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  • Thibaut Courtois has warned Tottenham that opposing teams will raise their game at Wembley - and also poked fun at the lack of atmosphere at their temporary home. The Belgium international goalkeeper was part of the Chelsea side which won 2-1 under the arch on Sunday as Tottenham's season at Wembley started with defeat.Mauricio Pochettino's side will play all of their home games at the national stadium this season as their new ground is completed on the Whit Hart Lane site.Spurs have now won just one of their last 10 matches at Wembley, losing seven in the process, after a Marcos Alonso brace was enough to give reigning champions Chelsea victory.Courtois was beaten by his team-mate as Michy Batshuayi's own goal had drawn Spurs level for a spell and the 25-year-old reckons all Tottenham's rivals will be at their best when they travel to Wembley."Wembley is an amazing stadium," he said. "These stadiums make you want to play even better, it is like a Champions Lea..

    Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois claims Spurs could be in for more Wembley woe

    Thibaut Courtois has warned Tottenham that opposing teams will raise their game at Wembley - and also poked fun at the lack of atmosphere at their temporary home. The Belgium international goalkeeper was part of the Chelsea side which won 2-1 under the arch on Sunday as Tottenham's season at Wembley started with defeat.Mauricio Pochettino's side will play all of their home games at the national stadium this season as their new ground is completed on the Whit Hart Lane site.Spurs have now won just one of their last 10 matches at Wembley, losing seven in the process, after a Marcos Alonso brace was enough to give reigning champions Chelsea victory.Courtois was beaten by his team-mate as Michy Batshuayi's own goal had drawn Spurs level for a spell and the 25-year-old reckons all Tottenham's rivals will be at their best when they travel to Wembley."Wembley is an amazing stadium," he said. "These stadiums make you want to play even better, it is like a Champions Lea..
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  • Head coach Antonio Conte lauded his "fighters" after Chelsea extended Tottenham's Wembley woe with a 2-1 Premier League win. Marcos Alonso scored an 88th-minute winner after Michy Batshuayi's own goal had cancelled out the Spaniard's earlier free-kick as Chelsea responded from the humiliating opening loss to Burnley.Tottenham laid siege on the Premier League champions' goal at times, but now have just two wins in 11 attempts since Wembley reopened in 2007. And the national stadium is their home this season."To play against Tottenham, away, and to win is a fantastic result. It's not easy," Conte said."I want to thank my players. Every one. I saw today the fighters."I saw a lot of positive things in a moment that's not easy for us with the suspensions and the injuries."I'm very happy when I see this type of game. I'm not speaking about football, but this spirit, this heart, this desire."This season we started with the first half not so good ..

    Chelsea’s battling spirit cheers Antonio Conte as they beat Tottenham at Wembley

    Head coach Antonio Conte lauded his "fighters" after Chelsea extended Tottenham's Wembley woe with a 2-1 Premier League win. Marcos Alonso scored an 88th-minute winner after Michy Batshuayi's own goal had cancelled out the Spaniard's earlier free-kick as Chelsea responded from the humiliating opening loss to Burnley.Tottenham laid siege on the Premier League champions' goal at times, but now have just two wins in 11 attempts since Wembley reopened in 2007. And the national stadium is their home this season."To play against Tottenham, away, and to win is a fantastic result. It's not easy," Conte said."I want to thank my players. Every one. I saw today the fighters."I saw a lot of positive things in a moment that's not easy for us with the suspensions and the injuries."I'm very happy when I see this type of game. I'm not speaking about football, but this spirit, this heart, this desire."This season we started with the first half not so good ..
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  • Chelsea responded to the humiliating start to their title defence by extending Tottenham's Wembley woe with a 2-1 victory in the first Premier League clash at the national stadium. Marcos Alonso scored twice for the visitors as Antonio Conte's men, crowned champions in May, recovered from their opening home loss to Burnley.Alonso's first-half free-kick was cancelled out by Michy Batshuayi's own goal eight minutes from time.But Chelsea were not finished and Alonso struck again to finish off Spurs, whose record since Wembley reopened in 2007 reads: played 11, won two, drawn one and lost eight.It was Mauricio Pochettino's first home league defeat in 14 London derbies.After a challenging summer at Chelsea - taking in Diego Costa's exile, a shrinking squad and manager Conte belatedly signing an improved contract, but not an extension - it was a welcome fillip for the Blues.Willian also struck a post for Chelsea, which Harry Kane did for Spurs, who laid si..

    Marcos Alonso helps Chelsea recover from defeat by downing Spurs at Wembley

    Chelsea responded to the humiliating start to their title defence by extending Tottenham's Wembley woe with a 2-1 victory in the first Premier League clash at the national stadium. Marcos Alonso scored twice for the visitors as Antonio Conte's men, crowned champions in May, recovered from their opening home loss to Burnley.Alonso's first-half free-kick was cancelled out by Michy Batshuayi's own goal eight minutes from time.But Chelsea were not finished and Alonso struck again to finish off Spurs, whose record since Wembley reopened in 2007 reads: played 11, won two, drawn one and lost eight.It was Mauricio Pochettino's first home league defeat in 14 London derbies.After a challenging summer at Chelsea - taking in Diego Costa's exile, a shrinking squad and manager Conte belatedly signing an improved contract, but not an extension - it was a welcome fillip for the Blues.Willian also struck a post for Chelsea, which Harry Kane did for Spurs, who laid si..
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  • Jose Mourinho believes former club Chelsea remain Premier League favourites despite Antonio Conte struggling in some areas, the ongoing Diego Costa debacle and their chastening opening-weekend defeat. Hope brought by the start of a new season is underpinned by expectation at Stamford Bridge after the Italian led the Blues to the title in his first season at the helm.Conte's achievements were all the more impressive given the previous campaign's atrocious title defence brought Mourinho's second spell at the Stamford Bridge halt to an unceremonious halt.But things appear to have gone awry at the start of the current Chelsea manager's second season, with Costa still on their books, the squad looking patchy in places and a season-opening 3-2 home loss to Burnley.Things do not get any easier as they head to Wembley to face rivals Tottenham on Sunday, but Manchester United manager Mourinho - who saw his side thrash West Ham 4-0 on the opening weekend - says Conte&#039..

    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho: Chelsea remain the team to beat

    Jose Mourinho believes former club Chelsea remain Premier League favourites despite Antonio Conte struggling in some areas, the ongoing Diego Costa debacle and their chastening opening-weekend defeat. Hope brought by the start of a new season is underpinned by expectation at Stamford Bridge after the Italian led the Blues to the title in his first season at the helm.Conte's achievements were all the more impressive given the previous campaign's atrocious title defence brought Mourinho's second spell at the Stamford Bridge halt to an unceremonious halt.But things appear to have gone awry at the start of the current Chelsea manager's second season, with Costa still on their books, the squad looking patchy in places and a season-opening 3-2 home loss to Burnley.Things do not get any easier as they head to Wembley to face rivals Tottenham on Sunday, but Manchester United manager Mourinho - who saw his side thrash West Ham 4-0 on the opening weekend - says Conte&#039..
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