LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 29: Hakim Ziyech of Chelsea and Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur during … [+] the Premier League match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on November 29, 2020 in London, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)
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It was billed as the match of the weekend, but turned out to be arguably the dullest 90 minutes in the latest round of Premier League action.
Surprise league leaders Spurs traveled to Stamford Bridge to take on third-placed Chelsea. It was a London derby between two of the division’s form teams pitting the ‘master’ Jose Mourinho against former pupil Frank Lampard in a rivalry that seems increasingly tetchy.
The match did not live up to the hype as the pair played out a cagey 0-0 draw with few chances. It was hard to believe Mourinho when he claimed his players were unhappy with the point that keeps them top of the table. Yet Lampard wasn’t willing to take the risks that could have claimed all three for his side.
Impressive early form
Neither side will be too upset at the result as it maintains their impressive early season form. Chelsea is the Premier League’s joint-highest scorer after 10 games, while Spurs, which