The first 20 minutes bore a striking resemblance to the reverse meeting at Stamford Bridge as Tottenham saw a lot of the ball but Chelsea struck with their first serious attack.

In a cagey opening, Nacer Chadli tried testing Thibaut Courtois from distance early on but the Belgian claimed it comfortably.

The home side looked lively down the flanks but Chelsea’s defence worked hard to keep the Spurs forwards at bay.

Tottenham suffered a blow when Ryan Mason limped off, and Chelsea added insult to injury as Costa struck.

Jose Mourinho made three changes to the Blues line-up, with Oscar, Cesar Azpilicueta and Willian restored to the side after sitting out the draw at Southampton.

Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Fazio, Vertonghen, Rose; Bentaleb, Mason; Chadli, Eriksen, Townsend; Kane.
Subs: Vorm, Chiriches, Davies, Dembele, Paulinho, Stambouli, Soldado.

Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.
Subs: Cech, Zouma, Mikel, Ramires, Salah, Remy, Drogba.

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