30-year-old Chelsea man held back in post-match Spurs scuffle

Report: 30-year-old Chelsea man had to be held back during post-match scuffle against Spurs

Reports suggest that Jorginho needed holding back from getting involved in the end of game scuffle following Chelsea’s fixture with Spurs.

According to Football London, Matt Doherty stopped the Italy international from getting involved, as chaos ensued following the full-time whistle.

The Blues dropped two points late in the day against their London rivals, with Harry Kane scoring late to rescue a point.

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There was an element of controversy over both Spurs goals, with referee Anthony Taylor’s performance as official coming into question by a number of players already.

The passion was led by the two managers, who originally clashed after Spurs’s opener amid a number of refereeing decisions going against the Blues in the build-up.

The pair then got face-to-face after the final whistle, with the benches spilling out to stop it getting out of control.

Jorginho held back after Spurs game

Football London have reported that Jorginho was one of the players keen to defend his corner, with him having to be held back post-game.

The 30-year-old made a mistake leading to Spurs’ first goal, with him giving the ball away in his own area leading to the goal.

This was quickly followed by his substitution, although Tuchel claimed the two incidents were not linked.

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With all the post-match antics and blame surrounding the referee, it would be difficult to remember how well the Blues played, with them dominating their rivals from the first minute.

Despite the goal threat being a concern still, the encouragement of the new signings all shining on their first appearance at Stamford Bridge is sure to keep fans believing that they can challenge this season.

It may take some of the more experienced heads in the squad to get the message across to the rest of the squad, with the circumstances surrounding the game potentially overshadowing the quality they showed throughout it.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released