Chelsea’s winning streak extends to six games with defeat to Tottenham
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea’s woes deepened with a 2-0 loss to fierce London rivals Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday.
Oliver Skipp and Harry Kane scored to pile the misery on Chelsea manager Graham Potter.
Fourth-placed Spurs, meanwhile, strengthened their bid for a Champions League qualification spot by moving four points clear of Newcastle with two more games to play.
But Chelsea’s campaign took a turn for the worse after extending its winless run to six games.
Potter’s side have won just once in their last 11 games and twice in the Premier League since mid-October.
Potter is said to enjoy the confidence of club owners Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital, and the latest loss will increase the pressure on him.
Chelsea grabbed second-half goals from Skip and Kane after Spurs rarely threatened at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Chelsea have been bereft of attacking ideas and have now conceded just one goal in their last six games in all competitions.
Tottenham took the lead through the skip in the first minute of the second half and Kane won with another in the 82nd.