- Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur split points in a feisty London derby which saw coaches Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte locked in a debate
- Harry Kane scored a last-gasp goal to break Chelsea hearts in what was a keenly-contested affair
- Despite the on-the-pitch classic served by both sides, it were the coaches who stole the headlines in a heated battle during and after the game
A video of Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel and his opposite number at Tottenham Hotspur Antonio Conte locked in a heated argument has gone viral.
The two trainers clashed in a keenly-contested London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, August 13.
Both Tuchel and Conte supervised their sides to an opening day victory ahead of the biggest fixture in the Premier League over the weekend.
With Chelsea leading by a well-struck volley from centre-half Kalidou Koulibaly, Conte introduced Brazilian forward Richarlison after 12 minutes after recess as Spurs searched for an equalizer.
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His change proved a masterstroke as the Lilywhites got the game's leveller eleven minutes after Richarlison's introduction, however, Conte's joy was Tuchel's pain due to the controversial circumstances of Hojberg's goal.
In what looked like a poor challenge by Bentacur, which should have been a foul, referee Anthony Taylor allowed play to continue as Ben Davies located Hojberg, who did not hesitate to unleash a pile driver into the bottom left corner.
Why did Conte and Tuchel face off in a heated argument?
Tuchel and his coaching staff were enraged by Bentacur escaping what looked like an obvious foul on Kai Havertz.
Referee Anthony Taylor and the officials deemed the incident too far back in passages of play to negate Hojberg's equalizer which sparked the heated debate.
It was not the last time both coaches clashed as the duo had to be pulled apart after the end of the game.
Both managers received a red card for their involvement in the altercation
Tuchel pays complimentary comments on Spurs ahead of London derby
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Thomas Tuchel has boldly claimed that Tottenham took advantage of the chaos that surrounded the Blues with the change in ownership five months ago.
According to Tuchel, Tottenham are ‘a bit ahead’ in their preparations as he dismissed claims from Antonio Conte that there was a gap between the two London sides.
Chelsea host Tottenham in a crunch match at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, August 14 in what is likely to be a game that will set the tone for both clubs this season.